Next Week: Leadership Meetings, Education in Denver
A trio of AMOA gatherings will commence in the Mile High city next week:
- The AMOA Long Range Planning Committee meeting, where the association's top leaders gather to consider the future of the industry, the organization and ways to enhance them both beyond the present and immediate future;
- The annual Budget Sub-Committee meeting, where a small group will review anticipated revenues, expenses and program funding requests/needs for the coming year and produce a draft for review by the association's Executive/Finance Committee;
- and The second AMOA Road Scholar program. This unique, industry-specific continuing education program made an impressive debut last November in Chicago and the upcoming version in Denver promises to be equally compelling and valuable to participants.
Paresh Patel, a veteran of the automated retail industry who has started up companies in both the consumer- and high-tech sectors and who currently serves as founder and CEO of PayRange, will headline a cutting-edge session on "cashless in coin-op" on Saturday afternoon, November 8. During the Opening Session at the inaugural AMOA Road Scholar program last November, above, Innovative Strategist Gregg Fraley served as the Keynote Speaker.
Also, Kara McClure, the program director of the AMOA Notre Dame Management Program and frequent presenter on a variety of leadership, change and human resources topics, will address: "The Speed of the Leader is the Speed of the Gang--Are You Leading the Way?" on Sunday, November 9.
Scott Brown, director of business development at WDD (We Do Digital) will also be on hand to cover new trends in mobile marketing.
Other sessions will cover: "Coin-Op Moneyball: Using Analytics for Optimum Results;" "Change Starts With You;" and "Motivating Employees/Customers."