Unlocking Success: WHMA 2024 Annual Global Leadership Summit Speakers and Workshops

By Brittany Martin

Today’s business environment is fiercely competitive, and a company’s growth often hinges on strategic thinking and innovative ideas. Addressing this reality head-on, the upcoming WHMA 2024 Annual Global Leadership Summit is poised to host a diverse array of speakers and workshops which will provide valuable perspectives on topics important to wire harness manufacturers, OEMs, and suppliers. WHMA’s Annual Global Leadership Summit will be held February 13-15, 2024, in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and will feature influential and forward-thinking thought leaders who will take to the stage to share their invaluable insights. Speakers will cover topics such as impactful leadership strategies, employee recruitment and retention tactics, building cultures of connection, and the transformative trends that are shaping the wire harness industry. The lineup of speakers include:

David Marquet, retired United States Navy captain and bestselling author of Turn the Ship Around! A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders. Marquet will present the conference opening keynote “Turn the Ship Around! Creating Leaders at Every Level” on Wednesday, February 14, 9:00 am to 10:15 am EST.

Cara Stilletto, MBA, CSP, president and chief retention officer, Magnet Culture, a Crescendo Strategies Company. Stilletto will present “The Case for Change: Critical Workforce Insights for Leaders” on Wednesday, February 14, 10:45 am to 12:00 pm EST.

Brian Fretwell, author and speaker. Fretwell will present “Building Cultures of Connection” on Wednesday, February 14, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm EST.

Shawn DuBravac, Ph.D., CFA, WHMA/IPC chief economist. Dr. DuBravac will present “From Now to Next: The Emerging Trends Reshaping the Electronics Industry” on Thursday, February 15, 8:30 am to 9:30 am EST.

Steve Baker, vice president, The Great Game of Business, Inc. Baker will present “Get in the Game: How to Create Rapid Financial Results and Lasting Cultural Change” on Thursday, February 15, 10:45 am to 12:00 pm EST.

In addition to two days of inspiring keynotes and featured speakers, the conference will offer an opening workshop sponsored by the alliantgroup on “Strategic Practices for Success: Outpacing Competitors, Optimizing Bids and Nurturing Top Talent” on Tuesday, February 13, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm presented by Neil Shah.

New this year are hands-on breakout workshops which will take a deeper dive into the keynote presentation topics and offer real, tangible, executable takeaways that leaders can immediately implement. Cara Stilletto will present “Workforce Wake-Up Call the Case for Operationalizing Turnover” on Wednesday, February 14, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm. Steve Baker will present “Educate, Empower and Engage Your Team with MiniGames™” on Thursday, February 15, 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm.

With its range of keynote topics and workshops WHMA’s Annual Global Leadership Summit will provide leadership strategies for attendees to help their organizations succeed!