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Lisbon, November 24 - 26th 

Be a Great Leader Ahead of your Time

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November 24th

09:00 Start of Summit Miguel Pardo


November 25th

09:00 Start of Summit. Miguel Pardo


November 26th

09:00-13:00 Guided tours in Lisbon, Cascais or Sintra.

09:30-10:15  Innovation and New Technologies - How can Leaders Maximize the Tech Potential for Growth. Somayeh Aghnia

9:30-10:15 Redesigning Leadership to prepare for the Future of Work. Carlos Sezões

10:15-11:00 Global Innovation & Digital Transformation. David Cavenor

10:15-11:00 Mental Fitness and Positive Intelligence in Leadership. Isabel Andrade

11:15-12:15 Tribal Leadership: Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast. Mark Taylor

11:15-12:15 Breakout themeWhat strategy do you have/want or the future of Leadership and Work?

13:45-14:30 The FIRE Model for Leaders’ Value and Optimal Performance. Nathan Farrugia

14:30-16:00 The Paradox Mindset for the Future Demands of Leadership. Peter Schwartz

16:15-17:15 Breakout themeWhat strategies do you have/want regarding Leadership and Business Excellence?

17:15-17:45 Plenary - Learnings and actions from breakouts and discussions

17:45-18:00 Closing remarks about the day. Miguel Pardo

19:00-22:00 Formal Dinner at the scenic rooftop of the Sheraton Hotel

12:15-12:45 Plenary - Learnings and actions from breakouts and discussions

13:45-14:30  Workplace Health and Wellbeing to Maximize Performance and Results. Sandra v Overveld

14:30-16:00 Recruitment on Steroids-Attraction Engagement & Retention.

Jeff Dewing

16:15-17:15 Breakout theme - What strategy do you have/want to attract, retain, and engage?

17:15-17:45 Plenary - Learnings and actions from breakouts and discussions

17:45-18:00 Closing remarks about the Summit - Miguel Pardo

18:15-19:45 Workshop Vistage Chairs and Partners with Mark Taylor & Peter Schwarz

Full Vistage EMEA Summit agenda coming soon here

International Speakers


Co-Founder and CEO at Geeks Ltd UK | Technologist (FBCS, FRSA, FWES) | host of “The Innovation Room” podcast | Cynophilist Geeks is a total tech partner for changemakers, offering the right software solutions for their high-speed Digital Evolution. As a technology strategist, Somayeh leads Geeks in helping Senior Business Leaders to imagine, design and implement their Digital Evolution Journey (Strategy, Design, and Engineering) that accelerates their business plans. Winner of Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation and the UK Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award

Senior Manager, Digital Innovation Team at Amazon Web Services (AWS). David Cavenor works with AWS's customers, using Amazon’s innovation mechanisms and cloud tools to rapidly bring customers’ ideas to market faster and better. Prior to joining Amazon, David worked for over 20 years in the commercial and public technology sectors in Australia and the US.

Nathan Farrugia
(Malta & UAE)
Schwartz (USA)

Founder & Director at UP - Insights, Coaching & Training. Entrepreneur, Storyteller & Author, Business Coach, Record-breaking Adventurer, TEDx Speaker, NED, Philanthropist, TED Speaker, President of Vistage Malta and UAE. The FIRE model encompasses all elements needed to live a fulfilled personal and professional life: Flow – Mental sharpness and embracing challenge. Impact – The positive consequences of our actions on our present & future selves, our environment and those around us. Roles & Responsibilities – Managing each of our roles and responsibilities with fulfilment. Excellence – Constantly improving through habits, knowledge, and best practices. When joined interdependently, these 4 elements embody a healthy mind and body which drives value into our lives and sustains our performance.

CEO coaching & development | Master Chair Vistage USA. To date, Peter has worked with over 300 CEOs, as a Vistage Chair and Coach. Leveraging 30 years in business, Peter understands that mastery at this level requires continual development of both the "inner" and "outer" games.

Former Chairman and CEO of various organizations.

Isabel Freire de Andrade (Portugal)
Carlos Sezões

CEO Bright Concept, Executive Coach, with the level PCC - Professional Certified Coach of the ICF, and workshop facilitator in the following areas: Mental Fitness, Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Influence, Coaching, Mentoring, Public Speaking, Protocol, Client Relationships and Time, Energy and Stress Management.
I am certified in international training programs such as: "The Coaching Clinic" by Corporate Coach U, "Positive Power & Influence" by SMS, "The OZ Principle of Accountability", "Why did it happen" and Cultural changing Programs by Partners In Leadership and "Positive Intelligence®" by Shirzad Chamine.

Managing Partner at Darefy - Leadership & Change Builders. Former Partner at Stanton Chase. Executive Coach and visiting professor on Human Potential and Capital Management in various universities and business schools. Darefy is a leadership and culture transformation firm. Its purpose is to enable change and leadership capabilities in purpose-driven organizations. They support leaders, teams, and organizations, in the corporate and social innovation ecosystems, to fulfill their mission in this context of work models disruption.

Sandra van Overveld
Jeff Dewing
(UK & Portugal)

 Jeff Dewing (UK & Portugal) Group CEO Cloudfm UK, #1 Selling Author and Podcaster (Doing the Opposite), International Keynote and Motivational speaker, Vistage UK & Portugal Member. Cloudfm is a unique solution that enables customers achieve guaranteed best value from their facilities management expenditure, through a combination of innovative technology, industry expertise and process efficiency, leading to greater visibility and control. Cloudfm is named as one of the UK’s most innovative property technology creators for 2021 in the Business Cloud PropTech 50 and recognized for IoT enabled predictive maintenance development by Gartner.

Sandra van Overveld (MSc) is People Management Director, leadership coach and trainer at Nolost. In many organizations she has guided executives and leadership teams in their personal and professional development from her unique combination of strengths. 

Sandra is intuitive coach, sharp minded and is a true connector with an eye for the person behind the leader. She connects heart and head to truly understand where behavior comes from and helps leaders grow into powerful, self-aware and personal leadership.




EMEA Vistage Summit 

Delegate Package 600€

  1. Delegate Pass to the EMEA Vistage Summit 2023 in the Sheraton Lisbon Hotel, including lunches, coffee breaks and breakout sessions.   

  2. Sessions with 8 speakers from 6 different countries.  

  3. Dinner at Panorama restaurant, on the Roof-top of the Hotel

  4. Free Pass for the Leaders Event, in Vandelli Bothanical Garden, on November 23rd.


Tour Lisbon, Cascais and Sintra

Price 52€ 

See all of Lisbon on an excursion that gives you the freedom to plan your own itinerary with this full-day hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour that covers four separate routes. With regular stops all along the way, you are in complete control. Hop on and off whenever and wherever, and visit as many sights, gardens, or shopping boulevards as you like. You can also take advantage of onboard audio guides in 16 languages and chose between 5 different lines, including Cascais line.


If you prefer to visit Sintra, you can choose to depart from Lisbon and you'll head to Sintra, where you'll discover all the charms of this marvelous town with the best team of local guides. It will be there where you will see for the first time one of those monuments that impresses everyone who has the opportunity to appreciate it: The National Palace of Sintra will welcome you to the city.

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Sheraton Lisbon Hotel & SPA

Deluxe Single Room 195€/day

Accommodation at the Sheraton Lisbon Hotel & SPA is available as follows:

  1. Price per night with buffet breakfast.

  2. Single room occupancy for 3 nights from 23rd to 26th November 2023.

  3. Additional nights can be arranged directly with the hotel. 

  4. A touristic tax of €2.00/per night is additional to the room charge. 


Sheraton Lisbon Hotel & SPA

Deluxe Double Room 225€/day

Accommodation at the Sheraton Lisbon Hotel & SPA is available as follows:

  1. Price is per room per night and buffet breakfast included in double/twin sharing. 

  2. Double room occupancy for 3 nights from 23rd to 26th November 2023. 

  3. Additional nights can be arranged directly with the hotel. 

  4. A touristic tax of €2.00/per night is additional to the room charge. 

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