Keynote: Frits van Paasschen

FRITS VAN PAASSCHEN

Seasoned Global Executive, Author, Former CEO of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Former CEO of Coors Brewing Company

 

Frits van Paasschen is a seasoned global executive and the author of The Disruptors’ Feast. His 30 years of experience inside global companies has afforded him a unique perspective on the current trends that are impacting business around the world. Frits shares his deep understanding of the forces that are disrupting the status quo to help businesses evolve and thrive in changing environments.

 

Frits served as CEO of Starwood Hotels and Resorts from 2007-2015. Before that, he spent three years as CEO at Coors Brewing Company. Frits also held several management positions at Nike, ultimately becoming Nike’s President of Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Prior to working for Nike, he worked in finance in Disney’s Consumer Products Division. While Frits has a long history of executive roles, his career began in management consulting. At The Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey & Company, he primarily served retail and consumer clients.

 

Advising on strategic direction is a passion of Frits’ and he has served on a variety of boards throughout his career. He has been a Non-Executive Director at Barclays (FTSE) and as a member of the board of Directors of two NYSE-listed companies, Jones Apparel and Oakley. While at Nike, Frits served as Chairman of the European-American Industrial Council, and he later served on the boards of the U.S.-India and U.S.-China business councils. For several years, he was a member of the board of the Center for Environmental Leadership in Business at Conservation International.

 

Frits holds a BA in Economics and Biology from Amherst College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. At Harvard, he was also a Teaching Fellow in Economics. Originally from the Netherlands, Frits holds dual U.S. and Dutch citizenship. A passionate traveler, he speaks five languages and has visited more than 110 countries. In his free time, he enjoys endurance sports, including marathons and triathlons. He has been married 25 years and has three children.

ConferenceAgenda

Tuesday, September 25  
3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Joint Executive Board/Board of Trustees Meeting*
Wednesday, September 26  
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Golf Registration & Breakfast
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. TMA Golf Scramble**
Sponsored by Ritchie Bros.
Noon - 5:00 p.m. Registration Open
Sponsored by Hahn & Hessen
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Attendee Lounge Open
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
 
TMA NextGen
Community Service Activity
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
 
Certification Oversight
Committee Meeting*
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Chapter Presidents Council Meeting*
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
 
Making Connections:
First Time Attendee Reception

Sponsored by Context Business Lending
4:00 - 4:15 p.m. Opening Remarks
4:15 - 5:00 p.m. Keynote: Frits van Paasschen
5:00 - 5:30 p.m. Transportation to Opening Reception
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Opening Reception
Sponsored by Dorsey & Whitney LLP, r2 advisors llc, Summit Investment Management LLC
Thursday, September 27  
5:30 - 6:00 a.m. TMA Annual 5K Run/Walk Registration
6:00 - 7:00 a.m. TMA Annual 5K Run/Walk**
7:30 - 6:00 p.m. Registration Open
Sponsored by Hahn & Hessen
7:30 - 6:00 p.m. Attendee Lounge Open
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:30 - 8:50 a.m. Opening Remarks & Awards Recognition
8:50 - 9:30 a.m. Soundbites from Industry Experts
9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Networking Break
Sponsored by Gordon Brothers
9:45 - 10:30 a.m. Turnaround Tools
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Networking Break
Sponsored by Gordon Brothers
10:45 - 11:30 a.m. Opportunity Abounds: Staying Busy in a Bankruptcy-Lite Economy
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Hall of Fame Induction & Networking Lunch
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. TMA Hall of Fame Panel Discussion
1:30 - 1:45 p.m. Networking Break
Sponsored by Gordon Brothers
1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Moscow Mule Bar
Sponsored by Rise Line Business Credit, LLC
1:45 - 2:30 p.m. Cannabis: New Industry, New Challenges
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. TMA Fest at Lakeside Terrace
Sponsored by Andrew M. Toft, Attorney at Law, Second Avenue Capital Partners, LLC, SSG Capital Advisors, LLC, and TMA Rocky Mountain Chapter
4:30 - 5:00 p.m. LGBT Reception at Bar del Lago
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. TMA Chair's Reception*
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Transportation to Awards Celebration & Closing Reception
6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Awards Celebration & 
Closing Reception
9:00 - 10:30 p.m. TMA After Dark
Sponsored by Alvarez & Marsal
Friday, September 28  
8:00 - 10:30 a.m. Grab 'n Go Networking Breakfast &
One-on-One Meetings

*Invite only.  **Additional fee to participate. 
Agenda subject to change.  

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