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Executive Summit & Annual Meeting

NOVEMBER 8-10, 2022
ritz-carlton Santa Barbara, ca

Exclusive event for NASSD members!

Join us at the fabulous Ritz-Carlton Santa Barbara, CA November 8-10 (Tuesday – Thursday). Spend 3 days networking, conducting one-on-one private meetings and enjoying quality social events where you can further develop your business relationships.


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Room nights are $369 plus taxes and fees. Please note a $15 per night discount will be applied at check-in. The group rate is more than 50% off the advertised rate!

All reservations must be made by September 30, 2022.

If you have any questions, please reach out to


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Lauren Saidel-Baker, CFA, is a speaker and economist at ITR Economics. She provides consulting services for small businesses, trade associations, and Fortune 500 companies across a spectrum of industries. Since joining ITR Economics, Lauren has brought enthusiasm and in-depth insight into various industry trends. She always exceeds her audiences’ expectations, and her experience in the financial industry supports her extensive knowledge of the applicability of ITR Economics’ programs. Lauren graduated with honors from Wellesley College, double majoring in economics and religion. Her attention to detail and ability to understand the needs of each of her clients make her an incredible asset to ITR Economics. She has also been featured on the Financial Sense Podcast, in Floor Covering Weekly magazine, and in the PHCP Pros online publication.

General Session: Preparing for Change
Lauren Saidel-Baker, ITR Economics 2022 is winding down, and it is time to prepare for the challenges, ongoing uncertainties, and opportunities of 2023. We will explore consumer trends and market opportunities, pricing issues, labor constraints, and production costs. With each topic, we will include practical business responses, tactics, and strategies in order to maximize market potential and company preparedness.
We will also:

  1. Assess business demand for 2023 and into 2024
  2. Look at ITR’s key leading indicators that clearly foretell upcoming cyclical turns in the economy and markets
  3. Present relevant market outlooks and discuss issues that have an impact on your profitability via resource allocation, budgets, expectations, and strategic planning
  4. Assess interest rate trends and other financial market trends, including the latest information on stock market performance
  5. Provide insight regarding inflation, supply chain, and international trends that impact your business


The full schedule of events can be found here.


Hotel Information:

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara welcomes visitors with five-star amenities, scenic ocean views and easy access to the region’s vineyards, restaurants, shops and attractions. Find inspiration within perfectly framed views of the Pacific from your guest room balcony, relax with a wellness therapy at the spa or get a different perspective on California as you embark on a sailing expedition.

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Resorts in Southern California, 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards, Condé Nast Traveler
  • Top Wedding Destinations of 2019, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine
  • Top Resorts in Southern California, Condé Nast Traveler 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards
  • Four-Star Rated, Forbes Travel Guide
  • Best Hotels, U.S. News & World Report
  • Certificate of Excellence Winner, TripAdvisor
  • Best Resort for a Wedding and Best Indoor Venue, California Wedding Day Magazine
  • Best of Meetings Today, Meetings Today
  • Top 100 Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America, The Bistro, OpenTable
  • Best Spa Resort, California Meetings + Events
  • Form + Function Innovation Award, Angel Oak, Restaurant Development + Design Magazine
  • Best Private Dining Space, Angel Oak, California Meetings + Events
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