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With over 25 years of experience in the United States and internationally, Simon-Kucher is proud to announce its largest US-based event to date: TopLine 2022 Americas.

TopLine 2022 Americas is an all-industry flagship event where forward-thinking commercial executives can focus on drivers of top-line growth, including digital strategy, marketing, pricing, and sales. The packed but flexible schedule will empower participants to think creatively with their peers from across markets and build and refine a set of tools to support continued growth. Through a mix of engaging platforms including panel discussions, industry-specific breakout sessions, and keynotes, this conference will unveil growth opportunities for all types of enterprises and provide insights, methods, and commercial trends rarely shared in a public setting. And, of course, there will be plenty of opportunity for networking over some of the best food and beverage in the world!

Why should you attend?

This one-and-a-half-day conference is designed for those who want to develop their revenue base, generate sustainable profits, and grow an engaged customer base in an increasingly dynamic business environment. Hosted in “America’s Playground,” Las Vegas, this event will be an opportunity to learn from a cross-disciplinary set of experts, gather best practices from a wide variety of industries , and, of course, have fun! A variety of interactive sessions will be offered including: impressive keynotes & industry vertical deep dive sessions, one-on-one meetings with our experts, engaging networking events containing a hosted Welcome Reception on April 20th and an After Party on April 21st. This is the one conference in 2022 you don’t want to miss!

Who should attend?
If you’re in a role that focuses on growth strategy, pricing, sales, marketing, or product development, you can’t afford to miss TopLine 2022 Americas!

Pricing
Ticket pricing and additional information can be found in the Registration section below.

The full agenda and speaker list to be announced

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Dr. Andreas von der Gathen
Chief Executive Officer
Simon-Kucher & Partners
Dr. Andreas von der Gathen
Chief Executive Officer
Simon-Kucher & Partners

Dr. Andreas von der Gathen is CEO of Simon-Kucher & Partners. Before he became CEO on January 1, 2020, he had already been working for Simon-Kucher for more than 20 years as a Partner. He founded and led the global Consumer Goods & Retail practice, specializing in sales organization, product pricing, and brand strategy for national and international clients in all stages of the consumer goods' value chain.

Andreas has carried out many projects with a variety of customers ranging from international and national ingredient suppliers to fast-moving consumer goods companies and retailers. In many of these projects he helped companies to improve their pricing with the ultimate goal of finding ways to increase profits. 

He has written two books on marketing and brand valuation and co-wrote the book Instruments for Strategic Analysis together with Hermann Simon, Simon-Kucher’s founder. He has published numerous articles on pricing, sales, and branding and is a frequent speaker on these issues at conferences and seminars.

Andreas studied business administration and economics at the University of Bochum and received his PhD for his work on brand management, valuation, and controlling. 

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Joshua Bloom
Executive Vice President and Partner
Simon-Kucher & Partners
Joshua Bloom
Executive Vice President and Partner
Simon-Kucher & Partners

Joshua Bloom is Managing Partner of Simon-Kucher’s North American operations and Member of the Executive Committee. He specializes in helping technology companies of all sizes achieve Top Line growth through pricing, marketing, and sales improvements. He has spent more than a decade at Simon-Kucher and has worked with over 100 companies to create >$1bn in enterprise value.

Joshua’s primary verticals over the years have been B2B software and internet companies, namely industries that see a rapid pace of innovation and a constantly shifting competitive landscape. Joshua has been a frequent conference speaker on topics as varied as B2B pricing, bundling, target pricing, and sales excellence. Joshua served as the internal editor of Simon-Kucher's 2006 book "Manage for Profit, Not Share", published by Harvard Business School Press.

Joshua received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Yale University, where he graduated cum laude. He received his MBA in Strategic Management and Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he graduated with honors and was a recipient of the Alumni Recognition Award and a Merit Scholarship.

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Madhavan Ramanujam
Managing Partner and Board Member
Simon-Kucher & Partners
Madhavan Ramanujam
Managing Partner and Board Member
Simon-Kucher & Partners

Madhavan Ramanujam is a Board member and Partner at Simon-Kucher & Partners based in its San Francisco/ Silicon Valley office. Advising companies of all sizes from Fortune 500s to startups, Madhavan has led more than 125 monetization projects for Internet, Software and Technology clients, helping bring numerous new products to market.

Madhavan is a co-author of the book “Monetizing Innovation: How Smart Companies Design the Product Around the Price”, that has been featured in leading publications including Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur and Inc. Madhavan is also a regular speaker in leading conferences and forums and has extensively spoken on the topic of new product monetization.

Prior to Simon-Kucher, he worked for i2 Technologies for over six years. At i2 Madhavan managed several consulting projects for Fortune 500 companies that covered areas of promotions, forecasting, inventory management and logistics. Madhavan is an alumni of the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB), Stanford University and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT, Chennai).

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Eddie Hartman
Partner
Simon-Kucher & Partners
Eddie Hartman
Partner
Simon-Kucher & Partners

Eddie Hartman is a Partner at Simon Kucher’s San Francisco office. He specializes in developing high-growth revenue strategies, conducting effective go-to-market planning, and achieving recurring revenue excellence.

Eddie works with small “hypergrowth” companies and “unicorns,” as well as larger B2B corporations in the SaaS/n-sided market space. He also helps professional services firms optimize their pricing, including members of the AMLAW 100.

He is a frequent keynote speaker and is a regular lecturer at universities including Stanford, Yale, and Harvard. Eddie served as an internal editor of Simon-Kucher's bestselling 2016 book "Monetizing Innovation."

Prior to joining Simon-Kucher, Eddie started and operated multiple companies with a total valuation in excess of three billion dollars. This hands-on operational experience, combined with nearly a decade of international consulting, enables Eddie to integrate strategy, implementation, and feasibility into his project approaches.

Eddie received his bachelor degree in computer science/mathematics from Yale University. He earned an MBA in finance and marketing from the Wharton School of Business, where he was designated a Palmer Scholar (highest academic honor), and received special certification in project management from the California Institute of Technology. The Founder Institute has recognized him as a Global 40 mentor. A licensed attorney, he is a member of the California Bar and the Hague Institute on International Law (HIIL) Task Force on Justice.

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Agenda
September 14, 2022
September 15, 2022
September 16, 2022
Time PST Title Speaker
8:00 - 5:15 PM
Registration
8:00 - 08:45 AM
Breakfast in Expo Hall
8:45 - 9:30 AM
Welcome Address: TopLine Power
Mark Billige, Chief Executive Officer, Simon-Kucher & Partners
Joshua Bloom, Executive Vice President and Partner, Simon-Kucher & Partners
9:30 - 10:00 AM
Keynote Session - Session To Be Announced
10:00 - 10:30 AM
Coffee Break in Expo Hall
10:30 - 11:30 AM
4DX (The 4 Disciplines of Execution)
Chris McChesney, Author, 'The 4 Disciplines of Execution’
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
True Profit! No Company Ever Went Broke Turning a Profit
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hermann Simon, Honorary Chairman and Founder, Simon-Kucher & Partners
12:15 - 1:15 PM
Lunch
1:20 – 1:50 PM
Keynote Session - Session To Be Announced
1:50 – 2:20 PM
Keynote Session - Session To Be Announced
2:20 -2:50 PM
Keynote Session - Session To Be Announced
2:50 – 3:20 PM
Coffee Break in Expo Hall
3:25 – 3:55 PM
Unlocking Growth: Breakthrough Pricing strategies to acquire, monetize and retain customers
Madhavan Ramanujam, Managing Partner and Board Member, Simon-Kucher & Partners
Eddie Hartman, Partner, Simon-Kucher & Partners
3:55 – 4:55 PM
Daymond John’s 5 Shark Points: Fundamentals for Success in Business and Life
Daymond John, Founder & CEO, FUBU and TV Personality on ABC Shark Tank
4:55 - 5:15 PM
Closing Remarks
6:30 – 10:30 PM
After Party & Awards Ceremony
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Logisticalinformation

Location: ARIA Resort & Casino,
3730 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89158, United States

 +1 617 231 4500
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Registration

Please find the ticket prices listed below. You’ll be asked for payment during the registration process.

Super Early Bird (November 1, 2022 – February 28, 2022)  -  $999

Early Bird (March 1, 2022 – June 31, 2022)   -  $1,499

General Admission (July 1, 2022 – September 14, 2022)  -  $2,022

We’ll be donating 5% of each ticket sale to one of the charities below. Please select which charity you’d like to donate to while registering.

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