Press Release

VAI Announces Keynote Speakers at its 2021 Business Growth and Leadership Fall Forum

July 13, 2021

Ronkonkoma, N.Y. – July 13, 2021VAI, a leading ERP software developer, announced the keynotes who will speak at its 2021 Business Growth and Leadership Fall Forum, a virtual event taking place October 6, 2021. Internationally renowned expert and author Seth Mattison, and digital information specialist Sam Richter, will share their experiences and offer guiding principles for businesses making their way in a brave new world.

Both speakers are experts on innovation and leadership and blend well with the event’s theme, which centers around how businesses are responding to ongoing challenges and preparing for the future, with a look at how and why technology can reshape organizational leadership and success. The Fall Forum will also explore how, despite the current worldwide pandemic, businesses are optimistic about business growth and leveraging technology to rebound and drive performance.

“We’re excited to have these dynamic presenters who will focus on helping business leaders prepare for the future,” said Dawn Waters, Conference Coordinator, VAI. “Seth Mattison will share his research and best practices on how to prepare organizations for change and how to win in a post-COVID-19 era of business, where growth is the mandate. Sam Richter will bring his web search secrets on finding the right prospects and online information, using digital sources that hold a wealth of valuable information on how to discover new sales opportunities. These presenters will captivate our audience with compelling messages that are useful and needed in today’s business growth and leadership climate.”

About Seth Mattison

Seth Mattison is an Internationally renowned expert and author on workforce trends, generational dynamics, and business strategy. As Co-Founder and Chief Movement Officer of Luminate Labs, Seth advises many of the world’s leading brand and organizations on the key shifts happening around talent management, change and innovation, leadership, and the future of work. His ideas have been featured in such publications as The Wall St. Journal, Forbes, The Huffington Post, and The Globe and Mail and was recently named to the Editors’ Picks for Speakers to Watch in 2017.

For the past decade Seth has shared his insights with thousands of business leaders around the world and has received accolades from many of the world’s best brands including MasterCard, Johnson and Johnson, Microsoft, Kraft Foods, AT&T, PepsiCo, GE Energy, Cisco, State Farm, Merrill Lynch, Dow, and Disney.

Watch the Forum video teaser clip from Seth Mattison:

About Sam Richter

Sam Richter is an internationally recognized expert on digital information and is considered the father of modern-day Sales Intelligence. His award-winning experience includes building innovative programs for start-up companies and some of the world's most famous brands. Sam is founder and CEO of SBR Worldwide/Know More. Through his in-person keynote presentations and online programs, Sam has trained leading organizations and entertained tens of thousands of persons around the world. Sam's bestselling book, Take the Cold Out of Cold Calling was named "Sales Book of the Year" by the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals, and it was also named a "USA Book News Winner" and a "Sales Book Awards Silver Medalist."

Sam is a partner at Contata Solutions, a big-data/machine learning firm that produces sales, marketing, and business intelligence software. Sam has led product launch and strategic marketing programs for companies including Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Major League Baseball, Polaris Industries, and National Geographic.

Watch the Forum video teaser clip from Sam Richter:

For more information, visit the 2021 Fall Forum Website: and follow the event on social media by using the hashtag #VAIFallForum2021.

About VAI

VAI is a leading independent mid-market ERP software developer renowned for its flexible solutions and ability to automate critical business functions for the distribution, manufacturing, retail, and service sectors. VAI's software solutions are backed by a wealth of experience and a reputation for excellence that countless companies rely on. With specific ERP solutions for food and pharmaceutical companies, VAI has helped some of the most recognized companies address key industry requirements and deliver bottom-line results. VAI continues to innovate with new solutions that leverage business intelligence, analytics, mobility, and cloud technology to help customers make more informed business decisions and empower their mobile workforce. For more information, visit

About VAI Cloud LLC

VAI Cloud, LLC is the primary provider for cloud deployment of VAI’s S2K Software Suite. VAI Cloud enables businesses to have a disaster recovery plan and high availability in place without all the complexities and expense. VAI Cloud infrastructure spans multiple data centers with full synchronization between redundant systems. Customers in VAI Cloud can add additional resources and updates are done without the need for downtime. For more information, visit

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