2013–2014 Student Conference Schedule
October 30, 2013
As our economy grows increasingly complex, so do the problems facing our planet. To address these issues, leaders must work across sectors to create shared value. Harnessing Markets for Impact will explore strategies for connecting the next wave of business leaders with individuals who are creating social impact across enterprises.
November 9, 2013
Cultural Capital: Cross-Cultural Influence in the Global Marketplace will explore the non-financial value of social assets. Panelists will discuss strategies for leveraging cultural capital sources to advance organizations and grow careers. Topics include leadership, workplace dynamics and the influence of pop culture on brands.
November 13, 2013
The Next Cycle: Capitalizing on New Trends will explore the economic forces behind new marketplace trends, including the rebound of the commercial real estate market. Speakers and panelists will discuss the current investment environment, analyze industry trends and share insights on new opportunities.
November 16, 2013
Re-charting the Borders of Healthcare will explore how the Affordable Care Act and drive for growth are shifting the institutional, technological, physical, geographical and financial borders of healthcare. Sessions will examine the implications of changes in the payer, provider, pharma, med-device and investing sectors.
January 24-25, 2014
Reimagine, Redefine, Reinvent: The New Marketing Playbook outlines key steps marketers must take to stay relevant in these times. Keynotes and panels will explore changes in the marketing landscape, new challenges in the industry and the evolution of marketing skillsets. Topics include unlocking the power of micro-targeting through mobile, understanding the shift from campaigns to real-time marketing and the role of entrepreneurship in marketing innovation.
February 22, 2014
For sports organizations, understanding the needs of fans has become increasingly important. To gain deeper customer insights, many organizations are employing new research techniques. Fandom on the Field and Beyond: Harnessing Fan Engagement in Sports explores these innovations, the importance of fan engagement and the broader application of new research methods.
February 26, 2014
Dynamics of Smarter Energy will explore how advancements in disruptive technologies are benefiting young companies and creating growth opportunities for traditional firms. Speakers will focus on the challenges and risks that come with the changing business environment and how industry leaders are approaching the future of energy.
April 12, 2014
Navigating Africa: A Practical Guide to Doing Business in Africa will address the practicalities of investing and launching entrepreneurial ventures in Africa. Facilitated by thought leaders and entrepreneurial veterans, the conference will emphasize strategies for navigating this unique business climate and harnessing business and career opportunities. Topics covered include foreign direct investment prospects, leveraging technology and innovation, and the role of women in economic growth.
April 16, 2014
Transforming Retail: Innovating the Ways and Places to Reach Customers, the inaugural Retail & Luxury Goods Conference, will focus on the ways in which retailers are adapting to reach customers in a rapidly changing environment. Speakers will explore how mobile, social and online touch-points are driving retailers to offer customers a more personalized shopping experience.
April 23, 2014
Challenges in Middle Market PE and Early Stage VC Investing will focus on new challenges faced by today’s middle-market private equity investors and early stage venture capital investors. Keynotes and panels will explore industries attracting investor attention, how investors are finding new opportunities, and new strategies for deal-making and sourcing.
May 10, 2014
Domestically, Chinese consumer demand is growing rapidly — offering tremendous opportunities for Chinese and multinational businesses. Internationally, the country’s massive capital reserves stand as a potential springboard for Chinese enterprises poised to go global. China’s Prosperity: The Future of Investment and Consumption will explore what this means for Chinese enterprises and entrepreneurs, and how multinational companies will be affected by the consumption and expansion of Chinese prosperity.