Business Today Presents

International Conference

42nd International Conference

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Business Today’s International Conference, now in its 42nd iteration, will be focused on the theme of The Rise of the Millennial Generation: Bridging the Gap.   The conference features over 150 undergraduate students from 30 different countries and executives from over 70 different leading companies.  Executives will address all aspects of this theme, from the influx of Millennials in the workforce to changing Millennial consumer preferences, in keynote speeches, panels, and executive seminars.  Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a case study competition and seed funding competition.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

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At the 42nd Annual International Conference, we will discuss and analyze the impact of the Millennial Generation on the business world. Keynote speeches and conference-wide panels will address the conference theme of The Rise of The Millennial Generation: Bridging the Gap, and executive seminars may touch on this as well.  Students will have the opportunity to engage with executives in small groups of 8-10 students as well as in large keynotes and panels throughout the event.

Business Today covers all student expenses, including airfare, rooming, and meals. The 2016 International Conference will take place at the Grand Hyatt in New York City beginning on Sunday, November 20th and concluding on Tuesday, November 22nd.

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150

STUDENTS

70

EXECUTIVES

30

COUNTRIES

6

CONTINENTS

OUR SPEAKERS

Recent International Conferences featured addresses from:
Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media
Jeff Immelt, Chairman and CEO of General Electric
Stephen Schwarzman, Chairman and CEO of Blackstone
Mark Thompson, President and CEO of the New York Times
Muhtar Kent, CEO of Coca Cola.
Wendy Kopp, Founder of Teach for America
Mehmood Khan, CSO of Pepsi Co.
Dave Zuchowski, CEO of Hyundai

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CEO | Blackstone

Steve Schwarzman

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CEO | New York Times

Mark Thompson

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CEO | General Electric

Jeff Immelt

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Founder | Teach for America

Wendy Kopp

CONFERENCE AGENDA

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day 1 agenda

7:00AM

Registration

7:00AM - 12:00PM

12:00PM

Welcome Address and Keynote & Lunch

12:00PM - 1:30PM

1:30PM

Executive Seminar I

1:30PM - 2:45PM

2:45PM

Introduction to Case Study

2:45PM - 3:45PM

3:45PM

Case Study Group Discussion

3:45PM - 6:00PM

6:00PM

Break

6:00PM - 6:45PM

6:45PM

Dinner

6:45PM - 7:30PM

7:30PM

Keynote Address

7:30PM - 8:30PM

9:00PM

Evening Reception & Networking

9:00PM - 10:00PM

day 2 agenda

8:30AM

Keynote Address & Breakfast

8:30AM - 10:00AM

10:00AM

Case Study Group Discussion

10:00AM - 11:20AM

11:30AM

Executive Seminar II

11:30AM - 12:30PM

12:45PM

Keynote Address & Lunch

12:45PM - 2:00PM

02:15PM

Seed Funding Competition Presentations

02:15PM - 03:45PM

04:00PM

Executive Seminar III - Offsite

04:00PM - 05:50PM

05:50PM

Break

05:50PM - 06:30PM

6:30PM

Case Study Group Discussion

6:30PM - 8:00PM

8:00PM

Dinner in NYC

8:00PM -

day 3 agenda

8:00AM

Breakfast

8:00AM - 9:00AM

9:30AM

Case Study Presentations and Winning Seed Funding Presentation

9:30AM - 12:00PM

12:00PM

Keynote Address & Lunch

12:00PM - 1:30PM

1:30PM

Closing Remarks

1:30PM - 1:45PM

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WHO WE ARE?

Business Today is a student-run non-profit organization founded by three Princeton undergraduates in 1968 with the mission of bridging the gap between students and business leaders across the globe while prioritizing equal access and opportunity.  After nearly 50 years, over 100 magazines, and more than 50 conferences, Business Today continues to be at the forefront of student-executive engagement.

WHAT WE DO?

In addition to the International Conference, Business Today also organizes two other annual conferences in New York: the Start @ a Startup Conference, co-sponsored by Sequoia Capital, and the Women in Business Conference.  In addition to these conferences, Business Today also publishes the most widely distributed undergraduate publication in the country, as well as its online counterpart, and hosts a Seminar Series bringing leading speakers to Princeton’s campus.

WHY US?

Business Today is focused on connecting leading students and business executives worldwide while prioritizing equal access and opportunity.  We cover all of the expenses – travel, lodging, food – for all of our attendees at every event and distribute our magazine free of charge across the continent.  We are completely need-blind in selecting students for our conferences in order to create the most diverse atmosphere and dialogue with exceptional students across the globe.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR BUSINESS TODAY SPONSORS

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