With an explosion in business expos, workshops and conferences, selecting the top ones may present a challenge. To help you keep track of the options, here are highlights of five upcoming business events:
New York Franchising Expo for Global Entrepreneurs
This year’s International Franchise Expo (IFE), from May 30 – June 1, will be held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York. Aspiring entrepreneurs will have the chance to meet and learn from executives from more than 400 leading and emerging franchise brands.
Last year’s expo attracted entrepreneurs visiting from 49 states and 83 foreign countries. Throughout the upcoming event, attendees from all backgrounds can explore opportunities from restaurants and fitness clubs to auto repairs and travel agencies. Franchise investments can range from as little as $10,000 to more than $1 million.
Educational seminars and workshops will cover topics ranging from “The A to Z’s of Buying a Franchise” to “Marketing Strategies for Your Business.” Attendees can take advantage of the more than 60 free educational seminars, 10 in-depth workshops and face-to-face networking with top franchise executives.
Additionally, participants will also have full access to SCORE Theater. SCORE NYC is an organization of experienced mentors ready to provide free expert advice, one-on-one coaching, start-up support and more, right on the show floor.
Tickets for IFE are $10 in advance and $20 at the door. Those who register at www.IFEinfo.com and use promo code FPR1 will receive complimentary entry.
MIT Technology Review’s Second EmTech Next Conference
MIT Technology Review’s second EmTech Next conference will take place June 11-12, 2019, at the MIT Media Lab. The latest in the EmTech Event Series, this conference will focus on how emerging technologies are augmenting human capabilities. Attendees will learn how artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics will enable the human workforce to increase efficiency and open up new areas of economic growth, while also exploring the unintended consequences of machine learning.
EmTech Next 2019 will examine the technology behind job trends and explore the impact on work. Discussion topics will include:
- Aligning Technology with a Public Purpose
- Leading in Times of Perpetual Reinvention
- An Ethical Compass in the Automation Age
- Building a Digital-Ready Workplace
- Working with Robots: The Future of Collaboration
The growing line-up of speakers includes:
- Henny Admoni – Carnegie Mellon University | Assistant Professor
- David Autor – MIT | Ford Professor of Economics
- Philippe Beaudoin – Element AI | Cofounder and Research Group SVP
- Moustapha Cisse – Google AI Center | Research Scientist and Lead
- Mary Gray – Microsoft Research | Senior Researcher
- Charles Isbell – Georgia Tech | Executive Associate Dean and Professor
- Rajen Sheth – Google Cloud Artificial Intelligence | Senior Director of Product Management
- Andrea Thomaz – Diligent Robotics | CEO and Cofounder
Learn more at https://events.technologyreview.com/emtech/next/19.
Greenhouse OPEN 2019 Conference and Keynote Speaker, Jennifer Hyman, CEO of Rent the Runway
Greenhouse, a talent acquisition software company, will hold the OPEN 2019 Conference from June 12-13, 2019, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York. The annual forum unites talent makers and business leaders to learn and discuss the challenges, ideas and people driving the future of recruiting – and the wider world of work.
Jennifer Hyman, co-founder and CEO of Rent the Runway, is the event’s keynote speaker. Jennifer Hyman will discuss her experiences running a successful female-led company, which is a fashion subscription service. Having raised $337 million in total investments, Rent the Runway achieved $1 billion status in March 2019. She will share insights and advice on diversity and inclusion, leadership, workplace culture and more.
Some of the other confirmed speakers for this year’s event include:
- Katie Burke, Chief People Officer, HubSpot
- Lola Banjo, Innovation Partner, Salesforce
- Dave Gilboa, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Warby Parker
- Salima Bhimani, Chief Equity + Inclusion Systems Strategist, for the Other Bet companies at Alphabet
- Susan Lee, Chief People Officer, SeatGeek
- Andres Traslavina, Director Global Executive Recruiting, Whole Foods Market
Attendees will have the option to dive into sessions of their interest and network with leaders and practitioners in the talent industry. The panels, case study sessions and interactive workshops will offer new perspectives, practical tips and advice, and hands-on experience.
For more information about Greenhouse OPEN 2019, visit GreenhouseOPEN.com.
IEEE-USA Conference to Feature Some Top Leaders
EVO19, IEEE-USA‘s flagship event for active and emerging leaders, will be held in Pittsburgh on August 2-3, 2019.
Speakers will include Caroline Stokes, author and founder of FORWARD, Sonita Lontoh, Global Head and VP of Marketing, 3D Print and Digital Manufacturing at HP, Mark Hindsbo, VP & General Manager at ANSYS and Maxim Jago, Filmmaker and Futurist.
This year’s conference will focus on conflict management, building an effective team, internal and external communications, negotiation and building influence. Other highlights are a drone workshop and discussion about the impact of technology on the future of work.
To find out more and register, visit evoconference.org.
WORLDZ Summit Turns Four With T-Mobile, Estee Lauder, Calvin Klein, BuzzFeed, Postmates and More
WORLDZ will host its 2-day summit at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center on September 10 – 11. Named a “Top 10 Leadership Conference That Should Be On Your Radar” by Forbes for the last 2 years, WORLDZ is co-created by CEO Roman Tsunder, also the Co-Founder of PTTOW!
Representing more than $130 billion in annual media investing, WORLDZ brings together brands including T-Mobile, Viacom, Bustle, Nike, Hulu, YouTube, Samsung, NASA and more. With a 10:1 speaker ratio, WORLDZ gives attendees direct access to more than 350 top CEOs, CMOs and business pioneers. Attendees can choose from more than 115 breakout sessions addressing topics across four learning tracks including Culture, Technology, Leadership and Social Impact.
During WORLDZ Chapter 4: Awakening the Tribe, breakout sessions and conversations will feature speakers including Shaquille O’Neal, NBA MVP & All-Star; Jonah Peretti, CEO, BuzzFeed; Stephane De La Faverie, Global Brand President, Estee Lauder Companies; Linda Boff, CMO & VP of Learning & Culture, GE; Mindy Hamilton, Senior Vice President, Global Partnerships, Marvel; Todd Hymel, CEO, Volcom; Donna Speciale, President, Turner; Jeremi Gorman, Chief Business Officer, Snap Inc; Nick Drake, EVP, Marketing & Experience, T-Mobile; and hundreds more.
To learn more about WORLDZ Summit, visit www.worldz.us.
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