2016 BLC

2017 Business Leadership Conference Slated for April 11th & 12th

The College of Business will hold its third annual Business Leadership Conference on April 11 and 12 in Mendenhall Student Center, bringing in local titans of industry who will speak to more than 1,500 business students.

The conference will help to prepare students for the realities of the business world in a professional conference environment while providing opportunities to interact with ECU's Business Advisory Council members, esteemed alumni, employers, and community members. This two-day event complements the intensive leadership preparation that students receive during enrollment in the business program.

Presenters will speak about their leadership experiences and lessons learned. The conference will kick-off with a keynote address followed by 35 breakout sessions. The Business Leadership Conference is free for juniors, seniors, and graduate students in the College of Business, made possible by the generous donations from conference sponsors.

Stan Eakins, dean of the College of Business, said, "This is a tremendous event that inspires and informs our students, and the presenters touch lives in ways they can't imagine. ECU is known as the Leadership University, and this event shows how the College of Business is determined to lead in the development of tomorrow’s business leaders." 


2017 Opening Keynote Speaker
Robert "Bob/Copa" Cabana
Director, Kennedy Space Center

2017 Closing Keynote Speaker
Gerald Ladner, Director of Sales
State Auto Insurance Company
Standard Lines Division

2017 Sponsorship Levels

2017 Program Quick-Guide

2017 BLC Program (pdf)


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