Thursday 9/28

[Full] [Tues] [Wed] [Thurs] [Fri]

6:30 am - 7:30 am
Fitting in Fitness: Yoga Class (1st Session) 6:00 am - 6:45 am
Fitting in Fitness: Yogo Class (2nd Session) 7:00 am - 7:45 am

Join us in this interactive session that will help you learn how to make time for fitness in the busy world of professionals.

8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Employment Network

  • Employment Network
  • All Access
  • TBD

8:45 am - 9:00 am
Ribbon Cutting
The official opening of the 2017 Career Expo floor

9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Case Competitions
Pre-registration required. Teams of students analyze a complex business case to demonstrate their problem-solving skills. Teams present their findings before a panel of executives from leading corporations and academic institutions from across the country.

  • Undergraduate Case Competition 6:30 am – 8:00PM Sponsored by Delta Air Lines
  • Graduate Case Competition 8:00 am – 6:30PM Sponsored by Fiat Chrysler Automotive, LLC

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Career Expo: Members Only
Approximately 300 corporations will have representatives on the Career Expo floor. Gather information, book interviews and network with exhibitors. **To take full advantage of the Career Expo, please upload your resume to the Prospanica website as soon as possible. Employers begin reviewing resumes over the summer to book interviews.**

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Opening Keynote: Uncharitable
Activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta calls out the double standard that drives our broken relationship to charities.
Emcee: Valerie Love
Keynote Speaker: Dan Pallotta | Remarks: Marvin Washington

11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Meet the Experts in Sessions

  • Meet the Experts: Navigating the New Way of Working
  • Meet the Experts: Work Full of Life – Where Innovation and Service Intersect
  • Meet the Experts: The Elephant in the Room – The Courageous Yet Uncomfortable Conversation
  • Meet the Experts: Leading with Heart: Delivering Innovation that Improves Lives
  • Meet the Experts: A C-Suite Master Class: Lessons in Leadership
  • Meet the Experts: Passion, Pivot, Perform: Break Out and Break In

11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Career Expo - All Access
Approximately 300 corporations will have representatives on the Career Expo floor. Gather information, schedule interviews and network with exhibitors. **To take full advantage of the Career Expo, please upload your resume to the Prospanica Job Board as soon as possible. Employers begin reviewing resumes over the summer to book interviews.**

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12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Luncheon – The CEOs
“The CEO’s” Luncheon Panel of Fortune 500 business leaders is a dynamic discussion on the Power of Performance and the necessity of Next-Level Leadership to enable significant results. This session is designed to encourage and guide our conference attendees into taking steps to increase their performance to move to the next level.
Emcee: Anthony Lopez | Remarks: Verdun Perry, Ramon Jones, SVP
Presenters: Catherine LeBlanc, Mel Parker | Moderator: Carla Harris
Panelists: Bill Lacey, Arne Sorenson, Lisa Wardell
Sponsored by Nationwide

2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Breakout Sessions
•    Risk vs. Reward: High Stakes Decision Making
•    The Business Implications of Artificial Intelligence
•    Doing Business in Africa: Entrepreneurship Meets Social Investment
•    Private Equity 101
•    Coalition Building: The Power of Partnership
•    Taking the Franchise Route

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Scale Up Pitch Challenge Finals
Finalists in this entrepreneurship contest will pitch their "big idea" to a panel of qualified judges. Judges are looking for scalable, disruptive ideas that are supported with product-market fit and a solid business foundation. The winner will receive $50,000 to help make their idea a reality.
Sponsored by FedEx
Emcee: Cassius F. Butts
Remarks: Jason Campbell, Donald Comer | Keynote speaker: Rep. Chris Rabb

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Marriott Ownership Session: Investment and Ownership Opportunities in the Hotel Industry
Join Marriott leaders for a brief presentation on the hotel industry and discuss the opportunity to build long term wealth through hotel ownership.  Overview of the business, ownership structure, and financial commitment, as well as how to get started and what’s important to succeed.
Presenters: Julius Robinson, Christie Patterson

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hospitality Receptions (Networking Events)

8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Ritmo & Sabor Reception presented by Prospanica Philadelphia
Come experience Latino inspired art, music & dance performances at Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.  Tickets are $10, click here to register