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Business Growth Expo

Join the Pittsburgh Business Times, Infinite Speakers Agency and hundreds of local business professionals for our second annual Business Growth Expo. This full-day event on Tuesday, November 1 will include top-rated national speakers, a business tradeshow with more than 30 exhibitors and plenty of time for networking. The Expo will be focused on topics, products and services to help you grow your business. Spend the day meeting fellow business executives, gaining valuable business-building information and getting motivated to increase and improve your business.

There are eight "must-see" speakers throughout the day including a breakfast and a luncheon keynote speaker. The business tradeshow will be open the entire day and the speaker sessions will take place in an adjoining room. There are also a limited number of VIP full-day admissions available which include access to all speakers, the business tradeshow, plus the luncheon with keynote speaker and national best-selling author, Steven Schussler, founder of the Rainforest Cafe and author of It's a Jungle in There.

The topics for the expo include customer service, entrepreneurialism, change and performance, stress reduction, sales and marketing , motivation in the workplace, time management and leadership. The outstanding speaker lineup for the day includes:

  • Steve Gilliland (Morning Keynote), Enjoy The Ride

Steve Gilliland is one of the most in-demand and top-rated business speakers in the United States and Canada. Steve is an accomplished author, which is supported by his best-selling book Enjoy The Ride™ being on the publisher’s best-seller list for five consecutive years and being named Author of the Year in 2010. He was also recognized by Who’s Who for Speakers and Business Professionals.

  • Steven Schussler (Lunch Keynote), It’s A Jungle in There

Steven Schussler built 45 Rainforest Cafe Restaurants in seven years on three continents, which he sold for $75 million in 2000. In addition to Rainforest Cafe, the first restaurant concept to be featured in every Disney theme park in the world, Steven’s concepts include Juke Box Saturday Night, T-Rex, and Yak & Yeti, among many others. Steven has been named one of the top 100 entrepreneurs in the country by Entrepreneur Magazine and he is the author of the best-selling book, It’s a Jungle in There.

  • Scott Burrows, Stand Up To Any Challenge
  • Robin Getman, R.E.L.A.X. Stress is not a 4 letter word!
  • Doug Keeley (Master of Ceremonies), The Mark of a Leader
  • Cliff Quicksell, Going For The Gold
  • Greg Risberg, You Make a Difference

Please note that speakers are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. No refunds will be issued due to a speaker change.

The ticket price for the VIP full-day admission is $79. This includes continental breakfast, all speaker sessions, business tradeshow, afternoon refreshment, plus the luncheon with keynote speaker. In addition, only VIP full-day registrants will be entered in door prize drawings including two round-trip coach class vouchers from American Airlines and $300, compliments of Infinite Speakers Agency.

The regular admission price for the speaker showcase and tradeshow is only $39. This includes continental breakfast, speaker sessions (excluding the VIP luncheon keynote), business tradeshow and afternoon refreshments. Lunch is not included with the regular admission; however, there is a restaurant on-site and several restaurants nearby.

Registration and networking will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the breakfast keynote begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. The VIP luncheon will begin at 12:15 p.m. The door prize drawing will take place at the conclusion of the event at 4:00 p.m. and you must be present to win.

For more detailed information on the agenda, speakers and how to market your company, visit the Business Growth Expo website.

Payment must be received prior to the event. No refunds will be given for cancellations less than 48 hours prior to the event. Walk-ins will be accepted for this event for the regular admission only. For questions or additional information, contact Kelli Komondor at 412-208-3845 or kkomondor [at] bizjournals [dot] com.

Do you want to market your product or service at the Expo? For information on sponsoring or exhibiting at the Business Growth Expo, please contact Dena Trusiak, circulation director at 412-208-3814 or dtrusiak [at] bizjournals [dot] com.

When: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 8:00am - 4:00pm
Where: Greentree Radisson, 101 Radisson Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205 (Click for map)
Suggested Dress: Business Attire

Read more: Business Growth Expo - Pittsburgh Business Times

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