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November 20, 2024 at The Grand America Hotel

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Join Utah Business on November 20, 2024

at The Grand America Hotel

Join us at Utah Business Forward, the premier conference designed exclusively for executives seeking practical insights and actionable strategies to propel their businesses forward. This dynamic event brings together Utah’s brightest business minds, curated specifically to address the challenges faced by today’s executives.

With six distinct tracks covering acquisitions, AI, branding, entrepreneurship, people & culture, and performance, attendees will gain invaluable knowledge across a range of crucial areas. Our hand-picked session speakers are industry experts renowned for their expertise and success in Utah’s vibrant business landscape.

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The Agenda

Time

Topic

Speaker

7:30 - 8:30 AM

REGISTRATION, BREAKFAST & NETWORKING

N/A

8:30 - 8:45 AM

WELCOME

Melanie Jones

8:45 - 9:15 AM

Opening Keynote

TBD

9:20 - 11:30 AM

Breakout Tracks

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11:45 - 12:30 PM

Lunch

N/A

12:30 - 1:15 PM

Return to Office without Mutiny

TBD

1:15 - 4:20 PM

Breakout Tracks

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4:20 - 4:50 PM

Mainstage closing keynote

TBD

4:50 - 5:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Burke Olsen

Time

Topic

Speaker

9:20 - 10:20 AM

Dealmaking in 2024

Troy Keller

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Entrepreneurship through Acquisition: How to Buy a Business from a Boomer

Heather Griffith Barber

11:45 - 12:30 PM

Lunch

N/A

1:15 - 2:15 PM

What Story Do Your Financials Tell?

Patrick McMillan

2:25 - 3:25 PM

Accelerating Growth: The Power of Acquisition Funding

Omar Melo

3:25 - 3:35 PM

Break

N/A

3:35 - 4:20 PM

Q&A Panel

Track Speakers

Time

Topic

Speaker

9:20 - 10:20 AM

You Will Be Replaced by Someone Who Uses AI

Matt Harrison

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Google & Goliath: How Small Businesses Can Leverage AI to Punch Above Their Weight

Clémence Roger

11:45 - 12:30 PM

Lunch

N/A

1:15 - 2:15 PM

Leveraging Uniqueness with AI

Br33 Jon3s

2:25 - 3:25 PM

Demystifying AI for Business Innovation: Strategies for Competitive Advantage

Tyler Folkman

3:25 - 3:35 PM

Break

N/A

3:35 - 4:20 PM

Q&A Panel

Track Speakers

Time

Topic

Speaker

9:20 - 10:20 AM

Sensory Branding Experiences

Fernanda Böhme

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Economical Branding Guide for Everyday Businesses

Jen Hunsaker

11:45 - 12:30 PM

Lunch

N/A

1:15 - 2:15 PM

Professional Branding vs Personal Branding: Why You Need Both

Karalynne Call

2:25 - 3:25 PM

Behind the Campaign: Silent Night on Times Square

Chris Carlson and Jeff Taylor

3:25 - 3:35 PM

Break

N/A

3:35 - 4:20 PM

Q&A Panel

Track Speakers

Time

Topic

Speaker

9:20 - 10:20 AM

Startup Lab

Curt Doman

10:30 - 11:30 AM

From Startup to Scaleup

Nicole Tanner

11:45 - 12:30 PM

Lunch

N/A

1:15 - 2:15 PM

Business Exponential: Pivoting Your Small Business

Dr. Sidni Shorter

2:25 - 3:25 PM

Strategic Exits

Paul Burgon

3:35 - 4:20 PM

Q&A Panel

Track Speakers

Time

Topic

Speaker

9:20 - 10:20 AM

Radical Accountability

Dave Durocher

10:30 - 11:30 AM

The Connected Leader

Julie Lee

11:45 - 12:30 PM

Lunch

N/A

1:15 - 2:15 PM

TBD

Heather Brace

2:25 - 3:25 PM

Building Culture at Scale

Junghun Song and Dok Kwon

3:25 - 3:35 PM

Break

N/A

3:35 - 4:20 PM

Q&A

Track Speakers

Time

Topic

Speaker

9:20 - 10:20 AM

Bring Your Best Self to Work

Lyn Christian

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Negotiating Like a Boss: Contract Tricks and Traps for Business Leaders

Nicolas Wenker

11:45 - 12:30 PM

Lunch

N/A

1:15 - 2:15 PM

How To Sell Like a Buyer

Justin Ashby

2:25 - 3:25 PM

How to Build a High-Performing Team

Lynne Roberts

3:25 - 3:35 PM

Break

N/A

3:35 - 4:20 PM

Q&A

Track Speakers

2024 Speakers

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Br33 Jon3s

CEO @ Gam3rStudios

Chris Carlson

VP of Client Strategy @ Boncom

Clémence Roger

Head of SEO @ MasterControl

Dave Durocher

Executive Director @ The Other Side Academy

Fernanda Böhme

Co-founder @ Böhme

Heather Brace

Chief People Officer @ Intermountain Health

Heather Griffith Barber

Founder @ Queen of Wraps

Jeff Taylor

VP of Client Strategy @ Boncom

Julie Lee

Author

Junghun Song & Dok Kwon

Co-founders @ CupBop

Karalynne Call

Co-founder @ Böhme

Lynne Roberts

Managing Partner @ Exit Ventures

Matt Harrison

Data Scientist

Nick Wenker

Deputy General Counsel/SVP @ Legal at Young Living Essential Oils

Nicole Tanner

Founder @ Swig

Omar Melo

Director @ Crewe Capital

Patrick McMillan

CFO & Transaction Advisor @ Amplēo

Paul Burgon

Managing Partner @ Exit Ventures

Troy Keller

Partner @ Dorsey & Whitney

Tyler Folkman

GM/CTO @ TubeBuddy by BENlabs

Venue

The Grand America Hotel

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