2018 Conference Information

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Conference Program

CEO Global Conference & Pitch Competition

Nov. 1 - 3, 2018 | Kansas City, MO 

Host Sponsor: University of Missouri, Kansas City | Regnier Institute

 Each year, CEO sponsors an informative, action packed global conference that attracts nearly 1,000 collegiate level students (and their faculty advisors) from around the World. During the three-day conference, attendees network with other entrepreneurial-minded students and listen to presentations from seasoned and nascent entrepreneurs, subject matter experts, motivational speakers and fellow students who are making the transition from dreamers to doers.

One of the highlights of the conference is the CEO Global Pitch Competition. Preliminary rounds of the competition take place each day of the conference with the winners being announced at an awards ceremony on the conference’s final day. Over the years, thousands of students have participated in this highly competitive competition that showcases new and innovative business concepts from some of the best and brightest entrepreneurially minded students in the United States.


Snapshot Agenda

Thursday | Nov. 1, 2018

11:00am Registration Opens (Downtown Kansas City Marriott) 
1:00pm Opening Remarks & Chapter Development Program (Chapter Leaders Required)
2:00pm Chapter Awards Presentations
4:00pm Leadership Development Keynote
5:00pm How to Pitch & Pitch Competition Preparation (All Attendees Welcome)
7:00pm Welcome Reception (All Attendees

Friday | Nov. 2, 2018

7:00am Registration Opens (Downtown Kansas City Marriott)  
8:30am Opening Keynote Session & Breakfast
10:00am - 12:30pm Concurrent Sessions/Pitch Competition Sessions 
12:30pm Lunch Keynote Session 
2:15 - 4:15pm Concurrent Sessions/Pitch Competition Sessions 
4:15pm Hall of Fame Dinner, Keynote & Chapter Awards Reception
7:00pm  Faculty/VIP Appreciation Reception

Saturday | Nov. 3, 2018

7:00am Registration Opens (Downtown Kansas City Marriott) 
8:30am Opening Keynote Session & Breakfast
10:00am - 12:30pm  Concurrent Sessions/Pitch Competition Sessions
12:30pm                     Lunch Keynote Session 
2:15 - 3:35pm  Concurrent Sessions/Pitch Competition
3:35pm Final Round of the Pitch Competition, Closing Keynote & Final Address


Advertise or Exhibit at Global

Register NOW! Early Bird Expires October 1, 2018

Apply to Pitch your Idea/Business - Deadline, Oct. 15

Apply for Chapter/Individual Awards - Deadline, Oct. 15

Apply for Chapter Development Programming - Deadline, Oct. 15

Reserve your Hotel Stay - Kansas City Marriott - Deadline, Oct. 10

Reserve your Hotel Stay - Kansas City Crowne Plaza - Deadline, Oct. 10

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of registration?

The standard registration fee is $265 for students and $380 for faculty advisors. If you register before September 30th, you will receive a 10% discount. Student names do not have to be provided at the time of purchase. Be sure to appropriate your student government office for funding!

When does registration open and close?

Registration for CEO Global 2018 will open March 1 and close Oct. 26, 2018

Is the faculty advisor required to attend?

No, a Faculty Advisor is not required to attend, however, most do.

If I have an unused registration, will I be refunded?

We are unable to issue refunds for any unused tickets. However, any unused registrations fees can be transferred to next year’s program, for a processing fee.

Can a purchased registration be transferred to another student?

In most cases, yes. But a formal e-mail must be written to CEO by the purchasing member and it must be delivered before Oct. 26th.

What are the accommodations for this event?

We have negotiated a discounted rate of $179.00 per night at the Kansas City Marriott and the Crown Plaza. Rate is valid for up to 4 guests per room.

Total Cost Per Night $179.

4 students per room/3 nights hotel = $134.25 per student

2 students per room/3 nights hotel = $268.50 per student

Which meals are included?

Thursday Welcome Reception

Heavy Appetizers/Cocktails


Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Breakfast and Lunch

What time should I arrive on Thursday?

Attendees should be at registration check-in by 11am on Thursday.

Is there transportation available to/from the Kansas City airport?

Yes, SuperShuttle is offering a $6 discount on round trip rides between the Kansas City airport and the Crowne Plaza/Marriott between October 30th and November 6th. The discount is not eligible for use with ExecuCar private vehicles or exclusive/non-stop vans. Use the discount code 6222Q or copy the following link into your web browser to access the discounted rates: http://www.supershuttle.com/default.aspx?GC=6222Q


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Tampa, FL. 33606-1490
(813) 258 - 7236 (7CEO)


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