2019 Conference Information


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CEO Global Conference & Pitch Competition

October 31 - November 2, 2019 | Tampa, FL 

Location: Tampa Marriott Water Street

Each year, CEO hosts an informative, action packed global conference that attracts nearly 1,000 collegiate students from around the World. During the three-day conference, attendees network with other entrepreneurial-minded students and listen to presentations from seasoned 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.

The conference also features chapter development programming in which CEO leaders participate in peer conversations regarding ways to successfully operate an entrepreneurship club, host a pitch competition or support students on their campus. Students should apply for chapter/individual awards that will help to fund on campus operations or their ventures.  Students can also exhibit their businesses to early stage investors that attend the global event. Suggested attire is business professional, and you might want to bring some business cards


Snapshot Agenda

Thursday | October 31, 2019

11:00am Registration Opens (Tampa Marriott Water Street)
1:00pm Opening Remarks & Chapter Development (Chapter Leaders Required)
1:30-5:00pm Future Founders CEO Residency (invited participants only)
2:00pm Chapter Awards Presentation 
4:00pm Leadership Development Keynote
5:00pm How to Pitch & Competition Preparation (All Attendees Welcome) 
7:00pm Welcome to Tampa Party (All Attendees) 

Friday | November 1, 2019

7:00am Registration Opens (Tampa Marriott Water Street)
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 | November 2, 2019

7:00am Registration Opens (Tampa Marriott Water Street)
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-6:00pm Final Round of the Pitch Competition, Closing Keynote & Final Address


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of registration?

The standard registration fee is $270 for students and $380 for faculty advisors. If you register before October 1, 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 2019 will open March 1 and close Oct. 29, 2019

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. Please purchase ticket insurance at check-out.

Can a purchased registration be transferred to another student?

No, we are unable to transfer ticket registration unless it was purchased in bulk by your campus. Please insure your purchase by selecting ticket insurance at check-out.

What are the accommodations for this event?

We have negotiated a discounted rate of $189.00 per night at the Tampa Marriott Water Street. Rate is valid for up to 4 guests per room.

Total Cost Per Night $189.

4 students per room/3 nights hotel = $144.25 per student

2 students per room/3 nights hotel = $278.50 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 Tampa International airport?

Yes, Blue One Transportation offers $11 trips to the Tampa Marriott Water Side and the Tampa International Airport. Please click this link for the discount flyer.  CEO has also negotiated a 10% discount with SuperShuttle, you can utilize discount code NT5D7 anytime between October 28 - November 5. 

Contact Us

The Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ OrganizationTM | Global Headquarters

401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Box 2F
Tampa, FL. 33606-1490
(813) 258 - 7236 (7CEO)
Hours: Monday - Friday
9:15 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.