Programs

  • Brian Scudamore CEO Of 1-800-Got-Junk,
    International Business Speaker

    Brian started his business in Canada at the age of 18 with a small truck and a big dream. Today, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has over 1,000 trucks on the road throughout 180 locations in Canada, the United States, and Australia. Brian has brought his entrepreneurial success story to conference stages across the globe and his business leadership abilities have been chronicled by Fortune Magazine, Huffington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.

    CEO Panel // 2:15 // Grand Pavillon
  • Michael Port Bestselling Author, Speaker &
    Business Consultant

    Dubbed “an uncommonly honest author” by the Boston Globe and a “marketing guru” by The Wall Street Journal, Michael is heralded for his five bestselling business books and frequent appearances on MSNBC and PBS. As a noted author, speaker and entrepreneur, Michael’s keen sales and marketing insights have helped thousands of business owners successfully promote themselves and their companies.

    Keynote // 10:00 // Grand Pavillon
  • John Jantsch Founder Of Duct Tape Marketing; Business Expert

    John Jantsch has been called the “World’s Most Practical Small Business Expert” for consistently delivering real-world, proven business marketing ideas and strategies. He is a marketing consultant, speaker and bestselling author of Duct Tape Marketing, Duct Tape Selling, The Commitment Engine and The Referral Engine, and the creator of the Duct Tape Marketing Consulting Network that trains small business marketing consultants around the world. His blog was chosen as a Forbes favorite and his podcast, a top ten marketing show on iTunes, was called a “must listen” by Fast Company magazine.

    Keynote // 12:30 PM // Grand Pavillon
  • Prof. Sean Wise, PHD The Launch Pad Host
    Noted Professor & Lecturer

    As a celebrated business speaker and one of North America’s leading mentors with an unmistakable passion for business, Sean specializes in helping emerging and high growth potential organizations jump on the trajectory and turn a profit. He is a Professor of Entrepreneurship at Ryerson University, an award-winning author, and was a featured consultant on Canada’s popular Dragons’ Den business reality show series.

    Launch Pad // 5:45 // Grand Pavillon
  • Ezra Firestone Amazon E-Commerce Expert
    Founder of Smartmarketer

    Ezra owns a private global network of e-commerce businesses and regularly consults for prominent companies across the USA and Canada. His real-life experience as in the digital marketing arena helps clients succeed in the world of e-commerce – both within and beyond the Amazon channel. He is also the founder and creative director of SmartMarketer, a highly-regarded information hub for online entrepreneurs.

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  • Charlie Harary, ESQ. Founder of H3 & Company
    Motivational Speaker

    In addition to his role as Founder of H3 & Company, a New York investment company, Mr. Harary is a prolific speaker who has lectured across the globe, and is a Clinical Professor of Management & Entrepreneurship at the Syms School of Business in Yeshiva University. He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School where he was awarded the James Kent Scholar and the Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

    Keynote // 9:45 AM // Grand Pavillon
  • Ramon Ray Infusionsoft, Small Business Success Evangelist & Smart Hustle Magazine

    Ramon Ray is the publisher of Smart Hustle Magazine, as well as the Small Business Success Evangelist for Infusionsoft. He is passionate about helping small businesses grow by using technology as a strategic asset. Over his extensive career, Ramon has written thousands of articles, spoken to thousands of business owners and impacted hundreds of thousands of small businesses to help their businesses thrive and grow bigger, using the latest advances offered by modern technology.

    12:15 PM // Grand Pavillon
  • Avi Singer CEO & Founder of showd.me
    Former Google Executive

    Armed with a passion for transforming social networks into robust platforms that promote employee and leadership development, Avi’s held senior positions at Undertone, Google, Blue Man Group, and DoubleClick. He is a frequent presenter at conferences and lectures extensively about socially-based employee training. His most recent venture, SHOWD.ME, unifies a diverse array of cross-platform tools that enables companies to share knowledge and expertly train employees.

     

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  • N. Mark Horowitz Managing Director At J.P. Morgan; Adjunct Professor At New York University

    Mark Horowitz is a Managing Director at JP Morgan in New York City and serves as an adjunct professor at New York University. With specialties in the areas of both sales and behavioral finance, Mark has lectured extensively on client relations, and utilizes his extensive knowledge to help people better understand the unique needs of clients, and what strategic steps must be taken to approach ,attract, impress and retain them for life.

    Session // 3:20 PM
  • Meny Hoffman CEO, Ptex Group & LTB Summit Founder

    As CEO of Ptex Group, Meny Hoffman is recognized for his ability to create and implement award-winning marketing strategies, and is lauded as the visionary behind LTB 2015. In his capacity as a published business author and columnist, Mr. Hoffman has been featured in Inc. 500/5000, Crain’s Magazine, The Daily News, The New York Enterprise Report and the American Express OPEN Forum.

    CEO // 3:00 PM // Grand Pavillon
  • Ira Zlotowitz President of Eastern Union

    Ira Zlotowitz, together with business partner Abraham Bergman, built Eastern Union into a respected national firm that closed over $3 billion in deals during 2014. He is ranked as the youngest president of any top 10 mortgage brokerage and earned coveted placement on Crain’s New York Business’s “Forty-Under-40” annual feature, along with having Eastern Union listed in the publication’s “Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in New York City.”

    Panel // 11:10 AM // Grand Pavilion
  • David Simkowitz Founder of SimkowitzCo

    David Simkowitz is the founder and CEO of SimkowitzCo and a trailblazer in the financial services industry, providing high net worth individuals and businesses with financial clarity. He was one of four professionals selected for NAIFA magazine’s “Four Under Forty” award, and served as the President of the Executive Committee of Guardian. David consistently earns recognition as a top-ranked leader and innovator, and lectures frequently on Insurance and Estate Planning-related topics.

    Panel // 11:10 AM // Grand Pavilion
  • Michael Fried President of Tech-Keys IT Consulting

    Michael is a noted figure in the IT industry and serves as the president of Tech-Keys IT Consulting. His computer consulting firm has partnered with some of the most prominent fortune 500 companies in the computer industry to provide clients with a seamless support network. Originally from the United Kingdom, Michael’s education on both sides of the globe has provided him with a broad-based, comprehensive perspective of the business world as a whole.

    Panel // 11:10 AM // Grand Pavilion
  • Max Hauer President of Svelte Brands, LLC

    As a successful entrepreneur and e-commerce expert, Max Hauer has worked hard to redefine the meaning of entrepreneurship. His corporate successes include a variety of popular everyday brands: Caspari Orthopedics, Svelte Brands, Apothecarie New York and Goflow. With two decades of in-the-trenches business experience, his corporate viewpoint is fundamentally unique, and his dealings have been profiled in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and other media outlets.

    Panel // 11:10 AM // Grand Pavilion
  • Yosef R. Levine Audit Director at Deloitte & Touche, LLP

    Yosef R. Levine is an Audit Director at Deloitte, where he is leadership team member of the firm’s Audit Innovation technology incubator. As a seasoned auditor, he serves emerging growth companies and complex SEC clientele in the retail, service and technology space. Yosef has served as adjunct professor in accounting information systems at Touro University’s Business Graduate School and is a graduate of Yeshiva University’s Syms School of Business.

    Panel // 11:10 AM // Grand Pavilion