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Fall 2017 Marlin Prestige Business Conference Schedule

Monday, November 13th

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Kickoff Gala with Keynote Speech
(Greer Environmental Sciences Center)
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Guest Speaker:
Sydney Covey ‘15, (Sustainability Program Analyst, Hourigan Construction)

Tuesday, November 14th

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Information Systems Competition Presentations
Client: Anchor Realty
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Importance of Diversity in Business Panel Discussion
Guest Speakers:
Lanitha Hudson, (Housing Programs Coordinator, Human Resources, City of Virginia Beach)                             
David Byrd, (Managing Director, Virginia Stage Company)
Ann Brogan, (Partner, Crowley, Liberatore, Ryan, & Brogan Law Firm)

Wednesday, November 15th

8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
MBE 101 Shark Tank Presentations
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
GEICO Career Development Presentation
Guest Speaker:
Erin Gaines, (Regional College Recruiter, GEICO)
12:00 - 2:30 p.m.
MBE 101 Shark Tank Presentations
5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Sigma Beta Delta Business Honor Society Induction Ceremony
(Shafer Room in the Boyd Center)

Thursday, November 16th

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Information Systems Competition Presentations
Client: Anchor Realty
11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
PRME and MBE Code of Conduct Presentation
Mr. David Garraty, (Professor of Management, Business, and Economics)
Dr. Linda Ferguson, (Dean of the Birdsong School of Social Science)
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Environment Sustainability Panel Discussion
Ken Trinder, (CEO, EOS Surfaces)
Bruce Alperin, (Associate Vice President for Marketing, Aramark)
Sydney Covey, (Sustainability Program Analyst, Hourigan Construction)
2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
MBE 101 Shark Tank Presentations and Finals

Friday, November 17th

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Elizabeth River Project Importance of Sustainability Presentation
Michael Ewing, (Chair of River Star Committee, Elizabeth River Project)

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Rockonomix Competition/Closing Ceremony
MBE 201 Students

**All events are open to the student body and the public, except for the Gala. Door prizes, free food, and t-shirts available for most events! All events are to be held in the Pearce Hospitality Suite unless otherwise noted.