AGENDA 2018 Agenda

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April 25th and 26th

The 2018 Pittsburgh Business Show agenda is packed with events for everyone. Learn and Grow with over 30 different speaker presentations and workshops, where you can learn from experts in more than 20 different industries.

In between presentations, visit over 300 exhibitors to learn more about the services, products, and resources that these Pittsburgh business provide to other businesses in the Pittsburgh region.

Connect to business owners, executives, professionals and entrepreneurs during the Show at the Business Cafe and at our one-of-a-kind networking opportunities, held throughout this 2 day event.

We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 Show as we work together to build relationships and support our local businesses in the Pittsburgh Region.

The agenda for the 2018 pittbsurgh business show:

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DAY 1 - Wednesday April 25th 2018

9:30 am:

Registration Desk Open - 9:30 am - 9:30 pm - Hall A Lobby

Business Cafe Open - 9:30 - 5:30 Hall A

Pittsburgh Business Pitch Presentations and Voting - 9:30 - 5:30 Hall A

10:00 am:

Exhibitor Hall and Conference Open 10:00 am - 9:30 pm

Total Sports Enterprises - Junior Achievement Silent Auction - 10:00 am - 9:30 pm

10:30 am:

Dr. Casey Reason, Grand Canyon University - Main Stage

Susan Miller, Women’s Small Business Association - Stage 1: #MeToo and Sexism at Work: How Female Execs Overcome Challenges in the Workplace

Bob Floreak, Acuity HR – Professional Services Stage: The Role of Human Resources in Business Planning: Metrics, Measurements and Linking HR to Financial Objectives

Speaker Presentation - Stage 3

Speaker Presentation - Stage 4

11:00 am:

Darieth Chisolm, 50 Shades of Silence - Main Stage: Everyday Courage: Your Plan for Reinvention

11:30 am:

Business For Business Speed Networking Event - 11:30 am - 1:00 pm - Hall A

One of the Largest Business for Business Speed Networking Events - Meet 200 Business owners in a creative new concept!

1:30 pm:

Bill Flanagan, Allegheny Conference on Community Development - Main Stage: Pittsburgh’s Great American Comeback – Lessons Learned in Leadership and Image Building

Rob Costanza, Growth Coach 3 Rivers - Stage 1: Getting Strategic - Driving Success and Balancing Life

Speaker Presentation - Stage 2

2:30 pm:

Dr. Shellie Hipsky - Main Stage: Inspiration Is Just a Story Away

3:30 pm:

Dan Harmon, Higher Images - Main Stage: The Perfect S.T.O.R.M.- How to Develop a Well Rounded Digital Marketing Strategy

Edinboro University - Stage 1

Eric Davis, Elliott & Davis, P.C. – Professional Services Stage: Using Service Contracts to Set Customer Expectations, Limit Liability, and Get Paid

David Maniet, Maniet Financial Services Network - Stage 4

4:30 pm:

Dollar Bank - Main Stage

5:30 pm:

Business Choice Awards Ceremony - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Hall A Main Stage

Join hundreds of Pittsburgh's top business owners as they are honored at the Inaugural Business Choice Awards!

7:30 pm:


Join the Pittsburgh Business Show Exhibitors, the Business Choice Award Winners, Chambers of Commerce, Professionals

and Entrepreneurs in a one-of-a-king networking event


DAY 2 - Thursday April 26th 2018

7:30 am:

Registration Desk Open - 7:30 am - 3:30 pm - Hall A Lobby

Business Cafe Open - 7:30 - 2:30 Hall A

Pittsburgh Business Pitch Presentations and Voting - 8:00 - 1:30 Hall A

8:00 am:

Exhibitor Hall and Conference Open 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

9:30 am:

Speaker Presentation - Main Stage

Darieth Chisolm - Stage 1: The 5 step method and formula to making $5K+ a day hosting workshops, boot camps, and restreats.

Speaker Presentation - Stage 2

Sal Acosta, Landon and Acosta - Stage 4: Secrets to Buying or Selling a Business

10:30 am:

Joy Bufalini - Main Stage: Three Keys to Positioning Yourself as a Leader in Your Industry

Dr. Denis Rudd, New Horizons - Stage 1: Office 365: The Cloud Beneath Your Wings

Bob Floreak, Acuity HR - Professional Services Stage: Compensation and Performance Management: Going Beyond the Performance Appraisal and Annual Compensation Plan

Speaker Presentation - Stage 4

11:30 am:

Business For Business Speed Networking Event - 11:30 am - 1:00 pm - Hall A

One of the Largest Business for Business Speed Networking Events - Meet 200 Business owners in a creative new concept

1:30 pm:

Jennifer Sikora, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Main Stage

Speaker Presentation - Stage 1

Alex Rutkowski, Higher Images - Stage 2: Converting Your Business's Website Into a Customer Generation Engine

Speaker Presentation - Stage 4

2:00 pm:

Junior Achievement of Western PA - Main Stage

2:30 pm:

Presentation of Charitable Contributions for Junior Achievement and others - Main Stage

Presentation of Pittsburgh Business Pitch Winners - Main Stage

3:30 pm:

Show Ends


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