Deadline: September 25, 2015 | Apply here
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Eligibility: Undergraduate students from all over the globe
Dates: November 22-24, 205
Costs: Fully funded
Location: New York, the United States

From changing the way we go about our daily lives to changing the way the business world operates, technology has dramatically altered the world around us. At the 41st Annual International Conference, we will discuss and analyze exactly how businesses have transformed. The event participants will explore this crucial topic and analyze the benefits and challenges of integrating business and technology. 150 students from over 30 nations will gather in New York to understand and create new dialogue on the topic of innovation in business.

Business Today covers all student expenses- including airfare, rooming, and meals. The 2015 International Conference will take place at the Grand Hyatt in New York City beginning on Sunday, November 22nd and concluding on Tuesday, November 24th.


If you are interested in learning firsthand from top executives of major corporations about how they got to where they are, and what their industry is all about, read on!


The 2015 International Conference will include participation from executives from over 70 different companies.

Keynote Addresses

The 2015 International Conference will feature 5 keynote addresses.

The 2014 Keynote Speakers include:
• Stephen Schwarzman, Chairman and CEO of Blackstone
• Jeff Immelt, Chairman and CEO of General Electric
• Paul Fribourg, Chairman and CEO for ContiGroup Companies
• Mark Thompson, President and CEO of the New York Times

Seminars and Panels

Engage with leaders from the business world in an intimate setting. 10-15 students will meet with an executive in either a conference room at the Grand Hyatt or their corporate headquarters to engage in dialogue with the executive about their life and work.

Case Study Competition

Students in groups of 8-10 students will solve and have the opportunity to come up with a solution to a case study. Groups will meet informally and receive assistance from leading executives. Each group will pitch their solution to a panel of executives and the judges will determine which group made the best case.

BT Impact Challenge

This year, we are introducing the BT Impact Challenge, which is a seed-funding competition for students interested in social entrepreneurship. The BT Impact Challenge will be open to social entrepreneurs all over the world, including those accepted to the IC through our regular application. Once chosen, the 5 best teams will receive a month of mentorship from business executives, as well as the chance to compete at the International Conference for seed capital.


To apply, submit your entry by September 12, 2015.

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