The 100+ Brands of the B2SMB Institute

 Featured Speakers

Raj Mukherjee
SVP Product, GM SMB
Indeed
Karen Mills
Former Head Administrator,
US Small Business Administration
Eric Spadafora
VP Business Sales
Verizon
Ramon Ray
Editor & Founder,
SmartHustle Magazine
Kim Green-Kerr
SVP, Business Solutions
Sprint
Rosie Roca
VP - Customer Experience,
Salesforce
Mitchell Haber
SVP Partnerships,
Endurance
Mari-Frances Bentvelzen
VP of Client Success,
SAP Concur
Lex ten Veen
EVP Strategic Partnerships,
Uberall

#Small2Big – Scaling to Success
in the $500Bil B2SMB Marketspace

If your job depends on successfully winning, keeping and growing Small Business customers at scale, you face the #Small2Big challenge every day.

How do you get from one SMB to many to millions?

The Institute’s largest gathering of the year will bring together hundreds of B2SMB professionals for 2 full days of market-leading insights coupled with extensive networking opportunities, all centered on #Small2Big success stories, “how to” playbooks and actionable insights.  

Our attendees will represent some of the biggest names in B2SMB products and services, alongside new players, best resources, SMB Influencers and segment Investors. You’ll meet fellow C-Suite Execs and front-line practitioners, from Marketers to Operators to Founders – over 70% of last years’ attendees were VP-level and above. Over 90% of attendees to our October 2018 event plan to attend again, excited to meet fellow Business-to-Small-Business leaders who are tackling the demands of #Small2Big.

To reserve YOUR place at
the B2SMBI Global Conference, click here!

We’ll address the critical challenges and opportunities of our highly-fragmented customer and prospect base – millions of “snowflake” SMBs who often defy description – and how to reach, engage, sell, deliver and keep them. B2SMB peers will address peers on scaleable success with SMBs, opening a dynamic 2-day dialogue on what’s working, and what’s not. From thought-leader keynotes, to best-practice workshops, to proprietary SMB research presentations, attendees can expect to return to their jobs having elevated their game.

If you’d like to become a presenter on a  #Small2Big topic 
at the B2SMBI Global Conference 19, click here.

Our 2019 Best2SMB Awards luncheon on Day 2 of the Global Conference will showcase the very best Business-to-Small-Business offerings and innovations , culminating in our global Best2SMB Brand of the Year award for overall Enterprise excellence. Curated and voted on by our B2SMBI Influencers’ Circle, the Best2SMB Award winners will truly represent the best of the best.

For more information or to submit your offering, innovation or brand for Best2SMB consideration, click here.

Want to get hands-on with the best #Small2Big tools, resources and services? Our B2SMB Sponsor showcase represents the best and brightest Solution Providers exhibiting the latest resources our Members need.

Interested in Exhibiting at the
B2SMBI Global Conference 19? Click here.

More  Featured Speakers (9/17 Update)

Perry Evans
President,
ThriveHive
Sean Cohen
COO,
AWeber
Molly Moore
CMO,
Ruby Receptionists
Kush Shrivastava
Managing Director,
Yahoo Small Biz/Verizon
Doug Llewellyn
CEO,
Business.com
Dan Olson
CEO,
UpCity
Pete Steger
Head of Business Development,
Kabbage
Jeanette Mulvey
Exec. Director - Content,
US Chamber of Commerce
Mike Morello
Chief Product Officer,
US Chamber of Commerce
Chris Spanos
CEO,
Urgentl.ly
Peter Curzon
Sr. Director, Business Development,
Yelp
David Saxton
SVP Marketing,
Yola
Jay Christensen
Sr. Director, Global BD,
Hostway
Derek Miner
VP Sales,
Freshlime
John Sutliffe
SVP/GM,
Payfactors

Agenda for the B2SMBI Global Conference 19

 

(9/17 update- subject to change)

02oct(oct 2)9:30 am03(oct 3)2:00 pmGlobal Conference 19Early Registration for Playbooks Participants from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM. Registration remains open all morning.

More Featured Speakers, Facilitators, & Participants Committed to the
2019 B2SMBI Global 
Conference
(9/17 Update)

Laura Walker
Director of Marketing,
Constant Contact
Lem Lloyd
SVP, Revenue,
Buzzboard
Alan Keller
CRO,
Duda
Eric Groves
Co-Founder/CEO,
Alignable
Rich Russey
VP/Publisher,
Inc. Magazine
Brian Bar
CEO,
Victory Lap
Nicole Wood
Founder/CEO,
Ama la Vida Coaching
Mark MacLeod
CEO,
Surepath Capital
Jim Ftizgerald
CEO,
Taradel
Matt Phillips
Global Head,
Waze Local
Katelyn Hocut
Advisory Director,
PWC
Josh May
Founder/CEO,
POWr.io
Bill Furlong
Founder/CEO,
Squarestack
Andy Fowler
Co-Founder/CTO,
Nutshell
David Biddulph
CEO,
Market Force Corporation
Joe Malcoun
CEO,
Nutshell
Carl Amacker
CEO,
FP Mailing Solutions
Kate Winkler
CEO,
Ruby Receptionists
Jer Hermanns
CMO,
Duda
Wayne Silverman
CRO,
Business.com
Noel Hillman
Head of Sales Operations,
Kabbage
Dip Ghuman
Sr. Manager, Partnerships,
Indeed
Kelly Benish
VP Strategic Partnerships,
Uberall
Charisse Conanan Johnson
Partner,
NextStreet
Chad Brooks
Editor,
Business.com
Kate Bradley-Cherins
Founder,
Lately
Scott Rogerson
Founder,
UpContent
Jeanne Hopkins
CMO,
Lola
Jeffrey Pearlman
Head of Sales,
ReviewTrackers
Camila Fuster
Sales Director,
Infopaginas

More Participants Committed to the
2019 B2SMBI Global 
Conference
(9/17 Update)

Zach Chambers
Zach Chambers,
Uberall
Cyril Meduña
President/Managing Director,
Advent Morro Equity Partners
Umesh Tibrewal
Founder/CEO,
Buzzboard
Jason Peaslee
Managing Partner,
Thrive Analytics
Renette Rier
Director Small Business Development,
Georgia Pacific
Matt Matergia
Director of BD,
Mono Solutions
Sangeeta Gupte
Sr. Director, Digital Strategy,
Position2
Edward Oser
Strategic Partnerships,
Uberall
Stu Richards
CEO,
Bredin
Faith Murphy
Head of SMB Sales,
Verizon Media
Alex Gunhus
Sr. Manager, SMB Sales,
Verizon Media
Mike Redd
VP, Product Marketing,
Endurance
Chris Marentis
Founder/CEO,
SureFireLocal
Jake Wallace
Sr. Manager, Strategic Partnerships,
AWeber
Marc Hawk
Founder/Chairman,
RevLocal
Sandy Lohr
CEO,
Matchcraft
Richard Lumsden
Vice President,
Soci
Mike Baker
Marketing Director,
Lola
Foram Sheth
Co-Founder & Coach,
Ama La Vida Coaching
Wendy Urquhart
SVP - Business Development,
Taradel
Dave Thomas
CMO,
Market Force Corporation
Dan Slagen
CMO,
ThriveHive
Jon Sofield
Managing Partner,
UpCurve
Xiaofei (Sophie) Zhang
Partnerships,
SalesForce Essentials
Kevin Chen
Strategic Partnerships,
Uberall
Rob Levin
CEO,
speakSMB
Paul Huntley
CEO,
MSG Payment Systems
Dave Walker
CEO,
B2SMB Institute
Peter Hutto
CSO,
B2SMB Institute

The B2SMB Institute Influencers' Circle

Accommodations within Walking Distance of the B2SMBI Global Conference

Hilton Chicago

720 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
855-605-0316

Hotel Essex

800 South Michicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
312-939-2200


The Blackstone

636 South Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
844-631-0595

The Palmer House

17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
312-726-7500

JW Marriott 

151 West Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60603
844-631-0595

Hampton Inn Majestic

22 West Monroe St. 
Chicago, IL 60603
855-605-0317

Hyatt Regency

151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
312-565-1234

Swissotel

323 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60651
312-565-0565

What They Said: Top Reasons
for B2SMB Pros to Attend Global Conference 19


Best-in-Class for B2SMB
 

What a great two days. You guys are building something super cool and INCREDIBILY valuable.” – Jill Nelson, CEO/Founder, Ruby Receptionists

“I was so incredibly impressed on who you were able to gather together to talk about how we better support the SMB community.” – Erik Day, VP/GM – Small Business, Dell 

“The event was first class, from the people, the connections and the take home value.” – Sean Cohen, COO, Weber

There’s no other event that entirely focuses on the highly challenging $500Bil Business-to-Small-Business marketspace, bringing B2SMB pros at all levels a unique and intense value.


A Focus on What Works

“It was great to hear the experiences of the speakers and other attendees. We came away with some immediate points of optimization for our go to market process.” – Joanna Knox, BD Lead, Fundbox

“We thought the event was very well done!   You guys brought it! The networking and content was spot on.” – Aaron Bailey, COO, Business.com 

“My team and I learned so much during the conference with all the folks who are serving SMBs. Overall, a truly inspiring event.” – Liz Yoon, Partnerships Management, LegalZoom 

We emphasize what works when it comes to reaching, engaging, keeping, keeping and growing SMBs.  With no time for theory, our attendees leave a whole lot smarter on what to do next.


Pro-Grade Networking

 “Great connections and networking.” – Carrie Jacobson, VP Technology & Services, Office Depot

“There was great energy in the room and lots of good opportunity to network.” – Kelly Thomas Nojaim, VP Partner Development, Microsoft

We pride ourselves on bringing together B2SMBs best and brightest and fostering their peer-to-peer exchanges, with plenty of time and space to comfortably interact.


What’s Now & What’s Next

“I found a lot of value connecting with various leaders in the space and learning how different companies are approaching the SMB segment.” – Dip Ghuman, Strategic and Product Partnerships, Indeed

“Definitely think it put Lorem on the radar for a lot of important partners in the future and lots of great content from other innovators in the SMB space.’ – Sam Wilcoxon, Founder, Lorem

We believe it’s critical that B2SMB pros see what’s here and what’s coming when it comes to the millions of Small Business they are trying to sell. Count on us to keep looking ahead!  


More than a Single Event

“I think this will grow year over year and I look forward in participating in future.” – Jenn Allen, SMB Segment Lead, Cisco

“You put together a great event and it’s definitely going to be one of the must-go to events for everyone who is serving small businesses.” – Martin Schmidt, Strategic Development, 1&1

“Thank you for the opportunity and really enjoyed it. You are building something very interesting.” – Doug Bewsher, CEO, Leadspace

B2SMB Institute events are focus-points for our Members, but our Member community, segment Councils, SMB research and resources (like Playbooks!) adds value throughout the year and beyond!


And It’s Fun?!?

“It was a ton of fun.” – Darian Shirazi, CEO, Radius

“Absolutely amazing event.” – Max Pechersky, PromoRepublic, CEO/Co-Founder

“Seriously, it was a great show – congratulations to you for taking the lead and driving this. Much needed and I made numerous contacts – for which I can see value on both sides of the equation.” – Lem Lloyd, SVP, Buzzboard 

From the beginning, we’ve been impressed by our very own B2SMB event Speakers, facilitators, and attendees – great Pros with great experiences and great willingness to share. We make peer-to-peer fun with lots of events within our events that foster casual, comfortable exchange, and more than a few laughs.

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