Thursday, April 12, 2018

What you will learn

This is where business meets innovation.  Whether you own or manage an expanding business, the Baltimore Business Growth Symposium will enhance your firm’s capabilities with a robust variety of breakout sessions catering to today’s business climate.

The agenda will feature informative presentations by industry leaders and think-tank entrepreneurs who can address the problems that keep your business from successfully achieving more clients and moving forward.  Breakfast & lunch are included with tickets.  Speakers include:

  • Cassius F. Butts, former Regional Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration.
  • A panel of leading experts from the trillion dollar Private Equity Industry sharing insider tips on tapping equity and scaling your business.
  • Legal team from leading government contracting law firm, Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC.  This firm is licensed in federal courts and more than a dozen states.
  • Industry experts on technical & cost proposal preparation.


What we will do

We are currently finalizing the agenda, so come back often to this link as we continue to modify arrangements, agendas, times, and workshops.

Here is workshop titles we have thus far:

· How to Draft Cost and Technical Proposals.

· Legal Protection as a Federal Subcontractor.

· Private Equity.

· How to Build Your Business to Sell It.

About the Business Growth Symposium

Location: Hilton Baltimore, 401 W Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. Make conference hotel reservations by visiting or by phone (443) 573-8700.

Parking at the hotel is an additional cost of:

  1. Self parking: $30.00
  2. Valet: $43.00

Also, there is parking available at neighboring private lots at a less expensive rate.

Who should attend the symposium?

· Business owners and/or business developers.

· Proposal writers for small business.

· Independent contractors and subcontractors.

· Startup owners or anyone interested in a startup.

This symposium will sell out quickly.  A limited number of Gold Pass tickets will be offered. This offers you VIP access to the conference, so act quickly.

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Keynote Speaker

Dr. Randal Pinkett

Chairman and CEO of BCT Partners

Dr. Randal Pinkett is an entrepreneur, speaker, author, scholar and community servant. He is the co-founder, chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, a multimillion dollar management, technology and policy consulting firm based in Newark, NJ.

Special Guest

Cassius F. Butts

Founder and Chairman of Capital Fortitude Business Advisors

Former SBA Region IV Administrator - Obama Appointee Chairman & Founder - Center For Business Advisors (CFBA) Executive In Residence Georgia State University - J. Mack College of Business

Invited Guests

Session Leaders

Russell C. Teter III, MBA

Director of Training of the SBDC at University of Maryland

Robert G. Ruggieri

Senior Associate Attorney Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC

Dawn Ambrose

Principal of Footprint Consulting

    Cely R. Argueta

    Owner of BNG Professional Consulting Services

    Maria L. Panichelli

    Attorney at Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC


    8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

    Registration and Breakfast

    9:00 - 9:15 a.m.

    Welcome & Opening Remarks

    9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

    Plenary Session

    10:15 - 10:30 a.m.

    Networking Break

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Breakout Session: A

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Breakout Session: B

    12:00 - 1:15 p.m.


    1:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Networking Break

    1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

    Breakout Session: A

    1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

    Breakout Session: B

    2:45 - 3:00 p.m.

    Networking Break

    3:05 - 4:15 p.m.

    Breakout Session: A

    3:05 - 4:15 p.m.

    Breakout Session: B

    4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

    Closing Session

    Event tickets

    Hurry up and get the Early Bird tickets while they are available

    Silver Pass
    • Includes Breakfast & Lunch
    • Access to All Workshops
    • Access to networking areas
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    Early Bird
    • Includes Breakfast & Lunch
    • Access to All Workshops
    • Access to networking areas
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    Gold Pass
    • Includes Breakfast & Lunch
    • Access to All Workshops
    • Access to Networking Areas
    • VIP Seating
    • Admission to Post-Conference Cocktail Reception
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    Register to attend the Business Growth Symposium now.

    General sponsors

    these awesome companies support us


    • Hilton Baltimore, 401 W Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
    • Phone: (443) 573-8700