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From AI strategies to growing startups: Get ahead in business at Utah Business Forward 2024 conference

Salt Lake City — Get ahead in business with practical advice from leading experts across the business landscape at Utah Business Forward 2024. 

On Wednesday, November 20, 2024, at the Grand America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City, more than 600 attendees from 170 Utah businesses across more than 20 industries are expected to attend the day-long Utah Business Forward 2024 conference. 

Utah Business Forward, presented by the team behind Utah Business magazine, is the only gathering of its kind in Utah designed exclusively for executives seeking practical insights and actionable strategies to propel their businesses forward. 

This year’s presenters come from the state’s top companies, brands and organizations that are at the forefront of technology, culture and business transformation, including Intermountain Health, Böhme, MasterControl, Just Ingredients, Young Living, The Other Side Academy and more. 

Topics at Forward 2024 include: the how-to of business acquisitions; practical ways to incorporate AI technology for strategic advantage; making the marketing budget go further; developing experiential marketing campaigns; how entrepreneurs can grow, sell and pivot the business; building employee culture at scale; and building a high-performing team. 

Highlighted sessions include:

  • “Building Culture at Scale” by Dok Kwon and Junghun Song from Cupbop
  • “Entrepreneurship through Acquisition” by Heather Griffith Barber from Queen of Wraps
  • “You Will Be Replaced by Someone Who Uses AI” by Matt Harrison from Metasnake
  • “From Startup to Scaleup” by Nicole Tanner from Swig
  • “Behind the Campaign: Silent Night On Times Square” by Chris Carlson and Jeff Taylor from Boncom
  • “How to Build a High-Performing Team” by Lynne Roberts from University of Utah Women’s Basketball

“The Forward 2024 conference brings some of Utah’s brightest business minds together with smart and engaging attendees,” says Utah Business Publisher Burke Olsen. “The value of Utah Business Forward extends beyond the inspiring keynotes and informative breakout sessions to the relationships you build with people sitting next to you or who you bump into in the hallways.”

“From entrepreneurs to corporate leaders, startups to established brands, anyone in the business community will find informative education and practice guidance at Forward 2024,” says Melanie Jones, editor-in-chief of Utah Business. “There is no other gathering quite like this in terms of valuable expertise and being able to connect deeply across the Utah business community.”

Quotes from past attendees: “Loved the ability to be in close proximity to certain business leaders. Usually at conferences they are on big stages and you wouldn’t have the chance to talk with them. Here, we did!” – Adam Weber, Driven

“The strategy sessions provided wonderful insights and practical items. The to-do list of actionable items was especially valuable. I also appreciated WHO was in the room. This was easy access to key people in the state that help make business happen.” – Jessica Elwell, OxEon Energy

See the full schedule of presenters and register today at Forward.UtahBusiness.com. Early bird discounts and group rates are now available. 


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Utah Business fosters connection, insight and recognition for Utah’s thriving professional community. Through a magazine, daily newsletter, events and awards programs, Utah Business highlights the ideas, innovations and people behind Utah’s business successes.

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