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NEW ORLEANS 2017

Grow/ Your Mind. Your Business. Your Profits.

May 8-10, 2017 | Sheraton New Orleans | #GrowCo17

Take Advantage of Discounted Pricing Until March 15!

About

What is GrowCo?

Created and curated by Inc.magazine, the Grow Your Company Conference (GrowCo) is a three-day event that brings together hundreds of entrepreneurs like you, hungry for the advice, proven strategies, and connections needed to start and grow a business. Through inspiring keynotes and educational breakouts, plus tons of networking, you will learn to be even more audacious and bold than you are now—free to grow your mind, grow your business, and grow your bottom-line.


Attendees

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Past

Speakers

In the past we’ve had big names like Sir Richard Branson, Mark Cuban, and Jessica Alba. This year, more keynoters will offer you powerful insights and practical solutions you need to grow your business.

2017 SPEAKERS

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Sir Richard

Branson

2013 Keynote: A Conversation With the Biggest of the Big Thinkers

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Mark

Cuban

2014 Keynote: A Master Class with Mark Cuban, the Audacious Maverick


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Marcus

Lemonis

2015 Keynote: Meet the Business Turnaround King

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Jessica

Alba

2015 Keynote: The True Story Behind the Honest Company

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Blake

Mycoskie

2016 Keynote: Business as a Force for Good

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Daymond

John

2015 Keynote: Meet the Shark – A Masterclass with Daymond John


What’s Happening at GrowCo 2017?

We at Inc. promise: GrowCo is no ordinary business conference. It’s about tactical business advice and focusing on what it takes to boost your business growth for years to come.

Exceptional

Keynotes

This year’s lineup features industry disrupters, seasoned entrepreneurs, and the best and brightest business talent. You will walk away with a newfound energy to lead and run your company better.


New Educational

Content

With 35-plus informative and interactive sessions focused on four vital themes—Kick-Start Growth, Keep Growing, Grow Smarter, Grow Profits—you’ll gain the know-how you need to achieve extraordinary business growth and profitability.


Power

Networking

Enjoy daily coffee hours, happy hours, and the always-fun GrowCo party, where you will have the opportunity to connect and mingle with hundreds of business leaders who, like you, are focused on taking their companies to the next level.


A New Orleans

Good Time

While you’re getting down to business at GrowCo, use your free time to get down in New Orleans. Devour warm beignets, explore eccentric shops, listen to live jazz, and eat everything! This is your chance to experience all that the vibrant Crescent City has to offer.

Word On the Street




It was the best 2 ½ days spent to take your business to the next level. WOW and unbelievable the best words to describe the Inc. Magazine Grow Your Business Conference.

DEBRA W. GOULD

President & CEO, Debra Gould & Associates




I have never been a room full of such amazing people, all focused on growing their businesses. I look at the cards I got and they read like a who’s who in business. AMAZING.

RICHARD S. VALLASTER III

Partner, eduWeb




When you come to Inc. events expect to get 3 things. Inspiration, education, & connection. #GrowCo16

JERE SIMPSON

CEO, KITEWIRE


GrowCo 2017

Agenda

This year’s all-new program provides you with more tactical education than ever before. The program includes Keynotes, One-on-One Conversations, Panel Discussions, Problem Solving Sessions, and Learning Workshops!

  • Day 1 / Monday, May 8, 2017
  • Day 2 / Tuesday, May 9, 2017
  • Day 3 / Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Day 1 / Monday, May 8, 2017

Registration Open

10 AM-7:30 PM | Main Hall

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INC.EDU COURSE

Branding-Building and Customer Service: How to Stand Out From the Crowd

1-4 PM | Hilary Folger

In this interactive course, learn nine implementable strategies for designing emotionally powerful, loyalty-building, and brand-enhancing customer experiences. Some are counterintuitive but all are rooted in the powerful science of happiness. Discover how to make a lasting impression on your customers from a senior brand strategy expert with 10+ years experience building brands for Fortune 500 companies. Lunch is included.

Inc. edu courses are included in the Conference Pass Plus registration.


INC.EDU COURSE

How to Achieve Business Growth and Profitability in Uncertain Times

1-4 PM

During this intensive course, learn how to bring sustained, lasting, growth and profitability to your organization. You will review the stages that every business goes through and learn how to clarify the different roles and interactions within your organization, how to simplify decision making, and how and when to make high-quality business growth decisions.

Course Leader: To Be Announced

Inc. edu courses are included in the Conference Pass Plus registration.


GrowCo Conference Welcome Reception

5:30-7:30 PM | Inc. Marketplace

During this fun and casual gathering, grab a bite, enjoy a cocktail, and mingle with colleagues and hundreds of your peers. Also, be sure to meet and interact with our conference sponsors throughout the evening. Make the most of your time here by enjoying the official kickoff to Inc.’s Grow Your Company Conference.


Networking Meetups

8-10 PM
Day 2 / Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Registration Open

7:30 AM-5 PM | Main Hall

Coffee Hour

8 AM | Inc. Marketplace

Welcome

9 AM | General Session Room

KEYNOTE

Opening Session

9:10 AM | General Session Room

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KEYNOTE

Steve Case

9:55 AM | General Session Room

Break

10:45 AM | Inc. Marketplace

KEYNOTE

Sheryl Sandberg

11:25 AM | General Session Room

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KEYNOTE

Kevin O’Leary Beyond Shark Tank

12:05 PM | General Session Room

Lunch

1:05 PM | Inc. Marketplace

Concurrent Sessions

2:20 PM

Break

3:35 PM | Inc. Marketplace

Concurrent Sessions

4:05 PM

Happy Hour

5:30-6:30 PM | Inc. Marketplace

GrowCo Party

8-11 PM
Day 3 / Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Registration Open

7:30 AM – 2 PM | Main Hall

Coffee Hour

8 AM | Inc. Marketplace

Welcome

9 AM | General Session Room

KEYNOTE

Mainstage Sessions

9:05-10:35 AM | General Session Room

Break

10:40 AM | Inc. Marketplace

Concurrent Sessions

11:10 AM

Lunch

12:25 PM | Inc. Marketplace

Concurrent Sessions

1:35 PM

Break

2: 50 PM

Farewell to New Orleans

3:05 PM | General Session Room

KEYNOTE

Mainstage Sessions

3:20-4 PM | General Session Room

GrowCo Concludes

4:15 PM
GrowCo 2017

Tickets

Purchase your conference pass by March 15, 2017 to save $200!
Conference Pass

$695

valid through 3/15
  • Welcome Cocktail Reception
  • Keynotes and Breakout Sessions
  • Networking Lunches
  • GrowCo Conference Party
  • Networking Happy Hours
  • Conference app
BUY TICKETS

Limited Tickets!
Conference Pass PLUS

$995

valid through 3/15
  • Welcome Cocktail Reception
  • Keynotes and Breakout Sessions
  • Networking Lunches
  • GrowCo Conference Party
  • Networking Happy Hours
  • Conference app
  • + Plus +
  • Choice of 1 Inc.edu course
  • Meet and Greet with Steve Case
  • Networking Breakfasts
  • Reserved Premium Seating
  • 1 year subscription to Inc.
BUY TICKETS

Group Pass

20%

discount
  • If you would like to register 5 or more people email us at events@inc.com or call us at 866-901-3205 to inquire about group discounts.
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Location

New Orleans

GrowCo 2017 will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, just steps away from all the excitement of the French Quarter, Bourbon Street, the Riverwalk, and the Warehouse District.


Venue

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

GrowCo has an exclusive room block and discounted rate for registered GrowCo attendees. The per night rate is $179, which is available until April 15 or until the block is full. Hotels for Hope, is our official housing management partner. Please book your accommodation as soon as possible as the block will sell out.

Questions? Contact Hotels for Hope at 512-691-9555 x9.

BOOK YOUR ROOM

The City

Discover NOLA

1 / Eat beignets at Café Du Monde
2 / Visit Jackson Square the heart of the French Quarter
3 / Sip on a Sazerac at Arnaud’s French 75 Bar
4 / Get spooked on a late-night New Orleans Haunted Pub Crawl
5 / Enjoy live jazz at the clubs on Frenchman Street
6 / Tour Mardi Gras World, where parade floats are conceived and constructed.
7 / Take in some culture at the New Orleans Museum of Art or visit the Bocage Plantation
8 / Feast at some amazing restaurants, including August, the Joint, and Meril
9 / Stroll around City Park
10 / Jump on a streetcar to tour the entire city


Venue

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

Events are held in the Main hall, workshops in Second floor meeting rooms

Address


Phone

(504) 525-2500

Website


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If you have a question about Inc.’s
Grow Your Company Conference
email us at events@inc.com or
call 866-901-3205.

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