Opening Ceremony

Tuesday, June 22

8:30 a.m.Trinity Ballroom


Keynote Speaker: Gene Marks

A former daily columnist for both the New York Times and Washington Post, Gene Marks now writes weekly on small business, public policy and technology for The Guardian, The Washington Times, The Hill, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Forbes (where he writes the popular On CRM column), Entrepreneur and Accounting Today. His columns reach thousands of readers each week, and he has an online following of more than 600,000 on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Marks has written six books on business management, specifically geared toward small- and medium-sized companies. His most recent is The Manufacturer’s Book of Lists. Marks has also written In God We Trust, Everyone Else Pays Cash, The Small Business Best Seller, The Streetwise Small Business Book of Lists, The Small Business Desk Reference, Outfoxing The Small Business Owner — Crafty Techniques for Creating a Profitable Relationship and The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Successful Outsourcing.

He regularly appears on Fox News, Fox Business, MSNBC and CNBC. Marks also is a frequent guest on Sirius/XM’s Wharton Business Channel and The John Batchelor Show, which is syndicated nationally on the ABC Radio Network.

Through his keynotes, workshops, seminars and executive retreats, Marks helps business owners, executives and managers understand the political, economic and technological trends that will affect their companies so they can make profitable decisions.

Marks owns and operates The Marks Group PC, a highly successful 10-person firm that provides technology and consulting services to small- and medium-sized businesses. The Marks Group PC, launched in 1994, has grown to help more than 600 companies and thousands of individuals throughout the country.

Prior to starting the Marks Group PC, Marks, a certified public accountant, spent nine years in the entrepreneurial services arm of the international consulting firm KPMG in Philadelphia where he was a senior manager.



Gene Marks