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Office Depot, Kabbage, Pitney Bowes, Indeed, Microsoft Join A-List Speaker Lineup and 50+ Brands at the National B2SMB Summit


30+ business-to-small-business leaders to present how to engage, win and retain small-business customers; national event in Chicago October 3-4 to be attended by 50+ B2SMB brands representing more than 20 million SMB client accounts.

Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) September 12, 2017

The B2SMB Summit, the most significant gathering of business-to-small-business executives ever held, today announced that its Day 2 morning keynote will be delivered by Janet Schijns, Senior Vice President of Services at Office Depot – whose organization spans Print, Copy, Technology and beyond for the office and business solutions giant, and serves millions of small-business customers. Schijns, who came to Office Depot following nearly a decade of driving global channel strategies for enterprise solutions at Verizon, joins a lineup of top-notch B2SMB keynoters, including Erik Day, VP and GM, North America Small Business, Dell Technologies; Jonathan Cherins, EVP, Small Business and Partner, Yext; and Brett Tolbert, VP of SMB Marketing and Data Science, Comcast Business.

The B2SMB Summit already has 50+ B2SMB brands slated to attend a program featuring more than 30 B2SMB leaders, representing more than 20 million worldwide SMB client accounts.The national event takes place Oct. 3-4 and is spread over two locations in Chicago's dynamic West Loop district: 1871 at the Merchandise Mart on Day 1, and the Revel Fulton Market on Day 2. It is the only event of its kind to focus exclusively on the latest innovations and best practices for big enterprise companies looking to engage, win and retain small business customers, at scale.

"The B2SMB Summit provides a unique opportunity for product and service providers, innovators and investors to come together to share their experiences and insights into how to successfully serve small businesses," said B2SMB Summit Co-Chair Dave Walker. "We are excited to be bringing together so many influential leaders on one stage from across the B2SMB ecosystem. Their insights are sure to be informative, lively and eye-opening."

Other recent additions to the speaker roster include:

  • Pete Steger, Head of Business Development, Kabbage
  • Michael Griffiths, VP, Global Marketing & Communications, Retail & ECommerce, Pitney Bowes
  • Christal Bemont, SVP, Global SMB, Concur
  • Jerome Pache, Principal GPM, O365 for SMB, Microsoft
  • Raj Mukherjee, SVP, Product Development, Indeed

The complete speaker lineup also includes senior B2SMB executives from LinkedIn, Cisco, Comcast Business, GoDaddy, DocuSign, DexYP, and more. The agenda for the event can be viewed online at

The B2SMB Summit offers attendees:

  • Nearly two days of inspiring sessions in a range of formats that will keep attendees engaged and provide tangible takeaways to inform 2018 strategic plans and beyond.
  • Opportunities to network with B2SMB peers, share insights, and create partnerships, including Welcome Reception, tours of 1871 Facility, dinner groups, networking breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks.
  • Exhibit area featuring the latest B2SMB innovations.

The B2SMB Summit is brought to you by and produced by bizHive. Summit sponsors include Cargo Agency, Dell, Office Depot, BuzzBoard, DocuSign, AdRoll, BuyerZone, Radius, Mono Solutions, Assurance, Indeed, Radius, Neustar, MatchCraft, Pitney Bowes, Websplanet, Advice Local, Uberall, Yext, Proximiti, G2 Crowd, Kabbage and TopTenReviews. Event media partners include Bredin, Inc., Local Search Association (LSA), Street Fight Magazine, CrowdReviews, and Visibility Magazine. Visit the B2SMB Summit website for full conference details, including online registration and the latest speaker and program updates.

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