The #M3 Conference happened on June 8-9th 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The #M3 Conference mission was to target and engage Millennials and Generation Z in order to enhance the workforce, as well as improve the consulting process for millennial entrepreneurs. Over the two days in New Orleans, #M3 had four in-depth workshops, six key speakers, four innovation sessions, networking events and some good old fun!
The conference opened up with welcoming speech by April Youngblut, Director of Communications & Marketing of America’s SBDC, and followed with a research video presentation by Jason Dorsey called “America’s Voice on Small Business,” by America’s SBDC and the Center for Generational Kinetics. This new research has uncovered exciting discoveries about the strong drive Millennials have toward creating small businesses and what the potential challenges they see ahead are. We also got to take part in some great workshops and learn a lot from some wonderful speakers.
Here are 4 topic to remember from #M32017:
- Blair Broussard, AR|PR, Vice President talked about Innovations and PR World for small and medium businesses in her “A Look into the Crystal Ball” presentation.
- Dima Ghawi, Leadership Speaker and Executive Coach talked about the importance of Generation Z, the even younger generation, and the changes they are bringing to the business world with their focus on visual learning in her “How to Future Proof Your Company” presentation.
- John Grubbs, Author discussed what steps employers must take in order to keep millennial interested in their work in his “Leading the Lazy” presentation. Did you know 75% of people quit because of bad management so it is important to train your management team to deal with all different types of generations.
- Gabrielle Bosché, Millennial Expert is a millennial herself however, that doesn’t stop her from analyzing her own generation. In her presentation, “The Millennial Entrepreneur”, Gabrielle gave us a breakdown of millennial in business behave and develop.
“I had an unbelievable time at the #M3 Conference over the last few days. I learned so much about the Millennial and Generation Z and how these generations are different from the generations currently dominating the workforce. It was exiting experience to share my knowledge of International Business Development during innovation sessions and share how business-to-business information and Kompass solutions helps companies to changed the game. There are going to be lots of changes in the future and we are glad to be helping lead the way to a smooth transition.” said Rufiya Blank, Vice President of Kompass NA.