Co-founder of #1 Business Radio Talk Show to Speak at IBBA Conference

Registration opens for International Business Brokers Association annual conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 19, 2018
(Independence, OH / New Orleans, LA) Dealmaker and business influencer Ken Rutkowski will be the keynote speaker for the International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) annual conference May 4-6 in New Orleans. His presentation, “It’s Time to Stop Networking,” will look at how social media is drastically changing historic best practices and equip brokers on how to respond.

Rutkowski draws from the knowledge gained as the co-founder of “Business Rockstars,” the top-rated business radio talk show in America. He has interviewed more than 10,000 business leaders globally and will share lessons learned and the megatrends shaping the future of business and consumer behavior.

“We’re excited to have an industry expert share what he’s learned after interviewing so many global business titans,” said Kylene Golubski, Executive Director of IBBA. “Social media is definitely changing the landscape of business and his insight will be invaluable.”

Keeping in tune with its location, the IBBA conference theme is “All Jazzed Up” and is designed to provide IBBA members and non-members the opportunity to participate in more than 20 educational seminars and workshops delivered by leading industry professionals. Attendees will also have opportunities to connect with their peers to discuss industry best practices and share tips for helping their clients sell or buy businesses.

“With mergers and acquisitions trending upward as business owners seek to retire, it’s a crucial time for business brokers to invest in their education and skills,” said Golubski. “It’s also a great opportunity for members to earn credits towards IBBA’s esteemed Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) designation.” Eight courses will be offered after the conference concludes on Sunday afternoon, May 6, and all-day Monday, May 7, for members to earn CBI credits.

In addition, the industry’s elite practitioners and their successes from the past year will be recognized at the conference during the Member Awards Dinner Gala, sponsored by First Home Bank. To be recognized, IBBA members need to submit a nomination by February 28. Conference early bird registration also ends February 28. For more details and to register, visit the IBBA website.

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About Ken Rutkowski
Ken Rutkowski is the co-founder of the top-rated business radio talk show in America, the nationally syndicated “Business Rockstars,” heard on over 185 radio stations nationwide, reaching 3.5 million daily listeners. He is a founding member of the Streaming Media and appears regularly as a guest correspondent for KTTV-TV Fox 11 and Fox’s Good Day LA. He is also president and host of KenRadio Broadcasting, a syndicated show on CBS Radio. He is also the founder of the media, entertainment and technology alliance known as METal.

About the International Business Brokers Association
The IBBA provides business brokers with education, conferences, professional designations and networking opportunities. As an exclusive education opportunity, it offers coursework and seminars required to obtain its prestigious Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) certification.

The IBBA also strives to create professional relationships with successful business transaction advisors to increase the value of the IBBA to its members and to be a leader in the exchange of business referrals. Membership in the IBBA includes these excellent networking opportunities, as well as a complete package of other benefits and services. Formed in 1983, the IBBA has members around the world. For more information about the IBBA, visit the website at www.ibba.org

Media Contacts:
Cole Buergi
Leonard & Finco Public Relations, Inc.
920-965-7750 ext.168
cbuergi@LFpublicrelations.com

Susan Finco
Leonard & Finco Public Relations, Inc.
920-965-7750 ext.158
sfinco@LFpublicrelations.com

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