School of Business Summits at LU
Liberty University Business Summits
As one of the largest Christian universities in the world, we are connecting heads of state, national leaders, and business innovators. The goal of the Summits is to create enduring economic growth and enhance human welfare within the context of shared faith with friends who hold the same business principles and values around the globe. As an added benefit, our Liberty University students are able to engage with some of the world’s most influential leaders and business executives.
Our Summits showcase leaders from major business sectors, who pitch their opportunities and network with a host of domestic and international connectors. We bring together influential CEOs to share leading ideas and technologies that are shaping our future. The overwhelmingly positive feedback from vice presidents to emerging organizations indicates that uniting together around shared values produces real economic impact and a fast track to trusted business relationships and deals. For those seeking to expand internationally, connectors facilitate the complex road to capital markets around the world.
The theme of Equity for Africa: Transforming the World through Judeo Christian Values is insightful … there is a need to apply Christian values in international and domestic policy and fidelity to these values by nations are responsible for economic progress and peaceful co-existence. Africa, to achieve its potential, must work with friends, especially friends in faith.
–H.E. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of Nigeria
Events like these create the real opportunities. What it permits you to do is bypass the enormous bureaucracy. However well intended, they do not have the knowledge, nuance, or the granularity to help you connect with the opportunity as it really is. It is not possible for a commerce person or state department person to understand your business and the value you deliver. Through relationships such as these… you will have something that is more than transactional; it is transformative. If you can get in front of commercial business people, you will be more likely to succeed.
–Mike Pompeo, Former Secretary of State
As a student, I’m blown away. I will not be looking at Africa the same way walking away from this event, and that’s coming from an African. For too long, Americans have been treating Africa as a charity. There are a lot of areas in Africa that should be treated as a charity, but there are also parts of Africa that are ready to be treated as partners. It was both convicting and encouraging to be surrounded by people who saw it fit to treat Africa as such.
–Youssef Wahba, School of Business Student
The warmth and Christian effulgence that welcomed us was so apparent. It did set the pace for us as to what we should expect in the summit. We were not disappointed. Such great and fluid organization, courteous and friendly ushers and of course a very interactive group of students who are set to change and rule the world for our Lord. This hospitality made this visionary summit a privilege to have been a part of.
–Bola Olawale, Business Leader
This might be my first time at Liberty, but it definitely won’t be my last. This is the place to be, and these are people to identify with. They must represent some of the best of America — obviously some of the best I have met in my more than 50 visits to the USA.
–Abiodun Fijabi, Nigerian public speaker and trainer
The hospitality shown to me was so warming that I placed my hands on the ground praying that my children should attend such a school founded on Christian principles. I look forward to visiting again.
–Olukayode Azeez, Nigerian entrepreneur