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CEO Summit 2023: Networking the Nations

Save The Date | October 10-12, 2023 | Lynchburg, Va.


2023 Keynote Speakers

Marvin Ellison

CEO, Lowe’s

J. Frank Harrison III

Chairman & CEO, Coca-Cola Consolidated

Rand Paul

U.S. Senator, Kentucky

Mike Pompeo

Fmr. U.S. Secretary of State

Andy Puzder

Fmr. CEO, CKE Restaurants (Hardee’s & Carl’s Jr.)

Lara Logan

Fmr. CBS Reporter

Elsie S. Kanza

Ambassador of the
United Republic of Tanzania

Marco Rubio

U.S. Senator, Florida



2023 CEO Summit Schedule

Tuesday, Oct. 10

2 – 6 p.m. | Dialogue with Africa, School of Business Towns Auditorium

3:45 – 5 p.m. | Music, Industry & Culture, School of Music Room 180

5 – 8 p.m. | Future CEO Dinner*, Montview Student Union Alumni Ballroom

5 – 7:30 p.m. | Private Showing of Kevin Sorbo’s Newest Movie, Miracle in East Texas, JUMP Theater (Located on the right of Staples on Candlers Mountain Road)

*The Future CEO Dinner is a special event catered to students and is by Invitation Only.

Wednesday, Oct. 11

8 – 10 a.m. | Panel Events, School of Business Towns Auditorium

8:45 – 10:15 a.m. | CINE Event with The Chosen Producers and Kevin & Sam Sorbo, JUMP Theater (Located on the right of Staples on Candlers Mountain Road)

10:30 a.m. – Noon | Convocation, Vines Center

Noon – 2:30 p.m. | Lunch, Reber-Thomas Dining Center

2 – 5 p.m. | Panel Events, School of Business Towns Auditorium

5 – 6 p.m. | Pre-Dinner Keynote with Lara Logan, Investigative Award-Winning Journalist, Montview Student Union Alumni Ballroom

6 – 8 p.m. | Keynote Dinner with Marvin Ellison, CEO of Lowe’s, and Marco Rubio, U.S. Senator, Montview Student Union Alumni Ballroom

Thursday, Oct. 12

7 – 9 a.m. | Breakfast, School of Business Lobby

9 a.m. – Noon | Panel Events, School of Business Towns Auditorium

Noon – 2 p.m. | Lunch and Networking, School of Business Lobby

2 – 5 p.m. | Panel Events, School of Business Towns Auditorium

5 – 6 p.m. | Pre-Dinner Keynote with Andy Puzder, former CEO of CKE Restaurants (Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr.), Montview Student Union Alumni Ballroom

6 – 8 p.m. | Keynote Dinner with J. Frank Harrison III, CEO of Coca-Cola Consolidated Inc., and Rand Paul, U.S. Senator, Montview Student Union Alumni Ballroom

At the CEO Summit, You Will:

  • Gain access to Liberty’s extensive network of world-class CEOs, government leaders, innovators, and influencers.
  • Build friendships with colleagues and alumni who share your dedication to family, faith, freedom and future CEO’s.
  • Interact with facilitators who offer a balance of Christian perspectives on current leadership challenges and global opportunities.
  • Engage with topics like technology, security, finance, healthcare, media, manufacturing, agriculture, and global market access.
  • Connect with Liberty students who may become the next great leaders in your organization and change the world for generations to come.

CEO Summit Event Benefits

World-Class Speakers

Engaging Topics

Networking Opportunities

Powerful Community

Friends in Faith & Freedom

Student Involvement


Hear What People Are Saying About Our CEO Summits

Christopher Miller, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense
"Liberty University is not just talking about changing the world for the better, they are doing it. Through character-driven, authentic leadership built on a foundation of faith and generosity, the Liberty CEO Summit is THE event for those committed to creating a principled future of promise and opportunity. You come away refreshed, renewed, and motivated."
Mike Pompeo, Former Secretary of State
"Events like these create real opportunities. What it permits you to do is bypass the enormous bureaucracy. 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."
Benjamin Oviosu, CEO Octogone International
"My experience last year was very remarkable because I met and engaged with a number of distinguished guests, who shared the nuances of their business risks and operating practices and reasons for their success and significant levels of performance. One thing that I cherished the most was that I was relating with and hearing from believers all gathered together under one roof."
T’Neil Walea, Global Industries Government CTO, IBM
"Working with the leadership of Liberty University is like taking a deep breath of fresh air. Their focus on being successful in the secular world while putting God first is what we should all strive to accomplish. Thank you, Liberty for leading the way with your spirit of excellence and desire to expose today's youth to live a balanced and Christ-centered life. Your leadership has inspired us all to strive toward the high calling of Jesus Christ. Keep leading Liberty, we are following!"
Aviodun Fijabi, Nigerian Public Speaker Businessman
"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 the 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."

Travel & Lodging

Travel Information

The Networking the Nations Summit will take place on Liberty University’s campus. Use 1971 University Boulevard, Lynchburg, VA, 24515 when planning your trip and using GPS.

Nearby Airports

Fly into the Lynchburg Regional Airport or, for more direct flights try Charlottesville (1 hour away), Roanoke (1 hour away), or Raleigh (2.5 hours away).

Nearby Train Station

An Amtrak train runs directly from Washington, D.C. to Lynchburg, Va.

Hotel Reservations

These hotels have room blocks reserved for the summit and are an easy Uber or Lyft ride to Liberty University’s campus.

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