September 30, 2022 : By Office of Communications & Public Engagement
Liberty University’s School of Business will host more than 630 CEOs, political figures, athletes, and world-class faith leaders on campus Oct. 5-7 for its second annual Networking the Nations CEO Summit, with the goal of uniting industry minds from around the globe in promoting faith, friendship, and Judeo-Christian business principles.
Keynote speakers include Steve Green, President of Hobby Lobby, Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House; Winsome Sears, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia; and Kevin Roberts, President of the Heritage Foundation. Liberty President Jerry Prevo, Pastor Jonathan Falwell, and Liberty Provost and Chief Academic Officer Scott Hicks are also slated to speak.
The event will feature several former professional athletes, including NASCAR legend and Vice Chairman for Hendrick Motorsports Jeff Gordon and former NFL player and president of Opportunity Zones Jack Brewer.
The summit will also welcome a large roster of highly successful African business heads and leaders, including the former President of the Republic of Ghana H.E. John Dramani Mahama and the entire Democratic Republic of the Congo delegation with their Prime Minister H.E. Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde Kyenge. Additional guests from Africa include CEOs in energy and agriculture from Nigeria, such as Dr. Cosmas Maduka, President & CEO of Coscharis; Dr. Stanley Uzochukwu, CEO of Stanel Group; Hon. Benjamin Oviosu: Octogone International Gas & Oil Ltd; and Pastor Forson Swanzy, President of Forerunners Generation International, who is also a co-sponsor of the summit.
Several Supreme Court clerks will also make appearances, including Jonathan Ellis, clerk for Chief Justice Roberts; Jack White, clerk to Justice Alito; and John Moran, who clerked for the late Justice Scalia.
Panel discussions will cover a broad spectrum including domestic and foreign affairs, the rise of technological frontiers, the untapped business and ministry potential in Africa, and more. Panel topics will cover the following:
The event is now fully booked, but student volunteers are still needed. Student volunteers will have the opportunity to network with hundreds of Christian CEOs, interact with heads of state, and learn how to promote Christ through the sphere of international business. Multiple students landed internship and job connections as a direct result of last year’s summit.
“The exciting thing for me is seeing these 600 CEOs coming together to share their visions.” said School of Business Dean Dr. Dave Brat. “All of these leaders are hugely successful, and they all tell me every day what God is doing in their lives and businesses. This year, they will all focus on what it means to build the Kingdom on Earth as in Heaven as Jesus prayed.”
Wednesday, Oct. 5: 2-5 p.m., Montview Alumni Ballroom
Thursday, Oct. 6: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., School of Business Towns Auditorium
Friday, Oct. 7: 8 a.m.–12 p.m., School of Business Towns Auditorium
For more information, visit the summit website.