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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
 4:00pm - 5:00pm      Opening Keynote – Grand Ballroom A

Danny Meyer, CEO of Shake Shack and Union Square Hospitality Group
Sponsored by Grant Thornton LLP, MVP Capital Partners and TD Bank

Danny Meyer is CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, a pioneer of innovation in the hospitality industry, and best-selling author. At age 27, Meyer launched Union Square Cafe, introducing a welcome and imaginative new breed of American eatery. That innovation continued as USHG launched Gramercy Tavern, Eleven Madison Park, Tabla, Blue Smoke and, most famously, Shake Shack, founded in 2004, and going public in February 2015. His restaurants have received tremendous notoriety including The New York Times’ coveted three-star rating and top Zagat Survey rankings. Meyer has a distinct passion for food and wine and a unique perspective on managing people and growing a business.
Open to all registered attendees


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

 12:30pm - 2:15pm     

Luncheon Keynote Ballroom A
Sponsored by Drinker Biddle & Reath and Janney Montgomery Scott  

Howie Long, Hall of Fame NFL Lineman and Television Personality interviewed by Former Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell
Sponsored by KPMG LLP

Howie Long, Hall of Fame former Defensive End for the Los Angeles Raiders, is currently best known for his position of in-studio analyst for the Emmy Award winning FOX NFL Sunday team. He was twice chosen Defensive Lineman of the Year, and was elected to the Pro Bowl eight times. In July, 2000, Long became the third youngest player ever inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and these are only a few of his sports accolades. After 13 years in the NFL for the Raiders he launched his successful television and film career. Howie Long is widely known for his appearances on the big screen as well as the gridiron.

Ed Rendell has spent 34 years in public service, including 24 years as an elected official, including two terms as Mayor of Philadelphia (1992-2000) and two terms as Governor of Pennsylvania (2003-2011). Rendell currently serves as Co-Chair of the organization "Building America’s Future." He currently sits on several boards, supports multiple non-profit organizations and teaches government and politics courses at the University of Pennsylvania where he received his undergraduate degree. He also holds a J.D. from Villanova Law School.

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