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Community Development Investment Workshop

Wednesday October 17, 2018 • 3:30 PM to 5:45 PM
Kenan Center, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, Chapel Hill, NC

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the FDIC, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond – in partnership with the USDA and the SBA – will hold a workshop for Rural Business Investment Companies (RBICs), Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs), and banks. More

10th Annual Private Equity Research Consortium (PERC) Symposium

Thursday November 1, 2018 to Friday November 2, 2018
Rizzo Conference Center, Chapel Hill, NC
Institute for Private Capital

Private equity continues to grow as a major investment vehicle in the US and globally. The 10th annual PERC Conference will build on its legacy as a leading research symposium in the ever-expanding field of private equity. More

Leadership Luncheon with John Allison

Tuesday November 6, 2018

The Kenan Institute will host John Allison for an exclusive conversation about leadership with UNC Kenan Flagler Business School students. Allison is an Executive in Residence at the Wake Forest School of Business, as well as a member of the Cato Institute’s Board of Directors and Chairman of the Executive Advisory Council of the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives. More

2018 Business of Health Conference: Collaborating to Rethink Healthcare

Friday November 9, 2018
Kenan Center, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

This conference convenes executives from the private sector, academic researchers and public policy leaders to discuss the most pressing problems in healthcare today. Conference themes include Paying the Healthcare Bill, Healthcare Innovation, and Transforming Delivery. More

Dean’s Speaker Series: Bill Rogers

Monday November 19, 2018 • 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Kenan Center, Kenan-Flagler Business School, Chapel Hill, NC

Join us for an afternoon with Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of SunTrust Banks, Bill Rogers. Rogers has led a significant transformation of the company, building upon its client-first culture and increasing focus on operating returns and efficiency. He is also a champion for the company’s philanthropy and volunteerism. More

Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Conference

Thursday January 31, 2019 to Friday February 1, 2019
Breakers, Palm Beach, Fl

This invitation-only conference will convene 100 thought-leaders from academics, industry and government to debate the most challenging current issues in the field of entrepreneurship and set the agenda for future research and policy. More

2019 UNC Sustainability Awards

Thursday May 9, 2019
The Carolina Club, Chapel Hill, NC
Center for Sustainable Enterprise

The prestigious UNC Sustainability Awards recognize leadership and best practice in environmental and business sustainability for North Carolina enterprises. A rigorous selection process chooses winners from a large pool of nominees. The event provides an opportunity for innovators to share their stories and be recognized by the Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Center for Sustainable Enterprise and the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at this invitation-only dinner. More