ANAHEIM, Calif., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Business4Better (B4B), the non-commercial community partnership movement produced by UBM plc, is launching its inaugural two-day Business4Better Conference and Expo on Wednesday to help businesses develop knowledge and relationships to partner with nonprofits in ways that impact local communities, employee engagement and their own overall business performance. Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait will kick off the conference at the Anaheim Convention Center by welcoming 1,500 business and nonprofit executives who are registered to attend.
Registrations for the May 1 and 2 conference are still open online at www.business4better.org. Those who cannot attend the conference and who would like to participate online can join the conversation by following @Business4Better on Twitter and using the hashtag #biz4better, which will feature live updates from the conference.
"We are thrilled how the Business4Better movement has resulted in a thought-provoking conference that advances business with a higher purpose and educates how corporations and nonprofits can partner in innovative ways to impact both society and business performance," said Joshua Dome, director of Business4Better.
The conference will include keynote speakers like Premal Shah, president of Kiva, a micro-finance nonprofit; Carol Cone, global practice chair of Business + Social Purpose at Edelman, a communications firm; and Neil Bush, chairman of the Points of Light Institute, the leading global nonprofit promoting volunteerism. Keynotes will focus on business-nonprofit partnerships, strategies to help companies define and measure their social innovation programs and the power mid-sized companies have in local communities. The conference also features supersessions, breakout sessions, an interactive exhibition including 200 nonprofits, entertainment and networking.
At the B4B Nonprofits Expo, a part of the Business4Better conference, company executives will be able to meet and network with nonprofits to explore potential partnerships. Nonprofits focused on the arts, education, the environment, health, community development and more from both the Southern California region and cities across the U.S. will participate in the exhibition. Some notable nonprofit participants include the American Cancer Society, the American Red Cross and United Way Worldwide.
Partners and underwriters spanning multiple industries and locations joined Business4Better to make the inaugural conference possible. Producing partners include the City of Anaheim, Freeman, the Salesforce.com Foundation and VeraWorks; and underwriters include Disneyland, Microsoft, Avnet, PIMCO Foundation, HCL Technologies and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries.
For press passes, please contact Kristen King at [email protected] or 212-584-5000. Interviews with UBM and Business4Better leaders, business executives, local civic leaders and nonprofits will be available upon request.
About the Business4Better Movement Business4Better (B4B) aims to build a movement of successful corporate and nonprofit partnerships that have a positive impact on communities and expand the meaning of being a better business. It is the platform that enables both businesses and nonprofits to thrive, share, inspire, educate and form partnershipsthat prove Business4Better benefits both communities and businesses. The B4B movement is centered on an annual industry-leading, non-commercial conference and exhibition featuring high-level keynotes, educational content, relationship building and dynamic exhibition space for nonprofit organizations. The event is part of a larger Responsible Business initiative and movement being led by UBM employees in the communities in which they live and work. Events are currently held in Brazil, India, the United Kingdom and the United States. The Business4Better Conference and Exhibition will take place May 1-2 in Anaheim, CA. For more information, please visit www.business4better.org.