Sponsor the 2023 Frontiers of Business Conference

Since 2016, the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise – the outreach arm of the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – has hosted thought leaders from private industry, the public sector, and academia to discuss and debate the most pressing issues at the forefront of business and society.  The 2023 Frontiers of Business Conference will convene corporate executives, top researchers and policy leaders to share objective, evidence-based solutions for navigating the precarious road toward a labor market equilibrium.        

For more information, please contact David Knowles at, 919-843-7304

Key benefits of conference sponsorship include complimentary conference registrations, brand visibility, program participation, and most importantly, the ability to help shape and influence the discussions taking place around today’s labor market. 

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

Benefits Gold – $10,000 Silver – $5,000
Complimentary 2-day conference registration including meals and cocktail reception 10 5
Co-branding on Frontiers of Stakeholder Capitalism report Q Q
Logo featured on all printed and digital conference materials and signage Q Q
Website recognition on hyperlinked banner Q Q
Verbal recognition during conference Q Q
Opportunity to nominate a conference panelist Q
Option to provide introductory remarks during a plenary session or keynote Q

Conference Sponsors: Gold

Citizens Financial Group – Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $226.7 billion in assets as of June 30, 2022. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, Citizens offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and institutions.

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Fifth Third Bank – Fifth Third Bank, the principal subsidiary of Fifth Third Bancorp, is an American bank holding company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Fifth Third is one of the largest consumer banks in the Midwestern United States. Fifth Third’s client base spans retail, small business, corporate, and investment clients.

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Honda – At Honda, The Power of Dreams drives us to create intelligent products that enhance mobility and increase the joy in people’s lives. We continue to draw inspiration from the visionary ideas of our namesake, Soichiro Honda. He saw incredible power in the freedom of mobility and used his imagination to change the world. It is this mindset that guides us to help move people forward and protect the future we all share. We strive to earn the trust and support of the many diverse communities we happily serve, and we’ll always remember who’s in the driver’s seat on the way to a better world for all.

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NTT DATA – is one of the world’s largest digital consulting and IT service companies. NTT Data is ranked as one of the world’s most valuable brands, listed in the top 10 global business and IT services companies, and recognized as a leading global data services company.

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Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

Leveraging the Private Sector for the Public Good

Established in 1985 by Frank Hawkins Kenan, the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise is a nonpartisan business policy think tank affiliated with the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. The nonprofit institute and its affiliated centers convene leaders from business, academia and government to better understand how the private sector can work for the public good. The institute leverages best-in-class research to develop market-based solutions to today’s most complex economic challenges. In doing so, the institute aims to support businesses and policies that better the lives of people in North Carolina, across the country and around the world.

A Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise Event