BetterBusiness2016 Conference Registration Opens; FTC’s Ohlhausen and Uber’s Plouffe to Keynote

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Better Business Bureau hosting two-day event on challenges and opportunities facing businesses

Registration is now open for the BetterBusiness2016 Conference: The Conference for Business, Self-Regulation & Impact, a gathering of thought leaders and executives from leading corporations, government agencies and universities sharing insights into hot-button business and regulatory issues that will influence the marketplace for years to come. Keynote speakers include Maureen Ohlhausen, Commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission, and David Plouffe, Chief Advisor at Uber. The event, hosted by the Council of Better Business Bureaus, will be held April 21 – 22, 2016 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C.

“Technological innovations, disruptive new business models, regulatory pressures, and concerns about data privacy and cybersecurity are reshaping every industry in our global economy,” said Mary E. Power, president and CEO of the Council of Better Business Bureaus, the umbrella organization for 113 local BBBs across North America and home to its national self-regulation programs. “BBB plays an influential role as the nexus between consumers, businesses and the government. The BetterBusiness2016 Conference brings together leaders and executives from these diverse fields and sectors to share ideas and discuss innovative solutions to some of the most pressing global and domestic issues facing businesses today—and in the future.”

Seven panel discussions over two days will feature leading thinkers and influencers from organizations like ADT Security, Coca-Cola, Federal Trade Commission, FireEye, General Mills, Georgetown University, IBM, Pinterest, Southwest Airlines, and Yelp, as well as industry associations such as Direct Selling Association (DSA), Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) and Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS). Topics will include:

  •     Internet of Things: Connecting People and Devices
  •     The Sharing Economy: Business Model and Workforce Implications
  •     Securing the Digital Marketplace
  •     Consumers’ Voice and Customer Engagement: Building Allies and Champions
  •     The Impact and Value of Self- Regulation: The Industry Perspective
  •     Self-Regulation in Practice: Case Studies
  •     Future and Insights: The Next Generation of Disruptive Trends

HR, Privacy, Project Management and Legal professionals who attend the conference will be eligible for CEU, CPE and CLE credits.

The BetterBusiness2016 Conference is sponsored by several organizations committed to sharing best practices in business and advancing marketplace trust, including Amazon, Coca-Cola, Direct Selling Association, Ghostery and Verizon.

Special Early Bird Registration rates are available until February 11, 2016 and Advanced Registration rates will be in effect through March 14, 2016. Additional discounts are available for staff and employees from BBB Accredited Businesses and National Partners, government agencies, academic institutions, and non-profit organizations.

For more information on panel discussions, speakers, sponsorships and registration, please visit the BetterBusiness2016 Conference website at


About BBB: For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. In 2014, people turned to BBB more than 165 million times for BBB Business Reviews on more than 4.7 million businesses and Charity Reports on 11,000 charities, all available for free at The Council of Better Business Bureaus is the umbrella organization for 113 local, independent BBBs across the United States, Canada and Mexico, as well as home to its national programs on dispute resolution, advertising review, and industry self-regulation.

Media Contacts: For more information, journalists should contact Katherine Hutt at 703-247-9345 or khutt(at)council(dot)bbb(dot)org or Jasmine Turner at 703-247-9376 or jturner(at)council(dot)bbb(dot)org.

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