Atlanta, GA – April 4, 2019
IBEX IT Experts President & CEO, Tracey Grace was invited to speak at the American Express Summit for Success: Atlanta event held on March 28th at the Westin Peachtree Plaza. This all day event gave business owners and leaders from small to medium sized companies, the opportunity to explore funding, global growth, and client base expansion options. As part of the interactive workshops, group mentoring sessions and one-on-one business matchmaking sessions with industry and subject matter experts, Ms Grace presented on the Business Know-How Panel – WHAT I WISH I WOULD HAVE KNOWN: LESSONS LEARNED FROM BUSINESS GROWTH. The panel was a candid conversation about the obstacles they faced in scaling their companies and how small to medium sized business owners could avoid running into the same problems. Knowing that every business owner makes mistakes, but how you learn from these mistakes is what matters was the key takeaway.
Also during the Summit, Ms Grace and the IBEX Team participated in the 2019 American Express Summit for Success in Atlanta’s inaugural Business Excellence Competition. This elevator pitch contest gave business owners the chance to come on stage to show off their pitching skills in front of a group of seasoned judges. Each contestant had 90 seconds to give their best elevator pitch and show the judges why their company deserved attention – whether it’s for funding, a new partnership or a government contract. At the end of the day, the judges awarded, Tracey Grace and the IBEX Team the 1st Place honors. As part of the prize, IBEX will get 1:1 mentoring from an American Express client.
IBEX’s partnership with AMEX and this event began when the company was awarded the 2015 “On the Rise Government Contractor of the Year” by American Express OPEN, as part of the OPEN for Government Contracting (OGC) program.