The keynote speakers were Scott Bailey, Managing Director at MassChallenege Boston, and Daniel Isenburg, Founding Executive Director at Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Project, Associate at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School. The conference discussed the challenges and opportunities of new venture emergence and growth in today's dynamic global environment; with special emphasis on firm and business model scalability and how firms are using emerging markets to their benefit. The conference brought together a mix of academic and industry thought leaders.