Evening Events


Welcome Reception

Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

After an exciting first day of workshops and speakers, head to the beautiful Atrium at the Cobo Center for fun, food and drinks at our official Welcome Reception. We’ll have heavy appetizers and plenty of opportunities to mingle and network. 

Wednesday Evening Event aT EASTERN MARKET

WEdnesday, 7 P.M. – 10 P.M.

After a busy day walking the Business Fair floor, it’s time to unwind and have some fun. Join us at Detroit’s historic Eastern Market where you can unleash your creativity with collaborative art projects, live music, karaoke, a Women Owned pop up shop, and more. Transportation will be provided from both the Marriott and MGM hotels starting at 6:30 p.m.


Tribute! Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Thursday, 7 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.

Time to celebrate! The week ends with a bang at the much-awaited Tribute! Dinner and Awards Ceremony. We will announce and honor the recipient of this year’s Alcorn Award, as well as hear from winner of the Student Entrepreneur Program Pitch Competition. Dress your best in business or cocktail attire.


2019 NCBF Launch Party

Thursday, 9:30 P.M. – 11:30 P.M.

Keep the party going after the Tribute! Dinner as we celebrate a successful conference and look forward to the 2019 National Conference & Business Fair in Baltimore, Maryland!