Exhibitor Overview


The National Conference & Business Fair is the largest of its kind for women business owners giving you the opportunity to showcase your brand, identify potential suppliers or new purchasers, and expand your network. This event represents the year's best opportunity for your business to connect with more than 4,000 small business owners, government agencies and Fortune 1000 enterprises that want to do business. Come join us in Las Vegas and celebrate 20 years of WBENC!

What is the ROI?

To ensure exhibitors have booth traffic and access to prospective business partners, WBENC offers a comprehensive marketing plan to increase conference awareness and participation that includes: 

  • Email Campaigns
  • Website promotion, including visibility beginning January 2017
  • Promotion of the WBENC National Conference through the WBENC Blog and President’s Report reaching more than 25,000 email addresses
  • Inclusion in the WBENC Mobile App and the printed Exhibitor Directory
  • Social Media on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram

If your WBENC-Certified business has been certified as a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB), the marketing opportunities for your business will extend to reach the government representatives present. If you are not WBENC-WOSB-Certified, visit our website to learn more about how you can apply.


In order to exhibit you must be:

  • A WBENC National Corporate Member
    (Eligible for Silver or Bronze Exhibitor Package)
  • 2017 Host Council Regional Corporate Member (WBEC-West)
    (Eligible for Silver or Bronze Exhibitor Package)
  • Government Agencies (you must be a federal, state or city government entity with a .gov URL) 
    (Eligible for Metal Exhibitor Package)
  • Nonprofit organizations (you must have a .org URL with a 501(c)(3) federally designated organization) 
    (Eligible for Metal Exhibitor Package)
  • WBENC-Certified WBEs
    (Eligible for WBENC-Certified WBE Exhibitor Package)
  • WEConnect-Certified WBEs
    (Eligible for WBENC-Certified WBE Exhibitor Package)

All registration information will be closely reviewed by WBENC. Organizations that register without meeting the above stipulations will not be allowed to exhibit. Fees will not be refunded.


The Business Fair takes place on Wednesday June 21 between 9:30 AM and 5:00 PM. The Business Fair does not close for lunch.


The Business Fair takes place in Shoreline Exhibit Hall in the South Convention Center – Level 2.

Mandalay Bay Resorts & Casino
South Convention Center – Level 2
3950 S Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Monday, June 19
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesday, June 20
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Booths must be completely set-up by 5:00 PM on Tuesday June 20.
Wednesday, June 21
5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Thursday, June 22
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Booths must be completely removed by 1:00 PM on Thursday, June 22.

Booth position on the exhibit floor is determined by a point system. To ensure that your company receives the highest value and return on investment (ROI) from your sponsorship and exhibitor dollars, WBENC has adopted a point system program that offers a hands-on role in the selection of booth location. The point system was developed to increase sponsor and exhibitor ROI through recognition of your company's past support of the WBENC National Conference & Business Fair, while encouraging new exhibitors and sponsors to confirm their participation in the conference as early as possible. Click here to download a detailed overview of the point system for both sponsor and exhibitor booth placement.

Sponsors will receive a correspondence about booth selections during the month of February.

Exhibitors who registered before March 15th will receive a correspondence about booth placement during the month of March.

Exhibitors who purchase a booth after March 15th will receive a correspondence within 12 businesses days of the date registered.

The booth assignment process will not begin until March 1st. All booths will be assigned according to the Point System. Booths are assigned based on the sponsor or exhibitor package level, point total, date of registration/purchase and the order in which their booths achieve “paid in full” status.


The Exhibitor Kit is your one stop guide to exhibiting at the Business Fair. Find information on ordering items such as electricity and renting furniture, reviewing booth design rules, and more. 

Show Name: WBENC
Show Code: 5037120


The Business Fair is managed by Hargrove, reach out to their Exhibitor Services Help Desk for any questions you might have.

Hours of Operation:
8:30am - 5:00pm EST, M-F

Phone: 301-306-4627

Email: exhibitorservices@hargroveinc.com