National Conference & Business Fair

Important Update:

June Event Canceled; WBENC to Host Hybrid Event in November

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Who We Are

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) provides the most relied upon certification for women-owned businesses and the tools to help them succeed.

 

Every year, our dynamic and diverse business ecosystem comes together to fuel opportunities for women entrepreneurs.

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What to Expect

The WBENC National Conference & Business Fair is the largest event of its kind for
women business owners. Expect a high energy affair with thousands of women
entrepreneurs and corporate executives ready to make connections and do business.

4700+
Attendees
350+
Exhibitors
1300+
Matchmaker Meetings
40+
Speakers
Testimonials

“The conference is always an inspiring venue to allow me as a WBE to reflect on my business and look for opportunities to grow. The WBENC National Conference does not disappoint!”

“WBENC keeps raising the bar with an innovative approach to maximize exposure of WBEs to corporations and networking activities.”

“Wonderful event. I was so inspired and it sparked something in me I have needed for a long time.”

“I thought the conference was outstanding—exceeded my expectations! My only regret is that I couldn’t clone myself to participate in more Business Labs and coaching.”

“This has to be one of the most successful events I have attended thus far, because of the turnout and collaborative platforms with the Business Labs.”

Schedule at a Glance

8:00 AM
5:00 PM
Registration Open
9:00 AM
12:00 PM
Women of Color Development & Outreach Program
12:00 PM
4:00 PM
Women Owned in Retail
1:00 PM
4:00 PM
Women’s Enterprise Forum Session
4:00 PM
6:00 PM
WBENC Board of Directors Meeting
4:00 PM
6:00 PM
NextGen Meeting
6:00 PM
8:00 PM
NextGen Reception
8:00 AM
6:00 PM
Registration Open
9:00 AM
11:30 AM
WBENCPitch – First Round
9:00 AM
11:30 AM
WBENC Business Lab
9:30 AM
11:30 AM
Conference Orientation
12:00 PM
2:00 PM
Tuesday Lunch
2:30 PM
5:00 PM
WBENCPitch – First Round
2:30 PM
5:00 PM
WBENC Business Lab
6:00 PM
7:30 PM
Welcome Reception
7:00 AM
4:00 PM
Registration Open
7:45 AM
9:00 AM
Business Fair Breakfast Café Open
9:00 AM
5:00 PM
Business Fair
12:00 PM
2:00 PM
Business Fair Lunch Café Open
7:00 PM
10:00 PM
Evening Event
8:00 AM
2:00 PM
Registration Open
8:00 AM
11:45 AM
1:1 MatchMaker Meetings
9:00 AM
11:30 AM
WBENC Business Lab
12:00 PM
2:00 PM
Thursday Lunch
2:15 PM
5:00 PM
1:1 MatchMaker Meetings
2:30 PM
3:30 PM
Keynotes
2:30 PM
5:00 PM
Student Entrepreneur Pitch Competition
5:30 PM
6:30 PM
General Reception
7:00 PM
9:30 PM
Tribute! Dinner

Pricing

We offer several registration options with discounted rates before
the early bird deadline of April 6, 2020.

$599 - $1,250
Before April 6, 2020
$699 - $1,350
April 6 - June 15, 2020
$750 - $1,400
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