About the WBENC National Conference & Business Fair

A signature event from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the WBENC National Conference & Business Fair is the largest event of its kind for women business owners, welcoming thousands of women entrepreneurs and corporate executives ready to make connections and do business. The 2020 National Conference & Business Fair will feature innovative educational programming, inspiring keynotes, a pitch competition, 1:1 MatchMaker meetings, plenty of networking opportunities, and the Business Fair, an unrivaled trade show of certified women-owned businesses and those who do business with them. 

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Why Attend

NETWORK

From the Business Fair floor to festive networking receptions, the National Conference & Business Fair is your chance to make lasting connections with fellow entrepreneurs, supplier diversity professionals and more. 

LEARN & GROW

Inspiring keynotes and innovative experiential learning opportunities provide business owners and other professionals with the tools and resources to develop as leaders and change-makers.

DO BUSINESS

Pitch your business to corporations and government entities seeking women-owned suppliers at the Business Fair and formal matchmaking sessions, while connecting with procurement and supplier diversity professionals from some of America’s most prestigious brands.

CELEBRATE

Have some fun with your dynamic network of powerful women and #Hes4Shes. Help us celebrate some of the nation’s most successful women-owned businesses and the corporations who are doing the most to level the playing field for women entrepreneurs.

Who You'll Meet

Expect to meet supplier diversity professionals, procurement and senior executive representatives from the Fortune 1000 and federal government; women business owners and their teams; and key representatives of strategic partner organizations.

The WBENC National Conference & Business Fair is open to WBENC-Certified WBE business owners and their teams; buyers, procurement representatives, supplier diversity professionals, and government officials from WBENC Corporate and Government Members; and representatives from WBENC’s 14 Regional Partner Organizations and other strategic partners.

We also invite non-certified small businesses, students, and representatives from non-member corporations and government entities to attend to learn about our organization and network of opportunity.