The WBENC National Conference & Business Fair is the largest conference of its kind for women business owners in the U.S.

A signature event from the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the National Conference & Business Fair features innovative educational programming, inspiring keynotes, 1:1 MatchMaker sessions, networking opportunities, and an unrivaled Business Fair. Expect a high energy affair with thousands of women entrepreneurs and corporate executives ready to  make connections and do business.


Why Attend

NETWORKING

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.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

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.

LEARNING

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.  

CELEBRATION

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

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. 


What Attendees are Saying

The WBENC conference is a confidence builder to pursue bigger ASKs. Representatives from billion-dollar brands see me as a potential solutions provider.

·The connections made during the conference are already starting to generate potential business opportunities!

I have come to appreciate women who choose to work together in striving to provide the best possible awareness and opportunity for women to grow and make the most of their businesses. Since WBENC's core is about empowerment, this is what I have come to expect and I believe the overall conference delivered just that!

 

Great opportunity to meet with old friends, new contacts, existing customers and potential customers all in one week in one place. Most productive week of the year!

This was an amazing experience -- truly one of the most meaningful and memorable of my life as a small, woman-owned business!

I have never experienced an organization with such passion and dedication in helping women in business. WBENC truly understands that diversity drives innovation. The kindness and authenticity was unparalleled. The keynote speakers and SMEs were outstanding. The WBENC “WAY” is a culture and lifestyle. Beautiful people selflessly coming together to make the world a better place.