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Jun 2013


Minneapolis Convention Center 1301 Second Avenue South Minneapolis , Minnesota 55403
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WBENC 2013 National Conference & Business Fair - Women's Business Enterprise National Council


The 2013 WBENC National Conference & Business Fair will offer multiple opportunities to make connections and network with WBENC-Certified WBEs, WBENC Corporate Members, Regional Partner Organization (RPO) leadership, RPO Corporate Members and government agency representatives and small business owners.


Exhibit at the Nation’s Most Influential Business Fair for Women-Owned Businesses!

Why Exhibit?

The 2013 WBENC National Conference & Business Fair is an invaluable opportunity! As an exhibitor, you will connect with more than 3,000 small business owners, government agencies and Fortune 500 enterprises who want to do business with WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) AND WBENC-Certified WBEs with the WOSB certification.

To ensure exhibitors have booth traffic and access to prospective business partners, we offer a comprehensive marketing plan to drive conference awareness and participation that includes:

Bi-monthly email campaigns

Website promotion, including visibility via Internet tools

Distribution of the WBENC registration brochure to more than 20,000 addresses

Distribution of the WBENC conference post card and/or other direct mail piece to more than 10,000 certified WBEs

Telephone campaigns

    Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook

    Exhibitors will include procurement and supplier diversity executives representing more than 300 of the nation’s largest corporations and government agencies from the federal, state and local level. The 2013 WBENC National Conference & Business Fair provides an unparalleled opportunity to meet business goals and lay critical groundwork for the future.

    In addition to exhibiting opportunities, the event includes top-notch educational sessions on supply chain management, growth strategies in today’s complex marketplace and more. Exciting general sessions will help attendees sustain and grow their businesses while building results-driven partnerships with clients and vendors.

    About WBENC

    The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), founded in 1997, is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its world class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. WBENC  is also the nation's leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America's corporations.

    Meet with supplier diversity executives from major corporations and certified women business owners in one place Past Attendees: 51.22% WBENC/WEConnect Certified WBE Single Admission 16.31% All Exhibitors (non-sponsors) 13.80% Corporate Single Admissions 6.25% Other Business Owner (non-WBENC Certified) 2.82% Government/Non-Profit/Media Individual 2.74% Corporate Sponsors (or Media Sponsor) 0.91% Student
    Sponsorship Details:
    Stand Out from the Crowd Sponsorship allows your company to reach thousands in just one location. Whether you provide a product or service that can help WBEs manage and grow their businesses, or you need products and services that WBEs provide, the conference paves the way toward connections that can help you do business with some of the best companies in the country. As a sponsor, you will enjoy enhanced visibility and access. You will also position your company to capitalize on a variety of valuable opportunities. Some sponsorship opportunities include a speaking role. Others are focused on product branding. Custom sponsorship opportunities are also available. After considering your business goals, review the wide selection of sponsorship packages and select the one that’s right for you. Don’t miss this valuable opportunity to set your company apart, and showcase your mission and services.


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