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WBENC 2017 National Conference & Business Fair - Women's Business Enterprise National Council

Overview

Event Overview:

Our "Join Forces. Succeed Together." theme underscores the need to strengthen our partnerships not only with our valued Corporate and Government members but also between our certified WBEs. This joining of forces across all constituents is critical to our collective success, which will result in fueling economic growth by opening up new channels of revenue and creating jobs across both the public and private sector.

The National Conference & Business Fair is the largest conference of its kind for women business owners in the U.S. The WBENC National Conference & Business Fair is attended by Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs); senior executives and procurement representatives from the Fortune 500 and the U.S. Government; and select partner organizations whose missions’ align with WBENC’s vision of expanding women’s business opportunities in the marketplace. With three days of robust programming, the conference features lectures and presentations from today’s thought leaders, engaging panel discussions, 1:1 MatchMaker sessions, networking receptions, and a notable Business Fair.

Exhibitor Information:

The 2017 WBENC National Conference & Business Fair is the best opportunity for your company to exhibit in front of more than 4000 small business owners, government agencies and Fortune 1000 businesses interested in doing business with WBENC-Certified WBEs. It is the most influential business fair for women-owned businesses in the country! Meet with supplier diversity and procurement executives from major corporations and WBENC-Certified WBEs in one place. 50% percent of attendees in 2016 were WBENC-Certified WBEs and their staff!

Companies may exhibit if they are a:

  • WBENC Corporate or Government Member
  • Regional Corporate or Government Members of the 2017 Host Council WBEC-West
  • WBENC-Certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBEs)
  • WEConnect-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise
  • Federal, regional or local government agency (must have a .gov URL)
  • Nonprofit organization (must have a .org URL or other documentation)
  • Official media sponsor designated by WBENC

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.

Notes:
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:
The three-day annual event is an ideal environment for conference participants to expand business opportunities by participating in an ambitious, productive agenda that includes workshops, general sessions, Business Fair, MatchMaker Meetings, and networking events. http://conf.wbenc.org/sponsorship-overview

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