The Week Ahead at the 2017 NBMBAA Conference in Philadelphia

2017 NBMBAA Conference

Tuesday, September 26, marked the first day of the annual National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) annual Conference & Exposition, held at the Philadelphia Convention Center. The five-day event, stretching to Saturday, Sep. 30, brings together entrepreneurs, business leaders, students, and other seasoned professionals into an immense, collaborative atmosphere that helps introduce next-level vision to the business world.

The center-piece of the event is the two-day Career ExpositionTouted as the “largest diversity career fair in the country” by the NBMBAA, the event brings together over 300 companies, government entities, nonprofits, and more brings together on-site stations and active recruitment, helping attendees potentially earn new employment. Well-established companies like Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson have previously attended the Career Exposition.

An inside look last year’s NBMBAA Career Exposition.

The conference is also highlighted by several notable guest speakers, including former CNN and Today Show personality Tamron Hall, celebrated sports journalist Kevin Blackistone, political strategist Symone Sanders, popular actress Tia Dashon Mowry-Hardrict, and many more.

Beyond the Career Exposition and illuminating figures attending, the five-day event is packed with almost too many world-class events to keep track of: from the Scale-Up Pitch Challenge that features $65,000 in cash prizes, to the first ever higher education exposition, and the black tie Impact Awards Dinner, which will feature the aforementioned Tamron Hall, Girls Trip star Larenz Tate, as well as local Philly icon D.J. Jazzy Jeff.

Over the next several days, the conference will also host countless industry discussion panels, with topics like: International Business: Doing Business in Africa—Entrepreneurship Meets Social Investment; Entrepreneurship: Taking the Franchise Route; Education & Workforce Development: Coalition Building—The Power of Partnership; Marriott Ownership Session: Investment and Ownership Opportunities in the Hotel Industry; Financial Prosperity: How to Retire by 40, and much more.

For information on the event, including schedule, registration opportunities, and more, head to the official National Black MBA Association website. Official NBMBAA members will receive a discount if they wish to attend the Philadelphia event.


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