An ensemble of top-tier Black business conferences is set to take place across the United States this year. These events, curated specifically for fostering Black entrepreneurship, aspiring business owners, and professional relationships, promise an enriching experience for all attendees.
The Journey Begins: August to October
FraserNet Power Networking Conference: Hosted by FraserNet, a global leadership network comprising 60,000 Black professionals, business owners, and community leaders, the conference focuses on promoting economic development for Black people through education, training, and empowerment.
Black Writers Reunion and Conference: An influential forum designed to support, motivate and educate aspiring, emerging, and published Black writers. The conference promotes artistic expression and growth through skill development in the art, craft, and business of creative writing.
ColorComm Conference: C2, the ultimate business conference for women of color in communications, brings the industry’s top practitioners and thought leaders to discuss key issues and future trends.
National Black MBA Association Conference: This conference is specifically curated for African Americans who have earned or aspire to earn an MBA. Its objective is to facilitate access to graduate management education programs and career opportunities in management fields.
Women Entrepreneur’s Expo (WEE): This free, semi-annual expo is designed to empower small businesses, women-owned businesses, and new businesses.
Black Enterprise Techconnext: Hosted by Black Enterprise magazine, this event aims to bring Black tech professionals together for mutual learning and inspiration.
The Blackberry Naturals Pink Leaf Retreat: A unique event supporting female entrepreneurs of colour serving the natural hair and wellness community, offering a platform for powerful networking and fellowship.
Concluding the Journey: November
AfroTech: This revolutionary 2-day conference brings together founders, entrepreneurs, and engineers for a comprehensive insight into how culture and tech influence the world.
We Buy Black Convention: Produced by WeBuyBlack, the largest online marketplace for Black-owned businesses, this event aims to help circulate dollars within the Black community.
MogulCon: An exclusive experience designed to engage, educate, encourage, and empower women who are interested in building their empire as part of the entrepreneurial community.
These conferences represent an enriching blend of extensive training workshops, powerful speeches, authentic networking sessions, grand hall expos, and introductions to decision-makers. Each event offers unique opportunities to learn, network, and drive business growth, making them must-attend forums for anyone interested in Black business ownership and entrepreneurship. The specific dates and locations vary each year, so potential attendees are encouraged to check the respective websites for the most accurate information.
“Every year, these conferences create a vibrant space that brings together brilliant minds from the Black business community. They not only drive entrepreneurial growth but also inspire the next generation of Black business leaders,” said an attendee from a previous year’s conference.
This year, more than ever, traveling to network at these events could prove to be a game-changer for established or aspiring Black business owners. The journey of Black business entrepreneurship in 2023 has a promising road map. Will you be a part of it?
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