Expo

The Open Expo with power-packed networking and engagement space, will be accessible over Wednesday and Thursday of the WBENC National Conference. Exhibitors will have the option to participate in non-stop networking and business opportunity generation.

With more than 300 exhibitors on average, attendees say they are able to accomplish 50 percent of their prospecting for the year in one day on the Expo floor.

For exhibitors, the WBENC Expo marks an unparalleled opportunity to showcase your brand, identify potential suppliers or new purchasers, and expand your network at the premier event for women business owners. For attendees, walking the Expo floor marks your best opportunity to connect with the more than 3,000 business owners, government agencies and Fortune 1000 enterprises seeking to do business with women entrepreneurs.

Ready to showcase your brand, identify new suppliers or new customers, and expand your network?

Exhibit at the most influential expo for women-owned businesses in the country!

Become An Exhibitor

Exhibit at the WBENC National Conference!

The National Conference presents an exciting opportunity to showcase your brand, identify potential suppliers or new purchasers, and expand your network. This event represents the year’s best opportunity for your business to connect in person with more than 3,000 women business owners, government agencies and Fortune 1000 corporations that want to do business. Exhibitor packages include your booth space and Full Conference Passes to attend the event.

PLEASE NOTE: All exhibitor transactions are final in accordance with the WBENC No Refund Policy.

Exhibitor Package sales will open in early December 2022.

Note: Exhibitor Packages only include 10×10 booth spaces. If you are interested in a larger booth space please contact valuedsponsors@wbenc.org to learn about sponsorship opportunities which include 10×20 and larger booth spaces.

Exhibitor Packages
Booth Assignments

The Expo will be broken into different industry centers. During the exhibit application process, exhibitors will rank their top 2 preferred industry centers to be located in on the Expo floor. Exhibitors will have the option to choose from the following industry centers:

  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Beverage
  • Global Trade
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Professional & Technical Services
  • Retail
  • Technology
  • Travel & Hospitality
  • Utilities

In addition, exhibitors will be able to note their competitors and collaborators during their booth application process. WBENC will make every effort possible to place exhibitors according to their preferences, however, there is no guarantee on booth placement.

Exhibitor Information

Expand the topics below to learn all the details about exhibiting at the National Conference.

Location

The WBENC Expo takes place at:

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
2800 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214
Nashville, TN 37214

Exhibitor Kit

An Exhibitor Kit with alll the vital documents and information needed as an Exhibitor will be published in December. You must have your booth assignment prior to making any orders through the kit.

 

Exhibitor Move-In
  • Select Exhibitor Move-In:  Sunday, June 5 | 12:00 – 5:00pm ET
  • Full-Service Exhibitor Move-In:  Monday, June 6 |  9:00am – 5:00pm ET
  • Limited Service Exhibitor Move-In:  Tuesday, June 7 | 7:00 – 10:00am ET

Booths must be completely set-up by 10:00am ET on Tuesday, June 7.

NOTE: All day Sunday and after 4:30pm ET, overtime rates will be in effect.

WBENC Expo Hours

Exhibitors will be accessible on Wednesday and Thursday! All exhibitors must be installed and ready by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, March 22. Exhibitors must remain installed until Thursday at 12:00 PM.

  • Wednesday, March 22| 11:30am – 4:30pm ET
  • Thursday, March 23 | 9:00am – 12:00pm ET
Exhibitor Move-Out
  • Thursday, March 23 | 12:00 – 11:00pm ET
  • Friday, March 24 | 8:00am – 2:00pm ET

All exhibits MUST be dismantled, packed and Material Handling Agreements turned in by Friday, June 10 at 2:00pm ET. It is the sole responsibility of each exhibitor to have materials packed, identified, and cleared for shipment by that time.

Note: After 4:30pm ET overtime rates apply

Standard Booth Equipment

Each 10’x10′ booth includes the following standard equipment:

  • 8′ High Draped Backwall in Grey & White
  • 3′ High Draped Siderails in White
  • (1) 10’ x 10′ Standard Carpet in Grey
  • (1) 6′ Draped Table in White
  • (2) Chairs
  • (1) Wastebasket
  • (1) 7″ x 44″ Identification Sign with Company Name & Booth Number

Note: Each exhibitor receives standard grey carpet for their booth. If a different color is needed the exhibitor will be responsible for the cost of the carpet.

Exhibitor Alert

AN IMPORTANT ALERT FROM WBENC ABOUT EXHIBITOR SERVICE “SCAMS” AND HOUSING “PIRATES” AND “POACHERS”

You may recall that in previous years WBENC made you aware of unauthorized parties contacting National Conference attendees, sponsors and exhibitors about securing hotel rooms for our event. We advised you to be on guard for these “pirates” or “poachers” (meeting industry terminology) who are relentless and might contact you with bogus discounts for hotel rooms or room blocks. Please stay on alert for these inquiries by unauthorized entities with regard to our 2023 conference in Nashville, TN as well.

However, we also want to advise you that companies claiming to offer exhibitor services (such as inclusion in an exhibitor directory) have contacted some of our exhibitors from 2022 about the 2023 Conference requesting that they review, verify, and confirm pre-registered data for an Exhibitor Directory for Fairs and Exhibitions.

This request is not associated with WBENC, even though the communication references both WBENC and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council in Washington, D.C. Do not respond to any communication requesting you verify exhibitor registration or any personal/company information.

WBENC will not solicit information to make hotel reservations or request that you take any other action related to the upcoming 20139 National Conference in Nashville unless the message comes directly from WBENC, Map Your Show, Maritz, Imagen  or our exhibit services provider, Hargrove, Inc., or appears on the official conference website – www.wbenc.org/conference.

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