Register Now for WBENC’s 2017 Events


Register Now for WBENC’s 2017 Events

We are so excited to announce that for the first time ever both the Summit & Salute and the National Conference & Business Fair websites and registrations are live at the same time. You can go in today to register for both events and secure your hotel rooms.

2017 is WBENC’s 20th Anniversary and we plan to make it the best year yet. We’ll be reflecting on the incredible history of this organization, celebrating the tenacious leaders who led the way and the dynamic network that supported us throughout the years and is by our side poised for the future.. We will also be looking to the future, we’ll identify insights into industry trends and other things to come to set our WBEs up for success long into the future.

It will be a record breaking year, one for the history books. You do not want to miss it. Stay tuned over the coming months as we reveal our celebrations, special events and more.


New to WBENC’s national events?

The Summit & Salute engages participants in a two day program filled with a focus on the future of various industries, business networking, and development opportunities. We will be celebrating 20 years of WBENC WBE Stars and the WBENC Women of Distinction throughout these days. The Salute follows the Summit and is a festive evening that highlights our 2016 America’s Top Corporations for Women Business Enterprises. The Summit occurs on March 21 – 23, 2017 in New Orleans, LA. The Salute! Dinner will take place on the evening of March 23, 2017. Learn more at

The National Conference & Business Fair (NCBF) is three day event, June 20-22, with a new pre-conference day on June 19 in Las Vegas, NV. 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 the notable Business Fair. It is the largest gathering of its kind for women business owners in the U.S., drawing more than 4,000 attendees. Learn more at


Interested in the 1:1 MatchMaker opportunities?

To be eligible you must be a WBENC-Certified WBE and register before each of the Early Bird Deadlines. You are eligible regardless of whether you are attending as a general attendee WBE or as a sponsor guest WBE but you must register for a Summit Only Registration or Full Summit & Salute Registration for the Summit & Salute or a Full Conference Pass for NCBF.  Just a reminder, being eligible means your company will be invited to complete a company profile which will be used by our corporate members in the 1:1 MatchMaker selection process. It does not guarantee you a meeting. So, make sure to register by January 23rd to be eligible for Summit & Salute’s 1:1 MatchMakers and/or by April 3rd to be eligible for NCBF’s. Still have questions, email to learn more.


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Posted on December 1, 2016 .