National Conference & Business Fair Day One Recap + What to Look Forward to on Wednesday

The 2018 National Conference & Business Fair kicked into high gear on Tuesday, starting bright and early in the morning with another engaging NextGen Meeting and WEInnovate sessions, and ending with a lovely gathering in the Cobo Center Atrium for our Welcome Reception & Silent Auction. 

Here are some of the highlights from Tuesday, as well as a quick summary of what's in store for our final day of the event. 

Some Highlights from Tuesday

NextGen Breakfast & Meeting



Kickoff Luncheon




What to Look Forward to on Wednesday




  • Yoga: Kick off the day with a clear state of mind! If you miss it today, don't worry -- you can also participate on Thursday morning at 6 AM at the Marriott. 
  • Business Fair Breakfast: Keynote Mandy Harvey and special guest Vernice Armour will be helping us gear up for the Business Fair at breakfast this morning. Fuel up for a big day!
  • Business Fair: Get ready to network! The Business Fair is open from 10 AM to 5 PM today and features more than 350 exhibitors - our biggest yet! Make sure to make your game plan for the day by reviewing the Exhibitor Directory you received at check-in. Don't forget to visit the Headshot Booth at #1241 for a fresh new photo for your LinkedIn profile, and see us at the Women Owned and WBENC booth toward the back of the floor to learn more about WBENC and the Women Owned program. The Business Fair does not stop for lunch, but you are welcome to grab a bite and rest your feet any time between 12 PM and 2 PM at the Business Fair Buffet Lunch. 
  • Evening Event: After a busy day at the Business Fair, we are heading to Eastern Market food, fun, live music, karaoke, collaborative art projects, a Women Owned Pop-Up shop, and more. Transportation will be provided from the Marriott City Lobby and the MGM Grand Motor Coach Lot starting at 6:30 PM. 

Follow along and share your favorite moments using hashtag #WBENCconf! If you have any questions throughout the day, feel free to stop at registration or tweet us at @WBENCLive


Posted on June 20, 2018 and filed under WBENC News, Events.