NCBF Wednesday Recap + What's in Store for Thursday

It started with inspiration, business and networking. It ended with shopping, art, karaoke and dancing. Could you design a better day? Day two of the National Conference & Business Fair was jam-packed with opportunities to discover new business opportunities, new contacts, new resources, and new talents - who knew the WBENC network was filled with so many great singers and artists?

Our biggest Business Fair yet was buzzing all day and that energy carried over to our evening event at Eastern Market. Here are some of the highlights from the day, as well as a quick summary of what's on tap for our final day of conference. 


Some Highlights from Wednesday

Morning Yoga



Business Fair


Evening Event


What to Look Forward to on Thursday




  • Workshops: We have two more rounds of engaging workshops planned, kicking off at 10 AM and 11:15 AM. Check the WBENC mobile app for room assignments and session descriptions. And please don't forget to leave feedback via the app for each workshop you attend - this helps us ensure our programming continues to provide value for our attendees. 
  • Finale Luncheon & Keynote: Former editor of Fast Company, Robert Safian, is here to deliver what is sure to be an insightful keynote during our final luncheon of this year's conference. We will also hear from Canadian Minister of International Trade, Francois-Phillipe Champagne, and see the three finalists in the PepsiCo Choice Competition pitch their innovative product or solution to our panel of judges. Don't miss it! 
  • Student Entrepreneur Program:  Ready to be awed? Watch the NextGen of WBEs pitch their business at the Student Entrepreneur Program Pitch Competition. You will leave inspired after witnessing the future of women in business. 
  • Tribute! Dinner & Awards Ceremony: Finally, it's time to celebrate! We will conclude our amazing week with a seated dinner and awards celebration. Dress your best in business or cocktail attire! After dinner, we will head to the Grand Riverview Ballroom at the Cobo Center to celebrate a successful conference and look forward to the 2019 National Conference & Business Fair in Baltimore, Maryland!

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 21, 2018 and filed under Events.