Welcome to Baltimore! We are so excited to welcome you all for the 2019 National Conference & Business Fair. We've already had a productive and energizing start to #WBENCconf on pre-conference day, which featured some dynamic meetings, insights and networking opportunities in the Women's Enterprise Forum Meeting and NextGen Meeting & Reception. As we officially kick things off today, here are a few things to keep on your radar and a summary of Monday's highlights in case you missed it.
3 Things to Do on Tuesday
Register and get your badge. Come see us in the Charles Street Lobby to check-in and pick up your badge, bag, shirt, lanyard and event publications. Once you have your badge, please remember to keep it with you. You will need to have it to enter all functions, including evening events.
Check-in on the mobile app. Wondering who else is here? Check in on the WBENC Mobile App and connect directly with other attendees. Plus, you can also access schedules, maps and room assignments. Download the app.
Explore the Business Lab. With ten circuits featuring a wide variety of topics and activities, the WBENC Business Lab puts you in the driver seat to create a conference experience tailored to your development and business needs. Use the grid in the Business Lab brochure you receive at check-in as a handy guide to what is happening during any given time block. Then use the mobile app to save the sessions you don’t want to miss and set up calendar reminders.
Some Highlights from Monday
Women's Enterprise Forum Meeting
We kicked off the pre-conference day with a dynamic Women’s Enterprise Forum Meeting, featuring keynote speaker Allison Maslan, CEO Pinnacle Global Network, on “Brains of a High Performance Business Owner."
NextGen Meeting & Reception
From 4-7 PM, the next generation of the WBENC gathered for an afternoon of energizing speakers and breakouts with peers, buyers, and subject matter experts. The event featured a showcase of products from WBENC-Certified WBEs as well as alumnae from the WBENC Student Entrepreneur Program (SEP), a virtual reality experience from Sony, and a lovely networking reception sponsored by BMW Group.
Your Tuesday Agenda
7 AM: Forum Connections Walk: Meet in the Charles Street lobby for a networking call with the Women’s Enterprise Forum.
9 AM - 11:30 AM: WBENC Business Lab
9 AM - 11:30 AM: WBENCPitch, Presented by PepsiCo
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM: Conference Orientation
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Kickoff Luncheon, featuring Judy Smith
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM: WBENC Business Lab
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Women of Color Development & Outreach Program
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM: Welcome Reception
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.