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


The 2019 National Conference & Business Fair kicked into high gear on Tuesday, starting off with ten concurrent Business Labs with countless opportunities to LEARN, COACH, and DO, another engaging Women of Color Development & Outreach Meeting, the first round of WBENCPitch, presented by PepsiCo, and ending with a lovely gathering on the terrace at our Welcome Reception.

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

Some Highlights from Tuesday

Forum Networking Walk


WBENC Business Lab


WBENCPitch, Presented by PepsiCo


Kickoff Luncheon


Welcome Reception


What to Look Forward to on Wednesday

  • Business Fair Cafe: Stop by the Business Fair Cafe for breakfast (7:45 AM - 9 AM) and lunch (12 PM - 2 PM) to fuel up for a full day on the Business Fair floor.

  • Business Fair: Get ready to network! The Business Fair is open from 9 AM to 5 PM and features more than 330 exhibitors and six industry pavilions. Make your game plan for the day by reviewing the Exhibitor Directory you received at check-in. See us at the WBENC booth to talk to WBENC and RPO leadership and staff, and don’t miss the Women Owned Pavilion to connect with WBEs with consumer goods and browse (and sample!) a wide variety of Women Owned products.

  • WBENCPitch, Presented by PepsiCo: Watch the semi-finalists deliver their best pitch from 12 PM - 2:30 PM in Hall A&B. The judges will determine which four competitors move on to pitch live onstage during Tribute! Dinner on Thursday!

  • Evening Event: After a busy day at the Business Fair, we are heading to M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Baltimore Ravens, for an exciting evening event featuring a Women Owned Pop-Up Shop, karaoke, sports activations, and WBENC network favorite, The Emerald City Band.

    • Getting there is easy! Shuttles will run continuously from 7 PM to 10 PM to and from the four host hotels:

      • Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor: pick-up on W. Pratt Street

      • Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel: pick-up on W. Conway Street

      • Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel: pick-up on South Street

      • Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards: pick-up on Eutaw Street

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 26, 2019 and filed under WBENC News, Events.