#WBENCconf Wednesday Recap + What's in Store for Thursday


From the Business Fair floor to the football field, day two of the WBENC National Conference & Business Fair was filled with opportunities to discover new business opportunities, new contacts, and even new talents.

The Business Fair was buzzing all day and that energy carried over to our evening event at M&T Bank Stadium, which featured a Women Owned Pop-Up Shop, karaoke, live music from the Emerald City Band, and even some football drills. 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

Business Fair Opening Ceremony



Business Fair


WBENCPitch, Presented by Pepsico - Semi-Finals


Evening Event

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What to Look Forward to on Thursday

  • 1:1 MatchMaker Meetings: These pre-scheduled meetings between WBEs and Corporate Members will take place from 8:30 AM - 1 PM and 3:30 PM - 5 PM. WBEs: remember to check-in one hour before your first scheduled meeting.

  • WBENC Business Lab: Settle back into a learning mindset with final set of Business Lab sessions from 10:30 AM - 1 PM.

  • Finale Luncheon: Join us in Halls A&B from 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM for our final lunch together, featuring awards and special guest speakers, as well as the announcement of the final four competitors in WBENCPitch, presented by PepsiCo.

  • Student Entrepreneur Program (SEP) Pitch Competition: Get inspired by the next generation of female founders at the SEP Pitch Competition from 3:30 PM - 5 PM in Room 308.

  • Celebratory Reception: Let the celebrations begin! Mingle with friends new and old on the Outdoor Terrace from 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM.

  • Tribute! Dinner: We’ll then head downstairs to Hall A&B for a memorable Tribute! Dinner from 7 PM - 9:30 PM, featuring Keke Palmer and the finals of WBENCPitch, presented by PepsiCo.

  • 2020 Launch Party: End conference on a high note! Head across the street to the Pratt Street Ale House as we look forward to the 2020 Summit & Salute in Nashville, TN and the 2020 National Conference & Business Fair in Atlanta, Georgia.

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 27, 2019 and filed under Events.