2022 WBENC National Conference
Each year, our dynamic and diverse network comes together to fuel opportunities for women entrepreneurs. The WBENC National Conference is the largest event of its kind for women business owners, welcoming thousands of women entrepreneurs and corporate executives ready to make connections and do business.
The WBENC National Conference is open to WBENC-Certified WBE business owners and their teams; buyers, procurement representatives, supplier diversity professionals, and government officials from WBENC Corporate and Government Members; and representatives from our 14 Regional Partner Organizations and other strategic partners.
We also invite non-certified small businesses, students, and representatives from non-member corporations and government entities to attend to learn about our organization and network of opportunity.
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During Open Expo take the opportunity to network and mingle with your target exhibitors. Wind through the specific Industry’s Open Expo at your own pace. All exhibitors must staff their booths during Industry Open Expo, though you may find exhibitors in their booths anytime the Arena is open. You can check their schedule outside of Open Expo in the Exhibitor Listing in the Mobile App.
Meet and Greet
Meet & Greet is a networking opportunity for WBEs and Corporate Members to connect in an open but structured format. This WBE-driven opportunity features a series of 20-minute sessions. Each participating corporate member hosts a table of WBEs and every 20 minutes WBEs have the opportunity to connect with a different table host.
Coffee with Corporates
Hear from Corporate executives in an intimate fireside chat setting. Gain insights, actionable advice, and industry-specific wisdom from these corporate representatives chatting with a moderator.
The Expert Experience
Gain valuable insights from leading experts on a variety of industry-specific topics. Attend The Expert Experience for classic educational sessions featuring TED style talks or panel discussions on the industry’s most crucial topics and walk away with important knowledge and skills to implement in your business.
Join fellow attendees to participate in a robust discussion around topics vital to your business or industry. Share insights, explore best practices, and hear challenges and solutions from your fellow business owners and supplier diversity professionals to gain valuable takeaways from these Table Topics.
Bring your thinking cap to these Think Tank sessions where Corporate Members will pose a challenge for attendees to break into small groups to brainstorm and discuss solutions. Collaborate, ideate, and innovate with fellow attendees to come up with as many solutions as you can, identify a favorite, and report out to the Corporate Member hosting the Think Tank session.
These invitation-only sessions are highly coveted opportunities to connect one-on-one with Corporate Members. Throughout the week, participating Corporate Members can distribute Instant Match meeting invitations to WBEs they meet during networking events that they are interested in connecting with further. These meetings allow invited WBEs to connect with purchasing decision-makers from major corporations and government agencies.
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Who can attend National Conference?
EVERYONE—WBENC invites all WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs), WBENC Corporate and Government Members, Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs), buyers and procurement representatives, supplier diversity professionals, and federal, state, and local government officials. We also invite non-WBENC-Certified business owners and non-WBENC member Corporate and Government representatives to join us and learn about our organization and vast community.
When and where will the 2022 National Conference be held?
The 2022 WBENC National Conference will be held on June 7th-June 9th in beautiful Atlanta, Georgia! The National Conference will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center, located in the heart of downtown Atlanta.
How do I register?
Go to https://www.wbenc.org/conference/ to register. Early bird pricing ends April 6, 2022. See the available Sponsorship opportunities through the conference registration site. Opportunities are going fast, so get your preferred package now!
How do I book my hotel?
Reserve your hotel room at one of the conference hotels for WBENC preferred rates. Links and details are available on the conference website: https://www.wbenc.org/conference/#hotels
Who do I contact for additional information?
Questions about the 2022 WBENC National Conference. First, check out our answers to some of the most Frequently Asked Questions.
If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, we are here to help! Find contact information for your specific inquiry below.
For general event questions, including schedule and location, please contact WBENC Customer Service at email@example.com
For questions about the registration system or technical issues, please contact our registration partner Maritz.
- Call Customer Service toll free at (864) 658-5681
- International registrants, please call 240-439-2554Hours of Operation:
- Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 6 PM EST
For sponsorships, contact Mia Delano, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.315.1501
For registered exhibitors that have questions about your booth, please contact Exhibitor Services at Hargrove:
For press inquiries: If you are a member of the media and have questions about this event, OR if you would like to promote and/or get involved with this event in another capacity, please email email@example.com.