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2016 Conference and ExpoThe National Black MBA Association® (NBMBAA) is the nation’s premier organization for black business professionals to convene for networking, leadership development, and career opportunities. In addition to our renowned Annual Conference and Exposition we have refined our strategic focus to include year-round engagement which includes regional and on-campus activities, chapter integration, strategic alliances, and other value added program initiatives, establishing a vertically integrated and holistic approach that extends our relationships well beyond conference, bringing increased value to our partners.


Recruit Top Talent

Businesses are always looking for talented and capable leadership. In these dynamic economic times, the quest for exceptional candidates becomes even more critical. Each year, nearly 300 corporations, government entities, non-profits, and small businesses choose to seek top talent and interview candidates for open positions during our exposition.

Career Expo

As an exhibitor in the Career Expo, your company will be center-stage sourcing qualified candidates while building brand recognition for your business. Interview space in the NBMBAA Employment Network allows your company to interview on-site and leave with candidates ready to hire.

Contact Tabitha Jenkins, Account Manager for NBMBAA® Media at tjenkins@naylor.com, (800)796-2638 ext 3468 or contact the NBMBAA Show Management Team at blackmba@naylor.com for media packaging and options.

NBMBAA® Employment Network

Interview space purchased in addition to Career Expo booth. Interview spaces sell out every year, so secure yours early.

Employer Program - Maximize Your Investment

NBMBAA® Employer Plans are the critical additions your company needs to make the most of your Conference experience. Add additional job postings and interview spaces, registrations and event tickets, and increased visibility to ensure your access to pre-screen and interview top talent.

All plans are in addition to the cost of any booth package. A la carte interview space, job postings and other items are available. Contact NBMBAA Show Management, blackmba@naylor.com, for more information.

2016 Exhibitor Contract

2016 Career Expo Floor Plan

2016 Prospectus

2016 Industry Category List

Register Early!

Early registration gives you access to:

  • Company listing as an Exhibitor on NBMBAA Conference website
  • Company listing as an Exhibitor in the Conference Guide
  • Prime media branding and hospitality reception opportunities
  • Interview spaces – convenient and ideal for private candidate and recruiting team meetings

*Number of complimentary registrations will increase as booth size increase.

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Annual Conference (Signature Events)

NBMBAA Leadership Institute®

Annually, The Leadership Institute presents engaging tracks of challenging and intense learning encounters in an elite classroom setting. Designed for individuals dedicated to professional growth, this full day of programming provides opportunities for high potential talent, as well as senior leaders within dynamic organizations. Attendees can expect to gain valuable insight and developmental techniques to enhance their skills and core competencies. Institute keynote speakers have included: Robin Roberts, Tom Peters, John Maxwell, Jack Canfield, Daniel Pink, Steven M.R. Covey and Judy Smith.

NBMBAA Entrepreneurial Institute®

This portfolio of programming attracts aspiring entrepreneurs, current business owners, and professionals interested in acquiring the knowledge base, experience, and resources to become more successful. The kick-off to a series of year-round programming for entrepreneurs across the country, the institute offers professional development through networking opportunities and insight from industry renowned speakers.

Keynote Luncheons

A platform for newsmakers and industry insiders to nurture the minds of executives alike, while igniting ongoing thought leadership during these popular engagements. Past Luncheon Keynote speakers and panelists have included: John Legend, Steve Stoute, Dr. Randal Pinkett, Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, Laz Alonso, and Robert L. Johnson, and Magic Johnson to name a few.

  • Thursday Town Hall Luncheon
  • Friday NBMBAA® Speaks

Career Success Network® Center

NBMBAA Career Success Network® Center is an integrated suite of resources for career development; coaching and employment services that help members attain higher levels of success. A sponsor company has a unique opportunity to offer conference attendees critical career support including: résumé feedback, interview preparation, career coaching, executive coaching, and life coaching.

Meet the Experts®

These sessions are intense and interactive. Topics in the areas of innovation, new age leadership, and career success will be attacked by subject matter experts and industry insiders.

  • Entry Level
  • Executive Level

Student Programs

Engage and invigorate the next generation of business leadership. Partner with NBMBAA® as we develop innovative solutions and approaches for increasing the number of Blacks in business, management and educational programs throughout the nation. You can help by investing in:

  • Leaders of Tomorrow®
  • Case Competition

Conference Receptions

  • Leadership Reception
  • Welcome Reception
  • Student Receptions

Branding & Media

Throughout the conference, we offer ways for attendees to reflect and act upon their personal passions. Events range from community service opportunities to entertainment with a purpose.

  • Community Projects
  • Hospitality Receptions

Conference Essentials

Promotional items are great ways to distribute information about your company’s product or service, and provide great ancillary branding opportunities. Items include:

  • Bag Drop
  • Conference Bags
  • Hotel Key Cards
  • iPad Folios
  • Lanyards
  • Leaders of Tomorrow® Blazers & Polo Shirts
  • NBMBAA® Lounge
  • Digital Lounge
  • Registration Badges
  • Volunteer Shirts

Year Round Engagement

Student Programs

Engage and invigorate the next generation of business leadership. Partner with NBMBAA® as we develop innovative solutions and approaches for increasing the number of Blacks in business, management and educational programs throughout the nation. You can help by investing in:

  • Leaders of Tomorrow®
  • Case Competition

Professional Chapter Engagement

Our 45 local chapters hold over 500+ events a year! Allowing your corporation a broad range of national marketing opportunities.

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Print Media

Black MBA Magazine

Black MBA Magazine, is the official magazine of NBMBAA®. This award-winning, bi-annual publication reaches Black business professionals. Readers represent a wide range of interests, from career-oriented students looking for MBA programs and new jobs, to seasoned professionals and C-Suite executives. The fully interactive digital edition of each issue is emailed to all NBMBAA® members.

NBMBAA Annual Conference & Exposition® Guide

The official guide to the NBMBAA 38th Annual Conference & Exposition® is a “6 x 9” printed resource to all sessions, exhibitors and speakers, including floor maps and other key information that keeps it in the hands of attendees for the duration of the event.

Contact Tabitha Jenkins, Account Manager for NBMBAA® Media at tjenkins@naylor.com, (800)796-2638 ext 3468 or contact the NBMBAA Show Management Team at blackmba@naylor.com for media packaging and options.

Online Media

Black MBA Netwire

Netwire, National Black MBA’s official weekly newsfeed, provides general business, economic and career trend information, filtered through the lens of the NBMBAA®. Netwire is circulated to more than 25,000 NBMBAA® members, and African American professional students, entrepreneurs, professors and more.

NBMBAA® Website

For members and non-members to access information about the Association online. Currently, the top Google search for “black MBA”, advertising on this highly targeted website positions your company as a leader in front of a dynamic group of educated, and accomplished professionals of color.

Conference & Exposition Advertorial E-Blasts

Our sponsored e-mail blasts allow you to discuss important industry-related topics with NBMBAA® members, and give them an opportunity to learn about your company’s product and service offerings weeks’ before Conference and following the event.

Conference & Exposition Daily e-Newsletter

The daily e-Newsletter is distributed out each day of the conference with highlights, scheduling changes and a preview of the day’s activities. Reach on-site attendees, Career Expo only attendees, and NBMBAA® members who couldn’t make it to the event.

Conference & Exposition App

Our mobile event app provides companies with the opportunity to connect with attendees in a quick, unique and personal way. The custom-designed, comprehensive mobile app puts all event information in attendees’ hands – anytime, anywhere – with updates provided in real-time at the Conference.

Contact Tabitha Jenkins, Account Manager for NBMBAA® Media at tjenkins@naylor.com, (800)796-2638 ext 3468 or contact the NBMBAA Show Management Team at blackmba@naylor.com for media packaging and options.

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Social Media

Activate your social media presence with a package from NBMBAA® designed to highlight your events, jobs and to increase awareness of your brand with NBMBAA® members. Packaging is available both year round, during the annual Conference & Exposition only, and includes posting on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more.

Contact Marketing at marketing@nbmbaa.org.

Conference & Exposition Branding

On-Site Signage/Product Display

Signage on-site in the Conference & Exposition Convention Center is an excellent vehicle to promote your company, encourage traffic at your booth, visits to your website, attendance at your hospitality reception and much more.

Transportation Advertising

Airport Advertising

Contact Partner Development at pd@nbmbaa.org.

Advertising or Exhibit Sales contact:
blackmba@naylor.com, or 1-800-796-2638, ext 6959.

Sponsorship Opportunities participation please contact:
pd@nbmbaa.org.

Membership or Chapter Questions please contact:
membership@nbmbaa.org


Strategic Partners

chrysler bank of america marriott nationwide target accenture pepsico

Business Partners

3M
BASF
Comcast
ConAgra Foods, Inc.
Delta Air Lines
Exxon Mobil
FedEx
Ford Motor Company

GE Capital
General Motors
GlaxoSmithKline
Georgia-Pacific
Google
Home Depot
John Deere
Johnson & Johnson

Lowe's
McDonald's Corporation
Northwestern Mutual
PNC Financial
Samsung
Starbuck's Corporation
United Technologies Corp.
University of Florida

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