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Recruit Top Talent

In these changing economic times, the quest for exceptional candidates becomes even more critical. Each year, nearly 300 corporations and government entities choose to seek top talent and interview candidates for open positions at our Annual Conference and 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. Adding an Employer Activation Package allows you to post your positions and pre-screen candidates for meetings at conference. Interview spaces in the NBMBAA® Employment Network allow your company to interview on-site and leave with candidates ready to hire.

NBMBAA® Employment Network

Interview space purchased in addition to Career Expo booth. Interview spaces are limited, so secure your space early.

Employer Activation Packages

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.

Breakout Session

NBMBAA® strives to increase the representation of blacks in the highest levels of business leadership. Our leadership tracks are aimed at increasing exposure to leadership skills, technology, financial literacy, educational sustenance, entrepreneurship, and globalization Program Topics:

  • Dynamic Leaders
  • Technology & Digital Innovation
  • Financial Prosperity
  • Education & Workforce Policy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Business

National Business Case Competition® (Undergraduate & Graduate)

NBMBAA® hosts business students from the nation’s leading schools to compete for top ranking, scholarship dollars and employment opportunities while participating in the NBMBAA Case Competition®. Students have the opportunity to analyze a complex, real world business case and recommend solutions to a panel of senior level executives and academia. This allows teams to showcase their communication skills, problem solving abilities, and proficiency in critical thinking and analysis.

Plenary

The Annual Conference & Exhibition brings together the brightest and most experienced business professionals, academic partners, and students from around the globe. NBMBAA® plenaries assembles all of that brainpower, and puts it to use in an interactive format which examines a current challenge or industry. Program Topics and Impact:

  • Opening Session
  • Crisis Management
  • Overcoming the Fear of Entrepreneurship
  • Sports & Entertainment

Impact Awards

NBMBAA® Impact Awards is the organization’s culminating formal event. This fundraiser allows the Association to recognize and honor, those outstanding students, corporate partners, and individuals in the business and education community who best reflect the mission of NBMBAA®. This elegant, celebratory fundraiser furthers our mission, by supporting our Leaders of Tomorrow Endowment, enabling our Future Professionals in creating a high school to college pipeline. Hosted by comedian and entertainer Chris Spenser, the Impact Awards dinner is for our members, distinguished leaders of our Corporate Partners, NBMBAA® board members and other notable VIP’s.

Black Think Tank

An invitation only think tank convening leaders from non-profits, academia, government agencies, and the public sector to address problems facing Black Professionals in Corporate America.

Meet the Experts

Meet the Experts (MTE) is an intense and interactive session, which encourages mentoring and near peer-to-peer mentoring relationships to help individuals identify opportunities, interest, education and career paths. MTE highlights subject matter experts from various fields.

Chapter Leadership Bootcamp

This intensive workshop focuses on strategy and tactics for Chapter leaders to run their local organizations as successful, productive nonprofits. We will focus on non-profit development, governance, structure, programming implementation, marketing, membership growth and meeting the 2020 Vision Goals.

Welcome Reception

The NBMBAA® Welcome Reception is the kickoff for the Annual Conference & Exposition. We encourage our Corporate Partners to bring the world of opportunity to showcase their unique brand and product offerings to our attendees. This event sets the stage for our attendees to get focused and aligned for a well-rounded week of exploration and innovation.

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 Luncheons have included John Maxwell, Robert L. Johnson, Magic Johnson, Jerome Bettis, and Laila Ali. Program Topics and Impact:

  • Philadelphia
  • The CEO’s
  • Sports & Entertainment

Higher Ed Expo

The Higher Ed Expo allows younger NBMBAA® members to explore higher education paths. Top universities and colleges will send representatives to engage our young members, excite them about pursing higher education and explain scholarship and financial aid opportunities. Universities will increase their exposure to motivated, high-quality diverse applicants.

MBA Live

The NBMBAA® brand “MBA Live” encompasses a Friday Night Concert and Saturday Day Party. We encourage our Corporate Partners to bring the world of opportunity to showcase their unique brand and product offerings to our attendees. This lifestyle event allows our attendees to unwind and balance their focused and aligned week of exploration and innovation with fun and excitement.

Charity Walk

To promote health, fitness and well-being as well as community service, we will host a 5K Charity Walk during the Conference. This event will encourage local community involvement and support out Leader of Tomorrow Endowment.

Leaders of Tomorrow®

Since 1991, the National Black MBA Association® (NBMBAA®) has been delivering a youth development program to assist young people pursuing their careers as entrepreneurs, business professionals, and beyond. Through the new four pillars of programming, the NBMBAA LOT® program will provide resources to local advisors to help coach students in leadership, career preparation, college preparation, financial literacy and more. Program Execution:

  • Digital Platform (Monthly)
  • Leaders of Tomorrow Summit (June)

Collegiate Partnership and HBCU Tour

NBMBAA® is positioned to help the Black community overcome the education gap to reach the highest levels of academia, increase lifetime median income potential and reduce unemployment rates among the Black community. We strive to increase awareness and facilitate access to graduate and business education programs in professional fields. Our Collegiate Partnership Program is designed to help us in this mission by establishing holistic partnerships with institutions of higher education to increase placement rates of black students. Programmatic elements include scholarships, nearpeer mentoring, campus experiences, research collaboration, and more.

Member and Chapter Portal

Members will have access to programs through a new interactive website. This digital platform will act as a one stop for membership information, mentoring opportunities and hours tracking, upcoming speaker series information, and other programmatic resources. This website will allow the National Headquarters to have direct access to chapters and members to distribute information, badges, participation incentives, and more.

Congressional Black Caucus Cruise

This annual Cruise and Forum takes place during Congressional Black Caucus week in Washington, DC, and is an important mechanism to directly engage our network, including congressional members, dignitaries, business leaders, stakeholders, partner organizations, community leaders and influential residents. This high-visibility event will extend NBMBAA® awareness and provide entertainment and networking for 300 attendees. The event is an opportunity for NBMBAA® to showcase our diverse membership and raise issues important to Black Professionals with congressional leadership.

Member Webinars

Training resource for members of the National Black MBA Association®. Various workforce and educational topics will be covered, incorporating high profile guest speakers and best practice highlights from the chapters.

Pitch Contest

A national pitch competition with entrepreneurs pitching business ideas to judges for cash prizes. Regional competitions will ladder up into a national competition, to be hosted at the Annual Conference & Exposition. Total prize pool of $250K.

E-Suite Speaker Series

Dialogue is the first step towards achievement. In 2017, we are hosting the “E-Suite” speaker series. Providing our members with successful and dynamic subject matter experts discussing the relevant business topics of today and enabling attendee interaction with high caliber speakers. Potential topics include: Making your Mark From Within; Driving Entrepreneurship; Leading with Purpose and Taking Calculating Risks: Evaluating Risk vs. Reward.

Poker Charity Event

The annual Poker Charity Event is a multi-day event where participants from NBMBAA® partners interact with other members. This event will also feature the Risk vs. Reward speaker series event where professionals in poker and business will discuss taking calculated risks. The primary goal of the event is to raise funds for our Leaders of Tomorrow® Endowment and bring members together for executive level networking.

Mentoring Challenge

NBMBAA® is devoted to helping our members reach the next levels of their professional careers by connecting them with our experienced professionals, corporate volunteers and academic partners. Our goal of 100,000 mentor hours will be reached through a combination of mentoring approaches: one-on-one, small group, workshops, online and “speed” mentoring. Hours will be calculated using a standardized formula and reporting system that will entail weekly updates and a goal barometer. Qualifying mentoring might include: Mock Interviews, Business School Application Review, Small Business Mentoring Sessions, Career Advisement & Exploration, Career Fair and Conference Prep.

Black MBA Media

  • NBMBAA.org
    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.
  • Netwire eNewsletter

Conference Events

  • Hospitality Suites
  • Community Projects
  • Chapter Leadership Retreat
  • MBA Live

Conference Media

  • Conference Guide
    The official guide to the NBMBAA 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.
  • NBMBAA® 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.
  • Pre-Conference E-Blasts
    Our sponsored e-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.
  • 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 Essentials

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. Contact Partner Development at pd@nbmbaa.org.

  • Lanyards
  • Registration Badges
  • USB Keys
  • Computer Equipment
  • Volunteer T-Shirts
  • Bags
  • Hotel Key Cards
  • NBMBAA® Lounge
  • Press Room
  • Digital Signage
  • Product Placement
  • Transportation Signage
  • Seated Charging Stations
  • WiFi
  • Airport Signage
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Career Expo/Media and Packaging Options 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.

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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