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2019 Mass. Black Expo | Conference and Trade Show

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Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

415 Summer Street

Boston, MA 02210

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A one-of-a-kind annual event that will bring together Black business owners and entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and communities across MA.

About this Event

The Mass. Black Expo (MBE) is a one-of-a-kind annual event that will bring together Black business owners and entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and Black communities of the entire African diaspora in Massachusetts.

This two-day event will feature plenary sessions and workshops on crucial topics and will give business owners the opportunity to showcase their goods or services to institutional decision-makers, procurement officers, and potential new customers. Participants will also have the chance to engage and learn from one another.

The goals of the MBE include highlighting Black businesses from all industries in the Commonwealth, connecting them with procurement opportunities in the private and public sectors, sharing resources that help grow emerging or existing businesses, and creating an ecosystem of Black entrepreneurship.

Our Theme

This year, Black communities around the nation are commemorating the 400th anniversary since the first African stepped onto the shores of the United States as an enslaved person. "Independence Weekend" is a nod to this history and meant to serve as recognition of the fact Massachusetts stakeholders and institutional decision makers must be intentional about working with Black communities and businesses to gain true independence and build up the economic health of all residents and contributors.

Learn more at: www.massblackexpo.com

Full conference schedule is coming soon!

Email questions about registration to connect@massblackexpo.com

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BECMA Annual Meeting

For tickets to the BECMA Annual Meeting, please click here!

Our breakfast Annual Member Meeting will be held on Friday, November 1st from 9am to 11am. This is an opportunity to update our members and supporters on our 2018-19 accomplishments, highlight our plans for 2020, and celebrate people and organizations who are making the Commonwealth a better place for Black businesses. Our keynote speaker will be announced in the coming weeks!

Tickets to the Annual Meeting are separate than general tickets to the expo. To obtain a discount code as a BECMA member, or event sponsor or partner, contact info@becma.org.

MBE Happy Hour

For tickets to the MBE Happy Hour, please click here!

This premier networking event will allow decision-makers, established business owners, and growing entrepreneurs to connect over drinks and entertainment and deepen business relationships. The featured guest speaker will be Ryann Richardson, the 2019 Miss Black America, entrepreneur, and VP of North American Marketing for the venture-backed private jet marketplace app, Victor.

Tickets to the Happy Hour are separate than general tickets to the expo. To obtain a discount code as a BECMA member, or event sponsor or partner, contact info@becma.org.

Expo Day 1 - Friday, November 1st

Attendance on day 1 of the expo will feature medium- and large-sized businesses and opportunities to connect with institutional decision-makers like

Expo Day 2 - Saturday, November 2nd

Registering via Eventbrite guarantees entry on Saturday, November 2nd. As an expo attendee, you'll have the opportunity to build your own agenda for the day. Visit our website to learn more about the different workshops and networking opportunities.

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Transportation

Information about options for traveling to the BCEC will be posted here and shared with all who register.

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Community Partners

Our Sponsors

Title: Massachusetts Convention Center Authority

Participating: OneUnited Bank

Corporate: Eastern Bank

Friend: Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation

For more information about the 2019 Mass. Black expo, please visit www.massblackexpo.com or contact us at connect@massblackexpo.com for specific questions about registration.

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