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Be a part of the 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition presented by NBMBAA® & Prospanica®

Pennsylvania Convention Center
September 26-30, 2017

Power of Performance:
Leadership at the Next Level

Successful leaders are visionaries who motivate with charisma, exercise grit, ignite passion and take calculated risks to achieve results. Effective leadership requires continuous self-evaluation and professional development to remain a peak performer who can harvest creativity in ways that positively impact the bottom line. Do you have what it takes to be a great leader?

The 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition presented by NBMBAA® & Prospanica® will feature:

Career Exposition

Professional Development Sessions

Certification Training

Interactive Plenaries

Town Hall Luncheon

Scale-Up Pitch Challenge

Case Competitions

Award Ceremony

Higher Ed Expo

Hospitality Receptions

Entertainment

Power of Performance:
Leadership at the Next Level

Successful leaders are visionaries who motivate with charisma, exercise grit, ignite passion and take calculated risks to achieve results. Effective leadership requires continuous self-evaluation and professional development to remain a peak performer who can harvest creativity in ways that positively impact the bottom line. Do you have what it takes to be a great leader?

Career Exposition

The Career Exposition is the largest diversity career fair in the country, attracting public and private corporations, non-profits, and government entities who are actively recruiting top-notch ethnic, diverse talent offering internships to executive-level positions.  For more than 30 years, corporations have invested in this conference seeking motivated and qualified candidates amongst this talented group of attendees.  This two-day event highlights on-site exhibits and interviewing facilities that allow our Corporate Partners to actively recruit and source premier talent, while offering our attendees access to career opportunities, making lasting professional connections.

Scale-Up Pitch Challenge

The Scale-up Business Challenge is the National Black MBA Association’s business pitch competition that awards innovative entrepreneurs who have ideas that can scale. In 2017, we will award over $65,000 in cash prizes, with $50,000 going to the winning team. National Black MBA Association® members can submit entries from July 21 to August 23 via the website entry form and semi-finalists will be invited to pitch their business to a panel of judges at the 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition presented by NBMBAA® & Prospanica® in Philadelphia, PA. Learn more about the Scale-Up Pitch Challenge here.

Career Exposition

The two-day Career Exposition is the largest diversity career fair in the country, attracting public and private corporations, non-profits, and government entities who are actively recruiting top-notch ethnic, diverse talent offering internships to executive-level positions.  Corporate Partners actively recruit and source premier talent, offering our attendees access to amazing career opportunities.

Featured Sessions

Higher Education Exposition

The inaugural NBMBAA® Higher Education Expo will give students the opportunity to explore higher education pathways with representatives from top colleges and universities who will answer questions about admittance, campus life, scholarships and financial aid, among other things. 

Impact Awards Dinner

The 2017 NBMBAA® Impact Awards will recognize the members, Chapters, Partners and others who have demonstrated exceptional service of the organization’s mission and goals. Attendees will join us in honoring recipients at this ticketed black-tie event which includes dinner.

Featured Sessions

Higher
Education
Exposition

The inaugural NBMBAA® Higher Education Expo will give students the opportunity to explore higher education pathways with representatives from top colleges and universities who will answer questions about admittance, campus life, scholarships and financial aid, among other things. 

Impact
Awards
Dinner

The 2017 NBMBAA® Impact Awards will recognize the members, Chapters, Partners and others who have demonstrated exceptional service of the organization’s mission and goals. Attendees will join us in honoring recipients at this ticketed black-tie event which includes dinner.

Featured Speakers

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KEVIN BLACKISTONE
Sports Journalist, Philip Merrill College of Journalism

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TAMRON HALL
Award-Winning Broadcast Journalist

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CARLA HARRIS
Vice Chairman, Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley

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DEMETRIA D’OYLEY
Award-winning Writer & Journalist

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DAN PALLOTTA
Founder & President, Charity Defense Council

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ARNE SORENSON
CEO, Marriott International, Inc.

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SYMONE SANDERS
Democratic Strategist & CNN Political Commentator

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DIA SIMMS
President, Combs Enterprises

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ERIC THOMAS

Ph.D., CEO, ETA LLC

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LISA WARDELL
President and Chief Executive Officer, Adtalem Global Education

Breakout Track Topics

Dynamic
Leadership

Technology &
Digital Innovation

International
Business

Financial
Prosperity

Education &
Workforce Policy

Entrepreneurship