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2018 Conference

NBMBAA's 40th Annual Conference & Exposition is the premier conference for today’s black professionals.

The 40th Annual NBMBAA® Conference & Exposition convenes our members, corporate and university partners, and some of the world’s most sought after thought leaders at the Cobo Center for a week of exploration in the areas of education, leadership, career opportunities, and networking connections that enable professional development. More than 10,000 professionals will travel to Detroit this September to gain access to opportunities that only our national conference can offer. Will you be one of them?

For Registration Support: / 866-546-4303

In 1979, the National Black MBA Association® held its first conference in Detroit, Michigan – the “Motor City.”  This year we are excited to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this trailblazing event and you do not want to miss it.  Since inception of the NBMBAA®, our “one mission” rings true –  to promote educational and economic empowerment for black Americans. Our commitment to exploring best practices in leadership and career-focused programming has been the inspirational catalyst that has guided members and conference attendees to reach their full potential. Bringing our conference back to Detroit is symbolic of our shared resilience and determination. Join us as we gather to celebrate 40 years of bringing value to our members through increased access to education, opportunity and professional development. This year’s Conference is one you won’t soon forget, so register today!

For Registration Support: / 866-546-4303


  • World’s largest Career Exposition with exhibitors from 300 of the nation’s top companies
  • Highly targeted and informative tracks covering topics that include Dynamic Leadership, Technology & Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Professional Development, Education & Workforce Policy including compelling breakout sessions such as: “Big Data: Algorithms vs. Human Analysis”, “The First 90 Days: Making Your Mark as An Executive”, and “Motivating and Retaining Generation Z”
  • Scale-Up Pitch Challenge Sponsored by FedEx
  • Highly attended “Meet the Experts” expo stage featuring representatives from Microsoft, Nationwide, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Capco, CenturyLink and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC
  • NBMBAA Gold Key Access® Networking Session for Director level and above members of the Association
  • The return of the Higher Ed Expo & College Fair that provides high school and college students resources that can support the path to post-secondary and graduate level success
  • A renewed focus on fitness with daily fitness activities including an innovative “Fitting in Fitness Silent Party“
  • And MUCH MORE!

For Registration Support: / 866-546-4303

Our conference agenda resonates with valuable input from the “one voice” of our members, where we leverage the resources and talents of our trusted business partners to achieve our main objective of educating and developing Determined, Empowered, Tenacious, Respected, Objective, Inspirational and Trusted leaders!  You can trust that the NBMBAA® 40th Annual Conference & Exposition in the “Come Back City” will be the most memorable one yet.  See you in Detroit!

September 25-29, 2018

Reserve Your Spot Today!

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