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National Black MBA Association® and Prospanica® promote Career Development and Executive Leadership at the 2017 Annual Conference and Exposition

National Black MBA Association<sup>®</sup> and Prospanica<sup>®</sup> promote Career Development and Executive Leadership at the 2017 Annual Conference and Exposition

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The National Black MBA Association® (NBMBAA®) and Prospanica® today announced the opening of registration for the co-presented 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition. The Conference will convene in Philadelphia, PA, September 26 – 30, 2017, and will include the Career Expo, as well as general programming and workshops specifically designed to address topics important to diverse graduate students and business executives.

This year’s Conference theme “The Power of Performance: Leadership At The Next Level, will offer a myriad of opportunities designed to increase access to careers in management, educate and build entrepreneurs, sharpen and enhance leadership skills, and help attendees secure career opportunities. Programming will feature some of the industry’s top executives and thought leaders offering keynote addresses, moderated panels and interactive workshops that will explore a variety of topics including International Business, Technology and Digital Innovation, and Dynamic Leadership. Confirmed speakers, panelists, and moderators include: Arne Sorenson, President and Chief Executive Office, Marriott International, Inc.; Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Wealth Management, Morgan Stanley; Demetria Lucas D’Oley, Award-Winning Writer and TV Personality; Kevin Blackistone, Sports journalist and Professor, Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, plus many more.

The collective strength and extensive expertise of both organizations will enhance the Conference with increased access to global corporations interested in recruiting diverse talent for management and executive level positions. NBMBAA® and Prospanica® will fuse best practices from two industry organizations to deliver maximum value to corporate and educational partners.

“The National Black MBA Association® has nearly 10,000 members, and identifying strategies to expand our reach and connect them to resources that spark career and economic growth is one of our main priorities,” said Jesse Tyson, President & CEO, NBMBAA®. “We are confident that this collaboration will create new or renewed interest in our Conference among current and potential partners, allowing us to increase our offerings and to provide additional value.”

“Prospanica’s vision is to develop and create Hispanic leaders through diversity of thought, expert collaboration and community engagement, and this partnership is proof,” commented Thomas Savino, CEO, Prospanica®. “Discovering new ways to expand the professional footprint of diversity is vital in these times, and we are certain that this joint conference will offer our members and partners a wealth of knowledge and opportunities.”

Some new or featured programming at the 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition will include:

  • The Sports & Entertainment Experience – This new Conference component connects attendees with industry leaders who will offer inside information about breaking into or advancing within these highly competitive industries. From athletes and sports agents to sports marketing executives and entertainment attorneys, this interactive Conference component will offer invaluable networking and priceless information.
  • Higher Education Exposition – The Higher Education Expo will connect promising high school students with representatives from top colleges and universities to learn more about college admissions, scholarships and excelling on standardized college entry exams. Admission to the Expo is free and open to local youth.
  • $250,000 Scale Up Competition – Innovative entrepreneurs selected from preliminary rounds of competition will deliver the final pitch to a panel of judges to secure a $100,000 prize for their unique, scalable and seemingly profitable business idea.

Early Bird Registration for the 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition presented by the National Black MBA Association® and Prospanica® begins at $175 with various packages and options which can be viewed by visiting www.nbmbaa.org/conference or www.prospanicaconference.org.

About National Black MBA Association® (NBMBAA®)

NBMBAA® is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) professional member-based organization which leads in the creation of educational and career opportunities for black professionals. Representing more than 9,800 members within 45 professional chapters, 33 Leaders of Tomorrow® (LOT®) chapters, and 300+ corporate and university partners, the organization is dedicated to developing partnerships that create intellectual and economic wealth in the Black community through its five channels of engagement: career, education, entrepreneurship, leadership and lifestyle. For more information, visit www.nbmbaa.org.

About Prospanica®

Prospanica®, is the non-profit organization dedicated to empowering Hispanics to reach their full educational, economic, and social potential. Founded in 1988 as the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA), Prospanica® is The Association of Hispanic Professionals with more than 46 Professional and University Chapters across the U.S. and Puerto Rico dedicated to help professionals, graduate and undergraduate business students, entrepreneurs and Fortune 500 partners build on connections and career development to fortify the Hispanic workforce. For more information, visit www.prospanica.org.

Contacts

For National Black MBA Association
LaTonya Story, 757-696-2349
latonya@m320consultinggroup.com
or
Alexandra Kalkwarf, 214-524-7505
akalkwarf@prospanica.org

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