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About the Annual Conference

The 41st Annual National Black MBA Association® Conference & Exposition convenes our members, corporate and university partners, and some of the world’s most sought after thought leaders 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 Houston this September to gain access to opportunities that only our national conference can offer.

Join us in Houston, TX

2019 Exhibitor Information

One of the oldest and largest conferences serving minority professionals, NBMBAA® attracts the nation’s top-performing candidates seeking new career opportunities. Take advantage of this exceptional pool of talent by securing an Exhibitor Booth at the 41st Annual Conference & Exposition.

Exhibitor Booths

As an exhibitor in the Career Expo, your company will be center-stage, sourcing qualified candidates while building brand recognition for your business. The Career Expo is the main attraction at the Conference, running Thursday, September 26th and Friday, September 27th.

How to book a booth: Please review as our process has changed.

  1. Review the 2019 NBMBAA Expo Floorplan
  2. Select the booth space you want and click the link to the online booth contract that appears on the right-hand side of the page. (Available booths are in blue)
  3. If you are renewing your booth from 2018, please enter the company’s renewal code under “Renew My Booth”.
  4. All new exhibitors please click, “Continue” under “I Need Space”.

Questions? Contact NBMBAA® Show Management at

Highly ethnically diverse companies are 35% more likely to
financially outperform less diversified companies.

Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

Looking for more exposure at Conference? The below sessions are available for sponsorship, but availability is limited. If you are interested in a sponsorship, please contact us to create a custom package that suits your needs. Contact NBMBAA® Partnership Development,, for more information.

Breakout Sessions

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 breakout tracks include:

Dynamic Leadership
Technology & Digital Innovation
Financial Prosperity
Education & Workforce Policy
International Business

National Business Case Competition®

Business students from the nation’s leading schools compete for top ranking, scholarship dollars and employment opportunities while participating in the NBMBAA Case Competition® at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. 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.


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.


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.

Branding & Media Opportunities

Additional branding and media opportunities around conference.

Website Impressions

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 to a dynamic group of educated, and accomplished professionals of color.

Conference Guide

The official guide to the 40th Annual Conference & Exposition presented 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.

Conference 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.

Email 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. These email blasts exceed traditional open and click through rates, as members are eager for Conference-related news and information.

Social Media Impressions

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 and during the annual Conference & Exposition only, and includes posting on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and more.

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.



Registration Badges

USB Keys

Computer Equipment

Volunteer T-Shirts

Hotel Key Cards

NBMBAA® Lounge

Press Room

Digital Signage

Product Placement

Transportation Signage

Seated Charging Stations


Airport Signage

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Strategic Partners

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Business Partners