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5TH ANNUAL

VIRGINIA BLACK BUSINESS

EXPO & CONFERENCE

AUTOMATE, ACCELERATE AND

INNOVATE YOUR BUSINESS

Kicking Off National Black Business Month August 2 -4, 2024

Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia

About the Virginia Black Business Expo & Conference

From August 2-4 the most exhilarating business event of the year—the 5th Annual Virginia Black Business Expo and Conference! This year's theme, Automate, Accelerate, and Innovate, promises a weekend packed with unparalleled networking and a two-day exhibitor showcase with over 100 black-owned businesses.

Whether you are a professional shopper, a seasoned entrepreneur, or just starting your new venture, the Virginia Black Business Expo and Conference is an opportunity to learn, grow, and take your business to new heights. Mark your calendar and prepare for a weekend that will inspire and empower you to automate, accelerate, and innovate like never before!

GRIT & GROWTH:

POWER PITCH

Virginia Black Business Expo & Conference - Attendees

INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THE EXPO?

Join us for a transformative weekend filled with networking, learning, and opportunities to elevate your business.

Virginia Black Business Expo & Conference - Pitch Contest

INTERESTED IN PITCHING YOUR BUSINESS?

Submit your video pitch and advance to the next in-person round for a chance to win up to $5,000. The pitch contest will be held during the Business Conference.

Virginia Black Business Expo & Conference - Vendors & Exhibitors

INTERESTED IN BEING A VENDOR?

Showcase your products and services to a dynamic audience of entrepreneurs, consumers and business leaders.

AUTOMATE, ACCELERATE AND INNOVATE YOUR BUSINESS

BUSINESS EXPO & CONFERENCE TICKETS

All tickets include Free Entry into the Melanin Market Place on Saturday & Sunday. A shopping and learning experience featuring over 85 Vendors and Exhibitors on both Saturday and Sunday.

CONFERENCE

$150 PER TICKET
Melanin Marketplace Entry
Business Conference & Lunch
Option to Enter Pitch Contest
Option for Professional Headshots

SPEED NETWORKING

$35 PER TICKET
Welcome Speed Networking Reception
Melanin Marketplace Entry

MOST POPULAR

ALL ACCESS PASS

STARTING AT $350 PER TICKET
Three-Day Weekend Ticket
Welcome Speed Networking Reception
Melanin Marketplace Entry
Business Conference & Lunch
Option to Enter Pitch Contest
Option for Professional Headshots
Comedy Show & Dinner
Rhythm & Brunch
Gala & Awards Dinner Cruise

COMEDY SHOW

$75 PER TICKET
Melanin Marketplace Entry
Comedy Show & Dinner

GALA DINNER CRUISE

$165 PER TICKET
Melanin Marketplace Entry
Gala & Awards Dinner Cruise

BRUNCH

$75 PER TICKET
Melanin Marketplace Entry
Rhythm & Brunch

BUSINESS EXPO & CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Friday - Speed Networking & Lite Bites

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Roof Top - Chesapeake View

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Saturday - Business Conference

Automate, Accelerate, Innovate

9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Multiple Locations

Independence Level Center B

Tidewater Rooms

3rd Floor

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Saturday - Melanin Market Place

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Independence Level Center A

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Saturday - Comedy & Dinner

7:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Independence Level Center B

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Sunday - Rhythm & Brunch

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

 

Rooftop Chesapeake Room

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Sunday - Melanin Market Place

1:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

Independence Level Center A

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Sunday - Great Blacksby Gala & Awards

5:15 pm - 6:00 pm - Boarding

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Dinner Cruise

Spirit of Washington: Odessy

BOOK YOUR WEEKEND STAY

Book your discounted room and stay for the entire weekend! Immerse yourself in an unparalleled opportunity to network with influential entrepreneurs, gain valuable insights from industry leaders, and participate in transformative workshops tailored to elevate your business.

By staying onsite, you'll have seamless access to all the events and activities, ensuring you don't miss a moment of inspiration or connection. Enjoy the convenience, camaraderie, and vibrant atmosphere that comes from being fully present throughout the weekend. Reserve your room now and maximize this empowering and enriching experience!

HOTEL AMENITIES

Hotel Amenities:

Roof Top Pool

Fitness Center

Lobby Bar

Day Rooms

 

AUTOMATE, ACCELERATE AND INNOVATE YOUR BUSINESS

THANK YOU SPONSORS

Join us in creating a transformative experience and demonstrate your commitment to fostering prosperity and innovation. Your support will not only enhance the quality and reach of the event but also position your brand as a champion of economic empowerment and community growth.

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