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BLACK ENTERPRISE ENTREPRENEURS CONFERENCE MAY 17-20

BLACK ENTERPRISE ENTREPRENEURS CONFERENCE + EXPO

HOSTED BY EXXONMOBIL & GM COMING TO DETROIT MAY 17-20

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       

                                                 

Editor's Note: To cover the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo hosted by ExxonMobil and GM e-mail Andrew Wadium at Wadiuma@blackenterprise.com.

 

 

(Detroit, MI) April 8, 2009—The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau welcomes current and aspiring entrepreneurs to Detroit, May 17-20, for the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo. Hosted by ExxonMobil and longtime supporter GM, the event is the country’s premier business conference and networking event for African American entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and professionals.

This year’s conference theme is “Shifting Gears: New Realities, New Rules, New Opportunities.” Attendees can expect innovative strategy sessions; high-powered speakers; and an early introduction to products, trends, and services to help you stay competitive and ahead of the curve in the months ahead. 

The conference is expected to attract 1,100 attendees and generate $2,000,000 in direct spending. “Top-notch conferences like the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference are important for showcasing creativity and entrepreneurship, especially during these challenging economic times,” says Larry Alexander, president & CEO of the Detroit Michigan Convention & Visitors Bureau. “These talents may be the key to creating opportunities for future jobs.”

  View Exclusive Conference Video Here

 

Event highlights:

·         The Deal Makers Expo—where entrepreneurs and the nation’s top corporate executives connect

·         The Small Business Success™ Boot Camp, plus affordable franchises you can buy now

·         Securing credit and building strategic alliances in a harsh economy 

·         Opportunities in the green industry and how to profit in the era of Obama

·    Kidpreneur/Teenpreneur Conference hosted by Wendy's International

      ·    T

he 2009 Elevator Pitch Competition hosted by
OPEN from American Express

·         Plus more than 16 sessions on growth and development, globalization, new trends, and social technology

Confirmed speakers include:

·         R. DonahuePeebles, Chairman & CEO, The Peebles Corporation

·         Kedar Massenburg, President & CEO, Kedar Entertainment and Korus Wines

·         Judge Glenda Hatchett, TV judge and President, Judge Glenda Hatchett Enterprises

 

Entrepreneurs Conference registration is open to the public. Register online at www.blackenterprise.com/beec or by phone at 800-209-7229. The registration fee includes an event bag; continental breakfast and lunch (Monday and Tuesday); and admission to sessions, workshops, networking receptions, the Small Business Awards Luncheon, the BE 100s Awards Gala, the Town Hall session, and the expo hall.

The 2009 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo is hosted by ExxonMobil & GM. Presenting sponsors include OPEN from American Express, Ariel Investments, EMC2, Frito-Lay, Pepsi, Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart. Platinum sponsors are IBM and Wendy’s International. Corporate sponsors include Cisco, Detroit Convention & Visitors Bureau, Google, Kodak, UnitedHealthcare and YUM! Brands. 

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black enterprise, your ultimate source for wealth creation, is the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. Since 1970, be has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers. Every month, black enterprise magazine provides 4.3 million readers with information on entrepreneurship, careers, and financial management. The multimedia company also produces radio and television programming, business and lifestyle events, Web content and digital media. black enterprise is the definitive source of information for and about African American business markets and leaders, and the authority on black business news and trends.

 
 
Andrew Wadium
Director of Media Relations
BLACK ENTERPRISE
130 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10011
 
212-886-9598




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