Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference Hosted By Nationwide ®

Start Date : May 15, 2013
End Date : May 18, 2013
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Phone : 800-209-7229

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What is the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference?
The Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference is a three-day business event tailored to both established business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

How many people attended the conference last year?
There were more than 1,200 attendees at last year's conference.

What is the appropriate attire for the event?
Business attire is the appropriate dress for Entrepreneurs Conference events. The attire for the opening reception is resort casual and there is usually a formal or semi-formal dinner as well.

Will conference participants be given a list of attendees?
We only provide an Expo Hall exhibitors list in the journal.

How do I get a subscription or renew my subscription to Black Enterprise magazine?
To renew your subscription or subscribe to BLACK ENTERPRISE, call our circulation department at (800) 727-7777.

What are the elements of the conference?
The conference features intensive sessions, hands-on instruction, networking receptions, an awards luncheon and dinner, and a business-to-business expo.

Do you have any sessions for women entrepreneurs?
Yes our SistersInc. session is geared specifically toward women.

Are there any evening events?
Yes. The conference opens with a welcome reception on Wednesday, May 15, and culminates with an awards dinner on Friday, May 18.

Can I sit with my party at the awards luncheon?
If you arrive together, however, attendees are seated randomly on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Are there any incentives for group registration?
Yes. The group registration fee (three or more people) is $50 off the prevailing rate per person. All reservations must be made at the same tim

When does the early-bird registration rate end?
The early-bird registration rates ends on March 31st

Can I register on-site?
Yes. However, space is limited and you will be charged the general registration fee ($695). So it is recommended that you register before March 15th.

Does my registration fee include hotel accommodations?
No. The registration fee includes an attendee bag, an event journal, conference sessions, continental breakfast, networking receptions, and the awards luncheon and dinner.

Can registered participants attend all conference sessions and events?
Registered participants as designated by registrant badges will have open access to everything, as listed in the conference journal.

Can I purchase single tickets for individual events?
Single tickets are available only for the awards dinner. The cost is $250 per person. Tables (seating for 10) are $2,000 each.

Are meals included in the registration package?
Yes. A continental breakfast will be served on Thursday and Friday for all attendees, the awards luncheon is on Thursday and an awards dinner on Friday.

What if I have to cancel?
BLACK ENTERPRISE will refund your registration fee (minus a $75 processing fee) if the cancellation is received in writing by April 19, 2013. All cancellation requests must be submitted by the original registrants.

If I have already registered but cannot attend, can I send someone else in my place?
BLACK ENTERPRISE will accept a name change if the request is received in writing by April 26, 2013. All name change requests must be submitted by the original registrant.

I'm interested in being a speaker at the conference. Have speakers been selected yet?
Speakers are still being accepted for review. Click here to fill out the speaker application form or send your inquiry, along with your press kit, to Black Enterprise Events Department, 130 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011.

Will there be an expo this year?
Yes. The Expo Hall will be open Thursday, May 16, 2:30 pm 5:30 pm and Friday, May 17, 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Expo set-up is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Expo break down is Friday, May 17, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

What is the Teenpreneurs Conference?
Teenpreneurs Conference is a fun-filled business program designed for youth ages 13 to 17.

Are there specific age requirements for the program?
Teenpreneurs Conference registrants are divided into two levels of instruction:
Future CEOs (ages 13-15)
Junior Executives (ages 16-17)

What is the registration fee for the Teenpreneurs Conference?
The Teenpreneurs Conference registration fee is $200. At least one parent or guardian must be registered for the Entrepreneurs Conference in order for the child to participate in the Teenpreneurs Conference.

Where is the event held?
The 2013 Entrepreneurs Conference is being held at the Columbus Convention Center.
The closest major airport to the Columbus Convention Center is the Port Columbus International Airport.

How far is the hotel from the airport?
The Columbus Convention Center is a 6-10 miles from Port Columbus International Airport.

How much is a cab ride from the airport to the hotel?
The average cost of a cab ride from the airport to the hotel is approximately $30.00 to $40.00.

Does the hotel offer babysitting services?
No. Columbus Convention Center does not offer babysitting services, however, they can provide you with a vendor recommendation.

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All Registrants Please complete an online registration form for each participant (18 or older) planning to attend any B.E. activities.

Individual and Children Registration Step 1

Package Information (Does NOT include airfare, transportation or hotel accommodations.)

The registration fee includes the following: continental breakfast, networking reception, awards luncheon, dinner, plus conference bag and event journal. Early Registration $495 (NOW - March 16) General Registration $695 (March 17 - May 26) Awards Dinner Only $250 Single Day * (Thursday or Friday) $195 Teenpreneur § $200 Exhibitor Only Pass $25 Includes access to Expo Hall only Corporate Exhibitor $7,500 This includes one 8’x10’ expo space and two adult registrations. Small Business Exhibitor † $1,500 Includes one 8’x10’ expo space and two adult registrations. * Single day passes allow access to sessions and Expo on Thursday or Friday only. It does not include access to the Awards Luncheon and Dinner. § A Teenpreneur package may only be purchased with a full conference adult registration. † Private or Non-Profit less than $2,000,000 in sales/year.

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