The 2010 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference & Expo will be held in Atlanta, May 16-19. To get a preview of the networking and deal making in store at the nation’s largest annual gathering of black entrepreneurs, check out these images of the 2009 B.E. Entrepreneurs Conference held in Detroit.
Conference attendees enjoy the welcome reception hosted by GM, ExxonMobil and the Detroit Convention & Visitors Bureau, held at the GM Next Showroom in the Renaissance Center.
Black Enterprise Senior Personal Finance Editor John W. Simons (left) and Attorney and radio talk show host Warren Ballentine (right) with conference attendees.
IBM Vice President, Market wwwelopment Marilyn Johnson (right) with conference attendee.
Future mogul shows that he is equipped and ready for the Kidpreneur/Teenpreneur Conference.
Black Enterprise Senior Personal Finance Editor John Simons with Sam’s Club Market Manager Darryl White and BithGroup Technologies Inc. CEO Robert Wallace. Wallace presented the BE Small Business Success Boot Camp on cash flow managment.
Barden Cos. CEO Don Barden, Independent Women’s Forum President Michelle Bernard, attorney and radio show host Warren Ballentine, Washington Times Deputy Editorial Page Editor Tara Wall and MSNBC Politcal Analyst Joe Watkins debate the topic: “President Obama’s Administration: Boom or Bust?” at the B.E. Entrepreneurs Conference Town Hall.
Black Enterprise CEO Earl Graves Jr. with Michelle Bernard, Town Hall Moderator and Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree, Don Barden, Tara Wall, Joe Watkins and Warren Ballentine.
Carter Brothers CEO John F. Carter is flanked by Ivan Hopkins and Jeffrey Scott of Black Enterprise Greenwich Street Corporate Growth Management.
Black Enterprise Editorial Director Sonia Alleyne (left) and conference attendee Charles Burkett enjoy the Motown Revue, hosted by Pepsi.
Conference attendees get their dance on at the Motown Revue, held at the Seldom Blues Restaurant in Renaissance Center.
BlackEnterprise.com Editor-in-Chief Alfred Edmond Jr., Judge Glenda Hatchett, Brilliance Institute Founder Simon Baily, EMC Corp. Senior Diversity Leader Michelle Taylor-Jones and Black Enterprise CEO Earl “Butch” Graves Jr.
YUM! Brands Government Relations/Global Diversity Manager Richard-Abraham Rugnao Sr., Elohim Cleaning Contractors CEO Sirena C. Moore, Baracka Wear Inc. Co-Founder Lorielle Broussard, Black Enterprise Small Business Editor and BE Next panel moderator Tennille Robinson and Baracka Wear Inc. Co-Founder Brandon Broussard.
Black Enterprise Magazine Editor-in-Chief Derek T. Dingle, Addison-Clifton LLC President Ulice Payne Jr., Siebert Brandford Shank CEO Suzanne Shank, PRWT Services Inc. CEO Howard Epps and ExxonMobil US Fuels Marketing Distributor Business Manager Chris Mahoney.
Marcus Evans, CEO of Never Forgotten, a Herndon, Va.-based full-service grave site care and maintenance company, is greeted by Black Enterprise Editorial Director Alan Hughes after winning the 2009 Black Enterprise Elevator Pitch competition.
Wendy’s International Vice President of Diversity and Ethics Frances Wright and BlackEnterprise.com Editor-in-Chief present the Black Enterprise Kidpreneur/Teenpreneur Class of 2009.
PRWT Services Inc. CEO Harold T. Epps and Co-Founder Willie F. Johnson accept the BE 100s Company of the Year Award from Black Enterprise CEO Earl “Butch” Graves Jr.
CEO Harold T. Epps and Co-Founder Willie F. Johnson of PRWT Services Inc., BE 100s Company of the Year; Co-Founder Margaret Hennington and CEO Deloris Sims of Legacy Bank, BE 100s Financial Services Company of the Year; Mays Chemical CEO William G. Mays, recipient of the 2009 A.G. Gaston Lifetime Achievement Award; CEO Robert Wingo of Sanders/Wingo Advertising Inc., BE 100s Advertising Agency of the Year.