Black Enterprise Executive Alfred Edmond Jr., Florida Gubernatorial Candidate Andrew Gillum among keynotes at 2018 Black Professionals Summit - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine January-March 2019 Issue

WHO: The Black Professionals Network (BPN); a leadership and professional development organization in partnership with Florida International University (FIU); Keynote Speakers: Alfred Edmond, Jr., Senior Vice President and Editor-at-Large of Black Enterprise; Andrew Gillum, Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate; Ashley Bell, Regional Administrator – U.S. Small Business Administration; and Brian Brackeen, Founder – Kairos, Inc.

WHAT: 2018 Black Professionals Summit

WHEN: Friday, September 28 – Saturday, September 29, 2018, 8:00AM to 5:00PM

WHERE: FIU Roz and Cal Kovens Conference Center 3000 NE 151 Street, North Miami, Florida, 33181

ABOUT BPN: The annual Black Professional Summit is the premier conference for urban professionals seeking to develop personally and professionally. More than three hundred registrants will gather over the course of two days with 30+ workshops and keynote addresses by top level experts on branding, home ownership, entrepreneurship, salary negotiation, and so much more!

This year’s theme, Disruption: Creating a Culture of Progress and Elevating the Narrative, will underscore precepts based on community and wealth development. The thought leadership of four dynamic keynote speakers will weave a collective narrative emphasizing digital competence, financial stability, career readiness, and black excellence. The Black Professionals Network mission is a South Florida-based organization committed to training and mentoring urban professionals for personal and career advancement through leadership development. BPN provides programming, resources, and opportunities to achieve these goals, creating a collaborative network under the guiding principle — together everyone achieves more.


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