ATLANTA, May 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BLACK ENTERPRISE begins its 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo hosted by Nationwide Insurance on Monday, May 23 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Designed to promote the economic growth of emerging and established minority businesses, the event brings together more than 1,200 of the nation's leading entrepreneurs and corporate professionals to network and seek out new opportunities.
The 2011 schedule is as follows:
Monday, May 23
7:30 a.m.−5:00 p.m.
Earl "Butch" Graves Jr., President & CEO, BLACK ENTERPRISE
Opportunities Abroad: How to Give Your Business a Global Reach moderated by CNN Anchor and Chief Business Correspondent Ali Velshi
Building Your Business Through Social Media
Raising Capital to Finance Your Business Hosted by Wells Fargo
How to Tap Into the Multibillion-Dollar Green Economy
BE Small Business Success Boot Camp™ Using Social Media to Achieve Business Marketing. Hosted by AT&T
Grow Your Business with Government Contracting Hosted by American Express OPEN
The BLACK ENTERPRISE Elevator Pitch Competition awarding $10,000 for the best new business idea with judges Earl "Butch" Graves, Jr., President & CEO, Black Enterprise; Magnus Greaves, Founder, The CASHFLOW; Star Jones, Author, Attorney & TV Personality; and J. Anthony Brown, Comedian & Radio Personality, The Tom Joyner Morning Show. Hosted by PepsiCo
Tuesday, May 24
7:30 a.m.−5:00 p.m.
Teenpreneurs Conference Hosted by Wendy's International
Money Making Opportunities in Entertainment with Chris Lighty, Founder, Violator Management; Marvet Britto, Founder, The Britto Agency; and Will Packer, Co-Founder, Rainforest Films.
Secrets of the Side Hustle: Making the Transition from Employee to Entrepreneur
Turning Property into Profit
Mastering Web Technology: Innovative Ways to Grow Your Online Presence Hosted by American Express OPEN
Supplier Diversity: How to Become a Major Player in the Contact Game Hosted by Walmart
How to Succeed in Network Marketing
BE Small Business Success Boot Camp™ The Inventor's Workshop Hosted by AT&T
BE Small Business Success Boot Camp™ Ask a Venture Capitalist Hosted by AT&T
BE 100s Pre-Awards Reception Hosted by UnitedHealthcare with guest speaker Judge Glenda Hatchett
BE100s Anniversary Celebration & Awards Gala where BLACK ENTERPRISE will name its 2011 Companies of the Year as featured in its June issue
The 2011 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo hosted by Nationwide Insurance is presented by American Express OPEN, Ariel Investments, Buick, General Motors, PepsiCo and Walmart. Platinum sponsors include AT&T, FedEx, Southern Company, United Healthcare, Wells Fargo and Wendy's International. Corporate partners include ADT Business Solutions, Georgia-Pacific, Google, PR Newswire and Staceywines.com.
On site registration begins on Sunday, May 22 from 2:00−7:00 p.m. or visit www.blackenterprise.com/ec
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