CHICAGO, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/-- Celebrating 45 years of Black professional development and executive leadership, The National Black MBA Association® (NBMBAA®), the nation's premier organization for Black business professionals, today announced early bird registration is open for the upcoming NBMBAA® 37th Annual Conference and Exposition at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL where more than 9,000 attendees are anticipated to convene for networking, leadership development, and career opportunities. Revered for the integrated suite of career development resources, conference attendees gain exclusive access to the NBMBAA® Leadership Institute®, NBMBAA® Entrepreneurial Institute®, NBMBAA® Innovation Whiteboard Challenge®, National Black MBA Association® Case Competition® sponsored by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US, LLC (FCA US, LLC), NBMBAA® Career Expo, and the NBMBAA® Employment Network Center. Career seekers can experience one-on-one conversations with industry experts who share their expertise on a range of topics; including, job recruitment, talent development, salary negotiation, professional growth, career advancement, entrepreneurship, and interview preparation. The NBMBAA® offers on-site CertifiNOW® Project Management Professional (PMP®) and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) exam preparation training courses for career project managers seeking to obtain PMP® Certification or the CAPM® credential, issued by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). The National Black MBA Association® hosts the largest professional conference in the US for the MBA graduates; and attracts nearly 10,000 business professionals, individuals with graduate degrees, and undergraduate students, who come together for five full days of intense learning and engaging programming. The conference boasts an on-site exhibit hall with nearly 300 companies with products or services targeting business professionals.
The NBMBAA® will address this year's theme, "The Building Blocks of Leadership: Relevance. Drive. Effect," along with recognized partners Bank of America®, Nationwide®, Marriott International®, Target Corporation®, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US, LLC ® and other national sponsors who seek to recruit top talent.
The NBMBAA® 37th Annual Conference and Exposition will be held at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL, Tuesday, September 22 until Saturday September 26, 2015.
"This year's conference provides access to new markets and the opportunity to turn ideas into action that help members attain higher levels of success," says Jesse Tyson, President and CEO, The National Black MBA Association® "There is really no other conference of this magnitude for MBA graduate professionals and individuals with graduate degrees engaging top recruiters from around the world.
In years prior, attendees have benefited from NBMBAA® Meet the Experts Sessions® and General Sessions® with Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Magic Johnson Enterprises; Robin Roberts, anchor of Good Morning America; Robert L. Johnson, American businessman and the founder of The RLJ Companies and Black Entertainment Television; and many others. The NBMBAA® Conference speakers and programming for 2015 will be announced in the coming weeks.
"The National Black MBA Association® Annual Conference and Exposition is a must-attend event." says Bruce E. Thompson, NBMBAA® Board Chairman. "The career expo sets the industry standard for attracting a wide range of highly-qualified diverse candidates. It provides NBMBAA® members and other professionals a one-stop shop for training, development and networking opportunities, and it's the ideal venue for employers to engage with and hire top-tier talent."
An early bird rate of $700 for NBMBAA® members for full conference registration and $900 for nonmembers; $300 for student NBMBAA® members and $400 for student nonmembers for full conference registration is available until Thursday, June 30, 2015.
To see all conference pricing or learn more about the 37th Annual National Black MBA® Association Annual Conference and Exposition, access our conference website; follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/nbmbaahq; or like our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/nbmbaaHQ. To apply for media credentials, please contact Ivy K Pendleton at TCA Public Relations, [email protected] or 800-956-4514 extension 222.
About the National Black MBA Association®
Established in 1970, the National Black MBA Association, Inc.® (NBMBAA®) is dedicated to developing partnerships that result in the creation of intellectual and economic wealth in the Black community through its five channels of engagement; education, career, leadership, entrepreneurship, and lifestyle. With 40 plus chapters, a membership base of more than 9,000 and more than 450 corporate partners, the NBMBAA® provides access to its constituents through services such as the Annual NBMBAA® Conference and Exposition; Local Empowerment Initiatives; and other programs. To learn more about the NBMBAA® or to become a member, visit www.nbmbaa.org.
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