ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Black MBA Association® (NBMBAA®) – the non-profit professional member-based organization that leads in the creation of educational and career opportunities for minority professionals – announced on Friday, June 1 that registration is open for the Association’s 40th Annual Conference and Exposition, taking place in Detroit, MI September 25-29, 2018. Frederick W. Smith, Chairman and CEO at FedEx, will address attendees at the Scale-Up Pitch Challenge. The highly-anticipated conference convenes the Association’s members, corporate and university partners and some of the world’s most sought after thought leaders for a week of exploration in the areas of education, leadership, career opportunities and networking connections that enable professional development.
With the theme “OneVoice.OneMission,” this year’s conference will offer a myriad of opportunities designed to increase access to careers in management, educate and build entrepreneurs, sharpen and enhance leadership skills and help attendees secure career opportunities. Programming will feature some of the industry’s top executives and thought leaders offering keynote addresses, moderated panels and interactive workshops exploring a variety of topics, such as dynamic leadership, technology and innovation, entrepreneurship, marketing, professional development, education, workforce policy and more. Additional key highlights include a career exposition attended by over 300 leading Fortune 1000 companies, premium entertainment and networking opportunities featuring nationally-recognized talent and seasoned executives and a renewed focus on fitness with daily fitness activities. Confirmed speakers, panelists, moderators and Honorary Co-Chairs include David J. Bronczek, President & COO, FedEx; Dr. William F. Pickard, CEO & Chairman, ARD Logistics LLC; Dr. David A. Thomas, President, Morehouse College; and M. Roy Wilson, MD, President, Wayne State University.
“We are excited to bring the National Black MBA Association® 40th Annual Conference and Exposition back to the city where it first started and look forward to hosting the distinguished group of business titans, corporations, professionals, leaders and members who embody the mission of our organization,” said Jesse Tyson, President and CEO of NBMBAA®. “Our commitment to exploring best practices in leadership and career-focused programming has been the inspirational catalyst that has guided members and conference attendees to reach their full potential and bringing our conference back to Detroit is symbolic of this shared resilience and determination. We are confident that this year’s conference and exposition will be historic in its attendance, economic impact and celebratory outcomes.”
Through innovative programming, purposeful networking and access to employers from across the globe, the conference will highlight key organizational initiatives that include The Higher Ed Expo and The Scale-Up Pitch Challenge sponsored by FedEx.
Each year, the NBMBAA® Career Exposition features some of the world’s top companies and businesses that will spend time speaking with career candidates. Representatives will conduct on-site interviews and some attendees will be hired on the spot. Some of this year’s NBMBAA® strategic partners include Nationwide, FedEx, Johnson & Johnson, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC, and Mercedes-Benz USA.
To learn more about the National Black MBA Association® 40th Annual Conference and Exposition or to register now for this year’s conference, please visit www.nbmbaa.org/conference/.
About National Black MBA Association®
National Black MBA Association® is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) professional member-based organization which leads in the creation of educational and career opportunities for black professionals. Representing more than 12,000 members within 40 professional chapters, 33 Leaders of Tomorrow® (LOT®) chapters, and 400 corporate and university partners, the organization is dedicated to developing partnerships that create intellectual and economic wealth in the Black community through its five channels of engagement: career, education, entrepreneurship, leadership and lifestyle. For more information, visit www.nbmbaa.org.