JOIN US!!
Attending the MASS BLACK EXPO (MBE) is more than just your typical conference experience, it’s an opportunity to:

Receive an Unparalleled Immersive Experience
Grow your Business
Increase Equity
Cultivate Relationships
DAY 1: Friday, September 23, 2022
(In-person at Boston Convention and Exhibition Center)
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

DAY 2: Saturday, September 24, 2022
(Virtual from the comfort of your home)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Mass Black Expo (MBE) is the Commonwealth’s premier event for showcasing Black businesses, organizations, and allies committed to closing the Massachusetts wealth gap through equity, access, and opportunity. This year’s two-day event provides purchasing opportunities, capacity-building resources, networking, meaningful discussion and fun.

Keynote Speakers + Emcee
Boston, MA + Virtual
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MASS BLACK EXPO OVERVIEW
Top Reasons to Attend
Learn From Experts in your industry.
Gain Inspiration from impactful keynote speakers.
Discover and Explore Black-owned businesses and organizations from across the Commonwealth.
Form Real Connections through networking, ideation and discussion with other attendees.
Develop Business Relationships that will take you to the next level.
Featured Sessions
— Advocating for Equity and Access at Work and in the Community
— The Room Where it Happens: Joining MA Boards & Commissions
—  Ready or Not: Recession Planning
— The State of the Hospitality Industry
— Checking In: Is Your Business Ready for Funding?
— The Power of Community Investing: Shifting Power and Dollars to Drive Economic Inclusion
MEET YOUR PEOPLE.
FIND YOUR SOLUTIONS.
Tickets Are Still Available!
Friday, September 23 
Day 1: Schedule
The Mass Black Expo schedule is full of dynamic sessions, engaging speakers, and relevant and timely content. Stay tuned for speaker announcements and updates! 
7:45 AM
Registration Opens
8:00 AM
Coffee + Conversation
Exhibitor Pavilion Opens
Start your day off right with coffee and conversations in our Exhibitor Pavilion. Meet our sponsors, exhibitors, and get ready for a full day of discovery and networking.

Throughout the day, Exhibitor Pavilion Experiences will include interactive activities including opportunities to be interviewed by our featured podcasters and more.
9:30 AM
General Session: Welcome + Keynote
Our day begins with a welcome message from BECMA President and CEO, Nicole Obi and our keynote speaker.

Music by DJ Chris Roxx.
11:00 AM
Concurrent Tracks + EV Kickstarter
Select one of four sessions to attend featuring topics exemplified by BECMA’s four pillars for closing the Massachusetts racial wealth gap: Entrepreneurship, Placement, Commerce and Ownership.

Explore the EV Kickstarter Invite Only Event. Sign up for more information when you register!
12:00 PM
Lunch
It's time for a break. Recharge with lunch and explore the Exhibitor Pavilion.
Discover new products, services, and Black-owned businesses to support.
1:00 PM
Concurrent Tracks + Bidding Opportunities
Take your pick: attend workshops or panels, participate in curated experiences and take a moment to connect with other attendees.

Explore Bidding Opportunities with cities, towns and municipalities through BECMA’s Vendor Advisory Council Invite Only Event. Sign up to be invited when you register!
4:00 PM
Keynote Address + Closing Remarks
End Day 1 with an inspiring message from our keynote speaker. 
5:00 PM
Mass Black Expo (MBE) Cocktail Reception
After two years of virtual events, the BECMA team looks forward to celebrating in-person with our members, sponsors, and guests. Come celebrate and enjoy lite bites, a cash bar and music by DJ Chris Roxx at our cocktail reception.

CURATED EXPERIENCES
Speed Networking
Participate in one-on-one conversations with BECMA Members and VIPs. 
Vendor Advisory Council
Learn about municipal bidding opportunities through BECMA’s pilot program, created to address barriers to awarding bids and meet supplier diversity goals. *This event is invite only.
DJ Chris Roxx
Enjoy tunes from DJ Chris Roxx, the resident DJ at Gillette Stadium for NE Patriots Games.
Live Podcast Interviews
Come meet your favorite podcaster and join in on the conversation!
EV Kickstarter
*This event is invite only.
Headshots
BECMA Members, Stand out amongst the crowd and amplify your brand with a professional headshot!
Saturday, September 24 
Day 2: Virtual Day Schedule
9:00 AM
Welcome + Keynote Address
Our Day 2 keynote speaker will address opportunities to achieve wellness, both personally and professionally.
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Virtual Workshops + Q&A
Join us from the comfort of your home for our virtual workshops. Each session includes the ability to live chat with the workshop presenter.  
3:00 - 4:30 PM
Closing Panel + Remarks
Join us for a final call to action to close Massachusetts’ racial wealth gap and create a lasting and meaningful impact.
CONVERSATIONS WORTH FOLLOWING
GET READY FOR YOUR PODCAST INTERVIEW! TAKE PART IN BOLD CONVERSATIONS FULL OF INNOVATIVE IDEAS AND PRACTICAL ADVICE FROM INDUSTRY-LEADING EXPERTS. JOIN PODCASTERS STREAMING LIVE FROM THE EXHIBITION PAVILLION FLOOR.
MASS. BLACK EXPO PHOTOS
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
​​​​We Love Our Sponsors
THANK YOU TO OUR JOHN PUTNAM TRAILBLAZER SPONSOR
THANK YOU TO OUR MELNEA CASS FRIEND SPONSOR
THANK YOU TO OUR JOSEPHINE ST. PIERRE RUFFIN LEADER SPONSORS
 Join us on September 23 In Person and on September 24 Virtually 
Contact Us
Have questions about Mass Black Expo tickets and the overall experience?
Contact: AJ Events
Phone: 617-267-2244
Email: [email protected]

Have questions about Sponsorship Opportunities?
Contact: Walter Weekes
Phone: 857-308-4623
Email: [email protected]

Want to become a BECMA Member?
Contact: Falasha Harrison
Phone: 857-308-4623
Email: [email protected]

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