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October 25 & 26, 2024

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

415 Summer Street

Boston, MA 02210

ABOUT THE MASS BLACK EXPO

The Mass Black Expo (MBE), hosted by the Black Economic Council of Massachusetts (BECMA), is the Commonwealth's premier event for showcasing Black businesses, organizations, and allies committed to fostering an equitable community. 

Mass Black Expo 2024: Building Black Wealth, Empowering Black Voices, is a two day immersive experience that brings together hundreds of Black-owned businesses, entrepreneurs, and professionals with purchasing opportunities, capacity-building resources, and skill and career advancement options.

The Mass Black Expo is an opportunity for residents of the Commonwealth to convene and share ideas to realize a more productive, inclusive, and equitable economy.

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becma members only

BECMA Members receive special members-only perks when they attend the MBE. Members receive the following:

  • Discounted ticket pricing

  • Free professional headshot

  • Reserved seating in the Main Stage

  • Dedicated registration line

  • Members-only swag

  • (1) Free Drink & Meal Ticket Per Day

  • + more

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

General Admission

Register for a weekend pass to participate in the Mass Black Expo! Join us for the Speaker Summit and an afternoon of exhibits and events! 

  • Free Access to 10 + Speaker Sessions and Keynote Addresses

  • Free Access to Workshops 

  • Free Access to the EV Test Drive

  • Free Access to the Black-Owned Pavilion

  • Free Access to the Climate and Sustainability Space

  • And More

Pricing:

$50 For Members, $100 For Non-Members 

Black-Owned Pavilion

We invite all Black-owned businesses to register to showcase their goods and services in our Black-Owned Pavilion on both Friday, October 25 & Saturday, October 26. 

BECMA Members in the electric vehicle, clean energy, solar power, offshore wind, and climate equity spaces are invited to exhibit as a part of our Climate & Sustainability Experience. Members who are buyers with contracts available to bidders are invited to exhibit in our Supplier Diversity Services Space. Please note: Spaces are limited.

All Exhibitors receive the following:

  • A dedicated exhibitor booth on October 25 & 26

  • ( 1 ) 6 Ft., 4 Ft., or High Top Table, ( 2 ) Chairs, & Signage*

  • 2-Day Weekend access, including each day of the Speaker Summit

  • Access to the Exhibitor Lounge for Light Refreshments and Breaks 

Exhibitor Pricing:

  • Early Bird Member 2-Day Weekend Pass: $125

  • Member 2-Day Weekend Pass: $250

  • Early Bird Non-Member 2-Day Weekend Pass: $375

  • Non-Member 2-Day Weekend Pass: $500

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

General Admission

Register for a weekend pass to participate in the Mass Black Expo! Join us for the Speaker Summit and an afternoon of exhibits and events! 

  • Free Access to 10 + Speaker Sessions and Keynote Addresses

  • Free Access to Workshops 

  • Free Access to the EV Test Drive

  • Free Access to the Black-Owned Pavilion

  • Free Access to the Climate and Sustainability Space

  • And More

Pricing:

$50 For Members, $100 For Non-Members 

Register to volunteer! Help us make MBE 2024 the best one yet! Volunteers provide on-site support and receive:

  • Unlimited access to the Staff/Volunteer Lounge for Light Snacks and Refreshments

  • Free Meal and Drink Ticket Per Day

  • Volunteer T-shirt 

  • One Day Shift selection options

  • +more

Pricing:

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Black-Owned Pavilion

We invite all Black-owned businesses to register to showcase their goods and services in our Black-Owned Pavilion on both Friday, October 25 & Saturday, October 26. 

BECMA Members in the electric vehicle, clean energy, solar power, offshore wind, and climate equity spaces are invited to exhibit as a part of our Climate & Sustainability Experience. Members who are buyers with contracts available to bidders are invited to exhibit in our Supplier Diversity Services Space. Please note: Spaces are limited.

All Exhibitors receive the following:

  • A dedicated exhibitor booth on October 25 & 26

  • ( 1 ) 6 Ft., 4 Ft., or High Top Table, ( 2 ) Chairs, & Signage*

  • 2-Day Weekend access, including each day of the Speaker Summit

  • Access to the Exhibitor Lounge for Light Refreshments and Breaks 

Exhibitor Pricing:

  • Early Bird Member 2-Day Weekend Pass: $125

  • Member 2-Day Weekend Pass: $250

  • Early Bird Non-Member 2-Day Weekend Pass: $375

  • Non-Member 2-Day Weekend Pass: $500

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Black-Owned Pavilion

We invite all Black-owned businesses to register to showcase their goods and services in our Black-Owned Pavilion on both Friday, October 25 & Saturday, October 26. 

BECMA Members in the electric vehicle, clean energy, solar power, offshore wind, and climate equity spaces are invited to exhibit as a part of our Climate & Sustainability Experience. Members who are buyers with contracts available to bidders are invited to exhibit in our Supplier Diversity Services Space. Please note: Spaces are limited.

All Exhibitors receive the following:

  • A dedicated exhibitor booth on October 25 & 26

  • ( 1 ) 6 Ft., 4 Ft., or High Top Table, ( 2 ) Chairs, & Signage*

  • 2-Day Weekend access, including each day of the Speaker Summit

  • Access to the Exhibitor Lounge for Light Refreshments and Breaks 


*Business logos are required for branding purposes

Pricing:
Early Bird Member 2-Day Weekend Pass: $125
Member 2-Day Weekend Pass: $250
Early Bird Non-Member 2-Day Weekend Pass: $250
General Admission 2-Day Weekend Pass: $500

 

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EXPERIENCES

october 25 - 26, 2023

DAY 1

MASS BLACK SPEAKER SUMMIT

  • 8:30 AM Coffee & Connections

  • 9:30 AM Opening Ceremony

  • 10:00 AM Speaker Summit Sessions

  • 11:00 AM Speaker Summit Sessions

  • 12:00 PM Keynote Address: Andre Perry

THE EXPO

  • 1:00 PM Black-Owned Pavilion powered by Amazon

  • 1:00 PM Climate & Sustainability Experience

  • 1:00 PM EV Kickstarter Test Drive

  • 2:00 PM Vendor Advisory Council Supplier Connect Forum

  • + more

SPECIAL EVENTS

  • 10:00 AM President's Reception (Invite Only)

  • 1:00 PM EV Kickstarter Luncheon (Invite Only)

  • 5:00 PM Happy Hour

  • + More

DAY 2

MASS BLACK SPEAKER SUMMIT

  • 8:30 AM Coffee & Connections

  • 9:30 AM Summit Kick-Off & Conversation

  • 11:00 AM Speaker Summit Sessions

  • 12:00 PM Speaker Summit Sessions

  • 1:00 PM Keynote Address: Earn Your Leisure

THE EXPO

  • 2:00 PM Black-Owned Pavilion powered by Amazon

  • 2:00 PM Climate & Sustainability Experience

  • 2:00 PM Mass Black Wellness Session

  • 2:00 PM EV Kickstarter Test Drive

  • 2:00 PM Career Connect Forum

  • + More

SPECIAL EVENTS

  • 5:00 PM Happy Hour

  • + More

DAY 3

COMMUNITY EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

  • 12:00 PM Seaport x Black Owned Bos. MBE Fall Fest Seaport CommonBoston, MA

  • 12:00 PM Celebration of BlackJoy Grace By Nia Boston, MA

  • 12:00 PM MBE Fall Family Day Springfield Ballers Boys & Girls ClubSpringfield, MA

Thank you to our sponsors

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