What to Expect



We are excited to have you join us at this year’s Mass. Black Expo. Due to COVID-19, we are delivering a high quality, interactive, virtual-only experience centered around our theme, "The Renaissance". Below is a list of frequently asked questions about the Expo:

When is the Expo?

This year’s Expo will be HYBRID, following Covid-19 Restrictions, taking place November 19 – 21, 2021.

When does registration open?

Registration opens Wednesday, October 14, 2021.

How much does it cost to attend the event?

Thanks to the support of our generous sponsors, there is no cost to attend to the event.

What does my ticket include?

As an attendee, you can look forward to:

  • Access to the special keynote presentations
  • Access to a variety of workshop sessions on issues related to creating sustainable businesses, creating community wealth, entrepreneurial achievement, career advancement, access to capital, etc.
  • Access to our virtual Exhibit Hall
  • A full weekend of virtual programming
  • And MUCH MORE!

Do I have to choose the breakout sessions in advance?

This year's expo will follow our 4 pillars which are 1. Entrepreunership 2. Purchasing & Buying from Black owned Businesses 3. Ownership & Equity 4. Placement/Jobs The agenda will be posted on our website in advance to help you decide which sessions you would like to attend. We are reccomending that you follow the pillars in which interest and will be most beneficial to you. You are welcome to attend any workshop on the day of the event!

Can I share my access with others?

A ticket enables the person who registered to attend the event. For the best possible experience, the event is ideally viewed from a computer or desktop device.

Who are the keynote speakers?

We are actively working to confirm a list of some of the brightest and most engaging people to share their experiences and wisdom with you. From world-renowned visionaries to local community and business leaders, look forwrad to a lineup of individuals who are ready to inspire, stimulate, and share information that will give you the tools you need to survive and thrive beyond the pandemic.

What if I want my business or company to become a sponsor?

If a business you run or a company you work for are interested in supporting the expo, please reach out to our Mass Black Expo Manager, Ashley Patterson, apatterson@becma.org for access to the sponsorship kit and the opportunity to be connected to a team member.

How do I become an Exhibitor this year?

If you would like to become an exhibitor, visit our "Applications" page, or reach out to the MBE Manager, Ashley Patterson at apatterson@becma.org.

Who produces the Mass. Black Expo?

The MBE is made possible by The Black Economic Council of Massachusetts – a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. BECMA serves as the chief advocacy group for Black businesses across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. To learn more, visit www.becma.org.

How do I become a Workshop Presentor this year?

Please visit our "Applications" page and under "Workshops" please submit your application before October 25, 2021 in order to be considered.