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THE COLOR OF COMMERCE

WASHINGTON, DC | OCT. 19-21, 2022

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The ByBlack Conference is an annual conference hosted in partnership between the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) and the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB). This annual event draws hundreds of Black entrepreneurs, broadcasters, business professionals, and thought leaders. 

ByBlack is the voice consumers and corporations trust when making a decision to “Buy Black”. We are the verified resource and community providing support for businesses and broadcasters of all sizes.

Join us to connect, grow and promote your business at the By Black Conference on October 19-21, 2022. The ByBlack Conference provides tools of empowerment from our global network of Black-owned media outlets and businesses.

MAINSTAGE
HIGHLIGHTS

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Jamal Bryant

Keisha Lance Bottoms

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Tamika Mallory

Former Mayor of Atlanta

Keynote Speaker
Author & Senior Pastor

Author State of Emergency
Co-Founder, Until Freedom

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Willie Moore Jr.

Media Personality
Radio Host

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Xavier Williams

CEO
Network Wireless Solutions

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ABOUT
BYBLACK

ByBlack Conference

The ByBlack Conference is redefining the way we experience business, ByBlack brings together a collection of passionate Black entrepreneurs, media owners, cultural creatives, corporate executives, and consumers.

ByBlack Conference demonstrates "The Color of Commerce" by providing an immersive experience for attendees to engage and collaborate with the Black business ecosystem. With a focus on the collective economic power of Black-owned businesses and broadcasters, the ByBlack Conference is an important way for conference-goers to learn about ways they can grow, scale, market, and work together to bring greater visibility and viability to Black commerce. 

ByBlack Platform & Directory

The ByBlack Platform™, powered by U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. is an exclusive national directory and third-party minority certification program designed exclusively for Black-owned businesses. We are a digital solution people-centric platform focused on connecting Black businesses to capital, customers, and the community.

 

ByBlack is the nation's largest certification program designed for Black-owned businesses, certifying over 3,000 businesses, and representing more than $2 billion in revenue. ByBlack focuses on supporting Black-owned businesses, including providing access to educational resources, local business chambers, and networking opportunities.

 

Our mission is to create meaningful economic opportunities to increase spend and strengthen corporate supply chains in a conversation of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We realize this goal by building bold tools and strategic partnerships that enable Black enterprises to grow and thrive.

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BYBLACK
EVENING
EXPERIENCES

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Black Mixology Experience

This year we're shaking things up with our Black Mixology night-life experience, taking place on Thursday, October 20th.

 

The Black Mixology Experience is Presented by Molson Coors, Google, and Door Dash.

 

Enjoy cocktail recipes that are all about making a statement and creating memories, while guests engage in networking, tastings, and conversations with a curated selection of Black-owned spirit, wine, and beer brands.

Featured Black Spirit Brands Include:

Uncle Nearest Whiskey

Tequila With Friends

Sorel Hibiscus Liqueur 

Duke & Dame Salted Carmel Whiskey

GO3 Vodka

Cheurlin Champagne

Flo Wines

And Many More...

2022
SPEAKERS

 

BLACK MARKET & LOUNGE
VENDORS

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VIRTUAL
MATCHMAKING

This year the ByBlack Conference will feature matchmaking sessions to join 15-20 corporations and government agencies with potential, pre-screened businesses/suppliers as a curated experience.

 

Corporate and government agency buyers will have the opportunity to hear “pitches” and interview Black businesses over a two-day period, at the ByBlack Conference. 

 

If your business is at a minimum of 3 years old, earns at least $100,000 in annual revenue, has a website, and meets the industry requirements from the potential buyers, you may have an opportunity to be matched for this experience.

This Experience Enables Participants to:

  1. Meet with vendors and suppliers aligned to available contract opportunities

  2. Have scheduled, one-on-one Zoom room meetings with pre-screened businesses

  3. Participate in a conference breakout session with panel discussions around contracting and bidding with corporate suppliers and government agencies

Important Dates:

  • October 1, 2022 – Deadline to Register for Matchmaking Event

  • October 6, 2022 – Mandatory Webinar Meeting for Businesses

  • October 7, 2022 – Mandatory Webinar Meeting with Suppliers

  • October 18, 2022 – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Virtual Matchmaking Event (meeting times will be assigned)

  • October 19, 2022 – 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Virtual Matchmaking Event (meeting times will be assigned)

BYBLACK 
IMPACT

24,000+
Black Businesses in the ByBlack Directory

332,000
U.S. Black Chamber Members

1,000+
Black Businesses Certified
 

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247
Black Owned Broadcast Media Outlets & Networks

3,500+
ByBlack Conference Attendees
Virtual + In-Person Over 2 Years

1M+
Social Media & PR Impressions

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MASTERY
TO BLOW
YOUR MIND

ByBlack
Mainstage

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The ByBlack Mainstage sessions have been carefully curated to provide world-class content paired with inspiring and engaging speakers who will provoke attendees to think differently about the way Black entrepreneurs and creators are driving the color of commerce. 

ByBlack
Marketplace

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The ByBlack Marketplace is everything you need to make your conference experience complete. ByBlack Marketplace & Lounge will feature certified ByBlack businesses, Black spirit brands, entertainment, wellness, networking, coffee cafe, and more. 

ByBlack Masterclass

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The ByBlack Masterclass series are workshops designed for Black business owners to learn more about topics like access to capital, branding, media advertising,  growth and expansion, and more while connecting with other business owners. 

 
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HOTEL
ACCOMMODATIONS

MGM National Harbor

Be in the heart of all things ByBlack and stay with us at MGM National Harbor

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