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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 Chamber, 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.

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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...

 

Black Mixology at Felt lounge is where you can enjoy an open bar with specialty cocktails, hors d'oeuvre, DJs, and more. Space is limited, purchase tickets now for $100. 

BYBLACK
TICKET
EXPERIENCES

The ByBlack Conference ticket experience is designed to allow each attendee to design their own journey, ticket options include general admission, evening experiences, and award ceremonies. 

Fashion Designer

General Admission

October 19-21

$250

Confident Businesswoman

ByBlack

Sneaker Ball

Friday

October 21st

$100

Workshop Owner

Black Mixology Experience

Thursday

October 20th

$100

 

MAIN
STAGE
HIGHLIGHTS

Ronald Busby Jr. 

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Ron Busby Sr.

President & CEO, USBC

Co-Founder, ByBlack

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Talisha Bekavac

Executive Vice President, USBC

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Jim Winston

President, NABOB

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Alicea Gay

Sr. Manager of External Affairs, ByBlack

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Alisa Joseph

Vice President - Director of Programs, USBC

VENDOR
BOOTHS

Connect with future partners, investors, and clients at this year’s ByBlack Conference!

 

Stand out as a vendor in the Black Market & Lounge which is a unique opportunity to sell your products or services to ByBlack Conference attendees.

The Black Market will host a diverse range of businesses, corporate partners, spirit brands, entertainment, and more.

 

Business Owners (services or products) can purchase a booth for $1,000 that includes:

  • One General Admission Ticket

  • One Year of USBC National Membership

  • Meet & Greet With USBC CEO & President Ron Busby Sr.

  • 10x10 Black Market & Lounge Booth from 10/19-10/21 from 10:00am - 5:00pm

  • Business Card Digital Ad on Conference Website

 

Vendor booths start at $1,000 and are limited so make sure you secure your booth today!

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VIRTUAL
MATCHMAKING

This year By Black 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 suppliers selected by National 8A, AMEX, and USBC will have the opportunity to hear “pitches” and interview Black businesses over a two-day period at the By Black 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 selected for this experience.

This Experience Enables Participants to:

  1. Meet with vendors+ 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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Walmart Supplier Diversity
Facebook Elevate
Bring Your Difference with RAI
T-Mobile Diversity

OUR SPONSORS

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