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National Black Economic Virtual Conference This Friday and Saturday

first_img11:00AM – PANEL: Secure the Bag – Securities, Stocks, Bonds Moderator: Shaheewa Jarrett, General Counsel & Vice President of Compliance – Gelin Benefits Group, LLC Florida Power & Light (FPL)Valley National BankR.V.OwensFlorida State Minority Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC)Broward County – Office of Economic & Small Business Development (OESBD)Palm Beach County Office of Equal Business Opportunity (OEBO)Discover the Palm Beaches Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB)Miami Media Group, LLCSouth Florida Times Ed Harris, Consultant Chef of Chef Life Consulting Robert M. Ballou, Officer of Economic Development & Diversity Compliance Department Broward School DistrictNicole Chaplin, Master Personal Trainer of The Fitness Rockstar™Adrian Carter, Founder of EmpowerMEN ConferenceRufus & Jenny Triplett, Marriage Life Experts of Surviving Marriage in the 21st Century Keynote Speaker:  2020 Sponsors: Thought Leaders: Adriana Clark, SE Region Director of Office of Small Business Southeast Region – U.S. Depart of TransportationRobert M. Ballou, Officer of Economic Development & Diversity Compliance Department Broward School DistrictFrank Hayden, Director of Office of Equal Opportunity – City of West Palm BeachDicky Sykes, Director of the Office of Diversity in Business Practices – School District of Palm Beach CountyBurnadette Norris-Weeks, Partner at Austin Pamies Norris Weeks Powell, PLLCSandy-Michael McDonald, Director of Broward County Office of Economic & Small Business Development Thought Leaders: Walter Bond, Motivational Speaker, Author of Swim – The Bond Group 11:00AM – PANEL: Buy the Block: Real Estate Development & Investments Moderator: Katia St. Fleur, Principal at KSF & Associates Moderator: LaToya Stirrup, Founder & President of Digital Glass Moderator: Jerome Hutchinson, Jr., Founder & Chief Servant Officer of International Career and Business Alliance, Inc. (ICABA) 9:30AM – Opening/Keynote Speaker Thought Leaders: Thought Leaders: Armando Pantoja, Co-Founder of Hire MatchAlan E. Bottorff, CEO of TeledactylFelicia Hatcher, Co-Founder of Tribe Cowork & Urban Innovation Lab, Code Fever, and Black Tech Week Saturday, August 22nd  Thought Leaders: Friday, August 21st This year is without exception as the conference features: world-renown and international speakers, panel discussions, keynote speakers, breakout sessions to showcase the growing global Black Business community. NBEC will also host the Written Black Experience, a premier book club featuring best-selling black authors from around the world. Leigh-Ann A. Buchanan, Esq., Founding Executive Director of Venture Café MiamiMelvin Coleman, President & CEO of Essential Wealth Management Group, LLC 2020 PANEL DISCUSSION THOUGHT LEADERS Thought Leaders: Inez Long, President/CEO of Black Business Investment FundThais R. Sullivan, First Vice President & Regional CRA Officer at Valley National BankKevin Cohee, Chairman & CEO of One United Bank Moderator: Grasford Smith, Commercial Litigation Partner Moderator: Sharna Barnes, CEO of Complete Contract Consulting LLC Thought Leaders: Moderator: Dexter Bridgeman, CEO of MIA Media Group Thought Leaders: 2:45PM – PANEL: The Impact of Media on the Black Economy 11:00AM – PANEL: Leading Growth Industries: Manufacturing, Healthcare, Retail, Construction, and Transportation Yvette Miley, Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – NBCU News GroupBernadette Morris, President/CEO of Sonshine Communications & Black PR WireDexter Bridgeman, CEO of MIA Media Group 11:00AM – PANEL: Go Global: Caribbean & Africa Trade & Investments 11:00AM – PANEL: What’s Hot in Innovation & Technology Shauna Whittingham, Mentor, Connector & Influencer at Shauna Simone YogaSheila Zayas, Practitioner of Reiki – The Sanctuarycenter_img Thought Leaders: NBEC’s goal is to empower community members to take the necessary steps to grow and develop their enterprise, create wealth for their families, support black businesses throughout the US, and foster growth and sustainability while reducing unemployment and bridging the wealth gap in the US and beyond. Moderator: Kitty Lundon, Host & Creator of The People of Power Talk Show Dale Holness, Mayor of Broward CountyPaola Isaac Baraya, Economic Development Specialist-International Trade, Broward County’s Office of Economic and Small Business DevelopmentJoseph Bell, Regional Manager of International Trade Development – Enterprise FloridaH.E. Dr. Barfuor Adjei-Barwuah, Ambassador of Ghana – Embassy of Ghana Darren Brown, CEO of Advantage Business ConsultingAndre Kay, CEO & Founder of Sociallybuzz Moderator: Bryan Cunningham, Entrepreneurship Center Division Manager – Urban League of Broward County Urban League of Broward CountyBroward County Library/African American Research Library & Cultural CenterInternational Career & Business Alliance (ICABA) & ICABA World MarketplaceWalker’s LegacyPyramid Books Dr. Jeremy Earle, Assistant City Manager/CRA Executive Director for City of Hallandale BeachFabiola Fleuranvil, CEO of Blueprint Creative GroupMiguel Pilgram, Partner of The Pilgram GroupClarence Woods, Manager, Fort Lauderdale Community Redevelopment Agency 11:00AM – PANEL: Health is Wealth – A comprehensive approach to our overall well-being Moderator: Chantél Siegrid Thompson, Interpretive Career Coach 1:15PM – PANEL: Green is the New Black: $10 Billion Cannabiz Beatrice Dixon, Founder of The Honey Pot CompanyConnie W. Kinnard, Vice President of Multicultural Tourism & Development – Greater Miami Convention & Visitors BureauGrant McGaugh, Owner & Managing Director of 5 STAR BDMPsyche Terry, Founder of UI Global BrandsAnn McNeill, Speaker, Author, & Coach – MCO Construction 1:15PM – PANEL: Equity through Home Ownership Thought Leaders: Thought Leaders: Written Black Meet the Author Experience Mark A. Parks, Jr., Chief Financial Officer for City of West Palm BeachGayle M. Waldon, Financial Advisor & Financial Planning Specialist – The Swinton Group at Morgan StanleyRobert Owens, Chief Financial Strategist for R.V.OWENS, Strategic Group 2020 Community Partners: Thought Leaders: Dasheeda Dawson, Founder & Bestselling Author of The WeedHead™ & CompanyRoz McCarthy, Founder/CEO of Minorities for Medical Marijuana, Inc.Scheril Murray Powell, Esq., Agricultural & Cannabis Attorney at Doumar, Allsworth, Laystrom, Voigt, Adair, and Dishowitz LLP 1:15PM – PANEL: Scale Your Business with Government Contracts 1:15PM – PANEL: Getting Those Digital Dollars: Influencer Takeover 9:30AM – Opening Session: Connecting your Mind, Body & Spirit  1:15PM – PANEL: Access to Capital for Businesses 2:45PM – PANEL: How Collaborative Communities are Driving Business Growth Cornell Crews Jr., Executive Director of Community Reinvestment Alliance of South FloridaDerrick Berry, Loan Originator for Buccaneer Mortgage/TheGoodPirates Home LoansAngelique Hibbert, Vice President of South Florida Board of Realist Women Council The 10th Annual National Black Economic Conference (NBEC) brought to you by The Mosaic Group and Black Business Loop, draws hundreds of attendees to the conference each year. With the move to a virtual setting in 2020, NBEC has innovated and grown to expand and improve the virtual experience. The 2-day virtual conference will take place on August 21-22, 2020. Moderator: Gordon Eric Knowles, President & CEO of Miami Dade Chamber of Commerce To learn more about the conference, keynotes, other speakers, and how to register visit www.nationalblackeconomicconference.com.  One day registration is $59.00 (Friday or Saturday); Two-day registration is $99.00. Both registrations include access to panel discussions, keynote speakers, breakout sessions and The Written Black Experience. Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are available. Moderator: Petula Burks, Civic Engagement Director, City of Miami Gardens Host: Donna M. Gray-Banks, Founder & Director of F.R.E.S.H. Book Festival Moderator: Clarence E. Anthony, CEO & Executive Director of National League of Cities (NLC) The theme for this year’s conference is “The Road to Generational Wealth”. A diverse group of subject matter experts will discuss the topics including “Secure the Bag – Securities, Stocks, Bonds”; “Equity through Homeownership”; “Thriving in a Global Crisis”; along with “What’s Hot in Innovation & Technology” and more. “The National Black Economic Conference is timely and more relevant than ever given the current COVID-19 pandemic that is devastating our local and global economies and the death of George Floyd sparking the debate of the many elements of systemic racism. When the nation faces an economic recession, our communities experience an economic depression. This is the time for us to focus on creating, investing, and building sustainable financial resources for ourselves families, and communities. We must strengthen the black economy to not only survive but thrive for generations to come”, said Ann Marie Sorrell, President/CEO of The Mosaic Group and Founder of NBEC. Thought Leaders:last_img read more

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