The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) will convene over 3,000 decision makers from the nation’s leading corporations, government entities and women’s business enterprises (WBEs) to generate business together and stimulate economic growth at the 2013 WBENC National Conference & Business Fair in Minneapolis, MN, June 25-27, 2013.
Successful business leaders, from senior executives at major corporations to accomplished business owners, will provide inspiration and actionable strategies for sustainable career advancement and business growth.
Multi-channel business owner Lidia Bastianich is one such featured speaker. A television chef, best-selling cookbook author, restaurateur, and owner of a flourishing food and entertainment business, she is an example of a woman entrepreneur with an expansive vision and ability to deliver to her customers. She is chef and owner of four acclaimed New York City restaurants – Felidia, Becco, Esca and Del Posto, as well as Lidia’s Pittsburgh and Lidia’s Kansas City. She is also founder and president of Tavola Productions, an entertainment company that produces high-quality broadcast productions. Along with her son, Joe Bastianich, Mario Batali, and Oscar Farinetti, the team opened Eataly, the largest artisanal Italian food and wine marketplace in New York City.
Under the banner of “Join Forces. Succeed Together.” the WBENC National Conference & Business Fair is the largest and most prestigious gathering of corporate and government buyers and women’s business suppliers where these stakeholders will forge connections leading to new streams of revenue, innovative products and services, and employment.
“Our vision is to fuel sustainable economic growth and job creation. To achieve that, our National Conference and Business Fair offers access to industry experts business-building skills and vital networking contacts,” said WBENC President and CEO Pamela Prince-Eason. WBENC is a leader in women’s business development and the nation’s premier third-party certifier of WBEs as suppliers to corporations and government entities.
Set in vibrant downtown Minneapolis, home to an impressive concentration of Fortune 500 companies, the event offers three days of captivating speakers, interactive workshops and business-building opportunities including the Business Fair, the largest of its kind with over 300 exhibitors. WBENC’s robust workshops focus on what WBEs need to know to enhance their positions as suppliers: how to hone skills that are sought-after by their clients, leverage existing expertise for greater growth, and build their capacity to meet the increasingly sophisticated needs of major corporations and government entities.
The conference is open to everyone. To register or gather more information, go to http://www.wbenc.org/wbencconf/.