The Annual Conference & Exposition Brings Together the Best of Business Professionals

Our 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition will convene members, corporate and university partners, and some of the world’s most sought after thought leaders for a week of exploration in the areas of education, leadership, career opportunities, and networking connections that enable professional development. This September, Prospanica and the National Black MBA Association will welcome professionals from around the world to the Pennsylvania Convention Center for knowledge-enriched sessions and lifestyle activities.

10,000+ Attendees • 300 Exhibitors • 1,000 Job Placements

What to Expect at Conference

Acclaimed Thought Leaders
Renowned thought leaders and inspirational speakers come from across a variety of industries. Past speakers have included John Maxwell, Stephen M. R. Covey, Magic Johnson, Robert L. Johnson, and Benjamin Crump, to name a few.

Valuable Content
You will not leave the same way you came. The conference houses knowledge from prestigious business leaders and forward-thinking professionals, along with tried-and-true methods of successful business operations, all under the same roof. Each year, conference gets better and this year will be no different.

Business Technology • Marketing tactics • Strategic Business Maneuvers • Workplace Problem Solutions • Conflict Resolution • Creative Leadership Progressions • Entrepreneurship Tools

Top-Notch Networking
Establishing and cultivating relationships with like-minded individuals can help you tap into those hard to reach employment opportunities, as well as increase your chances of landing highly sought after positions. Our 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition will be the perfect place to engage with a highly motivated pool of recruiters from Fortune 1000 corporations and prominent business leaders.

Top Career Opportunities
Registration offers attendees access to our recruiting expo where hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies will participate and be actively recruiting diverse talent for employment and internship opportunities. You can also take advantage of professional development resources, certification courses, breakout sessions, and plenaries that help our members attain even higher levels of success.

How Conference Will Benefit You


Gain new perspectives
Interested in improving the stamp you leave on your professional landscape? Want a stronger, more connected network? Want to learn from creative entrepreneurs and thought leaders in all fields of business? If you answered yes to any of these, then you must attend this year’s conference and benefit from sessions that cover a plethora of business subjects.



Create lasting relationships
It is through the support of a strong network that our members are able to thrive.  This year’s conference is a unique opportunity to connect with peers and potential mentors who can help open new career opportunities for you.  


Develop your professional skills
The conference provides opportunity for professional growth. By working with corporate partners, we understand the skill requirements for leadership positions and use this knowledge to create sessions and secure thought leaders that will help build these skills. Attend conference and be ready to experience exponential learning and growth!

Convince Your Boss

You want to attend conference and require your boss’s support?  We’ve made it easier! Use the downloadable letter template as a start to present your case and obtain support from your company.

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