National Black Chamber of Commerce Announces Lineup of 30 National Speakers and Salute to Veterans at Its 24th Annual Entrepreneur Conference

Thirty prolific speakers are slated to bring their savvy and innovative business practices to the National Black Chamber of Commerce 24th Annual Entrepreneurial Convention, in New Orleans, LouisianaJuly 20-23, at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside hotel. The prominent business advocacy organization and non-profit entity seeks to enhance its national outreach by continuing its positive effects, on representing black and minority professionals, in the areas of critical business issues and policy and legislative impacts.

To kick off the national conference, the organization will show its support for veterans by hosting the Veterans Job Fair onWednesday, July 20 at the Port of New Orleans. The event is free for veterans and employers seeking to employ veterans. The four-day conference features notable key note speakers Deborah Elam, Chief Diversity Officer of GE; Gary LaGrange, President/CEO of the Port Authority of New OrleansBarbara Wojcik-Betancourt, Senior Economist of the U.S. Department of Agriculture; Terrez Thompson, VP of Global Supplier Diversity of The Coca Cola Company; Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes, Athletic Director for Dillard University and Dave Sanford, Deputy Executive Director, Port Authority of Manatee, Florida.

Expected to attend the conference are more than 300 engaged business and chamber professionals, national entertainers and governmental representatives to participate in the professional development workshops.

"We are always looking for new ways to provide innovative solutions to problems facing entrepreneurs with their businesses on a daily basis," said Harry Alford, president/CEO of NBCC. "Our speakers provide fresh ideas and real-world applications that business owners can immediately apply to exponentially grow their companies, while staying abreast of the changing dynamics of today's business world."

Early Bird Registration for the conference is available for $375 until June 30. Tickets can be purchased Individual tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite for admission to the Veterans Job Fair, Designer Fashion Show and table registration for the Crystal Stair Awards Luncheon at

Registration details are available now at

The National Black Chamber of Commerce® was incorporated in Washington, DC in March 1993. The NBCC reaches 100,000 Black owned businesses nationally and internationally through its 140 affiliate chapters. The NBCC is dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining African American communities through entrepreneurship and capitalistic activity within the United States and via interaction with the Black Diaspora. The NBCC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonsectarian organization dedicated to the economic empowerment of African American communities.


SOURCE National Black Chamber of Commerce

WASHINGTONJune 6, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

The National Black Chamber of Commerce's Annual Entrepreneurial Convention (New Orleans) to Focus on Empowering Business Leaders for Maximum Success

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