WBEA Events Calendar

WBEA 2017 Business Expo and Matchmaking

May 31, 2017 - June 01, 2017

The WBEA Business EXPO links women business enterprises (WBEs) with corporate purchasers, governmental agencies, and other women-owned businesses for the primary purpose of creating connections and building strong business relationships for contracting.

Event Details

Event Time:
08:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Event Location:
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010

 

WBEA Event Refund Policy

NOTE: REGULAR REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. LATE REGISTRATION AND ON-SITE REGISTRATION IS STILL AVAILABLE. 

 

 

 

Hotel Information

 

WBEA has a room block at the Hilton Americas - Houston.

Be sure to book your hotel reservations, by May 17th.

 

 Click the button below to book your reservation.

 

Guest Code: 1WB

 

 

 

Parking/Transportation


The daily rate for Self Parking is $24 and the daily rate for Valet is $36. The address to the parking garage is

1800 Polk Street, Houston ,TX 77003. 

 


Exhibitor Booth Numbers 

Click HERE for a list of EXPO Exhibitor Booth Numbers 

 

 

 

Dare To Be Different Awards

 

Luncheon  nomination

 

 

Buyer Of The Year

 

Corporate Advocate Of The Year

 

 Corporate Volunteer Of The Year

 

Corporation Of The Year

 

Supplier Of The Year

 

WBE Advocate Of The Year

 

WBE Volunteer Of The Year

 

 

 

Matchmaking Sessions

 

Matchmaking Sessions are 15 minute introductory meetings between your company and WBEA corporate members! These meetings will give you an opportunity to formally introduce your company to buyers and supplier diversity representatives.
WBEA will arrange all the meetings between our WBEs and Corporate members. The meetings will take place on June 1st, 2017 at the George R. Brown Convention Center during our annual EXPO from 9AM to 11AM and 1PM to 3PM in the afternoon. Matchmaking Sessions will be scheduled at the convenience of the buyer. Signing up is not a guarantee that you will get an appointment, but it’s a great way to get your profile in front of our corporate members even if you aren’t selected.
 
Please Note: You must enter the Exhibit Hall to attend your Matchmaking Sessions, which means you must be registered to attend the EXPO.
Matchmaking Sessions are not guaranteed… Meet and greets will be offered.

 Registration For Matchmaking Is Now Closed

 

 

 

 

 

  

EXPO Workshops


Export Essentials Symposium

A WBC and Export-Import Bank Collaboration

May 31, 2017

 

Attend this informative symposium and learn how these government agencies play a vital role in providing financing programs that help mitigate the challenges and risks of selling goods and services to international markets. Now is the time for you to learn how to grow your business through increased international sales!

 

 Click Picture to Register

 

8:30 AM- 12:00 PM 

( 8:30 AM- 9:00 AM sign-in/continental breakfast)

WBEA Office

9800 Northwest FRWY. Ste.120

Houston, TX 77092


 

 

Profitability Boot Camp Primer

( A COSi Workshop)

May 31, 2017

Build a Profitable, Winning Workplace!

What we will share:

 

How a proven set of simple business improvement tools, techniques, and a step-by-step process will rapidly enhance business performance and valuation by 6-7 figures!

 

FREE for EXPO Attendees 

$25 for non-EXPO Attendees

 

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George R. Brown Convention Center

Room 310 AB

3:30 PM- 5:30 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Sponsors 


 Diamond Sponsor

Houston First Corporation  

 

 Pearl Sponsor

Chevron 

Shell 

 

Platinum Sponsor

BP America 

ExxonMobil 


Gold Sponsor

Conoco Phillips 

Toyota 

 

Silver Sponsor

Fluor Corporation 

 

Keynote Speaker

United Airlines

 

Bronze Sponsorship

CenterPoint Energy

The Coca-Cola company

entergy 

safe haven enterprises, inc.  

NRG Energy 


  Metal  Sponsorship

Rose International, Inc. 

Primary Services 

 

Name Badge Sponsorship

M & J Carriers, LLC

 

 

 

 Exhibitors 

 

Access sciences corporation

 

adroit partners

 

Advanced Graphics 

 

advance pierre foods

 

bmc software  

 

BRIDGEFORTH WOLF & ASSOCIATES

 

Carnegie learning

 

compu cycle, inc.

 

Continental Terrazzo Supply  

 

CRES+Associates

 

crisis prevention institute

 

discount school supply

 

goldman sachs 10,000 small business program  

 

Houston ISD

 

istation   

 

jrh engineering & environmental services

 

L.K. Jordan & Associates

 

Make Music Count

 

mama rosa's pupseria

 

Manpower Group

 

Marathon Petroleum Corporation

 

metro Transit Authority  

 

Metroclean

 

Metromarketing services, inc.   

 

Midwest Steel Company

 

NJ Malinn & Assoiciates, LLc

 

Nan& Company Properties

 

National Geographic learning- Cengage Learning 

 

neoRhino It solutions

 

north American Chrome and Alloy  

 

North Houston pole line company

 

Off Duty Services, Inc.

 

Optimum Consulatancy

 

Rich Products

 

S.A Piazza & Assoc. LLC

  

University of Texas MD ANDERSON  

 

WE USA 

 

  WHOLESALE ELECTRIC SUPPLY CO. OF HOUSTON, INC.

 
 
 

 

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