WBEA Events Calendar

WBEA Expo: Connections 2011 Delivering Value. Committed to Success

May 18, 2011 - May 19, 2011

EXPO: Connections 2011, hosted at Reliant Center, links women business enterprises (WBEs) with corporate purchasers, government agencies, and other women-owned business for the primary purpose of creating connections and building strong business relationships. As an attendee you’ll have the opportunity to meet qualified suppliers and establish business relationships and partnerships that will help grow your company’s supplier diversity programs.

Event Details

Event Time:
08:00 AM - 08:00 AM
Event Location:
Reliant Center
One Reliant Park
Houston, TX 77054

The two-day event features:

-         "Financial Choices that Matter Most" Workshop
-         "Ask the Pros Sales & Marketing Extravaganza" Workshop        
-         A wine and hors d'oeuvres reception the evening prior to expo
-         Over 150 exhibitors and 1,200 event attendees
-         One-on-One sessions with potential WBE suppliers and corporate buyers
-         An Awards Luncheon that recognizes WBEs and corporate members
          for their accomplishments
10:00am - 12:00pm "Financial Choices that Matter Most" Workshop
1:00pm - 4:00pm "Ask the Pros Sales & Marketing Extravaganza" Workshop
4:00pm to 4:45pm New Member Orientation
5:00pm to 7:30pm Networking Reception
7:00am Registration Opens
7:30am - 8:30am Exhibitor Extravaganza
8:30am - 9:00am Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
9:00am - 11:00am Exhibit Hall Open
11:30am - 1:30pm Awards Luncheon
1:30pm - 4:30pm Exhibit Hall Open






Volunteer for Expo (click here!)

It's a great way to make new connections, participate in the event, and help WBEA with it's largest event of the year!


Any corporation, non-profit, or government agency is welcome to exhibit, as well as all WBENC certified women owned businesses. Booth spaces are assigned according to sponsorship level starting with our pearl and platinum sponsors in the first row and descending towards the back. Attracting more than 150 exhibitors and 1300 attendees, the WBEA Expo is truly a unique event as is the region's premiere networking event for connecting women business owners with corporate and governmental partners seeking qualified, diverse suppliers. While each sponsorship level is different most include an advertisement in the program book, tickets to the reception and awards luncheon, and other benefits.
View sponsorship levels & packages here: Sponsorship Levels & Packages (Click Here!)
Pricing/Info for all exhibit booth setup needs can be found here: EXHIBITOR KIT (Click Here)

Donate to the Silent Auction (click here!)

The silent auction is one of the most fun and popular parts of the expo. Over 1300 attendees visit the silent auction at expo, so it is a great way to get recognized! We are looking for all types of items, ranging anywhere from personal to business and in between. Popular items are gift baskets, car care supplies, wine, vacation packages, certificates for company services etc.


Check out Last Years Expo Commercial!


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