National Black Business Conference

124th NATIONAL BLACK BUSINESS CONFERENCE

Presented by

HILTON ATLANTA | August 21-25, 2024

DR. BOOKER T. WASHINGTON

Founder, The National Business League

Celebrating

124 Years of Legacy

In another historic tribute, the National Negro Business League (NNBL) convened its inaugural National Negro Business Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, on August 23, 1900. As the National Business League (NBL) approaches the remarkable milestone of its 125th quincentennial celebration, this foundational event takes on even greater significance. Alongside esteemed partners and co-founders of the National Alliance for Black Business—the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC), the World Conference of Mayors (WCM) celebrating its 40th Anniversary, and over 50 national organizations—the NBL, NBCC, WCM, and NABB stand united. These institutions, deeply rooted in history and legacy, converge under the banner of a “Unified Black Business Agenda,” continuing this year’s conference themed “WE ARE TOGETHER.” This momentous gathering resonates with the collective voice of Black business leaders, both domestic and abroad, symbolizing unity, strength, and purpose as we honor and celebrate National Black Business Month.

CELEBRATING BLACK BUSINESS MONTH

“WE ARE TOGETHER”

Dr. Ken L. Harris, Ph.D.  

President and CEO

The National Business League

 The Honorable Johnny Ford

Founder

The World Conference of Mayors

Charles H. DeBow, III

President and CEO

National Black Chamber of Commerce

The Nation’s Largest Conference for Black Business in the United States.

1.9K - 2023 Attendance

Join the National Alliance for Black Business

The National Business
League

Founded 1900

National Black Chamber of Commerce 

Founded 1993

The World Conference
of Mayors

Founded 1984

National Alliance for
Black Business 

Founded 2022

AGENDA AT A GLANCE

3 Day Conference

Wednesday | August 21, 2024

PRE-CONFERENCE TUSKEGEE DAY

PRE-CONFERENCE TUSKEGEE DAY

• Booker T. Washington Tuskegee Tour
• National Headquarters Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
• National Founders Day Reception
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Thursday | August 22, 2024

WELCOME TO ATLANTA

WELCOME TO ATLANTA - DAY 1

• Hotel and Conference Check-In
• Welcome to Atlanta Reception
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Friday | August 23, 2024

PAN-AFRICAN DIASPORA

PAN-AFRICAN DIASPORA - DAY 2

• Opening Ceremony
• Black Businesses Panels I-III
• Pan-African Diaspora Luncheon
• NBCC 30th Anniversary Celebration
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Saturday | August 24, 2024

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON - DAY 3

• Black Business Roundup
• Buyer/Supplier Matchmaker and Expo
• Black Business Workshops 1-IV
• Booker T. Washington Black Business Awards Black-Tie Gala
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Atlanta Hosts

Leonna Barr-Davenport

President / CEO

Atlanta Business League

Melinda Sylvester

President / CEO

Greater Georgia Black Chamber of Commerce

Stacey Key

President / CEO

Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council

Calling all Black businesses!

"Pull Up Shawty!