By Special to the Daily World
CHICAGO (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) has announced its 33rd Annual Conference and Exposition will be held Tuesday, Oct. 4 through Saturday, Oct.8 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. The nation’s largest African- American business and professional conference and exposition will draw an audience of more than 12,000 executives, entrepreneurs, students and more than 350 corporations and public sector organizations looking to hire MBA graduates, seasoned professionals and interns for available positions across the country.
Designed to promote education, leadership, and economic growth among its membership, the NBMBAA conference will provide the tools to ensure that individuals and business owners are uniquely prepared and positioned to capitalize on new opportunities as the U.S. begins a slow economic recovery from a devastating recession.
“Our most valuable assets are our members. That’s why this year’s conference theme, PowerUp Your Profitability, focuses on building the strengths and talents of our members so they can be even greater contributors to the global community,” says NBMBAA President and CEO Kimberly Corbin.
Serving as honorary co-chairs for the conference are Geri Thomas, senior vice president, Global Diversity and Inclusion Executive for the Atlanta Market and Georgia State President for Bank of America, and Harold Ford Jr., managing director and senior client manager for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.
Stephen Covey, New York Times and No. 1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of “The Speed of Trust,” a groundbreaking and paradigm-shifting book, is set to deliver a dynamic keynote address on Wednesday, Oct. 5.
Renowned Grammy-winning artist and international philanthropist John Legend will give the keynote remarks at the Keynote Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 7.
A free Town Hall, open to the public, on Thursday, Oct. 6, will explore the impact of the entertainment industry on the next generation.
Sponsors of this year’s conference and exposition include Chrysler, Dell, Deloitte, Delta, FedEx, Genentech, Humana, IBM, MassMutual, Nationwide, Pitney Bowes, State Farm, United Healthcare, Vanguard, and Wells Fargo.
To register for the conference and for more information about free admission to the Town Hall, and a full schedule, visit http://www.nbmbaaconference