Evening Events

Join us each evening for even more networking.

Tuesday, June 20

Welcome Reception & Silent Auction

Mandalay Bay Beach
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Wear your 20th Anniversary shirt, kick off your shoes, slip on your WBENC flip flops, and join us at the Mandalay Bay Beach for a relaxing evening of networking and tasty hors d’oeuvres. Don’t forget to stop by each of the Welcome Reception sponsor areas and the enticing Auction.

Note: All attendees must wear their conference badge to be admitted.

Recommended Attire: Come dressed wearing your 20th Anniversary shirt and your WBENC flip flops for this casual evening affair. No business suits necessary. Dress appropriately as the event will be outdoors.

Sponsored By: BMW Manufacturing Co., Creative Resources, EY, ICON Information Consultants LP, Imagen LLC, JPMorgan Chase &Co.


Wednesday, June 21

Business Fair Evening Event

LIGHT Night Club at Mandalay Bay Casino
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Get dressed up and put on your dancing shoes because your full day of networking continues on during the WBENC Evening Event at LIGHT Nightclub. You can dance the night away or find a booth to rest your feet while enjoying terrific food, drink and entertainment. At 10:00 PM the club opens to the general public but anyone already inside the club is welcome to stay.

Note: All attendees must wear their conference badge to be admitted.

Recommended Attire: Upscale fashionable attire required. LIGHT Nightclub does not permit hats, sandals, flip flops, gym shoes, shorts, oversized clothing, jeans with holes, chains, or athletic wear of any kind.

Sponsored By: Accenture, LLP, Hired by Matrix, Inc., KNOCK, inc., National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Overture, LLC, Quigley-Simpson, T-Mobile, Trans Pak, Inc.



General Reception

Mandalay Bay Ballroom – IJKL
6:00 PM -7:00 PM

Refresh with a beverage and spend time with your new connections.

Recommended Attire: This evening’s celebrations call for business or cocktail attire.

Tribute! Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Oceanside Ballroom
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

This exciting week is going out with a bang, join us for the ultimate celebration! We will announce the winners of the WBENC Choice Awards and come together for a thrilling night in honor of WBENC’s 20th Anniversary.

Sponsored By: Banneker Industries, IBM Corporation, InfoMart, Merrimak Capital Company, Wells Fargo, Women’s Business Enterprise Council PA-DE-sNJ

2018 Motor City Launch Party

Mandalay Bay Ballroom – IJKG
9:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Your toes won’t be able to stop tapping as we dance our way to the 2018 National Conference & Business Fair in Detroit, Michigan.

Sponsored By: 2018 Host Committee, DTE Energy, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Company