Why Sponsor

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To become a sponsor of the 2017 WBENC National Conference & Business Fair means being a part of the nation's largest event for Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs) and the Corporate and Government Members that use their services. The conference draws more than 4,000 attendees annually. Participants are Supplier Diversity professionals, procurement and senior executive representatives from the Fortune 1000 and federal government; women business owners—their teams; and key representatives of strategic partner organizations.

The three-day annual event is an ideal environment for conference participants to expand business opportunities by participating in an ambitious, productive agenda that includes workshops, general sessions, a Business Fair with over 300 exhibitors, Procurement Opportunity Connection sessions, 1:1 MatchMaker Meetings, and networking events.

Brand loyalty is highest among women and this event is the largest of its kind nationwide for women business owners. WBENC-Certified WBEs represent not only savvy decision-makers across 46 major industries, but are consumers and influencers with a widespread reach. The exposure your brand will receive reaches far beyond the venue, with WBENC's robust, broad-based media strategy that reaches national, regional and local audiences with news, insights and details about the upcoming conference's value to the U.S. business community and to the community in which the conference is held.


Sponsorship allows your company to reach thousands in just one location. Whether you provide a product or service that can help WBEs manage and grow their businesses, or you need products and services that WBEs provide, the conference paves the way towards connections that can help you do business with some of the best companies in the country. For WBEs, sponsorship is a terrific vehicle that allows a showcasing of capabilities and demonstration of capacity. As a sponsor, you will enjoy enhanced visibility and access. You will also position your company to capitalize on a variety of valuable opportunities.

After considering your business goals, review the wide selection of sponsorship packages and select the one that's right for you. Custom sponsorship opportunities are also available. Don't miss this valuable opportunity to set your company apart!

WBENC Strongly believes that sponsorship opportunities should be available to a wide range of companies. To that end, there are multiple sponsorship opportunities with corresponding benefits that vary depending on the price associated with the sponsorship and the brand visibility you will receive.


Sponsor Eligibility: WBENC National Corporate and Government Members; Regional Corporate or Government Members of the 2017 Host Council, WBEC-West; WBENC-Certified WBEs; WBENC Regional Partner Organizations (RPO); WBENC National Strategic Partners, which includes a select group of approved nonprofit organizations and media entities.