Thumbs up to the President and CEO of Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, Pamela Prince-Eason. Read her update below about the National Conference & Business Fair:
Like many of you, WBENC has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly its impact on the WBENC network.
It has become clear that hosting this event in June would not be in the best interests of our network, both for the protection of your health and safety but also to respect the financial burdens and restrictions many of you are facing as a result of this economic slowdown.
Thus, we have made the extremely difficult decision to call off the 2020 National Conference & Business Fair in Atlanta.
What comes next?
- First and foremost, we are not backing down on our mission to fuel opportunities for women-owned businesses. That work continues every day. We are working with our Corporate & Government Members and Regional Partner Organizations across the country to develop creative and innovative solutions to facilitate connections within our network and support businesses during this extremely difficult economic environment.
- We are cautiously optimistic that we will collectively weather this storm and are currently planning to host a hybrid WBENC event in November, combining elements of both Summit & Salute and the National Conference & Business Fair. Save the date for November 15 – 18, 2020. We will keep you updated as we have more information.