IBE business conference event schedule

All business conference events are free; however, seating is limited, so online registration is recommended. You can register at summercelebration.net/business-conference/

Monday, July 15th

8:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.: Mayor’s Breakfast
Cost: Advanced registration required.

10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.: City of Indianapolis Project Pipeline: 2020 Opportunities and Beyond

12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.: The 4 S’s—Startup, Scale, Sustain and Succession

2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.: Cummins Workshop—“Master Your Own Personal Brand”

4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.: “How to Manage Processes Not People!”

Tuesday, July 16th

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Business Opportunities with the State of Indiana—Connecting the Dots

10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Eli Lilly Workshop—“Business Acumen, Investing in You”

12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.: Leveraging Your Company to do Business with Indiana universities

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Governor’s Awards Reception

Friday, July 19th and Saturday, July 20th

INNOPOWER INDY: Indiana Black Expo is partnering with InnoPower Indy on two additional days of meetings designed to embrace the diversity of Indianapolis while engaging the brightest minds from the best companies across our city, our state and other parts of the world. The event will bring together partners, investors, future advocates and entrepreneurs for two full days of keynote sessions, panel discussions, interactive workshops and pitch competitions. Visit InnoPowerIndy.com for event details and registration

Pacers Sports & Entertainment Corporate Luncheon
Presented by Indiana University and Hoosier Lottery

One of the largest corporate luncheons in the state, this event attracts a sold-out crowd of nearly 3,000 of Indiana’s top corporate, government and community leaders who enjoy unique networking opportunities and an awards ceremony that recognizes some of the nation’s most outstanding leaders.

This year’s honorees are: Lifetime Achievement Award winner Teddy Riley, a music producer, songwriter, singer and instrumentalist. The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to someone who has made creative contributions to the music industry throughout their career. Entrepreneur of the Year DuJuan McCoy, owner, president and CEO of Bayou City Broadcasting LLC. The Entrepreneur of the Year Award honors an individual who embodies the spirit of American ingenuity and perseverance. The Rev. Charles R. Williams Excellence Award winner: Central Indiana Community Foundation. The Rev. Charles R. Williams Excellence Award honors a person or organization that has helped further Indiana Black Expo’s vision of promoting African-American achievement in academics, athletics, business, education, health or the arts. The recipient must demonstrate courage, vision, and dedication to diversity in the community.

Friday, July 19th

11 a.m.

Indiana Convention Center

Tickets: Individual $60

Table of 10: $600

Register at summercelebration.net/corporate-luncheon/

The Annual Indiana University Education Conference
Presented by ICRC

To improve the overall academic well-being of African-American youth in Indiana, the IU Education Conference strives to increase cultural competency among educators, administrators and policymakers; raise awareness about relevant issues around K-12 and higher education; and provide best-practice models for student academic success from cradle to career.

This year’s conference keynote speakers are: Dr. Shaun Harper, founding executive director of the University of Southern California’s Race & Equity Center; and Regina Louise Kerr-Taylor, author, child advocate, and subject of the Lifetime Network movie “I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story.”

July 18th

7 a.m.: Check in and continental breakfast

8 a.m. -4:30 p.m.: Conference program.Indiana Wesleyan University Meet & Greet Reception immediately following program.

Indiana Convention Center

Tickets: $75

Register at summercelebration.net/education-conference/

The 31st Annual WTHR-TV13 Employment Opportunity Fair

The 31st Annual WTHR-TV13 Employment Opportunity Fair is one of the largest one-day job fairs in Indiana. Come prepared (and wear business attire), because you could be talking to your future employer. Many employers conduct interviews on-site. We expect more than 2,500 job seekers.

July 18th

12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Indiana Convention Center, 500 ballroom

This is a free event for job seekers. Find more information at summercelebration.net/employment-opportunity-fair/•

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