September 13-14, 2018 Atlanta, GA

10th Annual Business Symposium and Construction Expo

GEORGIA BLACK CONSTRUCTORS ASSOCIATION

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10th Annual Business Symposium and Construction Expo

The Georgia Black Constructors Association (GBCA) will host our 10th Anniversary Business Symposium & Construction Expo, an impactful two-day conference Thursday, September 13th and Friday, September 14th, 2018.

Why Attend the 10th Annual Business Symposium and Construction Expo?

  • Learn How To Monitoring Trends in Government Regulations
  • Build Your Network, Relationships and Gain Exposure To Opportunities
  • The Symposium Will Provide Relevant Training and Development
  • Receive Vital Industry News and Information From The Best In The Business

Who Should Attend?

The Business Symposium & Construction Expo 2018 targets small, multicultural, and women-owned businesses; however, all suppliers are welcome. Our primary goal is exposing and connecting Woman-owned, Veteran-owned, Disadvantaged, and 8(a) small businesses to majority firms to help them meet their local, state and federal project goals.

Tickets are currently available starting at only $80!

Join us in Altanta on September 14th and 15th

Conference Tickets

Flexible pricing with no surprises

International Business Expedition

$175
  • Grow Your Global Business
  • International Opportunities
  • Workshops and Networking
  • Real Opportunities
  • Gain Access
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2 Day Conference Pass

$150
  • Unlimited Entrance
  • Free Coffee/Snacks
  • Gala & Silent Auction Not Included Gain Access

GBCA Gala & Silent Auction

$125
  • Premium Seating
  • 3 Course Dinner
  • Networking With Our Special Guests and Speakers
  • Gain Access

Conference Schedule

Schedule of keynotes, sessions & workshops

8am-9am

Breakfast Opening Session: Margaret Muhammad (Emcee)

  • Prayer Bishop William Harris
  • Welcome Ron Baker, InTouch Telecommunications
  • What is Empowering Economic Justice Ron Baker
  • About GBCA Joey Michael, President, JMAX Construction
  • Youth Forum Imani Strong, Taylor & Sabrina Salters
  • International Forum Joey Michael, JMAX Construction & Corky Reams, Universal Consultants
9am-10:45am

Mayors Forum, Conference of Black Mayors

  • Host: Michael Thurman, CEO, Dekalb County
9am-10am

Procurement Officials Workshop

  • Brad Hubbert, Africans For Economic Equality
  • Yusuf Ali, American Logistics International, Inc
10am-12pm

GDOT- Onsite Registration

Kimberly King & Carolyn Phelps  
11am-3pm

Marketplace & Construction Expo

11am-12pm

Working with Workforce Development

Delast Muhammad
11am-12pm

Gap Financing

11am-12pm

Bonding The Job

Neilson, Wojtowicz, Neu & Associates Surety Bond Specialist
12pm-12:30pmCafeteria

Lunch Registration

12:30pm-2pm

Luncheon: Panel Discussion

  Invited Guests
  • Congresswoman Maxine Waters
  • Congressman John Lewis
2pm

Workshop: Self Publishing

2:15pm

Workshop: Bonding

Neilson, Wojtowicz, Neu & Associates
2:15pm

Workshop: Prepare, Place, Prosper: Workforce Development

Delast Muhammad 
2:15pm

Marketing & Managing Your Website

You must have a Website
8am-9am

International Business

  • Abkar Muhammad
  • Joe Beasley
9:30am

Empowering Economic Justice

  • Rev. Albert Love, VEC
  • State Representative Roger Bruce
9:30am

Selling Your Business

Selling Yourself
10:45am

Meet the Chambers

Melvin Coleman, Atlanta Black Chambers Melinda Sylvester, Greater Georgia Black Chamber Maria Noel, Tennessee Chamber
10:45am

Bonding The Job

Neilson, Wojtowicz, Neu & Associates
10:45am-12pm

ATL Next: Bid Opportunities With Atlanta Airport

  • Doing  Business With Georgia Power
  • Bruce Hobbs: Access To Power, Getting & Maintaining
  • Corky Reams & Joey Michael: Selling Yourself and Your Business
  • Gap Financing
2:15pm-3pm

Steps To Success Through Networking

  • Michael Hudson, Diamond Waste Management
1pm-2pm

Luncheon: Panel Discussion-The Do’s and Don’ts Of Joint Ventures

  • Artis Johnson Winter-Johnson Group
  • Noel Khalil Columbia Residential
  • Dan Spinetto Brasfield & Gorrie
3pm-4pm

Vision Board: Building Your Reality

Charlayne Lane
2:15pm-3pm

Your Website In The Marketplace

Joey Michael JMAX Construction
6:00pm

Dinner Registration

7pm

GBCA Gala & Silent Auction

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Partners/Sponsors

A huge thanks to all our amazing partners. We couldn’t have a conference without you!

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

If your company is interested in sponsoring 10th Annual Business Symposium and Construction Expo this year, we’d love to hear from you. Send us a quick email and we’ll get right back to you with some more information and our sponsorship brochure

Allen Conference Center

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Venue

3235 Evans Mill Road Stonecrest, Georgia USA 30038

Phone: 678-526-9655

Parking

There is ample parking at the venue

Places To Stay

Hotel Registration at the Allen Conference Center & Hotel starts on Wednesday, Sep 12, 2018 @ 8:00 AM to Saturday, Sep 15, 2018 @ 3:00 PM (EST)

Contact us directly to purchase your rooms. $150/per night