Indiana Black Expo Business Conference

Presented by KeyBank

Monday, July 15 & Tuesday, July 16

The 2019 Indiana Black Expo Business Conference presented by KeyBank is an exciting, jam-packed 2-day conference of workshops, symposiums, receptions and networking opportunities held during the first week of IBE's Summer Celebration. The goal of the Indiana Black Expo Business Conference is to provide a venue to empower diverse business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals with information and resources that will assist them in achieving financial and professional success.

Workshop presenters and expert panelists will share business opportunities and diversity initiatives within Central Indiana, universities, and state and federal agencies. Business owners and financial representatives will provide strategies on growing and sustaining your business through obtaining financial resources and long-term planning strategies. For executives, presenters will share effective strategies for mastering "The 4 S's — Startup, Scale, Sustain and Succession" and "How to Manage Processes Not People!"

Over the years, the conference has blossomed into one of the premier events of Summer Celebration and offers a wealth of information and opportunity for Indiana's existing and aspiring business communities. The conference offers something for everyone.

All business conference events are free; however, seating is on a first-come, first served basis, so online registration is highly recommended. Join us to share lessons learned on building great businesses and improving professional skills.

Registration is now closed for 2019

If you wish to attend you may show up as a walk-in for workshops.

The Mayor's Breakfast is completely full.

Conference Sessions

Monday, July 15th

8:20 AM – 10:15 AM: Mayor's Breakfast - At Capacity and No Longer Accepting Registrations

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: City of Indianapolis – Project Pipeline: 2020 Opportunities and Beyond

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM: The 4 S’s — Startup, Scale, Sustain and Succession

2:15 PM – 3:45 PM: Cummins Workshop - "Master Your Own Personal Brand"

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM: "How to Manage Processes Not People!"

Tuesday, July 16th

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Business Opportunities with the State of Indiana: Connecting the Dots

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM: Eli Lilly Workshop - "Business Acumen, Investing in You"

12:30 PM – 2:00 PM: Leveraging Your Company to do Business with Indiana Universities (SEIs)

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM: Governor's Awards Reception



Indiana Black Expo is also partnering with Innopower Indy on two additional days of meetings, Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20 which are 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 for more event details and to register yourself and your team.


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