June 22-23, 2017
Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel
In today’s ever-changing economic environments, thriving businesses are those that have broadened their horizons to harness the limitless opportunities that exist beyond their immediate borders. Successful businesses are developing and implementing innovative strategies to benefit from new revenue potential, diversified markets, greater access to talent and exposure to new investment opportunities. Join us as we celebrate 20 years of business success at the Black Business Summit 2017, expanding your reach to create businesses without boundaries.
Workshops & Panels
Supplier Diversity Vendor Fair
Awards Dinner & Gala
Keynote Speaker: Valerie Jarrett
Valerie B. Jarrett was the longest serving Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama. She oversaw the Offices of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs and Chaired the White House Council on Women and Girls. Ms. Jarrett has worked throughout her tenure at the White House to mobilize elected officials, business and community leaders, and diverse groups of advocates. She led the Obama Administration’s efforts to expand and strengthen access to the middle class, and boost American businesses and our economy.
Ms. Jarrett has a background in both the public and private sectors. She served as the Chief Executive Officer of The Habitat Company in Chicago, Chairman of the Chicago Transit Board, Commissioner of Planning and Development, and Deputy Chief of Staff for Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. Ms. Jarrett has also received numerous awards and honorary degrees, including TIME’s “100 Most Influential People.”
Jarrett received her B.A. from Stanford University in 1978 and her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1981.
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