Women's Business Enterprise National Council Presents 2013 National Conference & Business Fair in Minneapolis, June 25-27

Women's Business Enterprise National Council Presents 2013 National Conference
                  & Business Fair in Minneapolis, June 25-27

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2013

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Women's Business Enterprise
National Council (WBENC) will convene 3,500 decision makers from the nation's
leading corporations, government entities and women's business enterprises
(WBEs) to generate business together and stimulate economic growth at the 2013
WBENC National Conference & Business Fair in Minneapolis, MN, June 25-27,

Under the banner of "Join Forces. Succeed Together." the event is the largest
and most prestigious gathering of corporate and government buyers and women's
business suppliers where these stakeholders will forge connections leading to
new streams of revenue, innovative products and services, and employment.

"Our vision is to fuel economic growth, job creation and sustainability. To
achieve that, our National Conference and Business Fair offers access to
world-class intelligence, business-building skills and vital networking
contacts," said WBENC President and CEO Pamela Prince-Eason. WBENC is a leader
in women's business development and the nation's premier third-party certifier
of WBEs as suppliers to corporations and government entities.

Set in vibrant downtown Minneapolis, home to an impressive concentration of
Fortune 500 companies, the event offers three days of nationally-acclaimed
speakers, interactive workshops and business-building opportunities including
the Business Fair, the largest of its kind with over 350 exhibitors. WBENC's
robust workshops focus on what WBEs need to know to enhance their positions as
suppliers: how to hone skills that are sought-after by their clients,
leverage existing expertise for greater growth, and build their capacity to
meet the increasingly sophisticated needs of major corporations and government

Attendees will also hear from C-Suite decision makers who have driven
measurable results in corporate-WBE partnerships, and represent the 2013
Conference Co-Chairs:

  oKathryn A. Tesija, Executive Vice President, Merchandising and Supply
    Chain, Target Corporation
  oRonald J. Lewis, Vice President, Procurement, Chief Procurement Officer,
    The Coca-Cola Company
  oRanjini Poddar, President, Artech Information Systems LLC
  oCassandra Sanford, CEO and Co-Founder, KellyMitchell Group

The Women's Business Development Council – Chicago (WBDC-Chicago) led by
Co-Presidents Carol Dougaland Hedy Ratner, including its regional center
Women's Business Development Council - Minneapolis, is hosting the event.
WBDC-Chicago is one of WBENC's 14 Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs).

Early Bird discount is available through April 12, 2013. Register at

SOURCE The Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

Website: http://www.wbenc.org/wbencconf
Contact: Lynthia Romney (914) 238-2145, (914) 589-2140 romneycom@gmail.com
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