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Eighth Annual Business Leadership Conference
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

The 2018 Conference will serve as a forum to share information, build relationships and to foster an environment of strong, diverse businesses that will strengthen New Jersey’s economy, with a goal of expanding the number of growth oriented and sustainable African American enterprises and leveraging the correlation of African American consumer spending to New Jersey’s economy.


President's Club Breakfast (BY INVITATION ONLY)

General Session's Networking Breakfast
Welcome Remarks
Opening Remarks
Sponsor Remarks

Conference A.M. Panel Discussion
The Purpose of the conference is to build strategic partnerships that will promote supplier diversity. As we know, minority owned businesses have been underperforming for years.  Through group forums, such as the Business Leadership Conference, we provide an opportunity for panelists to share best practices, thereby formulating solutions that will strengthen the overall competitiveness of the state of New Jersey. 

Conference Panelists
Moderator: Dr. Lillie M. Hibbler, Lead Program Chair, School of Business East District, University of Phoenix
Sarah Jones, Director of Gov't Affairs, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield
Michael Jackson, Vice President, iP-Plus Consutling, Inc.
Johnson & Johnson (Invited)
Susan Hogan, Supplier Diversity Manager, PSEG
United Airlines (Invited)

Member Testimonials
Mike Ricketts, President & CEO, QPSI

Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Tahesha Way, Esq., New Jersey Secretary of State

Conference P.M. Panel Discussion
Conference Panelists

Moderator: John Kahn, Associate, Duane Morris
Larry Wooten, Senior Mgr. of National Supplier Diversity, American Water
Malik Murray, SVP of Institutional Marketing & Client Services, Ariel Investments
Bristol Myers Squibb (Invited)
Jeffrey Fetz, Project Procurement Manager, Burns & McDonnell
William Holmes, Merck
John Anderson, VP of External Affairs, JCPL
Matchmaking Session & Vendor Tables

NEW THIS YEAR: Post Conference Networking Mixer

Business Owners: Place an Ad in our congratulatory conference program book celebrating our recognition as 2018 Chamber of the Year by the National Black Chamber of Commerce!
Location: Pines Manor, 2085 Route 27, Edison, NJ 08817