2019 WilmingtonBiz Expo


BE A PART OF THE 2019 WILMINGTONBIZ EXPO!

Mark your calendar for the largest annual business gathering of the year. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | Wilmington Convention Center


The WilmingtonBiz Expo is your business’s opportunity to personally connect with more than 2,500 potential clients – all in one day. To reserve your booth, click on the Exhibitors tab above.

The 2019 event will include a Keynote Lunch, Expo Hall with more than 100 exhibitors, Strategy Seminars and an After Hours party for more casual networking.

 

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Keynote Lunch


1:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. EXPO Hall 


1:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Business Seminars

1:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
 Meet the winners of the MADE competition, featuring local makers, artisans & manufacturers.



4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. WilmingtonBiz After Hours


 

Click here to see photos from the 2018 WilmingtonBiz Conference and Expo. Click below to watch the 2018 Keynote lunch video with Eric Dinenberg, Executive Vice President of Development, Construction and Operations for Rouse Properties, owners of the Independence Mall.


 

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MADE: Great Goods from Greater Wilmington 

Produced by the Greater Wilmington Business Journal, MADE is a nomination-based competition seeking to spotlight makers, manufacturers, artisans, designers and small businesses in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties.


With roots in an economy originally built on tobacco, textiles, and furniture, North Carolina is no stranger to the making of things. While its industries may have broadened over the years, the focus on locally made goods continues to hold strong. MADE was created to spotlight some of the innovations occurring in design and manufacturing originating in the tri-county area. Winners are selected by a judging panel and will be profiled in a special MADE section of the Greater Wilmington Business Journal as well as featured at the annual WilmingtonBiz Expo on March 27, 2019, at the Wilmington Convention Center.


 

Click here to submit Application for 2019 Made Awards


 


Wilmington’s Unicorn 
In Silicon Valley and other technology hubs, “unicorns” are the rare species of privately held start-ups valued at more than $1 billion. Now Wilmington has its own unicorn — nCino, which spun out of Live Oak Bank in 2012, raised more than $150 million from investors and grew into a global business with nearly 600 employees. nCino CEO Pierre Naudé will talk during his Keynote Lunch interview at the 2019 WilmingtonBiz Conference & Expo about building a fast-growing technology firm in Wilmington, lessons learned along the way and the software company’s plans for the future.

Naudé has 30 years of financial technology experience, he is passionate about transforming the financial services industry through innovation, reputation and speed.  Under his leadership, nCino has become one of the fastest growing fintech companies in the world, and has been featured by top publications including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg, Entrepreneur and American Banker. Today, nCino helps over 200 financial institutions of all sizes around the world, including 11 of the top 30 U.S. banks, increase efficiency, grow profitability and improve the customer experience. Prior to nCino, Pierre held leadership positions at S1 Corporation, a software development company. Pierre also served in various global senior management roles at Unisys Corporation. He holds a bachelor's degree in finance and management from Upper Iowa University.
Tickets Price
2019 WilmingtonBiz Expo - Keynote Lunch
Individual seat to the WilmingtonBiz Expo Keynote Lunch (includes entrance to the Expo Hall, seminars and WilmingtonBiz After Hours)
$45.00
2019 WilmingtonBiz Expo - Keynote Lunch
Table for 10 to the WilmingtonBiz Expo Keynote Lunch (includes entrance to the Expo Hall, seminars and WilmingtonBiz After Hours)
$450.00
2019 WilmingtonBiz Expo - Keynote Sponsor Package
2019 WilmingtonBiz Expo - Table for 10 at Keynote Lunch, Company logo on all promotions, Company table sign at the luncheon, Recognition from the stage, Company listing in the WilmingtonBiz program
$1,000.00
Register to Buy
Exhibitor Options Price
10 x10 Early Bird Booth Package Greater Wilmington Business Journal's 2019 WilmingtonBiz Expo (DEADLINE JAN. 31)
Booth Package (includes 1/8 pg b/w ad)
$750.00
10 x 20 Early Bird Booth Package Greater Wilmington Business Journal's 2019 WilmingtonBiz Expo (DEADLINE JAN. 1)
Booth package (includes 1/8 pg b/w ad)
$1,245.00
10 x 10 Early Bird Booth Greater Wilmington Business Journal's 2019 WilmingtonBiz Expo (DEADLINE JAN.1)
Booth only
$550.00
10 x 20 Early Bird Booth Greater Wilmington Business Journal's 2019 WilmingtonBiz Expo (DEADLINE JAN.1)
Booth only
$1,045.00
Register as Exhibitor
EXHIBITOR PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • 10x10 Booth - Includes 8ft table and tablecloth and 2 chairs
  • Unlimited use of personalized discount code that waives $5 Expo entry fee for employees, customers, and other guests
  • 2 seats at the keynote speaker lunch ($90 value)
  • 2 passes to the WilmingtonBiz After Hours event with drink tickets ($70 value)
Extra Services/Equipment
You need to fill out a form if you would like any of the following:
  •  Electricity/Internet (Do this by March 20th. (If you sign up the DAY OF there will be an additional charge)
  • Free WIFI for everyone with speeds up to 128kbps connection throughout the center.  
  •  Additional furniture (Do this by March20th. If you sign up the DAY OF there will be an additional charge)
  • To serve food/beverage samples, form must be submitted to Convention Center by March 20th

Vendors :

Any sampling of food or beverage of any kind must be approved by the WCC and NHC Health Department 2 weeks prior to the show. All NHC Health Department and WCC guidelines and rules for sampling must be adhered to by the vendors.The Health Department contact is Mark Kenyon and can be reached at 910-798-6798. Sampling Forms can be found here 

Any products being sampled must be manufactured by the vendor. Additionally, no outside Food or Beverage may be sold on property at any time.

Please forward any questions to Scott Frazzetta, Food and Beverage Director at the WCC [email protected]



FORMS:

Electric and Utilities Service Order Form

Food and Beverage Sample Forms

Trade Show Items from Party Suppliers

Event Discussion

WHEN

Wednesday Mar 27, 2019

11:30 AM to 7:00 PM

WHERE

The Wilmington Convention Center

515 Nutt Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

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