2020 WilmingtonBiz Conference & Expo

 

 
BE A PART OF THE WILMINGTONBIZ EXPO

The WilmingtonBiz Expo is your business’s opportunity to personally connect with more than 2,500 potential clients – all in one day.

The 2020 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 Opens
 
 
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 2019 WilmingtonBiz Conference and Expo. Click here to watch the 2019 Keynote Speaker, Pierre Naude`, CEO, nCino. 


 

Booths 100-222 Booths 300-419 Booths 500 - 622 Booths 700-721
100 - Harris Whitesell Consulting
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108 - Cape Fear Community College
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120-  LeafFilter of NC
121 - Brian Hamilton Foundation
200 - UNCW CIE
201 - SBTDC
202 - tekMountain
203 - Brunswick Community College Small Business Center
204 - SCORE Cape Fear Region
205 - O'Brien Service Company
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214-  Rens Insurance
215 - AARP
216 - Coastal Women's Ventures
217 - NCMBC
218 - SBA
219 - Cape Fear Commnunity College Small Business Center
300 - Greater Wilmington Business Journal
301 - Greater Wilmington Business Journal
302 - Pender County
303 - Red Earth Marketing
304 - Real Property Mnagemnet Champion
305 - Premier Staffing
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314 - AlphaGraphics
315 - ActionCOACH
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318 - Innovative Financial Group
319 - Innovative Financial Group
400 - Innovative Financial Group
401 - Innovative Financial Group
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404 - Action COACH
405 - AlphaGraphics
406 - Nothing Bundt Cake
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408 - All Star Flags
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414 - Cape Fear Solar
415 - Salt Air Heating & Cooling
416 - Coldwell Banker Commercial Sun Coast Partners
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418 - Presenting Sponsor
419 - Presenting Sponsor
500 - Presenting Sponsor
501 - Presenting Sponsor
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504 - Coastal Financial Advisors
505 - Cape Fear Solar
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514 - Signs by Tomorrow
515 - NC Coastal Insurance
516 - UNCW Cameron School of Business
517 - UNCW Cameron School of Business
518 - Excite Credit Union
519 - Excite Credit Union
600 - Excite Credit Union
601 - Excite Credit Union
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604 - Port City Elevators
605 - Ameriprise Financial Services
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614 -  Freedom Boat Club
615 -  Cintas
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618 - Without Limits
619 - Without Limits
700 - Chicken Salad Chick
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716 - Sito Chiropractic
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Applications are open for the 2020 MADE Competition: Great Goods from Greater Wilmington

Click here to apply.

Produced by the Greater Wilmington Business Journal, MADE is a nomination-based competition seeking to spotlight manufacturers, exporters, makers, 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 18, 2020, at the Wilmington Convention Center.



Defining Moments

An accomplished athlete and businessman, Dave McGillivray has done nearly everything in the racing world — and he has some incredible stories and lessons to share. 

McGillivray has helped lead the Boston Marathon since 1988, building it into a preeminent race and community event. He’s also conquered numerous athletic feats himself, including running across the U.S. in 80 consecutive days, completing the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon nine times and running his age in miles every year since he was 12. (He’s now 65.) 

Through his experiences, McGillivray will talk at the 2020 WilmingtonBiz Conference & Expo about how people in our region can boost health and community. 

Here’s a sampling of his other accomplishments:

• His 1981 New England Run was a triathlon (running, cycling, and swimming) of 1,522 miles throughout the six New England states. He raised $55,000 for the Jimmy Fund. 

• In 1982, McGillivray ran the Boston Marathon in 3:14 while blindfolded and escorted by two guides to raise more than $10,000 for the Carroll Center for the Blind in Newton, Massachusetts..

• He traded his running shoes for swimming shorts in 1983 for the Jimmy Fund 24-Hour Swim. He swam for 24 consecutive hours in the Olympic-size Medford High School pool, swimming a total of 1,884 lengths and covering 26.2 miles (distance of Boston Marathon), again raising funds for the Jimmy Fund.

• Over the course of 14 days in 1983, he bicycled more than 1,000 miles throughout six New England states to raise money for a scholarship fund for McGillivray's alma mater, Merrimack College.

• Also in 1986, he biked for 24 consecutive hours around a five-mile loop course in Medford while simultaneously directing the annual Bay State Triathlon, which was being held on the same course at the same time. He covered a total of 385 miles.

• McGillivray’s many endurance events for charity are legendary, including running 120 miles in 24 hours thru 31 Massachusetts cities; an 86-story, 1,575-step run up Empire State Building in 13 minutes and 27 seconds; and running, cycling and swimming 1,522 miles thru six New England states while raising $55,000 for the Jimmy Fund.

• In 2018, he completed the World Marathon Challenge: seven marathons on seven continents in seven days.

• McGillivray has logged more than 150,000 miles, most for charity, raising millions for worthy causes. He’s completed 156 marathons, which include 47 consecutive Boston Marathons (with 32 run at night after his race director duties are fulfilled).

• His personal bests? Marathon: 2:29:58 and for the Ironman: 10:36:42.

• McGillivray, DMSE Sports and his DMSE Children’s Foundation have raised more than $50 million for various charities, including: The Jimmy Fund, Carroll Center for the Blind, Cystic Fibrosis, Lazarus House, Massachusetts Dietetic Association, Massachusetts Special Olympics, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD), Muscular Dystrophy Association, Sports Museum of New England and Wrentham State School.

Tickets Price
2020 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
2020 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
2020 WilmingtonBiz Expo Attendee
Individual pass to Expo hall, seminars and after hours
$5.00
2020 WilmingtonBiz Expo - Keynote Sponsor Package
2020 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 Booth Package Greater Wilmington Business Journal's 2020 WilmingtonBiz Expo
Booth Package (includes 1/8 pg b/w ad)
$750.00
10 x 20 Booth Package Greater Wilmington Business Journal's 2020 WilmingtonBiz Expo
Booth package (includes 1/8 pg b/w ad)
$1,245.00
10 x 10 Booth Greater Wilmington Business Journal's 2020 WilmingtonBiz Expo
Booth only
$550.00
10 x 20 Booth Greater Wilmington Business Journal's 2020 WilmingtonBiz Expo
Booth only
$1,045.00
WilmingtonBiz Expo & Wilmington Marathon
10x10 booth at both events. WilmingtonBiz Expo - March 18. Wilmington Marathon - March 20.
$950.00
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)
EXHIBITOR PACKAGE for WilmingtonBiz Expo & The Wilmington Marathon Includes: 
  • 10x10 Booth at both events (March 18 & March 20-21) - Includes 8ft table and tablecloth and 2 chairs
  • Unlimited use of personalized discount code to the WilmingtonBiz Expo that waives $5 Expo entry fee for employees, customers, and other guests
  • 2 seats at the WilmingtonBiz Expo's keynote speaker lunch ($90 value)
  • 2 passes to the WilmingtonBiz After Hours event on March 18 with drink tickets ($70 value
  • PA announcement recognizing your company at Wilmington Marathon Expo on March 20-21
  • Sampling and Sales rights at both events
  • To learn more about the Wilmington Marathon visit Wilmingtonncmarathon.com


Extra Services/Equipment
You need to fill out a form if you would like any of the following:
  •  Electricity/Internet (Do this by March 11th. (If you sign up the DAY OF there will be an additional charge) Electric and Utilities Service Order Form
  •  Free WIFI for everyone with speeds up to 128kbps connection throughout the center.  
  •  Additional furniture (Do this by March 11th. 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 11th Food and Beverage Sample Forms

Any sampling of food or beverage of any kind must be approved by the WCC.

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

Please forward any questions to Jessica Di Biaggio, Catering Sales Manager at the WCC [email protected]


FORMS:

Electric and Utilities Service Order Form

Food and Beverage Sample Forms

Trade Show Items from Party Suppliers


SETUP: 
Official Expo Hall hours are 1:30 - 7:00 PM. You may staff your booth in shifts. The booth area is open to the attendees throughout the entire conference day.  Booths must remain in place until 7:00 PM on. Assistance with load-in and loadout will be provided. 

Move-in will be scheduled over two days and a schedule will be emailed to you two weeks prior to the event.

Event Discussion

Seminars

Presenter Seminar
Wednesday, Mar 18, 2020 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM

Robert Parker, Senior Project Manager & Commercial Project Developer, Cape Fear Solar Systems

Solar For Your Business: How to Profit From Solar Energy

This seminar is ideal for business owners, CEOs, CFO, Business Advisors, Builders, Commercial Developers and any professional wanting to gain solar industry insights. This session will cover solar financials, tax incentives, marketing advantages, and Q&As. Saving money and reducing operational cost is a top priority for successful businesses. With rising utility costs and decreasing material costs, solar energy is now a popular cost-saving alternative for business owners.

If your business is projected to have tax liability at the end of the year, an investment in solar can be extremely valuable. Money that would otherwise go directly to the IRS can instead be put into an asset that will reduce your operational costs, and increase the value of your building. If you are thoughtful about the material selected for your system, as well as the firm chosen to install it, that asset is expected to perform for 35 - 40 years.

To learn more about Cape Fear Solar Systems visit capefearsolarsystems.com
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Wednesday, Mar 18, 2020 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM

Cody Cress, VP, Commercial Real Estate Advisor, Coldwell Banker Commercial Sun Coast Partners

Lease vs. Own: Commercial Real Estate

Join Coldwell Banker Commercial's Cody Cress  for an in-depth look at when it’s right for a small business to lease and when to consider buying.

To learn more about Coldwell Banker Commercial Sun Coast Parners visit cbcsuncoast.com
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Wednesday, Mar 18, 2020 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM

Mike Cunningham, President, Coastal Financial Advisors

Maximizing Social Security & Retirement

Don't outlive your money! Join Coastal Financial and learn how to implement a financial strategy now that provides retirement income without the risk of outliving it. Learn more about how long-term care and healthcare expenses could impact your retirement. 

All Attendees will qualify to receive a Complimentary, Personalized Social Security and Income Maximization Review!  Schedule your visit at the end of the workshop.
Investment advisory services are offered through Foundations Investment Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor.

Join Coatal Finacial to learn more about your options! With new information about the SECURE Act and how it could affect your retirement income, our aim is to help you plan for a comfortable retirement. Do you have a plan? 
To learn more about Coastal Financial Advisors visit coastalfallc.com
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Wednesday, Mar 18, 2020 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM

Dr. Stephen Hill, Associate Professor of Business Analytics and Director the MS Business Analytics Program at UNCW

Analytics: Data to Information to Insight

The Mayo Clinic. A cutting-edge high school football coach. Netflix. What do these three, seemingly different entities, share in common? They use to analytics to create value. How can you use your data to your advantage? In this session we will explore current trends in business analytics and discuss three strategies that you can use to transform your data into valuable and actionable insight. We will also describe opportunities at UNCW for analytics training and education. 

To learn more about UNCW's Cameron School of Business visit csb.uncw.edu
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WHEN

Wednesday Mar 18, 2020

11:30 AM to 7:00 PM

WHERE

Wilmington Convention Center

515 Nutt Street
Wilmington, NC 28401