2024 WilmingtonBiz Conference & Expo

 

2024 WilmingtonBiz Expo
Wednesday, October 2
9am - 5:30pm
Wilmington Convention Center


Be part of the Wilmington region’s largest annual business gathering! 
 

The 2024 WilmingtonBiz Conference & Expo includes the annual Economic Outlook Keynote Lunch, Expo Hall with more than 100 exhibitors, Strategy Seminars, MADE Awards, and WilmingtonBiz After Hours.
 
Reserve your booth now by clicking here or by emailing [email protected] to learn about sponsorship opportunities! 
 
Hosted by Greater Wilmington Business Journal, BizExpo includes a Careers + Talent focus to help connect local companies with employees and interns from UNCW, CFCC, Brunswick Community College and other job seekers. 
 
Browse the tabs above for more details.

Tickets on sale soon...


 

THE AGENDA:

9am-11am: Expo Hall Open + Morning Strategy Seminars
Learn about a range of business and technology topics
 
11am-1:30pm: Keynote Lunch
UNCW’s Economic Outlook with local, national and global perspectives
 
1:30pm-5:30pm: Expo Hall
100+ exhibitors, MADE winners and connections galore!
 
2pm-4pm: Afternoon Seminar Sessions
Learn about a range of business and technology topics
 
4pm-5:30pm: WilmingtonBiz After Hours
Join us when we roll out the bars to close out BizExpo 
 
All Day: Careers + Talent
Connecting employers, college students and other job seekers



For sponsorship and exhibitor information, contact [email protected]
For event-related questions, contact Jamie Merrill at [email protected]


 
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300 - Greater Wilmington
Business Journal     
301 - WILMA Magazine
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304 - Beau Rivage  
305 - Business Growers   
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313 - Health Begins from Within
314 - SHLTR
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404 - FOCUS Broadband
405 - CAMS
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410 - Pender County Humane Society 
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414 - Signs by Tomorrow
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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.

Nominations for the 2024 MADE Awards are now open through July 26. Click here to apply or nominate today!


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.

MADE Award winners are selected by a judging panel and will be profiled in a special MADE section of the Sept. 20 issue of the Greater Wilmington Business Journal as well as featured at the annual WilmingtonBiz Expo on October 2 at the Wilmington Convention Center.

If you have any questions, please reach out to [email protected]


Award categories:

  • Manufacturers (Example includes: Goods mass-produced in the tri-county area)

  • Exporters (Example includes: Companies that export outside the United States)

  • Functional Product (Examples include: furniture, tools, gadgets, beauty products, industrial, medical, energy devices)

  • Food/Beverage (Examples include: wine/spirits, dry/baked/canned goods, sustainably-grown foods)

  • Arts (Examples include: apparel, accessories, textiles, home goods, stationery)

  • Supporter (Examples include: Businesses that support these innovators including law firms, lenders, makerspaces, studio spaces, retail markets, manufacturing associations, etc.


2023 MADE Award Winners:

Arts:

  1. Art in Bloom Gallery
  2. South Castles Swimwear
  3. The Quartermaster

Exporters:

  1. Champion Valves
  2. Fathom Offshore
  3. G-Code

Food & Beverage:

  1. The Butcher's Market
  2. Carolina Candy Company
  3. Brunswick Beer & Cider

Functional Products:

  1. Marine Bean
  2. Creatively Covered
  3. NC Lumber & Supply

Manufacturers:

  1. PaperFoam
  2. Surgilum
  3. Evolve Golf

Supporter:

  1. Leath HR Group
Tickets Price
Register to Buy
Exhibitor Options Price
10x10 Booth 2024 WilmingtonBiz Expo
Includes: 10x10 Booth + 2 seats at Keynote lunch
$650.00
10x10 Booth Package 2024 WilmingtonBiz Expo
Booth Package Includes: 10x10 Booth, 1/8 pg color ad + 2 seats at Keynote lunch
$825.00
20x10 Booth 2024 WilmingtonBiz Expo
Includes: 20x10 Booth + 2 seats at Keynote lunch
$1,250.00
20x10 Booth Package 2024 WilmingtonBiz Expo
Booth package Includes: 20x10 Booth, 1/8 pg color ad + 2 seats at Keynote lunch
$1,395.00
Register as Exhibitor

EXHIBITOR PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Booth at the WilmingtonBiz Expo - Includes 6ft table and tablecloth and 2 chairs
  • Unlimited use of personalized discount code that waives $10 Expo entry fee for employees, customers, and other guests
  • 2 seats at the keynote speaker lunch ($100 value)

EXTRA SERVICES / EQUIPMENT:

You need to fill out a form if you would like any of the following:
  • Electricity/Internet: Should be completed by September 27. If you sign up the DAY OF there will be an additional charge. Electric and Utilities Service Order Form
  • To serve food/beverage samples, form must be submitted to Convention Center by September 20th Food and Beverage Sampling Forms
  • Complimentary WIFI will be provided for everyone throughout the Convention Center.
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 property at any time.

Please forward any questions to Scott Frazzetta, Assistant General Manager at the WCC [email protected]

FORMS:

SETUP: 

Official Expo Hall hours will be announced soon. You may staff your booth in shifts, but you are responsible for having someone in your booth throughout the duration of the conference. Booths must remain in place until the event ends on Oct. 2 at 5:30pm. We will have staff available to assist exhbitors with load in and load out, as needed.

Move in will be scheduled on October 1 from 12-6pm and a schedule will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Event Discussion

WHEN

Wednesday Oct 2, 2024

9:00 AM to 5:30 PM

WHERE

Wilmington Convention Center

515 Nutt St.
Wilmington, NC 28401