What is the Detroit Black Expo?

Black Expo

The Detroit Black Expo (DBE) is the largest African American Consumer Expo in the State of Michigan featuring more than 200 black-owned businesses, 500 conference attendees and 2,000 consumers. The DBE “Economic, Networking and Entrepreneurship Conference” provides attendees with education, resources and networking opportunities. The DBE also highlights, showcases and promotes African American businesses throughout the black Diaspora. But, more importantly it’s an unique opportunity for corporations to reach the African American business community and target demographic of choice. DBE is mission-based and market driven. The Detroit Black Expo is the official conference of the Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

What is the mission of the International Detroit Black Expo?

The Detroit Black Expo (DBE) is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt not-for-profit organization, whose mission is to cultivate prosperity among African American businesses through economic, entrepreneurial, educational and networking opportunities that will further enhance the quality of life for the State of Michigan and geographic cities, while bridging those who choose access to the global marketplace.

Who will be exhibiting at the International Detroit Black Expo?

DBE will highlight, showcase and promote an expected 200 black-owned businesses and corporations.
Increase your consumer market share with a highly lucrative and loyal African American consumer market-share.
Gain intimate exposure for new and/or existing products, services and marketing campaigns.
Identify potential African-American sub-contractual opportunities for partnership, hiring and consultation.
Identify potential candidates for employment and internship possibilities.
Feature African American employees through numerous programs and networking activities during the conference.
Demonstrate through actions, not just words your company’s commitment to the empowerment of African American businesses and its consumer driven culture.

What is the census of the International Detroit Black Expo?

* 1.2 million African-American businesses nationwide
* $689 billion dollars in black buying power
* $4.7 billion dollars in Michigan black buying power
* $1.6 billion dollars in the city of Detroit black buying power
* 44,000 African-American businesses in the state of Michigan
* 23,134 African-American businesses in Wayne County, Michigan
* 19,530 African-American businesses in the city of Detroit
* 27 national affiliate black exposes in 27 urban markets
* 11,432 national International Detroit Black Expo members.
* 8,692 regional International Detroit Black Expo members.
* 5,013 local International Detroit Black Expo members.
* 750,000 or 82% African American population in Detroit, Michigan
* 20,000 DBE members nation-wide
* 7,500 members throughout metropolitan Detroit

How does your company benefit?

* 5,000 expected African-American attendees
* 500 conference participants
* More than 200 expected exhibitors
* $1.2 million dollars value in marketing, media and print exposure
* 1.3 million website hits during the Detroit Black Expo
* Access to African American consumers, entrepreneurs and professionals
* Strengthen your business ties to the African American community

Expo Partners

* Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce
* Michigan Minority Business Development Council, Inc
* African American Business Alliance
* Booker T. Washington Business Association
* Detroit Black Chamber of Commerce
* National Association of Black Automotive Suppliers
* National Association of Woman Business Owners
* African and Caribbean Chamber of Commerce
* National Association of Woman Business Owners
* Michigan Association of Female Entrepreneurs
* Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
* Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce
* Native American Business Alliance
* Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce
* American Arab Chamber of Commerce

Detroit Black Expo Website

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