The NSBE Expo is an inclusive term for the NSBE Marketplace and the NSBE Technical Expo. Every year, the convention welcomes vendors and companies to showcase their products at convention for members to enjoy. Read below for more details on the 2012 Annual Convention NSBE Expo.


The vision for the NSBE Technical Expo is for companies to interactively showcase their latest R&D projects for the purpose of educating the NSBE membership and marketing themselves as an exciting place to work. Companies will setup learning stations, workstations, and activities to simulate the experience of engineer at their company.  Various fields of engineering and applied science will be represented. Participants will walk away with an understanding of what the day-to-day work is like for an engineer at a particular company and learn about research ideas they can help realize. Companies will have a wonderful opportunity to persuade NSBE members to apply to intern, co-op, or work for them. As an auxiliary to the career fair, companies will have a place to interactively show potential employees what they can look forward to if they work for them.


The TPC Tech Expo will feature the NSBE Special Interest Groups (SIGs) engineering companies local to the Pittsburgh area. In addition, this event will be open to both the NSBE Membership and members of the public on Saturday March 31, 2012 from 12:00 PM through 4:00 PM immediately following General Session. For more information, please contact the CPC Technical Professional Conference Chairperson, Nicholas Bartley, at tpc@nsbe-ae.org.


The NSBE Marketplace features the goods and services of companies across the country. African art, jewelry, clothing, and oils for house & body; costume jewelry and accessories; licensed NSBE Items (ex: NSBE clothing, engineering-themed T-shirts, dog tags, lapel pins, luggage tags, lanyards, graduation stoles); paintings and sculptures; and men and women’s business professional attire and accessories (suits, cotton shirts, silk neck ties, ladies handbags, hosiery) are examples of products that were available for purchase at the NSBE Marketplaces at past conventions. In addition, NSBE Chapters are encouraged to register as licensed vendors and partner with companies to sell goods (such as NSBE hoodies, sweaters, jackets, etc.) as a fund raiser for their chapter. Furthermore, NSBEpreneurs are invited to showcase their inventions and network with the NSBE membership to expand their business connections.

For more information, please contact your NSBE Expo Coordinator, Marcus Hendricks, at mhendricks@nsbe.org or your National Business Diversity Chairperson, Ayanna Berry, at nebbusiness@nsbe.org.

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