2017 SCHEDULE | Texas Black Expo

2017 SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, JUNE 8

 

Professional Networking Happy Hour

6:00 PM | Marriott Marquis,  1777 Walker St, Houston TX 77010
Admission: $25 | GET TICKETS NOW
Sponsored by Wells Fargo and Republic Services 

We’re kicking off this year’s Summer Celebration at the luxurious and newly designed Marriott Marquis. Come prepared to eat, drink and mingle with Houston’s top business leaders, professionals and members of our partner organizations.


 

FRIDAY, JUNE 9

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Corporate Awards Luncheon

12:00 PM | George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010 | RM 370 Admission: CLICK HERE  TO PURCHASE TICKETS OR RESERVE A TABLE

Join us as we honor top business leaders and organizations that work to foster entrepreneurship and economic empowerment. This year’s honorees include the Houston Area Urban League, Enterprise Holdings, Jonathan Sprinkles for Presentation Power as well as our Young Entrepreneur honoree Alani Simmons.  The keynote address with be delivered by Edwin Bosso, CEO and founder of Myrtle Consulting Group LLC. A delicious 3-course lunch will be served and business attire is preferred.


 

SATURDAY, JUNE 10

DIVA DIALOGUE Presented by MPAC

3:00 PM | George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010 | HALL C
Admission: FREE

Join special celebrity guest Golden Brooks and our panel of business savvy women and men for an open conversation on love, marriage, romance, happiness and how it affects them in business. The discussion will be moderated by Houston’s top entertainment attorney Jalene Mack.


 

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The Buor Beauty Experience (Day 1)

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM| George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010
Admission: FREE

Houston’s hottest stylists and barbers will set up shop in our Expo hall for the Buor Beauty Experience! Get free or discounted nail, hair, makeup or lash services. Plus, enjoy beauty giveaways from our Product Sample Bar!!

10:00 AM:  Beauty Services — Hair, Makeup, Barber, Nails, Lashes
1:00 PM:  Naturalista Hair Showcase
3:00 PM:  Model Search


College Fair & Workshop

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM | George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010
Admission: Free —> Register NOW for a chance to win up to $1500 in scholarships 
Sponsored by Texas Southern University 

It’s the perfect time to start planning for college with your High School Junior or Senior! All attendees who register for this event will enter for a chance to win up to $1500 in scholarships. Come learn about the admissions process, academic offerings, student life, athletics, financial aid and more.  Plus, speak with representatives from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Black Alumni Groups and other universities.

Here are just a few of our participating schools:

Texas Southern University
Grambling State University
Cornell University
Alabama A&M University
Dillard University The Universty of Texas at Austin
Prairie View A&M University


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Battle For The Deal Music Showcase

5:00 PM to 6:30 PM | George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010
Admission:  FREE —> Register NOW For a Chance to Win a Music Recording Deal

H-town!! We’re looking for the hottest unsigned vocalists to compete LIVE at our Battle For The Deal music competition on June 1oth! This is your chance to showcase your talent before top music industry executives and influencers. The grand prize winner will get a music recording deal and the opportunity to work with a hitmaker producer. All you have to do is complete our online registration form (click here) and wait for our team to send you instructions on how to submit your 2 to 3 minute audition video. For complete contest rules, please click here.

 


LET’S TALK CREDIT – Personal Finance Workshop

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM | George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010
Admission:  FREE

Good credit can open the door to financing options to help you buy a home or car, finance an education, or pay for unexpected expenses. Your credit can even affect your ability to rent housing or get a job. When you understand credit, you’re able to use it effectively to reach your goals. Derrick Rideaux, Regional Program Consultant for “Wells Fargo at Work” will lead a personal finance workshop on how to establish credit, improve your credit score, manage debt and more.


COMPLETE SATURDAY SCHEDULE

Paramount Stage

10 AM………………………….. Line Dance Exhibition

12 PM…………………………. College Readiness and Higher Education Funding: The Future of HBCUs

1 PM…………………………….Personal Finance Workshop: Let’s Talk Credit!

2 PM……………………………Business Workshop: From Ideas to Action

3 PM ……………………………Diva Dialogue: Exploring the Great Divide between Men and Women

5 PM ……………………………“Battle for the Deal” Artist Showcase

 

Vitality Stage

10 AM………………………………………. American Heart Association

11 AM ……………………………………… Mary Susan Moore Association

12 PM …………………………………… DrumFIT

1 PM ………………………………………… Accelerate Studio, LLC

2 PM ……………………………………….. American Kidney Foundation

3 PM ……………………………………….. DrumFIT

4 PM ……………………………………….. Accelerate Studio, LLC

5 PM ………………………………………… Namitzi Yoga & Namitzi Yoga Spaces

6 PM ……………………………………….. Fitness – Catherine Santamaria

 

Arts Stage

12 PM ……………………………………. The Ensemble Theatre Houston

1 PM …………………………………………. Buffalo Soldiers Exhibition

2 PM …………………………………………. S.H.A.P.E. Community Center

3 PM ………………………………………….T.R.U.T.H. Project

4 PM …………………………………………American Cowboy Museum

5 PM………………………………………… Strictly Street Salsa


 

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 11

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The Buor Beauty Experience (Day 2)

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM| George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010
Admission: FREE

Day 2 of the Buor Beauty Experience will continued with a Beauty and Barber Battle! Houston’s top hair stylists and barbers will compete for cash prizes followed by a hair and fashion show on our main stage. It’s also another day of discounted and free spa/beauty services!!

12:00 PM Beauty Spa Services
3:00 PM Student Barber Competition Round 3, Show Biz Kids Main Stage, Barber Competition Round 2
4:00 PM Bekky Lashay – singer, Fashion Show, Barber Competition Round 1, Cosmo Student Competition
5:00 PM Stylist Showcase Main Stage & Announcement of Winners


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Who Wants To Be A WINNER? 

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM | George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010
Admission: FREE

Come hang with us on Sunday afternoon for some fun, games, prizes and surprises. Join TV and radio personality Dr. Dawn and friends for Love Trivia, The Bachelor Game, a Dance Off and more.

 


 

COMPLETE SUNDAY SCHEDULE

 

Paramount Stage

12:30 PM………………………….. “Doing Business for Good” presented by Radio One

2:30 PM……………………………. Who Wants to Be A Winner?

3:30 PM………………………………………. Beauty Under One Roof Hair & Beauty Battle

 

Vitality Stage

12 PM …………………………………… American Lung Association

1 PM ………………………………………… Houston Swing Dance Society

2 PM ……………………………………….. Fitness – Catherine Santamaria

3 PM ……………………………………….. Namitzi Yoga & Namitzi Yoga Spaces

4 PM ……………………………………….. Houston Swing Society

5 PM ………………………………………… Health Talk Presentation

 

Arts Stage

12 PM ……………………………….………. Encore Theatre

1 PM …………………………………………. Community Artist Collective

2 PM …………………………………………. Buffalo Soldiers Exhibition

3 PM ………………………………………….The Ensemble Theatre Houston

4 PM ………………………………………… Line Dance Exhibition

 

 

 

 

 

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