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WBEC South to Host Annual Women’s Business Expo April 18-19 in New Orleans

(New Orleans, LA) — The Women’s Business Enterprise Council South (WBEC South) will host its annual Women’s Business Opportunity Expo in New Orleans, April 18-19, 2012 at the New Orleans Marriot. WBEC South is a 501 (c)(3) organization that provides certification to businesses that are majority women-owned and managed and helps them to network with other women-owned businesses and other entities looking for opportunities to diversify their profile.

The Women’s Business Opportunity Expo links certified women’s business enterprises with corporate purchasers, governmental agencies and other businesses for the purpose of creating and building strong relationships. The two-day event will include a “matchmaker” session, which includes short, face-to-face meetings between certified women’s businesses and potential business partners. The Expo, sponsored by Chevron, Shell, Halliburton, Entergy and BlueCross among others, will feature 50 exhibitors and approximately 400 attendees. There will also be workshops, a luncheon and an awards presentation as well as a vendor marketplace. Lynn Tilton, founder and CEO of Patriarch Partners, will be the keynote speaker.

“More and more successful relationships are formed each year through the Expo,” said WBEC South President, Blanca Robinson. “It’s a great opportunity to meet potential partners.”

WBEC South is a regional partner organization of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and represents numerous corporate members and women’s business enterprises throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and the Florida Panhandle.

The Women’s Business Enterprise Council South (WBEC South) is an organization for women business owners interested in promoting, developing, and maintaining business relationships with other women business owners, major corporations and government agencies regionally and nationally.