2nd Class, Carson Byrd Creates BANExpo to Drive Millenial Engagement In Washington DC

Thursday, June 16, 2016
Candice N. Mackel
Candice Nicole Public Relations

Creating a Platform for Black Professionals to Network, Connect and be Heard

Washington, DC (June 16, 2016) ­In its third year, The Black Alumni Networking Expo is looking to host over 2,000 individuals in the Nation’s Capital August 11­14, 2016. Throughout the weekend, there will be 8 Keynote Speakers and Panelists, over 40 small, medium and large sized vendors and 4 essential workshops for professional advancement.

The Black Alumni Networking Expo was created by Carson Byrd, Jarrett Walker and Jonathan King who are graduates of Hampton University, Norfolk State University and The College of William & Mary. Collectively, the three states “The Black Alumni Networking Expo was created in order to provide a space for black professionals to network and connect. We noticed that, outside of the traditional networking events, there was a need for a large scale event catering to black professionals.” Suited Lifestyle member Carson Byrd also add that the “BANExpo is a leading platform for millennial business owners to engage with black alumni from various backgrounds.”

Below, is the full list of events that will occur during The Black Alumni Networking Expo:

  • August 11­ – BANExpo Weekend Kick­Off Happy Hour “CONNECTIVITY” Hosted By: Krystal Glass, Founder of The Real­Life Conversation Club (6-­10 PM)
  • August 12 -­ B.L.A.C.K. Panel Discussion & Dinner with Rob Hill Sr. (7:­10 PM)
  • August 13 -­ BANExpo with Special Guest Speakers, Breakout Sessions, Onsite Recruiting + More (11 AM­4 PM)
  • August 13 -­ Black Alumni Ball (10 PM­ – 2 AM)


For more information on The Black Alumni Networking Expo and information on how to register to attend, please visit www.BlackAlumniNetworkingExpo.com. The BANExpo team also encourages you to join in on the conversation by using the official hashtag #BANEXPO and follow @BANExpo on Instagram for all up to the minute updates. If you’re a media outlet interested in covering any of the Black Alumni Networking Expo events, please send your inquiry to Candice@CandiceNicolePR.com.


About The Black Alumni Networking Expo

The Black Alumni Networking Expo is a professional advancement networking event that was founded in 2014 in Washington, DC to foster a networking environment for Black professionals to engage with local companies, businesses, non­profits, and other organizations. The participating businesses actively aim to promote their objectives, expand their presence, and broaden their network while attendees will have the opportunity to interact with local, state, and national political figures and professionals.

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