Black Professionals Summit 2022

Nov. 9-13

South Florida

RECAP 2021 SUMMIT

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A LEGACY BUILDERS CONFERENCE 

The Black Professionals Summit is a social and professional development conference that brings together black professionals across leading industries, job functions, and interests, all while providing high-level cross-industry networking, professional development, and restorative experiences.

PAST SPEAKERS

SCHEDULE

Wednesday
November 9, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Miami Gardens

Opening Reception

Black Professionals Network
Host

The opening reception provides attendees and local stakeholders an opportunity to connect and build professional relationships. This portion of the conference is open to attendees and the South Florida community, culminating in exciting energy of new connections and opportunities.

Thursday
November 10, 2022
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Seminole Ballrooms

Chairman's Breakfast Reception

Jim Allen
Chairman, Hard Rock International
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Seminole Ballrooms

Opening Remarks

Kenasha Paul
Founder and CEO, Black Professionals Network
9:40 am - 10:30 am
Seminole Ballrooms

Behind the Title: A Conversation with Organizational Leaders

Hear from executives from high-growth industries sharing their perspectives on how they have built their careers and navigated the journey to where they are today. Providing perspectives on leveraging a role to fulfill their own personal vision, lessons on leadership, and driving value internally in a company

10:45 am - 11:30 am
Seminole Ballrooms

Founders of the Future

Hear from founders leading the charge of creating scalable companies and providing their lessons on leadership, tenacity, and innovation.

11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Seminole Room A

Securing a High-Income Role

Latesha Byrd
Career Coach

Learn the strategies on how to secure a high-earning income-producing role. Presenter will provides the tips to upskill, shaping the narrative of your resume/portfolio, and communicating your value.

11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Seminole Room J

Leveraging Your Network

Dr. Errol L. Pierre
Executive and Author
Alechia Reese
Corporate Coach

Learn how to create a networking strategy for your legacy goals. Hear from this panel on how to build and maintain relationships while tapping into your network to assist with your goals.

11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Seminole Room I

Coaching: Vital for Your Career Advancement

Rhapsodi Pierre-Jacques
Social-Organizational Psychologist

Career Swag is changing the face of leadership by empowering professionals to thrive in their current roles today so that they can ascend to higher ranks of leadership tomorrow.

11:45 am - 12:30 am
Seminole Room H

Go Pro Session: Representing Professional Athletes

South Florida is home to every major sport. The Go Pro tracks provides insight to our professionals interested in entering the sports industry from working with athlete's directly or securing a top front office role.

12:45 am - 1:00 pm
Seminole Ballrooms

Luncheon Presentations

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Seminole Ballrooms

Luncheon

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Seminole Ballroom

Keynote Speaker

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Seminole Room A

Legacy Building: Asset Creation

Bilal Little
Vice President, an Independent Channel Market Leader at BlackRock and Speaker

Hear from our panelist about how to leverage your income into strategic income generating assets.

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Seminole Room J

HumanBn Strategies

Brooke N. Collins
Fractional Chief Wellbeing Officer

Participants will partake in an instructional method integrating lecture, audio/visual, and participatory engagement. This format nurtures a kinesthetic and expeditionary learning environment that supports positive self-efficacy. Attendees are bound to walk away knowing the difference between a dream, mission, and vision. In turn, enabling them to take a proactive approach to their personal and professional well-being, as well as influence the culture and people experience within any organization.

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Seminole Room I

The Power of Pause

Black Professionals Network
Host

In this workshop, we’ll explore how our personal approach to self care impacts our business and professional lives. Self care isn’t just about putting on your oxygen mask first, but also about making choices in line with your values, desires, dreams and goals.

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Seminole Room H

Go Pro Session: Front Office Careers

South Florida is home to every major sport. The Go Pro tracks provides insight to our professionals interested in entering the sports industry from working with athlete's directly or securing a top front office role.

3:10 pm - 3:55 pm
Seminole Ballroom

Building an Influence

Ashley France
Web 3 Social Media Influencer
Dr. Wilton Triggs
Plastic Surgery Chief Resident

Hear from our panelist as they share details about how to build and monetize a brand within their profession or industry. Speakers will share how to identify a market, garner brand support and most importantly build up an engaged audience.

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Seminole Ballroom

Certified Legacy Builders Panel

Black Professionals Network
Host

Hear from our multi-hyphenated professionals who balance a profession, family and have worked hard in building a business or investment strategies to establish a strong legacy for their families.

4:50 pm - 5:00 pm
Seminole Ballroom

Closing Remarks and Toast

Black Professionals Network
Host
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

VIP & Speakers Mixer

Black Professionals Network
Host
Friday
November 11, 2022
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Silverspot Cinemas

Wakanda Forever Movie Screening

Black Professionals Network
Host

Wear all white for this luxe movie screening experience with fellow conference attendees and guests. The ticket includes a movie ticket, appetizer, entre, unlimited popcorn, and a non-alcoholic drink. Enjoy the opening release of Black Panther II with reclined seats and great company!

Saturday
November 12, 2022
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Top Golf Miami Gardens

Business and Opportunities Forum

Black Professionals Network
Host

The Business and Opportunity Forum is a full-day of sessions for investors and entrepreneurs to learn about emerging business ventures and be provided a guided approach.

Sunday
November 13, 2022
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Miami

Yacht Closing Social

Black Professionals Network
Host

Join us for the Closing Social, rent a yacht from one of our partners or come hang with us.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR TITLE SPONSORS

BECOME A SPONSOR

Join our esteemed group of sponsors elevating the community forward

PRICING

Pre-sale only, conference registration ends on Nov. 1st. Purchase a package to attend all events and activations during the conference or build your conference experience. Early bird rates end September 30th, 2022.

BPN MEMBERS

$ 795
  •  
  • Opening Reception
  • 2022 Summit
  • Member-Only Experience
  • Black Panther Movie Screening
  • Business & Opportunity Forum
  • Yacht Social
  • Professional Headshot
  • Conference Materials

NON-MEMBERS

$ 995
  •  
  • Opening Reception
  • 2022 Summit
  • VIP & Speakers Dinner
  • Black Panther Movie Screening
  • Business & Opportunity Forum
  • Yacht Social
  • Professional Headshot
  • Conference Materials

STUDENT
RATES

College students secure your discount.
Receive a code to unlock. E-mail info@mybpn.org

Student admissions will be honored with Student IDs only or University Representative present. Includes BPN Membership

The
Venue

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
1 Seminole Way, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

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    The Summit is put on by the Black Professionals Netwok (BPN) a 501C3 social learning organization focused on furthering the goals of our professionals. Our mission is simple – reduce the career achievemnet gap for professionals of color by providing them access to resources and opportunities for their overall success.