THE BLACK PROFESSIONALS SUMMIT® RETURNS AND TO A NEW LOCATION AT SEMINOLE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO

 Hollywood, Florida – Since 2014, the Black Professionals Summit has served as the preeminent event for black professionals in South Florida, bringing together hundreds for networking, opportunity sourcing, and professional development experiences. The conference serves as a must-participate experience for corporations and community stakeholders seeking to make good on their promise of increasing and retaining black talent.

The conference is produced by the Black Professionals Network (BPN), the fastest growing industry and professional pathway organization lined with access points, opportunities, and community for their members; curating educational content and programs centered on expanding the network, professional development, and earning potential. The organization is currently based in Miami and Broward with expansion into Chicago and Los Angeles markets starting January 2022.

The conference serves as the organization’s premier event comprised of high-level cross-industry networking, professional development, and restorative experiences. This year’s conference presented by Hard Rock International will feature a weekend of impactful connections, resources, and workshop sessions. Several impressive speakers are set to present including Hard Rock International Chairman and Seminole Gaming CEO Jim Allen, who will host a fireside chat with the discussion focused on the future of gaming and his commitment to diversifying the sector across leadership roles and business opportunities. Joining him include:

  • Russell Benford, Vice President of Governmental Relations at Royal Caribbean
  • Bilal S. Little, Vice President, an Independent Market Leader at BlackRock
  • Bernard Ashby, M.D., Cardiologist, and Director at Comprehensive Vascular Care
  • Latesha Byrd, Career Consultant and CEO of Perfeqta

The 2021 annual conference and expo will be hosted under clear Covid-19 protocols to ensure the safety of all attendees. For further details or to register for the event, please visit: https://mybpn.org/summit