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2021 BLACK PROFESSIONALS SUMMIT

presented by Hard Rock International

The Black Professionals Summit is back and we welcome you to a new location for greater connections, opportunities, and experiences!

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The Black Professionals Summit is a social and professional development conference that brings together black professionals across industries, job functions, and interests, all while providing high-level cross-industry networking, professional development, and restorative experiences navigating them towards holistic personal and community growth!

PAST SPEAKERS

SCHEDULE

Friday
November 12, 2021
Saturday
November 13, 2021
Sunday
November 14, 2021
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Red Rooster (Invite Only)

Opening Reception

An invite-only expereince

8:30 am - 9:30 am
Seminole Ballrooms

Chairman's Breakfast Reception

Jim Allen
Chairman, Hard Rock International
9:30 am - 9:40 am
Ballroom

Opening Remarks

Kenasha Paul
Founder and President, Black Professionals Network

Building a New Tech Mecca

Saif Ishoof
Chief Connector
Mayor Daniella Levine Cava
Miami-Dade County Mayor
Matt Haggman
Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Builder
Ted Lucas
Businessman and Community Leader
Jeanine Suah
Moderator and EdTech Founder

Moderator - Jeanine Suah
Mayor Danielle Leviene Cava
Matt Hagman
Saif Ishoof
Ted Lucas

10:30 am - 11:15 am
Ballroom

Fireside Chat with Jim Allen, Seminole Gaming CEO and Chairman of Hard Rock International

Jim Allen
Chairman, Hard Rock International
Kenasha Paul
Founder and President, Black Professionals Network

Jim Allen is responsible for all gaming, hospitality, and entertainment operations at the Seminole Tribe of Florida since 2001. Allen has guided the development of Seminole Gaming into one of the world’s most successful casinos and integrated resort operators, with six casino locations throughout Florida. He is a leader in the gaming industry and makes frequent appearances on CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox Business, and other national and international business market news networks.

11:15 am - 11:45 pm
Seminole Ballrooms

Morning Break & Exhibitor Expo

Connect with exhibitors and small business vendors

Professional Development Workshops

Matthew Beatty
Non-Profit Executive
Arthur H. Sorey III
Government Official
Rodney Jacobs
Moderator, Community Services Development
Jason Smith
Dir. Equity and Inclusion
Dr. Joshua Moore
General Surgeon and Hollistic Medicine
Tarsha Jacobs
Certified Public Accountant
Latesha Byrd
Career Coach

Pick a session topic best for your goals:
- Becoming an Influential Leader in Your Company
- Benefits of CBD on Your Wellness
- Powering Up a Wakanda

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Ballroom

Luncheon

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Ballroom

Fireside Chat with Ayesha Selden

Ayesha Selden
Millionaire by 30

Born and raised in South Philadelphia to a single mother, Ayesha is now a multi-millionaire in Stock, Real Estate, and as a Franchise Business Owner.

An Economic Activist, she encourages everyone to invest their money in themselves and their neighborhoods.

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Ballroom

Inside Look: Black Leadership at Hard Rock

Chisa Miller
DEI Leader
3:10 pm - 3:55 pm
Breakout Rooms

Professional Development Workshops

Jefferson Noel
Podcaster and Professor
Vivian Olodun
Marketing and Government Specialist
Alechia Reese
Corporate Coach
4:00 pm - 4:10 pm
Ballroom

Announcements and Prizes

Dress to impressed? Our judges will announce our top winners

Certified Legacy Builders Panel

Keya Martin
Luxury Shoe Designer
Victor Demesmin Jr.
Attorney and Businessman
Del Ro
Moderator
Dr. Bernard Ashby
Cardiologist, Entrepreneur, and Humanitarian
Bilal Little
Vice President, an Independent Channel Market Leader at BlackRock and Speaker
5:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Ballroom

Closing Remarks

Kenasha Paul
Founder and President, Black Professionals Network
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Seminole Ballrooms

Cocktail Reception

5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Easton Rooftop Pool + Lounge

Closing Social with SocialXChange Miami

We're closing out our 2021 Black Professionals Summit with SocialxChange Miami and The Easton Rooftop Pool and Lounge

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

BECOME A SPONSOR

Join our esteemed group of sponsors elevating the community forward

PRICING

Thank you to the sponsorship of Hard Rock International and Demesmin and Dover Law Firm conference rates have been discounted for a limited-time only. Discounted rates end October 31, 2021.

CONFERENCE ONLY

$ 99
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  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Professional Headshot
  • Conference Materials
  • Cocktail Reception

CONFERENCE AND SOCIAL

$ 150
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  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • Professional Headshot
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Sunday, Closing Social at The Easton

STUDENT
RATES

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