National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals – 37th Annual Conference




Wed Nov 18, 2020 - Fri Nov 20, 2020

Welcome to the Virtual Experience,

2020 has been a year that has required each one of us to Pivot, Pause and Play in a different way and NCBMP is no different.  We were founded on the premise of igniting action and finding innovative strategies to position our members to be competitive within the hospitality industry.

This year we are focused on providing accredited sessions that will empower each attendee with sound tactics that can be used in their perspective organizations. The conference will feature national and international speakers that address current affairs in the industry and around the globe. Our ultimate goal is to make sure that you feel Focused and Empowered with the tools to positively impact you personally and professionally. For your convenience, below is an outline on how to best navigate the regmatch® registration site.

Please review and let us know if you have questions.

Yours in hospitality,

NCBMP Board of Directors




We appreciate our members and look forward to continuing to serve you. If you are a meeting planner or supplier and a current member of NCBMP, please go to REGISTER NOW tab on the main page and input your password. All member codes were emailed on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 6:00pm. If you did not get your password, please contact us at and we will forward to your attention. A confirmation email will be forwarded to your email within minutes of you completing your registration.  If you did not get your registration confirmation within 10 minutes of registering, please complete the CONTACT tab.

CONFERENCE CODE: this will be sent to current NCBMP members.  If you have not received the conference code, please renew your membership at


Welcome aboard! We are excited that you are planning to participate in our Annual Conference.  We hope one day you will join the NCBMP family by securing a future membership.  If you are a meeting planner, supplier or industry professional and you would like to register for the conference, please go to the NON-MEMBER tab on the main page and input your information to register for the conference.  A confirmation email will be forwarded to your attention. If you did not get your registration confirmation within 10 minutes of registering, please complete the CONTACT  tab.


See the below scheduled sessions for this event.

DateTimeEvent Name
Wednesday, November 18COLLABORATION: Events Industry Council (EIC) & National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals (NCBMP)
***Requires Separate Registration***
2:00pm - 3:00pm Opening Panel: Advocacy: (EIC) 
3:30pm - 4:30pm Breakout Session: Now that you know better how are you doing better, how are you doing better? (NCBMP/EIC)
6:30pm - 7:30pm Breakout Session: Intentional Design of Your Events (EIC) 
8:00pm - 9:00pm Keynote (EIC) 
Thursday, November 197:00am - 4:00pm Registration 
8:00am - 8:30am Presidents Morning Workout  
10:00am - 11:00am General Session: Derreck Kayongo (EIC)
11:00am-11:15am Sponsored: Break Experience: Visit Austin  
11:15am - 12:30pmBreakout #1: What's more important? Diversity, Inclusion or Allyship 
11:15am - 12:30pmBreakout #2: Ready, Set, Meet: Coronavirus Event Safety Strategies (MPI)
11:15am - 12:30pmBreakout #3: Industry tools to Manage a successful meeting: Regmatch Introduction
12:30pm-12:45pm Sponsored: Break Experience 
12:45pm - 2:00pm General Session: How We Reflect, Recover and Rebound: NCBMP Elected Officials Tele-Townhall
2:00 pm - 2:15 pmSponsored: Break Experience 
2:15 pm - 3:15 pmBreakout #4: Health is Wealth: Healthy Cooking and Life Balance with TV Personality Chef Gina Neely
2:15 pm - 3:15 pmBreakout #5: Healthy Meetings: Healthy Planner (MPI)
4:00pm - 5:30pm Engage: Client Destination Dine-Around   
Friday, November 207:00am - 12:00pm Registration 
8:00am - 8:30am Presidents Morning Workout  
9:00am - 9:45amBusiness Meeting: Where have we been and where are we going? (NCBMP Members Only)
9:45am-10:00am Sponsored: Break Experience  
10:00am - 11:00am General Session: 2020 Black Travel Study Results: Industry Launch
11:00am - 11:15am Sponsored: Refreshment Break 
11:30am - 1:30pm Business Expo: Pre-Registration Required
11:30am - 12:30pm Breakout #6: Empower Yourself and Your Career Post COVID-19
1:00pm - 2:00pm  Breakout #7: Contract Negotiation Post COVID: How Associations can Thrive, Survive and Stay Alive
1:00pm - 2:00pm Breakout #8: Navigating Industry Certifications (CMP, CAE, CMM) (EIC)
1:00pm - 2:00pm Breakout #9: Maximizing your NCBMP Membership
5:00pm - 6:30pm NCBMP Gala: Black Party


The NCBMP Business Expo



The National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals has elevated the supplier experience by enhancing the NCBMP Business Expo! We have turned the tables giving suppliers the opportunity to market their properties, destinations, and services directly to meeting planners. This unique engagement sells out every year and provides beneficial rewards for both the meeting professionals and suppliers. The NCBMP Business Expo integrates, supplier presentation, a reverse tradeshow, and a planner presentation. Our goal is to maximize exposure, increase ROI and exceed individual attendee’s objectives.

Prior to the 37th Annual Conference, each registered supplier who paid for the NCBMP Business Expo will be sent a schedule of appointments, list of all the meeting planners and an information packet that will provide valuable insight regarding the planner’s history and needs. The information will help you determine how to make the most of your time. Note: This information is available exclusively to suppliers with valid fully paid NCBMP Business Expo registrations. Forwarding this information to non-exhibitors will render you exempt from future NCBMP Business Expos.

How does the appointment process work?
The NCBMP Business Expo allows industry leaders and friends to have valuable conversations through Zoom. Each Meeting Planner will have their own Zoom link which allows the Suppliers to meet one on one and have productive conversation. NCBMP has leveled the playing field by providing an appointment environment to ensure its partners equal access to opportunities. Your appointments are based upon how you respond to questions on the registration page.  Each meeting will last only six minutes which is long enough for suppliers and planners to exchange key information.

Is there more to the Business Exchange?
Benefits of the NCBMP Business Expo/Reverse Trade Show Participation?

  • Zoom Face-to-face networking with meeting planners
  • You receive meeting planner profiles, so you can prepare before your meetings
  • Confirmed appointments so you know who and when you are meeting
  • Attendee Listings and Profiles: A benefit for exhibitors and sponsors only!


If you have any questions regarding your registration or need a receipt of payment, please complete the form below and your email will be answered within 24 hours.

If you need to reach out to NCBMP directly, please send an email to

If you are interested in becoming a member of the National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals, click here.  Once you have registered as an attendee, you may be eligible to receive discounted membership registration.

Non-Members Register

Click here for Non-Member Registration.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals, click here.  Once you have registered as an attendee, you may receive membership registration pricing.



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