An Empowering, motivational, and entertaining forum that targets the specific needs and interests of Black Women!
The Black Women’s Expo
Now in three markets:
Chicago: April 3-5
Atlanta: September 12-13
Demographics: Primary: African American W25-54, educated, upscale.
For the past 25 years, over three days in early Spring, McCormick Place, the largest convention center in North America, becomes a mecca for black women seeking to empower, to educate, to improve and celebrate their lives and the lives of their families.
The Black Woman’s Expo has become the nation’s foremost exposition targeting African American consumers, attracting approximately 45,000, and impacting each attendee with current, valuable, relevant information and mixing it all up with fun and top-flight entertainment.
Every aspect of the black woman’s life is addressed and celebrated via a plethora of small and large events, specific themed pavilions, standing-room only seminars and general sessions addressing critical issues facing African American women- all presented by a five star roster of experts.
The Black Women’s Expo has now expanded into the Atlanta market and returns for it’s third year in September.
There are seven sponsorable pavilions- each connecting attendees to services and resources necessary to maintain their healthy, active lifestyles and their quality of life. Each pavilion offers seminars, demonstrations and interactive activities designed to empower, to educate and to improve quality of life.
• Health & Wellness
• Beauty Bar
• Cyber Cafe
• Food Sampling
• Kidz Korner
• Family Services
• Literary Cafe
The Expo augments all of this education and learning with top flight, high quality entertainment showcased daily on the Main Stage. There are show stopping local and national musical entertainment, fashion shows, a hair show, dance & theatrical performances to enjoy throughout the day. The list of past entertainment acts includes a wide variety from gospel sensations “Mary Mary”, “BeBe & CeCe Winans” and “Donnie McClurkin” to R&B megastars “Brian McKnight”, “Keith Sweat”, “Teena Marie”, “Patti LaBelle” and “The O’Jays”.
Events & Venues
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Lincoln Park Greek Fest
Taste of Mexico
Hyde Park Brew Fest
Pilsen Food Truck Social
Wells Street Art Festival
Winnetka Music Festival
Custer Fair Festival of the Arts
Fountain Square Artisan Fest
The Highland Park Festival of Fine Arts
World Pride Music Festivals
Pride in the Park
Windy City Rib Fest
Old School Reunion
Lake Forest 4th of July
Chicago’s Roscoe Village Burger Fest
Chinatown Summer Fair
Sheffield Music Festival
Taste of Lincoln Avenue
Starlight Festival (@ Yerkes Observatory)
Randolph Street Market
Lake County Fair
Chicago Brewing District’s Dancing in the Streets
Naperville Last Fling
Friends of Labor Festival
Fiestas Patrias (Festival La Villita)
Throwback Music Festival
Bourbon & Barbecue Festival
26th Street Mexican Parade
The Black Women's Expo
Taste of St Louis
El Grito del Delores
Chicago Taco Fest
Randolph Street Market
Walk to End Alzheimer's
Randolph Street Market
There are more than 300 exhibitors and vendors offering an incredibly wide range of goods, services and information- all targeted to this active, engaged, brand-loyal, savvy consumer.
The Black Expo woman is between the ages of 25-54, has a HH income of $50+, is either married with children, single and ‘looking’, or a single mom. Many Black Expo women are business owners and leaders with higher education and want the best of everything in their lives -from what they wear, eat and drive to where they live, shop and travel. The Black Expo woman is more likely to purchase from a company that sponsors an event that she attends.
The Black Women’s Expo is one of the most effective and cost efficient opportunities to impact the African American woman, the collective buying power of whom exceeds $565 Billion annually.
The Black Women’s Expo offers a multitude of ways for brands to connect with the Black Expo woman via direct live exposure to the brand, seminar hosting, customized promotions, signage, naming rights to the event and/or event components, lead generation, product integration in certain event components, sampling and product demonstration, and much more.
Connecting with the consumer within this uplifting, motivational environment, where the theme is ‘empowerment’, amplifies your brand’s message and frames it in a most positive way. This is how brand loyalty is formed.
The Black Women’s Expo has expanded to another of the USA”s largest African American markets- Atlanta.
Multiple-market sponsorships are available- enabling the sponsor to impact two of the top five African American markets in the USA.