FWD 2019 - Cost & Key Information


FWD: Business on Your Own Terms is the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit's new, rebranded event for business leaders, innovators, founders, and entrepreneurs of color. The event will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina and expects to host more than 1,200 attendees along with its roster of forward-thinking speakers and presenters.

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FWD 2019 Costs:

Tickets for general attendance are priced at $395.00; group registration with 4 or more registrants per group runs $320.00 per person. Late registration begins May 20, 2019, and general attendance tickets increase to $495.00.

FWD 2019 Key Information:


June 19 - 22, 2019


Charlotte, North Carolina


$395.00 general attendance (until May 20)


More than 1,200


Why is the Black Enterprise Entrepreneur Summit now called FWD?

FWD: Business on Your Own Terms builds on the 23-year reputation of the Black Enterprise Entrepreneur Summit as the leading conference for business leaders of color and takes it into the future of new tech and next-generation entrepreneurs. It's an event where established entrepreneurs and startup innovators can network and take business to the next level.

FWD will present a unique attendee-driven, ala carte experience determined by input to the FWD app.

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Where will FWD 2019 be held?

In Charlotte, North Carolina at the Charlotte Convention Center.

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Who are some of FWD 2019's speakers?

The list of speakers for FWD 2019 has yet to be released, but past speakers have included Mark Cuban, Byron Allen, Janice Bryant Howroyd, and many more.

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