45th Annual Legislative Conference Exhibit Showcase Offers Exciting Business and Networking Opportunities

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Nearly 200 exhibitors are expected to participate

WASHINGTON—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) today announced several engaging new features of the 45th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) Exhibit Showcase, Sept. 17–20, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

New to the Exhibit Showcase are culinary demonstrations with celebrity chefs Huda Clarke and Daniel Thomas; wellness stations where attendees can receive back, hand and foot massages; virtual college tours; a scavenger hunt contest; free professional headshots; and a networking happy hour. The Showcase will again offer a job fair with on-site interviews, contract procurement sessions, and free health screenings.

“Created in the spirit of economic empowerment and wealth creation, the ALC Exhibit Showcase is a valuable platform for businesses of all kinds and sizes,” said A. Shuanise Washington, president and chief executive officer of the CBCF. “Entrepreneurs, professionals, and conference attendees alike will benefit from the many learning, networking and business development opportunities, and from our expanded Showcase offerings.”

The following staples will return to the Exhibit Showcase:

Enterprise Pavilion: Exhibitors will present new products and provide industry updates and information for entrepreneurs.

Authors Pavilion: Prominent authors, novelists, scholars and poets will present their works and greet attendees for book signings.

Marketplace Pavilion: Artisans will offer handmade art, jewelry, and apparel for purchase.

Global Travel Pavilion: Tourism industry experts will share information about local and international destinations and travel deals.

Entry into the Exhibit Showcase is included with registration for the ALC. For more information or to register to attend the ALC, visit cbcfinc.org/alc.


The ALC is the leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans and the global black community. Lawmakers, business and civic leaders, celebrities, and concerned citizens attend the conference to participate in more than 70 public policy forums on health, education, economic empowerment, the environment, civic engagement, and the Exhibit Showcase. Signature events include the National Town Hall, Celebration of Leadership in Fine Arts, Gospel Extravaganza, Black Party, Prayer Breakfast, and the culminating event, the Phoenix Awards Dinner.

To learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact the resource development team at 202.263.2800.

Media registration closes August, 30. For regular updates about the ALC, visit cbcfinc.org/alc, sign up to receive the e-newsletter, and follow the CBCF on social media.

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