Thursday, September 17, 2015          9:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST               

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Carnegie Library
801 K St NW
Washington, DC 20001

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8:30 AM  Doors Open

9:00 AM Private Reception (Invitation Only)                  General Attendee Reception

10:00 AM Chairman’s Address 

10:00 AM  Panel Discussion)

11:30 AM  Conclusion 



National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners



National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners Presents

The State of Black Tourism

According to current Census estimates, there are 44 million African-Americans living in the US representing a buying power of $1 trillion & an expected growth to $1.3 trillion in the next few years. What role does that buying power play in travel, hospitality and tourism?  Join us in a lively panel discussion by the industry’s leading professionals.

State of Black Tourism Address:  Ana Aponte-Curtis, NCBMP Chairperson 

Panel Discussion Moderated By: Ed Gordon


Ed Gordon:  Hard hitting, inspiring, intelligent, honest, and direct. These are some of the words used to describe the style and approach of Emmy award winning broadcaster Ed Gordon.  Known for his stellar interaction with newsmakers from the worlds of politics, entertainment, and sports his name is synonymous with the “big” interview. Gordon’s knack for landing exclusives and his no-nonsense style make him one of television’s most respected journalists.

Carnegie Library:  The Carnegie Library is conveniently located between the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and the Renaissance Hotel.