- Largest Strategic Business-to-Business Networking Event in Albuquerque with a 9 Year history of being a strong and reputable event.
If you attended last year’s event, you’ll recall the 700+ attendees and, of course, the great networking. This year’s event promises to be another event to remember!
Guests will include members of the business community and organizations that contribute to the social and economic growth in Albuquerque and the surrounding metropolitan area. We hope to see you here! Check out our Event Videos:
- Visit with over 95 Exhibiting Companies & Over 1,000 Attendees including Political Leaders, Business Owners & Business Professionals from across the State of NM.
Each year we have grown with the number of exhibiting companies who see the value in exhibiting at a strategic and focused event. Last year we had 80 Exhibitors and this year our floor plan and venue accommodates over 97!
- Educational Roundtables (Two 45 Minute Sessions) to sit face-to-face with prominent leaders to learn how to grow your business through available resources.
This Roundtable Pre-event will start at 3:00 pm for first session and 4:00 pm for second session prior to the B2B Main Event, which starts at 5:00 pm. This is something we added this year to provide great value to both attendees and exhibitors. We wanted to help other local businesses by providing valuable resources and educational information to help promote business growth opportunities. The list of Table Topic Speakers will be announced at our November 18, 2015 Jingle Mingle Event and listed below.
What INFORMATION do I need to know to sign up for Educational Roundtable Speaker Tables?
What: Educational Roundtable Sessions
Where: Sandia Resort & Casino
When: Session 1 – 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM / Session 2: 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
How: Sign up for a Roundtable Session Now when you RSVP for the B2B Expo. Space is limited for each Speaker Session to 100 seats – 10 per table. You have an option to sign up during Admission Ticket check-out/purchase for entry into the B2B Expo until the seats are filled.
Why: We have some great speakers with hot topics to help business owners and managers learn what is available to assist with business growth, available resources from SCORE, DGBRC, NMEDD, ABQid, Southwest Capital Bank, City of Albuquerque, The Becerra Group, NMMEP, Unemployment Benefit Specialists of NM.
- Support a Local Nonprofit through a Live Auction & Raffle Drawing, with ALL PROCEEDS donated to Nonprofit at end of event.
There will be a Community “Pay It Forward” LIVE Auction and Raffle with donated items from the local business community with ALL Proceeds donated to the American Lung Association of New Mexico. Last year we raised over $7,500 for Keshet and have raised over $50,000 since we started in 2009. Every year EXHIB-IT! also donates an Exhibit Display to a nonprofit as well, giving away 6 exhibit displays to date.
Donate items to the LIVE Auction and Raffle today by filling out the form below.
About the American Lung Association of New Mexico
For more than a century, the American Lung Association has led the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air. Today, we are focused on eliminating tobacco use and related lung disease, improving overall air quality for all and reducing the burden of lung disease on patients and their families, serving the community locally in New Mexico, and across the US with other local chapters.
For More Information about the American Lung Association of New Mexico, visit their website.
- The People’s Choice Award: Best Local Brand Contest – for Commercial and Nonprofit.
Last year EXHIB-IT! partnered with Albuquerque Business First, Albuquerque Alphagraphics, Awards, Etc., Cumulus Media, and Streaming NM to add an exciting element and opportunity to the 8th Annual B2B Expo, The People’s Choice, Best Local Brand Award. This year the B2B Expo will feature the People’s Choice Best Local Brand Award for the second time. There will be two first place winners in two different categories – one Commercial Company and one Nonprofit Organization. The top three entries from each category will be selected by an unbiased judging team (last year it was The NM American Marketing Association). We wanted to recognize a local business and a local nonprofit who have a great brand and presence in New Mexico and who truly make an impact with their brand in our community. Branding is so important in everything we do as business leaders.
- Live Technology Interaction at event.
Every year we like to add new technology to the B2B Expo. We have some exciting news about the technology for the 2016 B2B Expo. We’ll be making official announcements at our FREE holiday networking event, Jingle Mingle.
- Free Parking/Valet and food, with 1 Drink coupon per person; included with every admission ticket.
Parking for ALL attendees and exhibitors is FREE, along with valet, courtesy of Sandia Casino. Each attendee will receive 1 free drink ticket to use at any of the 3 cash bars.
Free food will be provided by:
Annapurna’s Chai Shoppe (Chai and Gluten Free Cookies)
Chick-Fil A (Chicken Samples)
Garcia’s Kitchen (Guacamole, Salsa, Chips, Small Treats)
Nothing Bundt Cakes (Bundtinis)
Pizza 9 Franchise Corp (Pizza Slices)
Village Inn Restaurants (Pie Slices)
Sandia Resort & Casino (Trayed Gourmet Food)
- Drawings for Great Door Prizes!
Attendees of the B2B Expo will be eligible to win some amazing door prizes during the event. Last year we handed out over 30 prizes. More details on how to win, coming soon.
Tickets for the B2B Expo go on sale November 18, during our FREE Holiday Networking Event, Jingle Mingle.
DJ Heckes, CEO
Hope to see you at our 9th Annual B2B Event on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm for Pre-Event Roundtable Sessions if pre-registered or at the Main Event from 5 pm – 8 pm at Sandia Resort & Casino.