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ALC 2015 is the leading policy conference on issues impacting African Americans and the global black community. From September 16 –September 20, 2015, more than 9,000 thought leaders, legislators and concerned citizens converge in Washington, D.C. to explore public policy issues from an African-American perspective.

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An opportunity you do not want to miss!

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. invites you to join us for the 45th Annual Legislative Conference Exhibit Showcase, Sept. 16-20, 2015, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. This premier event provides you with an exclusive opportunity to reach more than 10,000 consumers from across the nation. These decision makers attend ALC annually to collectively address their interests and policy perspectives first hand in addition to learning about products, services and opportunities that cater to African-Americans.

Why participate in the Exhibit Showcase?

ALC is one of the largest gatherings of African-American professionals offering on-site sales as well as long-range business contacts and opportunities for you. ALC is highly recognized as a premier event in the African-American community.

Creating brand awareness and enhancing visibility is easy and effective. The showcase will give you the opportunity to further acquaint business professionals, civic leaders, and minority-focused organizations with your company through highly visible marketing opportunities created to help you promote your product and services to a diverse group of decision makers.

The Exhibit Showcase features opportunities intended to increase hall traffic and encourage easy communication with your customers. The Hall includes opportunities, a job fair with on-site interviews, book signings by prominent authors and free health screenings.


Showcase Pavilions

Authors Pavilion
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Meet the Authors! The nation’s premier African-American literary and scholarly talent from all over the country converges at the ALC to greet conference attendees. Prominent authors share the spotlight with a diverse range of novelists, scholars, poets and self-published authors. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet many authors for book signings.

Enterprise Pavilion
This pavilion is designed to attract influential industry leaders from around the world to introduce new products, services or advanced technology. Exhibitors can showcase the latest communication devices, computer accessories or industry updates to attract new buyers and generate new sales leads. In addition, lenders, investment professionals, credit counselors, government and private agencies and others join together to create one of the most informative pavilions for attendees who want to learn more about home-based businesses, franchise opportunities, retirement, investment, asset protection and credit/debt management. The Pavilion will include excellent business seminars such as Promote your business through Social Media; Professional Photos; Franchise Opportunities and Business Card Exchanges.

Career & Job Diversity Pavilion
The Career Diversity Pavilion will provide a platform for individuals to learn about various job opportunities in the federal and private sectors, as well as, give minority owned businesses an opportunity to engage with government agencies and private industry around the contracting process. This business exchange will be a rewarding opportunity for individual job seekers, and minority-owned businesses. Perfect for anyone looking to advance in a chosen field or even start a new career, attendees will meet with employers in an informal setting, and learn more about career and internship opportunities offered by companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. Companies attending the fair are hiring full and part-time positions, internships, and students from all majors and degree types locally and nationwide. The full schedule of presentations will be posted on the CBCF web site, in the registration area and inside the Exhibit Hall.

Beauty, Health and Fitness Pavilion
This Pavilion will offer important and potentially life-saving health screenings to all exhibit hall visitors. Vital information on health issues and preventative measures will also be provided to increase awareness of the negative impact of health disparities for African Americans in particular and on society as a whole. Attendees will be able to meet with experts and talk about living an active and healthy lifestyle, see demonstrations on cooking healthy, tasty meals and sample healthy foods, and practice new exercises to stay fit.

Global Travel Pavilion
The Travel Pavilion will bring certified African‐American travel agents and tour operators, cruise lines, fun family attractions, transportation and other travel services professionals from the tourism industry together with people interested in travel. Whether it’s escaping to the Caribbean, discovering Australia or seeing America like never before, attendees will meet the travel experts who can help them plan and book their next trip.

Marketplace Pavilion
Exclusively for professional artisans, designers and unique craftsman and businesses the Marketplace Pavilion is a source for one-stop shopping and features handmade artistry at its best. ALC attracts high-end consumers seeking one-of-a-kind, high-quality artistry, jewelry and apparel.

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