National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals Presents Its 37th Annual Conference

Leading Organization in the Hospitality Industry Showcases National Thought Leaders and Unveils Its Inaugural 2020 Black Traveler Report
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NCBMP 37th Annual Conference
NCBMP 37th Annual Conference
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Nov. 12, 2020 - PRLog -- The National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals (NCBMP) will present its 37th Annual Conference on November 18-20, 2020. Known as one of the preeminent organizations in the hospitality industry, NCBMP's virtual convening will feature national and international thought leadership from such industries as tourism, hospitality, government, media, health, and entertainment. The organization will also unveil its 2020 Black Traveler Report, in partnership with MMGY Global, which aims to identify the needs, behaviors, and sentiment of underrepresented travel communities.

"2020 has been a year of Focus & Empowerment. We were founded on the premise of igniting action and finding innovative strategies to position our members to be competitive within the hospitality industry," states Jason Dunn, Chairman of the NCBMP. "At this year's conference, NCBMP is focused on providing sessions and workshops that will empower each attendee with tools to positively impact their lives both personally and professionally."

The NCBMP's 37th Annual Conference will feature national and international speakers that will address current affairs as well as present professional development workshops for the hospitality and tourism industries domestically and around the globe. The virtual convening will also feature the leading hospitality executives in the industry, along with elected officials, who will present the newest trends for Black and Brown travelers in the U.S. Such well known notables include:
  • Roger Dow, President & CEO, U.S. Travel Association
  • Hon. Kate Marshall, Lt. Governor, State of Nevada
  • Roland Martin, TV Personality and CEO of Nu Vision Media, Inc.
  • Dr. Janice Underwood, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Brian Stevens, CEO, Conference Direct
  • Danny Guerrero, VP North America Strategy & Co-Chair, DEI Council, MMGY Global
  • Gina Neely, Celebrity Chef, TV Personality, and New York Times Bestselling Author
  • Bishop Hezekiah Walker, International Gospel Music Recording Artist
  • Hon. Dionisio James D'Aguilar, M.P. Bahamas, Minister of Tourism & Aviation

On Friday, November 20, 2020 and in collaboration with MMGY Global and the Black Travel Alliance, NCBMP will release its first-ever report focused on Black travelers called, The Black Traveler: Insights, Opportunities & Priorities. This report is the first in a series of MMGY Travel Intelligence market research studies and works to better identify the needs, behaviors, and sentiment of underrepresented travel communities. It will also work to better understand the sociopolitical contexts of the Black traveler as they relate to identity as well as raise awareness of the importance of the BIPOC traveler in the hospitality and tourism industries.

The 37th Annual Conference is supported by NCBMP national partners who include Visit Austin, Richmond Region Tourism, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, MGM Resorts, Meeting Professional International an the Events Industry Council. For more information and to register for this event, visit

The National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals (NCBMP), founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the training needs of Black hospitality professionals, and those that support Black meetings and events. Since its founding, NCBMP has made a significant impact in the hospitality community by advocating for equity and helping members maximize their return on investment.


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