Public Convention 2024 at the Essence Festival of Culture

Date: July 5-7, 2024

RSVP/Registration: RSVP by downloading the Essence APP

Location: New Orleans, LA

The Global Black Economic Forum's Public Convention at the 2024 ESSENCE Festival of Culture welcomes trailblazers, industry leaders, thinkers, and policymakers from every corner of the world. A shared space for innovation, discussion, and action centered on the themes of the future of work, wealth, health, and democracy, the convention aims to delve deep into these critical areas through thought-provoking panel discussions, interactive workshops, and roundtable discussions. This event is an unparalleled chance to engage with the forefront of thought leadership and practical solutions, fostering a unified approach to uplifting and expanding Black economic opportunity and social justice globally.

Previous speakers at the Forum’s public convention, which runs this year from July 5 through 7, include United States Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen, Abbott Elementary Actor Tyler James Williams, MSNBC Host Symone D. Sanders-Townsend, Rev. Al Sharpton, and so many more dynamic leaders.

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RSVP/Registration: Invite only

Location: New Orleans, LA

Inquiries: events@GBEF.com

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