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GWHCC Business Expo

Join us at our biggest event of the year and connect with the region's leading businesses.

The GWCC Business Expo has become the region’s premier event connecting minority-owned businesses with potential clients and organizations that support their growth. Participation in the Expo has increased from 70 exhibitors and 500 attendees in 2010 to over 1,000 attendees and more than 100 exhibitors in 2019. A once in a year opportunity to have your business on display among these powerful resources.


Walter E. Washington Convention Center Expo Floor | Ballroom B & C Workshops | Rooms 304-305-306 Executive Luncheon | Ballroom A


Thursday, March 28, 2024
Expo Floor from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 9:00 am
Executive Luncheon at 12:00 pm


​Idaliz Ortiz or David Diaz

Why attend?

  • Over 150 exhibitors
  • Over 1,000 attendees
  • Educational Seminars
  • Business Matchmaking
  • Resources to start and grow your business
  • Executive Luncheon
  • Small Business Village
  • ​​Job and Career Fair
  • ​International Row
  • ​Networking Opportunities
  • Fashion Show
  • ​Federal Government Contracting
  • ​And much more!
  • Connect with the Local Hispanic Business Community – According to Nielson, if it were a standalone country, the US Hispanic market’s buying power would be a top-20 world economy. Ranked the nation’s fourth fastest growing market, the Washington metro area Hispanic market greatly impacts/influences this standing.  The Expo is an excellent opportunity to meet leaders of the Hispanic business community face‐to‐face and establish the relationships that would allow your business to gain access to the local Hispanic market.
  • Meet Buyers and Decision Makers – Interact with over 100 exhibitors that will be showcasing their businesses. Additionally, the Business Matchmaking Sessions will allow you to meet decision makers that purchase goods and services in local and federal government agencies, large organizations and corporations.
  • Attend Business Workshops – Topics will include Marketing to Hispanics, How to Do Business with DC, MD, and VA Governments, Learning from Successful Hispanic Business-Owners, Federal Procurement, Overseas Investment Opportunities, and more.
  • Explore International Business Opportunities – Latin American Embassies will be present to showcase unique business opportunities.
  • Get covered – Get informed and enroll yourself, your family or business in the District’s health exchange with DC Health Link. 

Executive Luncheon

Each year the Business Expo features a high-profile VIP Executive Luncheon that brings C-Suite executives and corporate leaders together. This portion of the expo is an opportunity to listen to some incredible speakers. Plus a networking opportunity where you get the word out about your business to some of the most prominent people in the community that you may otherwise not be able to get in front of. This years Executive Luncheon will be held in the Walter E Washington Convention Center, Ballroom A, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.

Meet the 2024 Executive Luncheon Keynote Speaker

For more than two decades Mr. Gibson Sylvestre, MBA, has informed, inspired and invigorated audiences from New York to New Delhi, from Bangalore to Barcelona, From Sao Paulo to Switzerland from Beijing to Boston, from South Africa to South America, and from England to Ecuador. In all, Mr. Gibson has had the opportunity to touch lives in over 50 nations around the world. As a life-long learner, Gibson has challenged himself by completing certificates from Harvard University and Yale.

Gibson has appeared in FORBES Magazine, ABC News, New York Times, NBC News, CBS News, Associated Press, YAHOO! Business, Wall Street Select, and USA Today. Mr. Gibson is a best-selling author. He has interviewed Heads of States, celebrities, and rock stars, as well as world renowned authors on his trendsetting podcast entitled, Leaders, Followers, and Everything In-Between on Apple Podcast, iHeart Radio, Pandora, and everywhere podcasts are available. Visit WWW.GIBSONSYLVESTRE.COM for more information.

Why Sponsor?

This is your opportunity to target the nation’s largest minority group.

​When you invest in our community, you invest in your success. The Business Expo is just one of many programs and initiatives that supports the Chamber’s mission to build community through business. Your sponsorship of the Expo will help position you as a leader in the GWHCC business community and help us create more opportunities for business growth and success.