Lexington Convention Center

430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507

7 a.m. Registration 

7 – 8 a.m. Exhibitor Move-In and Set-Up 

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast 

8:30 – 8:40 a.m. Welcome: Lexington Bluegrass Area MBE Co-Chair

8:45 – 9:15 a.m. Opening Session/Morning Keynote: Ashley Bell, Esq.,
Regional Administrator, Small Business Administration (TB1)

9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Business Resource Center Opens 

9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Exhibitor Booths Open

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions:
Session 1: The 3 Secret Questions You Should Know About a Small Business Loan (TB2)
Session 2: Cyber Security—Keeping Your Business and Clients Safe (TB3)
Session 3: How to Launch a Business & Build Your Dream Life (TB4)

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Networking Break/Visit Exhibitors 

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions:
Session 1: STRATEGIZING the startup or growth of your business for SUCCESS (TB2)
Session 2: 10 SEO Strategies to Drive Leads & Grow Your Business (TB3)
Session 3: What’s the Best That Could Happen—From High School to the Real World (TB4) 

11:45 a.m. – 12 p.m. Luncheon Seating 

12 – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon/Awards/Keynote Speaker: Becky Davis, The BOSSpreneur: “The Power of If” 

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Book Signing

1:30 – 4 p.m. Visit Exhibitor Booths  

2:00 – 4 p.m. Business Opportunity Exchange (TB1-3)  

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Breakout Session: Doing Business with Federal Government— the Acquisition Cycle (TB4)

4 – 6 p.m. Business Networking Reception / Visit Exhibitors, Live Music, Food, Fun! Open to the Public!

Refund Policy

All cancellations must be received by July 15.  Individual registration refunds are subject to a $25 cancellation fee, and Small Business Exhibitor and Corporate registrations are subject to a 25% cancellation fee.

Cancellations must be received in writing by e-mail to lexingtonmbe@gmail.com, or by U.S. mail to Lexington-Bluegrass Area Minority Business Expo, Inc., P.O. Box 643, Lexington, KY 40588.

No refunds will be made for cancellations received after July 15.

Refunds will be issued in the same form payment was made.  Please allow 30 days for processing refunds.