Friday, September 15 -

Conference GOAL - celebrate our 20 years of providing access to technical assistance, financial resources, and thought leadership to help expand the micro enterprise sectors to reach more rural and urban entrepreneurs in Georgia. 

This year's Conference will attract a diverse audience of entrepreneurs, business development professionals, bankers, small business development corporations and micro enterprise development experts. 

We hope you will join us for the GMEN 20th Anniversary Conference!


Conference Pricing

-each conference ticket includes one awards dinner ticket

$199 through September 8

$300 between September 9 - September 15

REGISTER HERE for Conference Tickets!!


Awards Dinner Pricing

-awards dinner ticket without conference admission

$65 through September 8

$75 between September 9 - September 15

REGISTER HERE for Awards Dinner Tickets!!


Click Here for Complete Conference Agenda 

Featured Presenters

Alex Browning                           Sandy Headley

Office of Georgia Secretary of State                Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs


Larry Johnson                              Jason Lary

 DeKalb County Commissioner                                Mayor - City of Stonecrest


Elaine Hunter                             Marc Parham

                     FDIC                                                  Urban League of Greater Atlanta


Judiffier Pearson                           David Perry

                Clayton State University SBDC           National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce


    Cleta Winslow                              Cathy Woolard

                   Atlanta City Council                                      City of Atlanta Mayoral Candidate


  Tres Crow                              Stefanie Jewett

                    SkyFire Consulting                                                       Activvely                              


        Vishay Singh                              Samira Cook Gaines

             Serial Entrepreneur                                           Global Empowerment Solutions



 

Conference Schedule

9:00am - 5:00pm 


When Women Ruled the World

From Bangladesh to Business NOW: The History of GMEN

and Micro Enterprise in GA


From Micro to Mega Millionaire – Straight Talk, No Chasers


Innovation and Capital Accessibility

Creating Capital Opportunities for Organizations


Staying Woke

Identifying the Challenges Facing Black Owned Businesses in America


IT Innovations to Grow A Business


University Entrepreneurship

From Graduate to Entrepreneur


The State of Business in Georgia


Business Development in the LGBT Community


Re-Entry and Entrepreneurship


Clusters for Entrepreneurship and Innovation


Opportunities within the Film and Entertainment Industries


Funders Roundtable



Volunteer

Interested in Volunteering for #GMEN20?  Please SIGN UP HERE


LOCATION – ALLEN ENTREPRENEURIAL INSTITUTE


Allen Entrepreneurial Institute and Conference Center
3235 Evans Mill Road, Lithonia, GA 30038  

Phone: 673-526-9655

HOST HOTEL ROOM BLOCK

Experience “Hollywood of the South” at the Allen Entrepreneurial Institute! The filming site of the Own Network blockbuster series, “GreenLeaf” the Allen Entrepreneurial Institute is the eco-center of entrepreneurial creation, growth and innovation in Georgia. Conveniently located in the new City of Stonecrest, AEI is less than one mile from Interstate I-20. Guest can Uber directly from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport just a few miles away. This exclusive, “invitation only” site sits on 140 acres of exquisitely appointed land is within a few miles of Stonecrest Mall. 

Your stay at the host hotel for the GMEN 20th Anniversary conference will be a once in a lifetime experience, one you will never forget!

We have negotiated the guaranteed lowest rate at the hotel for our guests. These rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. As our room block always sells out, we strongly encourage early reservations.

Make Your Hotel Reservations Here 


TRAVEL DISCOUNTS

We are pleased to offer a 10% discount for air travel on our Official Airline, Delta. Reservations and ticketing are available via www.delta.com/meeting. Select “Book Your Flight” and enter Meeting Code .

NEAREST AIRPORT

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
6000 North Terminal Parkway, Suite 4000
Atlanta, GA 30320
(800) 897-1910
(404) 530-7300

 

MEDIA INFORMATION

The GMEN 20th Celebration Conference is open for Media Partnerships, to request media credentials for the event, please Click Here.

 

VOLUNTEER INFO

The Annual Meeting would not be possible without the support of volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, please. CLICK HERE

CONFERENCE CONTACT

Erica Bracey, Coordinator – gmen.erica@gmail.com

Phone: (678) 571-7378

General Questions: info@georgiamicrobiz.org 




  

SPONSORS

          

STAKEHOLDERS

    

Georgia Micro Enterprise Network (GMEN)
233 Mitchell Street SW, Suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30303

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