2022 WilmingtonBiz Conference & Expo


Save the Date!
October 6, 2022
Wilmington Convention Center


The WilmingtonBiz Expo is your business’s opportunity to personally connect with more than 2,500 potential clients – all in one day.

 

Join the Greater Wilmington Business Journal on October 6th at Wilmington's largest business conference, where professionals come to network and grow their businesses!

This year's event will include a Keynote Lunch, featuring the annual Economic Outlook program from UNCW’s Swain Center,  the Expo Hall with more than 100 exhibitors, Strategy Seminars and an After Hours party.


Be a part of the 2022 WilmingtonBiz Expo! Booths are now available.

Deadline to register with early bird rates for your WilmingtonBiz Expo booth is Monday, August 22.

Ways to register:

  1. Click the Exhibitors tab above to purchase your booth.
  2. Contact your Business Journal account representative.
  3. Email [email protected].

 

THE AGENDA: 

11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Keynote Lunch
(Doors open at 11, program starts at 11:45)


1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Expo Hall


1:45 p.m. -  4:30 p.m. Business Seminars


1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Meet the winners of the MADE competition, featuring local makers, artisans & manufacturers.

 

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  WilmingtonBiz After Hours

 


 
Booths 100-222      Booths 300-419      Booths 500 - 622      Booths 700-721     
100 - Cape Fear Community College
101 - NC Wesleyan College
102 - 
103 - 
104 - Cape Fear Pro Wash
105 - Cape Fear Pro Wash
106 - 
107 - 
108 - 
109 - 
110 - 
111 - Miller-Motte College
112 - Matthews Motors
113 - Matthews Motors
114 - Matthews Motors
115 - Matthews Motors
116 - 
117 - 
118 - 
119 - 
120 - 
121 - 
200 - UNCW Center for Innovation 
& Entrepreneurship   
201 - CFCC - Small Business Center
202 - Genesis Block
203 - YWCA
204 - Brunswick Community College
Small Business Center
205 - Allen + Shariff
206 - O'Brien Service Company
207-  
208 - RSVP Cape Fear
209 - United Community Bank
210 - 
211 -
212 - 
213 - 
214 - Century 21-Jeff Lesley
215 - Score
216 - NCMBC
217 - Partner Community Capital
218 - SBTDC
219 - Network For Entrepreneurs
300 - Greater Wilmington Business Journal
301 - Greater Wilmington Business Journal
302 - Momentum Companies
303 - Edward Jones - Matthew Stowe
304 - FOCUS Broadband
305 - Samet Corporation
306 - UNCW Continuing Education
307 - Lower Cape Fear Water & Sewer Authority
308 - 
309 - WARM
310 - Lala & Elm
311 - Team Logic IT
312 - Team Logic IT
313 - Self-Help Credit Union
314 - Health Begins from Within
315 - Business Growers
316 - Nothing Bundt Cakes
317 - Sweyer Property Management
318 - Cape Fear Solar Systems
319 - Cape Fear Solar Systems
400 - Cape Fear Solar Systems
401 - Cape Fear Solar Systems
402 - Corning Credit Union
403 - Corning Credit Union
404 - Business Growers
405 - Honey Head Films
406 - Medac Health Services
407 - Elderhaus PACE
408 - Wide Open Technologies
409 - Wide Open Technologies
410 - Design Loud
411 - Design Loud
412 - 
413 - Minority Enterprise Development Week
414 - Minority Enterprise Development Week
415 - Alpha Graphics
416 - Alpha Graphics
417 - Seaside Honeybees
418 - Cloudwyze
419 - Cloudwyze
500 - Cloudwyze
501 - Cloudwyze
502 - TD Bank
503 - KBT Realty Services
504 - Computer Warriors
505 - Minority Enterprise Development Week
506 - Minority Enterprise Development Week
507-  
508 - 
509 - 
510 - YachtSource
511 - 
512 - 
513 - Segra
514 - Cape Fear Realtors
515 - Leath HR Group
516 - UNCW Cameron School of Business
517 - UNCW Cameron School of Business
518 - Excite Credit Union
519 - Excite Credit Union
600 - Excite Credit Union
601 - Excite Credit Union
602 - Pioneer Strategies
603 - 
604 - WNY People Development
605 - Cape Fear Realtors
606 - 
607 - Catapult
608 - Catapult
609 - YachtSource
610 - AXIS Fitness
611 - AXIS Fitness
612 - 
613 - 
614 - All Star Flags
615 - Brawley Company
616 - 
617 - 
618 - Connect Cape Fear
619 - Capt'n Bill's
700 - 
701 - 
702 - 
703 - 
704 - 
705 - Reserved
706 - Reserved
707 - Reserved
708 - Reserved
709 - Reserved
710 - Reserved
711 - Reserved
712 - Reserved
713 - Reserved
714 - Reserved
715 - JohnnyLukes KitchenBar
716 - Spiffy
717 - Spiffy
718 - Spiffy
719 - 
720 - 
721 -



MADE: Great Goods from Greater Wilmington 

Produced by the Greater Wilmington Business Journal, MADE is a nomination-based competition seeking to spotlight makers, manufacturers, artisans, designers and small businesses in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties.


Nominations for the 2022 MADE Awards are now closed. Winners will be announced September 12.

With roots in an economy originally built on tobacco, textiles, and furniture, North Carolina is no stranger to the making of things. While its industries may have broadened over the years, the focus on locally made goods continues to hold strong. MADE was created to spotlight some of the innovations occurring in design and manufacturing originating in the tri-county area. Winners are selected by a judging panel and will be profiled in a special MADE section of the Greater Wilmington Business Journal as well as featured at the annual WilmingtonBiz Expo on October 6, 2022, at the Wilmington Convention Center.


Award Categories:

  • Manufacturers (Example includes: Goods mass-produced in the tri-county area)
  • Exporters (Example includes: Companies that export outside the United States)
  • Functional Product (Examples include: furniture, tools, gadgets, beauty products, industrial, medical, energy devices)
  • Food/Beverage (Examples include: wine/spirits, dry/baked/canned goods, sustainably-grown foods)
  • Arts (Examples include: apparel, accessories, textiles, home goods, stationery)
  • Supporter (Examples include: Businesses that support these innovators including law firms, lenders, makerspaces, studio spaces, retail markets, manufacturing associations, etc.)

Please note that you are not eligible to be selected for this year's awards if you were recognized as a winner in 2021.
 

Click here to see the 2021 MADE Winners

Tickets Price
2022 WilmingtonBiz Expo Attendee
Individual ticket to Expo Hall & Business Seminars
$5.00
2022 WilmingtonBiz Expo - Keynote Lunch
Individual seat to the WilmingtonBiz Expo Keynote Lunch (includes entrance to the Expo Hall & Business Seminars
$45.00
2022 WilmingtonBiz Expo - Keynote Lunch
Table for 10 to the WilmingtonBiz Expo Keynote Lunch (includes entrance to the Expo Hall & Business Seminars
$450.00
2022 WilmingtonBiz Expo - Keynote Sponsor Package
2022 WilmingtonBiz Expo - Table for 10 at Keynote Lunch, Company logo on all promotions, Company table sign at the luncheon, Recognition from the stage, Company listing in the WilmingtonBiz program
$1,000.00
Register to Buy
Exhibitor Options Price
10x10 Booth Greater Wilmington Business Journal's 2022 WilmingtonBiz Expo
Booth only
$600.00
10x10 Booth Package Greater Wilmington Business Journal's 2022 WilmingtonBiz Expo
Booth Package (includes 1/8 pg b/w ad)
$800.00
10x20 Booth Greater Wilmington Business Journal's WilmingtonBiz Expo
Booth only
$1,150.00
10x20 Booth Package Greater Wilmington Business Journal's 2022 WilmingtonBiz Expo
Booth package (includes 1/8 pg b/w ad)
$1,350.00
Register as Exhibitor
EXHIBITOR PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • Booth at the WilmingtonBiz Expo - Includes 8ft table and tablecloth and 2 chairs
  • Unlimited use of personalized discount code that waives $5 Expo entry fee for employees, customers, and other guests
  • 2 seats at the keynote speaker lunch ($90 value)
  • 2 passes to the WilmingtonBiz After Hours event with drink tickets ($70 value)
     
EXTRA SERVICES / EQUIPMENT:
You need to fill out a form if you would like any of the following: ‚Äč
Any sampling of food or beverage of any kind must be approved by the WCC.

Any products being sampled must be manufactured by the vendor. Additionally, no outside Food or Beverage may be sold on property at any time.

Please forward any questions to Scott Frazzetta, Assistant General Manager at the WCC [email protected]


FORMS:

Electric and Utilities Service Order Form

Food and Beverage Sampling Forms

Trade Show Items from Party Suppliers
 

SETUP: 
Official Expo Hall hours will be announced soon. You may staff your booth in shifts. The booth area is open to the attendees throughout the entire
conference day.  Booths must remain in place until the event ends. Assistance with load in and loadout will be provided. 

Move in will be scheduled over two days (October 5th & 6th) and a schedule will be emailed to you two weeks prior to the event.

Event Discussion

WHEN

Thursday Oct 6, 2022

11:00 AM to 5:30 PM

WHERE

Wilmington Convention Center

515 Nutt Street
Wilmington, NC 28401