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MOBE 2019: APR 25-26
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“MOBE, Conversations and Case Studies You Don’t Hear Anywhere Else” #OnlyatMOBE



MOBE (Pronounced “moe-bee”)  Marketing Opportunities in Business and Entertainment, where Marketing, Technology, Sports,and  Entertainment professionals converge with early-stage/growing businesses, business professionals and corporations. The MOBE Mission: To facilitate discussion, instruction and business building relationships.

Since 1992, the MOBE Symposium has delivered business building, education and mentoring resources for African-American professionals; sports, entertainment, and other entrepreneurs. MOBE facilitates deals between these companies and large corporations to grow their businesses.

The brand remains strong, as it delivered on an intention most conferences don’t: To build business!!! MOBE has a proven track record for presenting strategic alliances and professional development.

  • Our registrants directly influenced the spending power and impacted a vastly larger urban consumer base.
  • More than $187 million in business was generated to African-American companies as a direct result of associations conceived at MOBE symposiums.
  • MOBE is where content producers, talent agents, and others seek out the partnerships that will propel them to the next level.
  • MOBE is the convergence of brands, agencies, media companies, producers and entrepreneurs.


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MOBE is proud to have partnered with numerous leaders and innovators in the Business and Entertainment fields! Add your name to the list of hundreds of successful MOBE Alumni.

  • John Legend, Grammy Award Winning Music Artist
  • Daymond John, Business Man; Star of ABC’s Shark Tank
  • Bernard Bronner, President and CEO of Bronner Bros.
  • Keith Clinkscales – Former VP ESPN, Former President of Revolt
  • Nina Henderson – Former President & COO, BET Pictures
  • B. Keith Fulton – Former President, Verizon, Founder, Soulidifly Productions
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph – Actress, DIVA Foundation
  • Reginald & Warrington Hudlin – Directors and Film Makers
  • Malik Yoba – Actor
  • Brandy – R&B Singer and Actress
  • Kenya Moore – Former Miss USA and Actress
  • Collette V. Smith, 1st Female Coach, NY Jets
  • Alfred A. Edmond Jr., SVP / Executive Editor-at-Large, Black Enterprise
  • Craig King, Award Winning Music Producer, Founder, Rap Plug
  • Kenneth Gifford, Director, Newark Office of Film & Television
  • Melissa Harville-Lebron, 1st African American Female NASCAR Owner
  • Louis Carr, President, Media Sales, BET & Author “Dirty Little Secrets”

[ #MOBE2019: SUCCESS ]

The 2019 Marketing Opportunities in Business and Entertainment (MOBE) Symposium will be held Friday, April 26, 2019 at the Kiyo Sakaguchi Hall in the Prudential Tower in Newark, NJ.  The opening reception, sponsored by Prudential will be at the Grammy Museum Experience in Newark, on Thursday, April 25th. MOBE Symposium 2019 is sponsored by Prudential and co-sponsored by P&G, iOne Digital and AARP.


MOBE Reception – April 25, 2019
6:30-8:30 PM
Grammy Museum Experience at Prudential Center
165 Mulberry Street  I  Newark NJ



MOBE Conference – April 26, 2019
8 AM -5 PM (Reception – 5PM following the conference)
Kiyo Sakaguchi Hall at Prudential
655 Broad Street  Newark NJ


The Opening Keynote Speaker is Dr. William Pickard, Founder and Chairman at Global Automotive Alliance (GAA), one of the country’s leading minority-owned logistics and manufacturing companies.



The Luncheon Keynote Speaker is Michele Thornton Ghee, Executive Vice-President of Business Development for Endeavor Global Marketing, which includes talent agency WME, fashion and sports pioneer IMG, UFC, among others.


Join leading marketing, technology, sports and entertainment professionals, business builders and entrepreneurs for an immersive one-day symposium providing insight and networking opportunities.


Registration included all panels and keynote addresses, the Grammy Museum Experience Opening Reception, sponsored by Prudential, as well as the breakfast, Awards luncheon, and the post-networking reception.




If you’re coming in from out of town, we have a special rate at the Tryp Hotel located just one block from the Prudential Tower.  You must call the hotel and speak to reservations to get this rate.
Tryp by Wyndham
24 East Park Street
Newark, NJ 07102
The rate is $139 until April 17, 2019
The Block Code is: 042419MOB


8:00 am

Registration & Breakfast

Pick-Up your Registration Credentials. Please have a valid ID to obtain your registration materials.

8:45 am

Welcome & Opening Keynote

Welcome from MOBE Co-Founder Yvette Moyo, MOBE Chairman, Curtis Symonds and  Opening remarks by Key Executives and Sponsors, Prudential and P&G, and Keynote from a special guest.  

9:30 am

Social Justice: Our Activism Is Essential

William Calloway - Activist & Filmmaker
Bob Law, Activist & Radio Host, WBAI. (TBD)
William Calloway understands the power of film to create social change. His drive led him to develop a movement and social media campaign that forced the release of tapes from the 17-year-old LaQuan McDonald murder by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke. More and more Millennials are making the decision to join or stay with a brand based on its social justice position. Just ask Pepsi who lost thousands of customers for the Kardashian ad and the millions who support Nike for supporting Colin Kaepernick. Through Williams’s story, learn how social justice issues influence consumer/brand engagement and how and why brands should collaborate with these social justice influencers and plan appropriately. 
10:30 am

Our World, Our Brand: Global Business Opportunities in the Motherland (and Other Lands)

Lyneir Richardson, Executive Director, CUEED/Rutgers-Newark
Dr Michele Scott, Executive Vice-Dean, Runin, China
Vivian Scott Chew, Founder & Principal, TimeZone International
Kunle Anjorin, VP Strategy & Business Initiatives, Prudential
Manyang Kher, Founder, 734 Coffee Company
Samad Davis, Serial Entrepreneur, Pan Africa Group Holdings Trust
Lyneir is the Executive Director of the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at Rutgers University-Newark. Get ready to leverage your relationships and experience to do profitable deals in other countries. This robust panel discussion will Illuminate implementable strategies for making connections, laying the groundwork and generating revenue from international business opportunities. 
11:30 am

Networking Break

11:45 am

Our Game Ups Your Game: Sports Meets Technology

Clayton Banks, Co-Founder & CEO, Silicon Harlem
Carl Francis, Director, Communications, NFL Players Association
Karrington Symonds, Sr Manager Content, Monumental Sports
Collette Smith, NFL’s First Black Female Coach; Founder Believe N You Inc
Sports Meets Technology session in Newark on April 26th. We will discuss trends and future opportunities evolving as technology is transforming all sports. The panel will bring expertise around e-games, gambling and how athletes become business owners in the technology industry. The overarching goal is to provide key insights into the way tech enabled sports can lead to inclusive outcomes, increase opportunities, and even redefine the role of media in an always-on experience. 
12:45 pm

Networking Lunch

1:30 pm

Lunch Keynote

Michele Thornton Ghee, EVP Business Development, Endeavor Global Marketing

2:00 pm

Women: Our Power Drives The Future

Dorinda Walker, CEO, Cultural Solutions Group
Tuwisha Rogers, VP Strategic Partnerships, Urban One
Brandice Henderson Daniel, Harlem’s Fashion Row
Alicia Glover, CEO, Newark Alliance
She's curating a dynamic group of women to discuss the power of having black professionals leading the charge, our impact and what they foresee for their respective industries in the future. 
3:15 pm

Networking Break

3:30 pm

Music, TV & Film: Our Voices, Our Stories Matter

According to Variety, the 2018 domestic box office revenue was $11.9 billion, "Black Panther" alone did over $700M domestic placing it at the third-highest grossing film of all time in the United States; and did over $1.3 billion globally. Digital Music News tells us that 1 out of every 3 streams in the US is Black Music including Rap, Hip-Hop, and R&B and it accounts for 31.2% of all music sales in the U.S. "The Hate U Give" debuted at the top of the NY Times bestseller list and stayed there for 50 weeks, selling over 850,000 copies and the award-winning novel was adapted to the big screen where it made over $32m cumulative. "Us", the critically acclaimed, box office smash from Jordan Peele, recently released is already at a worldwide total of $94 million (and climbing), against a production budget of $20 million. Clearly, Our Voices and Our Stories Matter. Hear from a panel of creatives, insiders and visionaries who understand the power and influence of our creativity. Learn what they are doing to have their voices heard and their stories told. And join the discussion on how you can and should earn more from the stories you tell and creative ways to finance the ones you want to tell. MODERATOR: Dr.Jamie Foster Brown, Publisher, Owner Sister2Sister Magazine PANEL Denise L. Bennett, Director, Content Partnerships, Warner Media - TNT, TBS Carl Joseph Black, Founder, Cecily, Singer, Songwriter, 2019 Whammie Award Winner, Best Soul Album, Independent Artist Curtis Symonds, Founder, HBCUGoTV, HBCUx

4:30 pm

Closing Remarks

MOBE Co-Founder, Yvette Moyo

5:00 pm

Cocktail Reception


Yvette J. Moyo
MOBE & Real Men Charities, Inc.

    Clayton Banks
    Silicon Harlem

      Dorinda Walker
      CEO, Cultural Solutions Group

      Michele Thornton Ghee
      EVP, Endeavor Global Marketing,

        Vivian Scott Chew
        Founder and Principal of TimeZone International

          William Calloway
          Founder, Christianaire

            Lyneir Richardson
            Executive Director, CUEED, Rutgers University-Newark

              William F. Pickard, PhD
              Chairman/Founder, GAA Manufacturing

                Karrington J. Symonds
                Sr. Mgr. Content, Monumental Sports Network

                  Tuwisha D. Rogers-Simpson
                  Vice President of Strategic Partnerships. Urban One

                    Carl Francis
                    Director of Communications NFL Players Association

                      Manyang Kher
                      Founder, 734 Coffee

                      Collette V. Smith
                      Founder/President, Believe N You, Inc.

                        Samad Davis
                        Writer, Producer, Director

                          Kunle Anjorin
                          Vice President, Business Initiatives, Prudential International Insurance

                            Carl Joseph-Black
                            Founder of

                              Denise L. Bennett
                              Director, Content Partnerships , Warner Media-TNT, TBS

                                Independent Artist, Singer, Songwriter

                                Dr. Jamie Foster Brown
                                Owner, Sister2Sister Magazine

                                  Jennifer Hopson
                                  Multicultural Leadership Advisor, AARP

                                    Shané Harris
                                    VP, Corporate Giving, Prudential

                                      Aisha Glover
                                      President & CEO, Newark Alliance,

                                        Dr. Charlotte Michele Scott
                                        Founder/Owner, WeEmpower “Global” Partnerships, LLC

                                          Reginald Osborne
                                          Advertising Executive

                                            Andrea Wilkerson
                                            Associate Brand Director, P&G

                                              Shaon Berry
                                              CEO, The Metro-Sports & Entertainment Group

                                                [ HOTEL & LOCATION ]

                                                Host Hotel: Tryp by Wyndham
                                                24 East Park Street I Newark, NJ 07102
                                                Kiyo Sakaguchi Hall at Prudential
                                                655 Broad Street I Newark, NJ 07102