MOBE is MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES in BUSINESS & ENTERTAINMENT.
CONNECTING BRANDS + PRODUCERS TO THE 21ST CENTURY BUSINESS AND CONSUMER MARKETPLACE
“MOBE, Conversations and Case Studies You Don’t Hear Anywhere Else” #OnlyatMOBE
WHAT IS MOBE?
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
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 I 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.
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. #MOBE2019 IS SOLD OUT!
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
Registration & Breakfast
Pick-Up your Registration Credentials. Please have a valid ID to obtain your registration materials.
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.
Social Justice: Our Activism Is Essential
Our World, Our Brand: Global Business Opportunities in the Motherland (and Other Lands)
Our Game Ups Your Game: Sports Meets Technology
Michele Thornton Ghee, EVP Business Development, Endeavor Global Marketing
Women: Our Power Drives The Future
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, raisingbenjamin.com Cecily, Singer, Songwriter, 2019 Whammie Award Winner, Best Soul Album, Independent Artist Curtis Symonds, Founder, HBCUGoTV, HBCUx
MOBE Co-Founder, Yvette Moyo