Offering information technology solutions for its clients, Avacend Inc. is a consulting and staffing firm headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia. Founded in 1996, the company uses a variety of analytics to fulfill clients’ needs. Avacend Inc. belongs to several professional organizations, including the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
Established in 1997, the WBENC is the largest third-party certifier of women-owned and operated businesses in the country. The nonprofit organization focuses on growth and sustainability for its members by offering networking opportunities, recognition ceremonies, and certifications.
The WBENC sponsors an annual National Conference and Business Fair that is the largest US conference focused on women business owners. The 2017 event, with the theme “20 Years: Looking Back to the Future,” occurs June 20 through 22 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Representatives of women’s business enterprises (WBE), senior executives, and partner organizations are invited to attend the three-day event. Attendees will listen to lectures and presentations from business leaders, engage in panel discussions, and gather at networking receptions. At the Business Fair, attendees can connect with more than 350 exhibitors and network with others at the business luncheon and other social events.