2020 Virtual Economic Development Forum

Start: 10 NOV, 2020 08:30 (CST) - End: 13 NOV, 2020 01:00 (CST)

EDF 2020 Moves to a Virtual Format!

The day-to-day operation of the business as we once knew it has drastically changed since the start of 2020. The impact of COVID-19 has halted meetings, public gatherings, and live conferences/events across the globe, which includes our annual Minority Enterprise Development Week, Economic DevelopmentForum (EDF), and Robert R. Church, Sr. Achievement Awards.

In response to the heightened health and safety concerns caused by COVID-19, the MMBC Continuumhas leveraged the latest technology to convert the historically live MED Week, EDF, and Robert R. ChurchAchievement Awards to a virtual format.

Attendees at this year’s event can expect an experience similar to our live events, such as unlimited access to networking and opportunities, and much more! We are offering two ticket options for business owners and their employees, Open-Access Passes and All-Access Passes.

All-Access Pass holders will have unlimited access to all features and perks of the virtual EDF including the virtual exhibit hall, two virtual lunches, the virtual happy hour business reception, virtual swag box and more. All-Access attendees can also qualify to participate in the FedEx Pivot Pitch Competition. Don’t wait! Purchase your ticket today! For more information, please email us at EDF@mmbc-memphis.org.


DAY ONE – Tuesday, November 10

  8:30 am
Virtual EDF Lobby Officially Opens

Virtual EDF Day One Kick-off

Keynote Speaker Session

MBDA Panel Session

MBDA CARES Virtual Lunch Session Begins

Exhibit Hall Opens

Exhibit Hall Closes

  4:15pm – 5:00pm
Virtual All Access Happy Hour Business Reception

DAY TWO – Wednesday, November 11

  8:30 am
Virtual EDF Lobby Opens

Virtual EDF Day Two Kick-off

CEO Presidents Roundtable

Fireside Chat

Connection Zone Opens – Appointments Required

Virtual EDF Ends

DAY THREE – Friday, November 13

  11:00am - 12:30pm
Networking, Virtual Luncheon, Keynote Speaker and Awards Presentation

Stay tuned! More details to come.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Approximately a week before the event, you will receive an email that will provide details about the event and instructions on how to log in and navigate the site.
Because you will have the ability to video chat with exhibitors, download documents and chat with other attendees, we suggest that you access the virtual event from your computer. However, feel free to use your mobile device to listen in on-the-go.
There are many benefits of being an All-Access Pass holder. These VIP attendees have access to all virtual sessions, the virtual exhibit hall, the Connection Zone (Corporate Matchmaker), virtual happy hour business reception and even two virtual lunches! All-Access Pass holders can also participate in the virtual pitch competition.
Please be sure to open the email sent to you approximately a week before the event to log into the site. We also suggest designating a quiet, distraction-free area to enjoy the entire event.
Yes, we encourage attendees to share their questions via the chat box before the Q & A portion of the webinar.
One of the benefits of being an All-Access Pass holder is that you will have access to view all live sessions from the virtual event and additional pre-recorded sessions on-demand for one year.
For questions related to the virtual 2020 EDF, please email EDF@mmbc-memphis.org.