“Setting The Precedent For The Next 400 Years”

This weekend marks 400 years since Africans were brought to america

for the purpose of slavery on August 25th, 1619.


Here's What's Happening

  • The Next 400 Gala: Only 400 Tickets available. A commemoration of 400 years since Africans were brought to America for slavery on August 25th 1619, and an Awards ceremony.

  • Live Marketplace: Ready to meet the owners of your favorite Black owned businesses? Well, they can't wait to see with you. Shop with over 120 vendors with exceptional products.

  • Live Entertainment: Come over to center stage at 6pm and listen to dynamic performers. They will rock the house and leave everyone in the best spirit!

  • Business Workshops: Come learn from leading experts as they discuss Manufacturing, Private Labeling, Global import/export.

  • Black Manufacturers Did you know that there are thousands of Black manufactures all across the nation and abroad? Come hear their presentations and how you can start your business using their products!

  • B2B Speed Consulting: Not sure if you tried speed dating, but here you'll be able to sit down with premiere business consultants and get FREE guidance for your business.

  • Pitch Black Competition: Ever seen the hit ABC show called Shark tank? Come hear the community pitch their business ideas to a panel of investors in order to win big.

  • Popcorn Competition: Popcorn is a billion dollar industry, and word has it that Black people make some of the best recipes. Come sample, and vote for your

  • The Children’s Corner: Bring your children to see their favorite Black cartoon mascots, meet the authors of their favorite children’s books! They’ll play on bounce houses, get their face painted, listen to child entrepreneurs, and much more!


Youth 18 and under are FREE

This is a family event and we want to see you all! We have many activities for the youth, especially our FREE children’s entrepreneurship workshop.

From The Inaugural We Buy Black Convention 2018



2000 Convention Center Concourse | College Park, GA 30337 

The GICC is the first convention center in the US that connects directly to the airport via the free ATL SkyTrain. Located 1/4 mile from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport at the intersection of Camp Creek Parkway & Roosevelt Highway in College Park



The GICC features three new convention hotels – the 403-room full-service Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway, the 204-room Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway, and the 147-room SpringHill Suites Atlanta Airport Gateway. The hotels are LEED-certified.