At the Board of Trade, professionals of all disciplines and levels of seniority can find meetings, events, or activities that interest them and support their business objectives. Any professionals employed by a Board of Trade member organization are welcome to take advantage of the opportunities below.
A note about COVID-19: We remain committed to providing exceptional value to members despite social distancing requirements. With creativity and great member support, we have continued to provide nearly all programs and events described below in a virtual setting since March 2020.
An annual tradition for over 100 years, this black-tie gala attracts over 300 business, government, and community leaders for an elegant dinner in the Washington National Cathedral. (This event was cancelled in 2021 but will return in 2022.)
Fall Business Classic
This business-attire cocktail party attracts over 400 professionals for festive networking at a new, unique venue each year. (This event was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 but will return in 2022.)
Our annual business meeting is a time for members to learn about Board of Trade milestones and activities and network with 400+ of their peers. (This event was held virtually in 2020.)
PRESENTATIONS & CONFERENCES
Since the onset of COVID-19, the Board of Trade has tapped the world-renowned experts and leaders in its member and stakeholder network to lead insightful virtual briefings on a wide range of topics. Find upcoming webinars >>
TD Bank Morning Star Speaker Series
This breakfast event features inspiring speakers and is held three or four times per year. The latest event featured Bruce Mau, celebrated design thinking expert, on how great design can change the world.
Capital Region Business Forum
This is one of the only events in the region that features the Governors of Maryland and Virginia and the Mayor of the District. This event was held virtually in 2020. Watch the recording >>
Capital Region Transportation Forum
This is one of the only events in the region that features the transportation department leads from VA, MD, and DC; it is co-hosted with the Greater Washington Partnership. This event was held virtually in 2020. Watch the recording >>
Several times per month, the Board of Trade convenes executives over breakfast, lunch, or dinner for elevated networking and the chance to discuss the regional business environment. These events are by invitation only. Members may sponsor an executive meal to build their brand and make targeted connections.
Emerging Leaders Network
This event series is for professionals in approximately the first decade of their career. Guest speakers provide insights and guidance on how to build a successful career in Greater Washington. Learn more >>
These are small gatherings for peers in the same discipline to exchange best practices and discuss trends. Roundtables series are currently held for marketing, human resources, and IT professionals. Find an upcoming professional roundtable >>