February 29, 2024

About The GBE

About Us:

Unveiling the Heart and Soul of Georgia Black Expo

At the core of the Georgia Black Expo is a story, a journey fueled by a deep commitment to excellence, empowerment, and community upliftment. Established with a vision to be a catalyst for positive change, we are more than a company; we are a movement.

Our Journey: Founded on the principles of resilience and community strength, the Georgia Black Expo started as a passion project to create a platform that celebrates, supports, and propels black excellence. Georgia Black Expo founder and CEO Dr. Ingrid Parris participated with and sat on the board of the Missouri Black Expo for over a decade. That event served as the background for some of her fondest personal, professional, entertainment, civic, and political interactions and memories. Upon moving to Georgia, she began to search for the Georgia version of that event in order to lend her time and talents and was disappointed when her search yielded no results. That disappointment turned into purpose and became the starting point for what is now The Georgia Black Expo.

Our Mission: To empower and inspire individuals, entrepreneurs, and communities by providing access to resources, fostering collaboration, and promoting economic growth. We seek to empower the community to be a healthier, wealthier, more educated, entertained, engaged, innovative, politically astute, and creative force throughout Georgia.

The Vision: To be the largest and most comprehensive organization and exposition of its kind in the region by producing events and programming executed with excellence.

What Sets Us Apart:

  • Inclusivity: We embrace diversity in all its forms, championing inclusivity as a driving force behind our success.
  • Impactful Initiatives: Our commitment goes beyond events; we initiate programs and partnerships that create a lasting impact on businesses and communities.

Step into our story, be part of our mission and let’s build a future of excellence together.