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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

PBN Annual Events

PBN showcases 16+ events per year from awards programs to summits to networking events. More than 4,000 area senior level executives attended PBN events each year.

In accordance with the restrictions put on large scale events in the state, PBN is taking every measure to reschedule our events accordingly.  We will make every effort to notify you of any further event date changes in a timely manner.


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Book of Lists Premier Event

January 22, 2020

The best business networking event of the year! A compilation of all the Business leaders and executives join PBN in honoring the many companies featured in the Book of Lists. PBN publishes lists every week and this is the publication that brings all the information together in one place and is unveiled at the Premier Event.

Economic Trends Summit

February 13, 2020

A summit focused on the R.I. economy with a panel of experts from various industry sectors who will provide thoughts on the Ocean State’s economic trends and forecasts for the upcoming year.

The Business of Cannabis

February 26, 2020

With the potential of legalizing adult use marijuana in Rhode Island, this summit will feature a panel discussion with panel of various industry experts, business executives and community leaders to discuss the potential impact to the state. Also to be discussed are key issues facing the existing medical marijuana and hemp industries currently.

Spring Health Care Virtual Summit

April 1, 2020

PBN’s bi-annual health care summit this spring focused on the Coronavirus Pandemic. In accordance with state restrictions put on gatherings of 10 people or more, PBN hosted a free virtual summit. Our panel of business leaders and medical experts shared the latest news on pandemic. The summit recording is available on the event page.

Getting Back to Business Summit

May 21, 2020

As the state begins to outline plans to reopen the economy, this summit will address some of the new challenges businesses will face to keep employees healthy and safe as they gradually return to work.

C-Suite Awards

May 28th, 2020

PBN’s C-Suite Awards program recognizes top C-level executives for public, private and nonprofit companies who are innovators, trailblazers, role models and leaders in the community. An Overall Career Achiever and Rising Star will also be recognized.

Business Women Awards

June 17, 2020

PBN honors the success of women in a variety of industries and recognizes younger, professional women to watch as well as industry leaders. A career achiever and outstanding mentor are also honored.

Manufacturing Awards

June 30, 2020

The PBN Manufacturing Awards recognizes manufacturers in multiple award categories including Lean Manufacturing, Exporting, Workforce Development, Product Innovation and Design and Supply Chain Management. Two individuals will receive the Leadership & Strategy & Manufacturing Champion Award.

40 Under Forty

July 16, 2020

Recognizes forty men and women, under the age of 40, who are successful in their careers and involved in their communities.

 Healthiest Employers

August 6, 2020

Healthiest Employers in Rhode Island recognizes employers who have implemented worksite Health & Wellness programs and have shown a commitment to employee health and safety.

25 Leaders & Achievers

August 20, 2020

PBN’s newest award program will recognize 25 leaders and achievers over the age of 55 for their notable success and strong leadership both in their fields and to the region.  Honorees will be chosen based on their long-standing commitment to the business community as well as a sustained demonstration of leading others,  community service and mentoring.

Fastest Growing / Innovative Companies

September 16, 2020

This program highlights the region’s Fastest Growing Companies and those that are especially innovative in developing new processes, products and services that improve competitiveness and spur growth.

Best Places to Work in Rhode Island

September 30, 2020

Celebrate the state’s best employers, who are selected based on extensive employee surveys and feedback reports from Best Companies Group.

Cybersecurity Summit

October 7, 2020

This summit will include cyber security experts who will provide important up-to-date information on the variety of threats and give advice on securing network perimeters and preventing hackers from stealing client, customer, and employee information, as well as sensitive company data.

Fall Health Care Summit

October 29, 2020

PBN’s bi-annual health care summits include health care experts and business leaders who will bring attendees up to date on the latest news and expectations in this vital and ever-changing piece of the region’s economy and arm the region’s business community with the best insights available to handle the future of health care.

Business Excellence Awards

November 18, 2020

Celebrating 20 years of business excellence, PBN invites you to be a  sponsor of our longest running, premier award program. This award program recognizes leadership and excellence at organizations in both the private and public sectors. An overall Business Leader and Corporate Citizen are honored, as well as a special recognition and look back at the honorees and events over the last 20 years.

Diversity Summit & Awards

December 10, 2020

A panel of experts share best practices in leveraging Diversity & Inclusion in the workplace. The awards program recognizes organizations and individuals who promote D&I in their organizations and in the community.