Thursday, April 18, 2024


PBN Annual Events

PBN showcases 15+ events per year from award programs to summits to networking events. More than 4,000 area senior level executives have attended PBN events annually. All dates are subject to change.

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Award Events

Book of Lists Premier Event

Event Date: January 18, 2024

The best business networking event of the year is back! 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.

Health Care Heroes Awards

Event Date:                  April 4,2024
Applications Online:       January 12, 2024
Application Deadline:     February 21, 2024

PBN’s Health Care Heroes Awards will honor individuals and organizations that are making an impact on the quality of health care and embody the word “hero”. Those recognized will have proven their excellence in helping others, promoting innovation or improving access to care.

Honorees will be recognized at the Spring Health Care Summit.

C-Suite Awards

Event Date:                  April 25,2024
Applications Online:       January 12, 2024
Application Deadline:     March 6, 2024

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

Event Date:                May 23, 2024
Applications Online:     February 9, 2024
Application Deadline:   April 3, 2024

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.

Best Places to Work in Rhode Island

Event Date:                June 6, 2024
Enrollment Opens:      November 2, 2023
Enrollment Deadline:   February 16, 2024

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

40 Under Forty Awards

Event Date:                   July 18, 2024
Application Online:         March 1, 2024
Application Deadline:     May 8, 2024

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

 Healthiest Employers

Event Date:                August 8th, 2024
Enrollment Opens:      April 3, 2024
Enrollment Deadline:   June 16, 2024

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

Leaders & Achievers

Event Date:                August 22, 2024
Applications Online:     April 26, 2024
Application Deadline:   June 19, 2024

PBN recognizes leaders and achievers over the age of 50 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

Event Date:               September 25, 2024
Applications Online:    June 7, 2024
Application Deadline:  July 17, 2024

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.

Manufacturing Awards

Event Date:               November 13, 2024
Applications Online:    August 9, 2024 
Application Deadline:  September 25, 2024

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.

Diversity Summit & Awards

Event Date:               December 5, 2024
Applications Online:    August 30,2024
Application Deadline:  October 9, 2024

A panel of experts share best practices in leveraging Diversity Equity & Inclusion in the workplace. The awards program recognizes organizations and individuals who promote DEI in their organizations and in the community. An Overall Diversity Champion is also recognized.

Economic Trends Summit

Summit Date: January 24, 2024

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.

Workforce Development Summit

Summit Dates:  February 15, 2024

PBN’s 2024 Workforce Development Summit will feature a panel discussion with top area business leaders, employers and educators from a variety of industries who will provide information and advice for Rhode Island employers faced with challenges to employee recruitment, retention and workforce development

Emerging Industries Summit

Summit Date: March 13, 2024  

PBN’s 2024 Emerging Industries in RI Summit will feature a panel discussion with top area business leaders, employers and educators who will look at opportunities in the state for:

  • Biotechnology and Life Sciences
  • Blue Economy: Offshore Wind & Marine Technology
  • Renewable Energy and Sustainability

Cybersecurity Summit

Summit Date: October 10th, 2024

The annual PBN Cybersecurity Summit is an informative, thought provoking discussion with experts in cybersecurity from the technology, education, legal, insurance and accounting industries, among others, who will provide up-to-date information on a variety of threats and offer advice on securing network perimeters and preventing hackers from stealing client, customer, and employee information, as well as sensitive company data.

Health Care Summit

Summit Dates: Spring: April 4th, 2024
Fall: October 24th, 2024

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.