Ad Placements


Every year we print a comprehensive Resource Guide for CBOF attendees. This full color guide book is filled cover to cover with buying organizations and minority business enterprise suppliers. The Resource Guide is distributed to all attendees and is frequently referenced throughout the conference, especially for the schedule of events and list of exhibitors and participants. Long after the conference is over, this guide will still be an important reference source for buyers and suppliers!

Advertising deadline is Friday, March 1, 2019. Full page ads should be sized for 8.5”x11” publications. Sponsors that do not meet the ad deadlines will forfeit their opportunity for ad placement without refund. The publisher reserves the right to reject any advertising that is noncompliant with professional and legal standards or may be considered offensive. Ad copy mistakes or errors are the responsibility of the advertiser. Corrected or replacement ads must be submitted before March 11, 2019.


Ad Specifications and Delivery


This year's Resource Guide will be printed in limited quantities. For the first time ever, the Resource Guide will be published online to increase the value and visibility of your advertising! Please follow all advertisement specifications below to ensure your ad is acceptable and will be published with the best presentation possible.

- Print Quality .PDF, .EPS or .JPEG (300 DPI) files
- Please do not deliver program source files.
- All Ads are printed in full color.
- All Full Page Ads are Vertical Only.
- Full Page Ads live area is 8” x 10.5”, add .25” bleed.
- Half-page Ads horizontal live area is 8” x 5”, no bleeds.
- Half-page vertical live area is 4” x 10.5”, no bleeds

All ads must be transmitted via e-mail to Cynthia Jordan ( and Victor Powell (


For ad specifications assistance please contact Victor Powell,

All ad spaces are subject to availability. Specific ad locations are not guaranteed.

Ads submitted passed the deadline must be approved as an exception. If approved for placement, significant rush fees will apply.