Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Navigating Supplier Diversity & Procurement

Date: April 27, 2012
Location: Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA
Cost: $40 (WBENC Certified WBE Attendees); $50 (all other attendees)
Registration deadline: April 20, 2012

  • 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration/Networking
  • 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Business to Business Breakfast and Program (Moderator: Jaymie Mitchell, Bank of America; Panelists: Beverly Bortz, The PNC Financial Services Group, Mike Frazier, Chevron and Yvette Porter, Highmark, Inc. )
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Roundtable Discussions: Hear how to gain access and build relationships using WBENC certification as a marketing tool, understand the impact of the U.S. SBA Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) certification and contracting program, and meet with regional service providers and public sector agencies.
  • 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MatchMaker Sessions: Companies participating to date include  Bank of America, Chevron, EQT Corporation, FirstEnergy Corporation, Highmark, Inc., The Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, The PNC Financial Services Group and UPMC. (You must be registered for event by 4/13/2012 and be a WBENC Certified WBE to participate in MatchMaker Sessions) 

This event is supported by E-Magnify and presented by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council, a marketing, procurement and certification assistance council that facilitates the relationship between corporations, government, and women-owned businesses to provide growth and sustainability. As an affiliate of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the leading third party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women in the United States, WBENC advocates for the advancement of women-owned businesses as suppliers to the nation’s corporations.

More information and registration are available here. Register by Friday, April 20. 

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