15th Annual WBEC-West Strategic Procurement Opportunity Conference

September 10-12, 2018 44600 Indian Wells Lane

 

Event Information

WBEC-West 15th Annual Strategic Procurement Opportunity Conference will provide you the resources needed to build sustainable relationships with procurement and supplier diversity professionals in order to grow your business to the next level of success. This year’s event will have smaller industry specific symposiums, which will allow you the opportunity to dialog and connect with procurement and supplier diversity professionals in a more meaningful way, while learning about the latest trends and industry specific opportunities within your target markets.

Learn How to Master the Game of Procurement in this two-and-a-half-day event while building sustainable relationships during the symposiums, connection luncheon, matchmaker opportunities, strategic mini0connections and round table meetings with corporate partners, primes, government agencies and fellow WBEs. Join your new connections and top off the event in style at our annual awards dinner on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

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Premium Sponsors

Sponsors

Speakers

Karen Blackwell

Nestle

Chala Dincoy

The Repositioning Expert

Paresh Shah

Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, The Non-Obvious Company

Marianne Ellis

VEO Group

Michael Cooper

The Walt Disney Company

Allison Maslan

Allison Maslan International

Agenda

September 10, 2018

Early Registration

08:00 am - 03:30 pm
Early Registration

WBEC-West Board Meeting (Invitation Only)

08:30 am - 10:00 am
WBEC-West Board Meeting (Invitation Only

Forum Leadership (Invitation Only)

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Forum Planning Workshop (Invite Only) –...
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Impact of Blockchain & Innovative Technologies on Supplier Diversity - Corporate Only Workshop

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Impact of Blockchain and innovative...
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Ambassador/Forum Leadership Training & Lunch (Invitation Only)

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Ambassador/Forum Leadership Training & Lunch...
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Corporate, Forum & Ambassador Working Lunch

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
This lunch is for Corporate,...
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Why Leaders Must Be The Change Agents - Corporate Only Workshop - Part 2 (Invitation Only)

01:00 pm - 02:45 pm
Cultural shifts and changing expectations,...
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Products Made/Sold Best Practice Symposium

01:15 pm - 02:45 pm
Do you manufacture or resale a...
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Professional Services - How to Make Your Company Stand Out

01:15 pm - 02:45 pm
The Professional Service Symposium will provide...
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Platinum Supplier Prep Class (PSP Grads Only)

01:30 pm - 02:45 pm
Platinum Supplier Prep Class for...
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Platinum Supplier Vendor Showcase (PSP Grads/Corps Only)

03:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Platinum Supplier Vendor Showcase -...
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Attendee Orientation: Getting the Most Out of the WBEC-West Conference

03:00 pm - 03:45 pm
Attendee Orientation: Getting the Most...
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Create the #1 Marketing Tool in your Business - Your Signature Talk!

03:45 pm - 05:00 pm
  In this Session, Pat Quinn...
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Platinum Supplier Graduation Reception (ALL past & present PSP Grads/Corps Only)

05:00 pm - 06:00 pm
This reception for all the...
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Conference Kick Off Reception

07:00 pm - 09:30 pm
Conference Kick Off Reception -...
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September 11, 2018

Registration

07:00 am - 05:00 pm
Registration

WBE2WBE Connection Corner

07:30 am - 05:00 pm
WBE2WBE Connection Corner

Building Sustainable Relationships to Grow Your Business Breakfast Kick Off

08:20 am - 09:30 am
Trust Marketing: How To Build...
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Entertainment Industry Workshop - Session 1

09:45 am - 11:45 am
Entertainment Industry Workshop (Details to...
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Technology Industry Workshop - Session 1

09:45 am - 11:45 am
As disruptive innovations emerge, businesses...
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Building Diversity Partnerships in the Construction Landscape - Session 1

09:45 am - 11:45 am
The Construction Symposium brings a unique opportunity...
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Talking Supplier Diversity with Utilities and Energy Leaders - Session 1

09:45 am - 11:45 am
Utility and Energy companies have...
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Coaching Corner by Chala Dincoy

10:00 am - 05:00 pm
What not to miss at...
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Building Sustainable Relationships to Grow Your Business Interactive Lunch

12:00 pm - 02:30 pm
WBEC-West Chef Guided Interactive Connection Luncheon Description: WBEC-West...
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Entertainment Industry Workshop - Session 2

02:45 pm - 03:45 pm
Entertainment Industry Workshop - Session...
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Technology Industry Workshop - Session 2

02:45 pm - 03:45 pm
As disruptive innovations emerge, businesses...
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Building Diversity Partnerships in the Construction Landscape - Session 2

02:45 pm - 03:45 pm
Continuation; The Construction Symposium brings a unique...
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Clean Energy Opportunities - Session 2

02:45 pm - 03:45 pm
Utility companies are rapidly changing...
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Matchmaker Madness Non-Strategic Corporate Roundtable

04:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Non-Strategic Roundtables differ from Strategic...
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Macy`s Strategic Connection Dinner (Invitation Only)

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Join Macy's Procurement and Supplier Diversity Professionals...
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Nosh & Fashion Show

06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
WBEC-West is excited to announce our...
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September 12, 2018

Silent Auction

07:00 am - 04:30 pm
Silent Auction

Registration

07:30 am - 03:00 pm
Registration

WBE2WBE Connection Corner

07:30 am - 05:00 pm
WBE2WBE Connection Corner

Wednesday Breakfast Topic: How to Sell More and Feel Good About It

08:20 am - 09:30 am
Wednesday Breakfast - Keynote Speaker,...
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WBEC-West 15th Annual Corporate Strategic Matchmaker

09:45 am - 04:00 pm
The WBEC-West 15th Annual Corporate...
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Scaling Away with the Greatest of Ease; How to Build a Dream Team that Runs your Business For You!

09:45 am - 10:45 am
In business, what got you...
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Coaching Corner by Chala Dincoy

10:00 am - 04:00 pm
What not to miss at...
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Elevate Your Business Communication Skills - Mini Workshop (presented by: Mary Johnstun)

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Every professional word that you...
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Wednesday Lunch: Connecting The Dots To Build Sustainable & Profitable Business Relationship

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Wednesday Lunch Panel (more details...
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Adapt Your Response for Multiple Buying Styles - Mini Workshop (presented by: Lisa Rehurek)

02:15 pm - 03:15 pm
When we respond to RFP’s,...
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Award Gala Dinner Reception

06:15 pm - 07:15 pm
Award Gala Dinner Reception

Awards Gala Dinner

07:15 pm - 10:30 pm
Awards Gala Dinner

After Party!!

10:30 pm - 11:55 pm
After Party!!

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