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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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Speakers

Chala Dincoy

The Repositioning Expert

Marianne Ellis

VEO Group

Agenda

Monday , Sep 10

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 Leadership (Invitation Only)

Corporate Only Workshop - Part 1 (Invitation Only)

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Corporate Only Workshop - Part...
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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 Only Lunch

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Corporate Only Lunch 

Corporate Only Workshop - Part 2 (Invitation Only)

01:00 pm - 02:45 pm
Corporate Only Workshop - Part...
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Manufacturing Symposium

01:15 pm - 02:45 pm
Manufacturing Symposium (more info to...
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Professional Services Symposium

01:15 pm - 02:45 pm
Professional Services Symposium (more info...
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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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New Attendee Orientation: Getting the Most Out of the WBEC-West Conference

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
New Attendee Orientation: Getting the...
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How Technology is Impacting Procurement & Your Business Growth

04:00 pm - 05:00 pm
How Technology is Impacting Procurement...
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Platinum Supplier Graduation Reception (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 (Details...
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Tuesday , Sep 11

Registration

07:00 am - 05:00 pm
Registration

WBE2WBE Connection Corner

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

Building Sustainable Relationship to Grow Your Business Breakfast Kick Off

08:20 am - 09:30 am
Building Sustainable Relationship to Grow...
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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
Technology Industry Workshop (more details...
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Utility Industry Workshop - Session 1

09:45 am - 11:45 am
Utility Industry Workshop (more details...
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Construction Industry Workshop - Session 1

09:45 am - 11:45 am
Construction Industry Workshop (more details...
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Building Sustainable Relationship to Grow Your Business Interactive Lunch

12:00 pm - 02:30 pm
Building Sustainable Relationship to Grow...
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Entertainment Industry Workshop - Session 2

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

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

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

02:45 pm - 03:45 pm
Utility Industry Workshop - Session...
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Non Strategic Corporate Round Table Matchmaker

04:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Non Strategic Corporate Round Table...
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Macy`s Strategic Dinner (Invitation Only)

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Macy's Strategic Dinner (Invitation Only)

Wednesday , Sep 12

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

08:20 am - 09:30 am
Wednesday Breakfast - Keynote Speaker,...
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Matchmaking

09:45 am - 04:00 pm
More Details to Come

Mini Workshop

09:45 am - 10:45 am
Mini Workshop - Details to...
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Mini Workshop

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mini Workshop 2 (More Details...
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Wednesday Lunch Panel

12:00 pm - 02:00 pm
Wednesday Lunch Panel (more details...
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Mini Workshop

02:15 pm - 03:15 pm
Mini Workshop 3 (more details...
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Award Gala Dinner Reception

06:30 pm - 07:30 pm
Award Gala Dinner Reception

Awards Gala Dinner

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

After Party!!

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

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