Platinum Supplier Vendor Showcase

Event: WBEC-West Platinum Supplier Vendor Showcase

Date: Monday, September 10, 2018

Location: Hyatt Regency Indian Wells

Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

WBEC-West certified WBEs who have completed the Platinum Supplier Program in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 will have the opportunity to conduct a 90 second presentation for an audience made of corporate procurement agents from a variety of corporations sourcing for various commodities.

The 90 second time slot will allow you to present your company’s services. The Platinum Supplier Program has provided you the knowledge and tools to develop a strong presentation. WBEs will also be able to receive valuable feedback from procurement agents regarding the presentation.

Participation Requirements:

  • Company must have an active WBENC certification through WBEC-West
  • Individual presenting MUST have completed the WBEC-West Platinum Supplier Program

There are LIMITED SLOTS available, registration is on a first-come-first served basis. All Platinum Supplier graduates from 2018 are guaranteed spot. Participants do not need to be registered for the 15th Annual Strategic Procurement Opportunity Conference to participate.

To apply to be considered for a spot, please complete the link below no loater than August 3, 2018. 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfhFPDnxwg14pbvbDULv7huNU6vPRBj6i06UQD5O9xQpRPrXA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Please see below for deadline and FAQs.

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WBEC-West Platinum Supplier Vendor Showcase FAQs

Event: WBEC-West Platinum Supplier Vendor Showcase

Date: September 10, 2018

Location: Hyatt Regency Indian Wells, Palm Springs, CA

Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Deadlines are highlighted in RED.

IMPORTANT: ONLY individuals who have successfully completed the Platinum Supplier Program are eligible to present at the Vendor Showcase. Other representatives from your company are not able to present in your place, or are able to join the presentation.

WBEs that complete the Platinum Supplier Program will have the opportunity to conduct a 90 second presentation for an audience made of corporate procurement agents from a variety of corporations sourcing for various commodities.  The 90 second time slot will allow you to present your company’s services. The Platinum Supplier Program has provided you the knowledge and tools to develop a strong presentation. WBEs will also be able to receive valuable feedback from procurement agents regarding the presentation.

Participation Requirements:

  • Organization must have an active WBENC certification through WBEC-West
  • Individual presenting MUST have completed the WBEC-West Platinum Supplier Program

Participating Corporations:

  • Please visit the 15th Annual Strategic Procurement Opportunity Conference for list of corporations. Listed corporations are not guaranteed.

Two Minute Presentations:

  • There will be a timer, and the moderator will be stopping presentations over 90 seconds and the presenter will be asked to leave the room.
  • Please note that it is best practice to respect the allotted time frame. If not, the audience will witness your presentation being cut off.
  • Computer and projector will be onsite, with one presentation deck (all presenter slides will be on one deck, you will not be bringing your own presentation to the event). WBEC-West will create a slide for your company that will be live when entering the room, so corporations know who is up next.
  • Submit capability statement and slides to audrianna@wbec-west.org by August 17, 2018

Flow

  • Arrive to the venue at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled presentation time.
  • Register at the WBEC-West desk which will be located at the entrance to the room.
  • 15 minutes’ prior line up by the registration booth, 10 minutes on deck, 5 minutes up next.
  • WBEC-West rep will escort you into the room.
  • Projector screen will feature your company, and acknowledge your completion in the Platinum Supplier Program
  • Begin presentation, presenter will be able to control slides.
  • End presentation
  • Exit the room

Extras/Additional Information

  • Each corporation will receive a paper with your name, contact information, and a place for note for their files.
  • Each corporation will receive a survey with your name and company, provide feedback and recommendation on your presentation
  • Feedback will be sent to the participant after the presentation
  • WBEC-West will be recording each presentation, and will make the “raw” video file available to the presenter after the conference

Platinum Supplier in Review Binder

  • Given to each Procurement and Supplier Diversity Agent (audience member)
  • Presenter Note Sheet- Include presenter contact information, and allows audience members to take notes for their own records.
  • Presenter Survey- Short survey allowing audience member to provide feedback. Surveys will be sent to the participant after the presentation.
  • Presenter’s Capability Statement- Full color, one sheet. Deadline August 17, 2018

FAQS

If my organization has multiple participants, will we each receive a chance to present?

  • No, each organization that successfully completes the WBEC-West Platinum Supplier Program will only be allowed one presentation.

What if I completed the Platinum Supplier Program, but am not able to attend the Vendor Showcase, can I have another representative from my company present?

  • No, only participants who actively completed the Platinum Supplier Program are able to present at the Procurement Symposium.

Will I have the opportunity to meet with the participating corporations one-on-one?

  • The procurement and supplier diversity agents participating in the Procurement Symposium have the opportunity to reach out and schedule a follow up meeting with WBEs, but a one-on-one meeting is not required or guaranteed.

Do I have to be registered for the conference in order to present at the WBEC-West Platinum Supplier Vendor Showcase?

  • No, you do not have to attend the conference in order to participate.

Can I record my presentation?

  • At this time, WBEC-West will not be recording.

Who will be in the audience?

  • The audience will be made up of corporate procurement agents and supplier diversity representatives only.