• September 1, 2016
    9:00 am - 1:30 pm
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 Denver PPA Event Center
2105 Decatur Street
Denver, CO

Conference Features:
    • Awards Luncheon
    • Keynote Speakers
    • Professional Development Seminars
    • Meet and Greet with community Organizations
      and More!
  • 7:00 am – 9:00 am: Exhibitor Set-Up / Registration
  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am: Breakfast Program
  • 10:15 am – 11:00 am: Workshops, Session 1
  • 11:15 am – 12:00 pm: Workshops, Session 2
  • 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm:  Luncheon & Awards Program
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Networking
  1. View from the Top: The future of Minority Business Development
    A Corporate Member, strategic partner & a minority-owned business enterprise CEO with a track record of success engage in a robust discussion about the role of minority business enterprises  in the supply chain in the future. Our panel will discuss how minority suppliers add value to their businesses and how corporate commitment to minority supplier development helps drive opportunities for minority suppliers. 

    • Presented by:
      • Ruth Rodriguez, Business Liason, Denver International Airport
      • Carolyn Terrell, Supervisory, Business Opportunity Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration
      • Vernal Stewart, President & CEO, SE3 LLC
  2. Strategic Partnering for Business Growth
    1. Three key reasons for partnering in today’s market
    2. Five teaming/ partnering strategies to win work
    3. Real examples of successful partnerships
    • Presented by:
      • Helen Callier, President, Bradlink LLC
  3. Communicating the Impact and Return on Investment (ROI) of Supplier Diversity Initiatives

    Show the value of supplier diversity by focusing on key metrics. In this workshop, attendees learn how to measure and quantify cost savings/cost reduction as well as the impact on sales/ new markets and job creation. Panelists also share ways of communicating your success stories to various audiences.
    • Presented by:
      • Clayton Judge, Procurement Sustainability & Diversity, MillerCoors
      • Marvin Carolina Jr., Vice President, JE Dunn Construction
      • Murugan Palani, Manager of Diversity, Xcel Energy
More Workshops to be announced!
Regional Awards Celebration
Honoring recipients from throughout the Council’s region in the following categories:
      • Corporation of the Year
        The Corporation of the Year Award recognizes the corporation or government agency that, in the opinion of the certified minority business owners, has best evidenced its commitment to minority business development during the past year. The award is regarded as the most significant honor to a major corporation for the utilization of minority suppliers.
      • Supplier of the Year (Class 1 thru 4)
        These awards are given to minority suppliers who distinguish themselves and their business by successfully demonstrating growth in sales and employment while overcoming significant obstacles, consistently providing high quality products and services at competitive prices, and significantly contributing to the growth and development of society in their community.
      • Advocate of the Year
        This award recognizes and individual who has been instrumental in creating, leading or implementing minority business advocacy activities within their organization or throughout the community or state. The award recipient is someone who lends their experience and takes the risks needed to improve the access of minority businesses with both corporate American and governmental entities.
      • MBE-to-MBE of the Year
        This award is given to the minority supplier who continuously seeks ways to engage in business with other minority suppliers. They completely understand and embrace the concept and importance of supplier diversity not only within the business supply chain of corporate America and governmental entities but also within their supply chain. In addition, they mentor and advise other minority businesses on how to be successful. Nominations for this award are submitted by Minority Business Enterprises certified by Mountain Plains MSDC.
        -For the First Time –
      • Council Champion
Luncheon Keynote
William Dempsey
VP Global Procurement and Chief Procurement Officer
Breakfast Speakers
presenting The Big Idea
Wy Livingston
CEO / Owner
 Wystone’s World Teas

Angelina Rivera Malpiede
Vice President of Stapleton Foundation &
Director of
Northeast Transit Connections


Richard Lewis
President and CEO
RTL Networks


Betsy Mackey
Region VIII Administrator
U.S. Small Business

Ivan Burwell
Street Source Marketing

Stacey Campbell
Campbell Litigation

Early Bird Special Valid through
August 22nd
Member Pricing: $99
After 8/22 – $149
Non-Member Pricing: $149
After 8/22 – $250
To register for this event click here of go to www.blacktie-colorado.com and enter event code: MPMSDC9116
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