9:00 am Welcome 
9:30 am Welcome Keynote Address: The Honorable Mayor Lovely Warren
10:00 am Public Sector Opportunities in Upstate New York

The panel discussion will highlight opportunities in the public sector as well as potential projects aimed at increasing participation in state and government contracts from minority businesses in Upstate New York.

  • PIKE Construction (Rochester)
  • Empire State Development
  • Rochester School Modernization Program/Savin Engineers
10:40 am Break
10:50 am How to do Business with Large or Fortune 500 Companies

Interested in doing business with large Fortune 500 companies? This panel discussion will feature representatives from the private industry highlighting the current challenges with securing capable suppliers and will address how suppliers can better equip themselves to perform with large, private companies.

11:25 am Breakout Sessions

Corporate Session:

  • Bridging D&I and Supplier Diversity
  • Promoting Supplier Diversity within Your Company

MBE Session:

  • How to do Business with:

* American Red Cross
* Excellus
* Access to Capital

12:00 pm Luncheon and Keynote Speaker
1:30 pm Marketplace Opens
3:00 pm End
4:30 pm-6:30 pm Next Door Bar and Grill – Reception