Thanks for joining us in Seattle at the 2018 Annual Conference.

Connect with Corporate/Public Agency Members and MBEs,
Learn how to navigate our diverse business community
And take part in meaningful business engagement. 

Date & Time:

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
From 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Schedule

Dress Code: Business Professional Attire

 

Address:

University of Washington | Husky Union Building
4001 East Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 98195
Parking:   Central Plaza Garage 

Directions

Registration:

Council Member and MBE Registration: $185/person
General Registration: $225/person

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Featuring:
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Speakers, Panelists & Moderators

(Partial List)

 
 
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Sen. Reuven Carlyle

Sen. Reuven Carlyle represents Washington State Senate’s 36th Legislative District, home to the iconic Space Needle and global headquarters of Amazon, Expedia, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PATH and other organizations.  Reuven chairs the Energy, Environment & Technology Committee and serves on Ways & Means, Human Services and Higher Education committees.  Professionally, Reuven is a serial entrepreneur providing strategic business development services to bring advanced solutions to highly competitive global markets.

Guest Speaker | Opening Session


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Play the Annual Conference Trivia

How many one-on-one meetings between MBEs and Corporate/Public Agency Members did the Council facilitate in the 2017 Annual Conference?

 
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2018 Annual Conference Highlights
 

BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS

Business Engagement Sessions were reintroduced by the Council in 2016.

A few weeks before the conference, corporate/public agency members receive the enhanced profiles of MBEs registered for the Conference. The profiles are shared with sourcing/procurement teams to select qualified MBEs or potential suppliers.

Corporate/public agency members submit their selected MBEs to the Council.

The Council coordinates one-on-one meetings between the corporate/public agency members and the MBEs they selected.

The meetings are held at the Annual Conference and each meeting runs for 15-minutes. These are one-on-one meetings between the corporate/public agency member and MBE.

Corporate/public agency members usually have multiple meetings, depending on the number of MBEs they selected.

MBEs may have multiple meetings depending on how many times they were selected by members.

To fill their remaining schedule, members may review the full MBE list.  MBEs selected will be contacted by the Council to confirm participation and registration for the Annual Conference.

Since 2016, the Council has facilitated over 250 meetings, with an average of at least 50 meetings per hour at the Annual Conference.

 
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INFORMATIONAL ROUND TABLES

In addition to Business Engagement Sessions, Informational Round Tables present multiple opportunities to meet sourcing/procurement executives and regional partners supporting supplier diversity.  Learn how to do business with corporations/public agencies, how to qualify as a supplier, what type of opportunities are coming up, ask questions or learn from conversations initiated by peers joining the group.  Each round table will accommodate 1-3 corporate/public agency executives and 6-8 MBEs.

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Information Sessions

Information Sessions are held concurrently at the Annual Conference.  Each session features a panel of industry leaders, corporate executives and/or subject matter experts.  This year's theme "Sustaining the Future of our Communities" touches on the impact and importance of sustainability in business and economics, with discussions and Q&A focusing on Manufacturing, Retail and Technology. 

 
 
Technology Panel
  • Tim Hopper, Microsoft Corporation
  • Chi Pak, T-Mobile USA, Inc.
  • Vlad Poppel, Intel Corporation

Moderator:

  • Gary Sheneman, Harmony Consulting, LLC
 
Manufacturing Panel
  • Mike Russell, Jr., Vulcan Products Company, Inc.
  • Alex Thyne, The Boeing Company

Moderator:

Clay Atkins, Intel Corporation

 
Retail Panel
  • Richard Chacon, MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
  • Diane Lin, Starbucks Corporation
  • Shay Reed, Costco Wholesale

Moderator:

  • Nelson Reyneri, Liberty Power
 

SESSION 2

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SUSTAINABILITY IN MANUFACTURING

 
 
 

SESSION 1

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SUSTAINABILITY IN TECHNOLOGY

 

SESSION 3

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SUSTAINABILITY IN RETAIL

 
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What Are You Building?

 As business leaders, we’re contributing more than services and opportunities to our communities.  We have an important role to play.  It’s tempting to focus all our energy on the obvious responsibilities: strategy, pleasing our stakeholders and making a profit.  While those things are important, we can do so much more.  The real magic happens when we tap into a purpose that’s greater than our business.  That’s how we can truly create something that will leave a sustainable, positive impact on our communities.  Set your sights higher, think bigger.  Inspiration is contagious; as business leaders we just need to plant the seed.

 

- Bobby Herrera

Don't miss Bobby's Keynote Address at the 2018 Annual Conference Luncheon

June 12 @ UW HUB -  LYCEUM

 

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View the 2018 Annual Conference Photos

 
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SUSTAINING THE FUTURE OF OUR COMMUNITIES

Thank you to our Annual Sponsors

 
Gold Annual Sponsors
 
Silver Annual Sponsors
 
Bronze Annual Sponsors
 
2018 Annual Report Sponsor
 
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Join us on Facebook for our LIVE Video Cast

of the 2018 Annual Conference.

June 12, 2018  LIVE Video Cast Schedule

9:15 AM  "Sustainability" presentation by Chi Pak of T-Mobile USA

10:15 AM  Three Concurrent Information Sessions:

Sustainability in Technology

Sustainability in Manufacturing

Sustainability in Retail

11:30 AM (Approx.)  "What are you Building?" Keynote Address by Bobby Herrera 

2:00 PM LIVE interview clips with MBEs and conference participants

3:40 PM  Closing Session

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