2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE THEME:
Corporate/Public Agency Member & Certified MBE Registration:
DATE & TIME
University of Washington
Husky Union Building (HUB)
Central Parking Garage a.k.a.
General Registration: $225/Person
(Non-members & non-certified MBEs)
June 12, 2018
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
HUB 160: Lyceum
4001 East Stevens Way Northeast
Seattle, WA 98195
W E L C O M E
SPEAKERS, PANELISTS & MODERATORS
Panelist - Sustainability in Technology
Panelist - Sustainability in Retail
T-Mobile USA, Inc.
Panelist - Sustainability in Technology
The Boeing Company
Panelist, Sustainability in Manufacturing
Panelist, Sustainability in Technology
SUPPLIER DIVERSITY + SUSTAINABILITY
Information Sessions are led by industry leaders and subject matter experts. Every year, the Northwest Mountain MSDC hosts three concurrent Information Sessions during the Annual Conference. We invite three to four panel members for each panel, with moderators well-versed in the topics they are asked to facilitate. The sessions begin with brief presentations, followed by an open forum or Q&A. The Information Sessions at the 2018 Annual Conference are from 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM. Room assignments at the HUB will be provided prior to the conference with a complete list of panelists and moderators. Please stay tuned for updates on the 2018 Annual Conference.
SUSTAINABILITY IN TECHNOLOGY
SUSTAINABILITY IN MANUFACTURING
SUSTAINABILITY IN RETAIL
2 WAYS TO ENGAGE
ONE-ON-ONE | ROUND TABLES
One-on-One Business Engagement Sessions
One-on-One Business Engagement Sessions are specifically designed to match Certified MBEs with opportunities from Corporate/Public Agency Members.
- Face-to-face meetings between Corporate/Public Agency Members and selected MBEs
- Each meeting lasts 15 minutes
- Depending on the number of matches, each Corporate/Public Agency Member or MBE can have up to 8 meetings in one afternoon
- The meetings are coordinated in advance by Northwest Mountain MSDC
- Only available to Corporate/Public Agency Members and MBEs certified through the Northwest Mountain MSDC or other NMSDC affiliates/councils
- Registration to the 2018 Annual Conference is required
MBE must be selected by Corporate/Public Agency Members from the MBE list. Read More
Informational Round Tables
In addition to One-on-One Business Engagement Sessions, Informational Round Tables are a great way to connect, learn and network.
Informational Round Tables are small group discussions between corporate/public agency members and certified MBEs. Each table will have 8 – 10 participants. There will be 1-2 corporate/public agency members seated at each table to share information with, and answer questions from MBEs.
There will be a set of two 40-minute rounds. The first round is from 2:00 PM – 2:40 PM, followed by a 10 minute break. The 2nd Round is from 2:50 PM – 3:30 PM. There will be multiple discussion groups for each round.
The discussions will follow a flexible format for information and resource gathering to maximize engagement and development.
More updates coming soon.
JUNE 12 | UW - HUB
Check-in and Registration opens at 8:30 AM.
Please proceed to the Lyceum Foyer upon arrival to claim your name badge and event programs.
Breakfast will be served at the Lyceum with 30 to 45 minutes of networking. There will be more time to network and break periods throughout the day.
2018 Annual Conference
Welcome Address | Council Presentation
President & CEO, Northwest Mountain MSDC
We'd like to take this opportunity to thank our Platinum Annual Sponsors:
SUSTAINING the FUTURE of our COMMUNITIES
TECHNOLOGY | MANUFACTURING | RETAIL
Keynote Address by:
President of Populus Group
Plan ahead: MBEs are encouraged to register now and sign up for One-on-One Business Engagement Sessions.
Early MBE registration allows the Council more time to promote participating MBEs and invite corporate members within and beyond our region. In addition, it gives supplier diversity executives more time to coordinate with their sourcing/procurement teams.
Take advantage of Informational Round Tables to learn about potential business partners, contract requirements, best practices, and much more.
1st Round: 2:00 PM – 2:40 PM
2nd Round: 2:50 PM – 3:30 PM
ANNUAL CONFERENCE PHOTOS BY MIKE NAKAMURA
Creating a Business Story with Professional Imagery with Mike Nakamura
Corporate/Public Agency and MBE Annual Sponsors
Platinum Annual Sponsors
Gold Annual Sponsors
Silver Annual Sponsors
Bronze Annual Sponsors
Emerging Annual Sponsors
2018 Annual Report Sponsor
Come to Council events and engage with our diverse network.