Wednesday, October 21st -

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020


9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. MST
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. CST

ABOUT THE EVENT

A Bridge to Success In The New Normal

The Virtual Business Opportunity Exchange (BOE) serves as the Mountain Plains MSDC (MPMSDC) premiere event for minority supplier development in 2020. This Virtual BOE conference allows CEOs, procurement executives and supplier diversity professionals from top multinational companies, as well as leading Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business owners and international organizations to convene and re-energize their collective efforts to advocate for solid minority firms in the global corporate supply chain.

 

Learn How To:

• Connect with executives and companies seeking diversity suppliers

• Grow your company utilizing minority suppliers

 

AGENDA

Day 1 - October 21st

MORNING PROGRAM

9a.m.MST – 9:45a.m.MST/10:00a.m.CST – 10:45a.m.CST

Power Breakfast Welcome/Agenda

Purpose of the Day

Greetings from the Board of Directors

Greetings from Lumen

Remarks from Corporate Plus MBE

Acknowledgments and Speaker Introduction

Breakfast Keynote Speaker     

Introduction of Workshops        

Belinda Hooks, Market President
Mountain Plains MSDC

Stan Sena, President and CEO

Mountain Plains MSDC                  

Robert Gonzalez,Chairman of the Board, Project Engineering Manager, UPS

Jay Sheldon Wesley, MPA, MBA
Global Corporate Supplier Diversity Head

Dicran Arnold, Global Enterprise Sales 
Area Vice President - Business Development WorldWide Technology, Inc.

Belinda Hooks, Market President
Mountain Plains MSDC
                                 

Vanessa Elkins-RogersVice President Enterprise Procurement
Mutual of Omaha

Andrew PorteeMBE Workshops
Business Development & MBE Service Manager

Mountain Plains MSDC 

Marvin LymanCorporate Workshops
Business Development and Corporate       Relations Manager

Mountain Plains MSDC 

Session A
Workshops Scheduled From 9:45a.m. MST – 10:30a.m. MST/10:45a.m. – 11:30am. CST

MBE Workshops

1. Meet the Primes – Kim Rosal and George Ehrgott – Repeat Session
        
Presented by Comcast and Communications Test Design Inc (CTDI)

2. Sources Sought and Request for Information – Marjorie Williams
Presented by the Minority Business Development Agency/Denver Business Center


3. Branding 360 – How to Recognize Key Factors for Creating an Image of Success – Edelweiss Rothe   -Presented by Branding, Cross Cultural Training and Consulting 


CORPORATE Workshops

1. The Role of Corporate America – Post George Floyd – Ivan Burwell (Repeat)
Presented by Street Source Marketing 


2. HARNESS THE SUPERPOWER - Integrate diversity into your procurement/purchasing process- Hetal Mehta, Presented by Northbound
 

Session B

10:35a.m. MST – 11:20a.m.MST/11:35a.m.CST – 12:20p.m.CST

MBE Workshops

1. Meet the Primes – Shawna Reed and Kim Rosal – Repeat Session
        
Presented by Comcast and Communications Test Design Inc (CTDI)

2. Do you know WHY your Customers are your Customers? – Carlos Mireles
Presented by Blu Bambu


3. Lumen's 10-point process for RFP engagement – Jay Wesley 

Presented by Lumen


Corporate Workshops

1. Technology Trends that are Impacting Corporate America – What You Should Know? - Annette Quintana,

Presented by Istonish

2. The Role of Corporate America – Post George Floyd  - Ivan Burwell
Presented by Street Source Marketing

3. “Diversified Talent”– Michelle Campbell 
Presented by Diverse Talent

 

Session C

11:25a.m. MST – 12:10p.m.MST/12:25p.m.CST – 1:10p.m.CST

MBE Workshops

1. CARES Act Grant Access and Opportunities - Liz Ojeda
Presented by WorkforceTAG 

 

2. How to Prepare a Capabilities Statement and How to Prepare a 30 Second Elevator Speech – Marjorie Williams
Presented by the Minority Business Development Agency/Denver Business Center

 

 

Corporate Workshops

1. 7 Steps to Working from Home – Carlos Mireles
Presented by Blu Bambu


2. What Classifies as a World Class Supplier Diversity Program-Robert Kunze
Presented by Xcel Energy

 

LUNCHEON PROGRAM

12:00p.m.MST – 1:00p.m.MST/1:00p.m.CST – 2:00p.m.CST

Power Luncheon Welcome

Greetings from Strategic Partner

Remarks from National Corporate Member           

Introduction of Luncheon Speaker                               

Luncheon Speaker

Closing Remarks and Acknowledgements                          

Networking and Entertainment                               

Belinda Hooks, Market President
Mountain Plains MSDC

Frances Padilla, District Director, Colorado

U.S. Small Business Administration

Natalie Chantal McGrady, Director – Supplier Diversity Strategic Sourcing 
Cargill

Belinda Hooks, Market President
Mountain Plains MSDC    
                         

Dell Gines, MBA, MSF, CEcD

Senior Community Development Advisor
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Belinda Hooks, Market President
Mountain Plains MSDC    
                         

Regional Talent                          

Day 2 - October 22nd

MORNING PROGRAM

9a.m.MST – 9:45a.m.MST/10:00a.m.CST – 10:45a.m.CST

Power Breakfast Welcome/Agenda 

Opening Remarks from Equity Sponsor

Purpose of the Day

Greetings from the Board of Directors

CEOs for CODE

Acknowledgments and Speaker Introduction

Breakfast Keynote Speaker

Introduction of Workshops

Belinda Hooks, Market President
Mountain Plains MSDC

Robert Kunze, Director Strategic sourcing and Procurement Xcel Energy

Stan Sena, President/CEO

Mountain Plains MSDC                       

Stancia Jenkins, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer 
University of Nebraska

Carmen TapioPresident/CEO

North End Teleservices                                                           

Belinda Hooks, Market President
Mountain Plains MSDC

Aaron Austin, Senior Vice President and Chief HR Officer

CHI Health

Andrew Portee, MBE Workshops, Business Development & MBE Service Manager
Mountain Plains MSDC 

Marvin Lyman, Corporate Workshops
Business Development and Corporate Relations Manager
Mountain Plains MSDC 

Session A

WORKSHOPS SCHEDULED FROM 9:45a.m. MST – 10:30a.m. MST/10:45a.m. – 11:30am. CST

MBE Workshops

1. Meet the Primes – Shawna Reed and Kim Rosal– (Repeat Session)
Presented by Comcast Cable and Pinnacle Group 

2. Sources Sought and Request for Information – Marjorie Williams
Presented by the Minority Business Development Agency/Denver Business Center


3. Branding 360 – How to Recognize Key Factors for Creating an Image of Success –    Edelweiss Rothe   -Presented by Branding, Cross Cultural Training and Consulting 

CORPORATE Workshops

1. The State of Workforce and the Impact on the Local Economy – Anita Davis 
Presented by Mid-America Regional Council      


2. HARNESS THE SUPERPOWER - Integrate diversity into your procurement/purchasing process (Repeat Session) - Hetal Mehta Presented by Northbound
 

Session B

10:35a.m. MST – 11:20a.m.MST/11:35a.m.CST – 12:20p.m.CST

MBE Workshops

1. Meet the Primes – Kim Rosal and Shawna Reed – (Repeat Session)
Presented by Comcast Cable  and Pinnacle Group


2. 5 Key Ways a Website Grows your Business - Carlos Mireles
Presented by Blu Bambu


3. Panel: Access to Capital “Where’s The Money?”

Presented by Colorado Enterprise Fund Alan Ramirez, Director of Lending 
 Nebraska Enterprise Fund BC Clark, Director of Training and Client Development
 SBA David Benavidez, Lender Relation Specialist  
UMB (TBD)   
  

 

Corporate Workshops

1. Technology Trends That Are Impacting Corporate America – What You Should Know? - Annette Quintana,

Presented by Istonish

2. Dissecting Race and Racism – Rodney Patterson
Presented by Learner’s Group

Session C

11:25a.m. MST – 12:10p.m.MST/12:25p.m.CST – 1:10p.m.CST

MBE Workshops

1. CARES Act Grant Access and Opportunities - Liz Ojeda
Presented by Workforce TAG 


2. Lumen's 10-point process for RFP engagement -  Jay Wesley 
Presented by Lumen


Corporate Workshops

1. Management Inclusion and Engagement – Rodney Patterson
Presented by Learner’s Group 


2. What Constitutes as a World Class Supplier Diversity Program -Robert Kunze
Presented by Xcel Energy
 

LUNCHEON PROGRAM

12:00p.m.MST – 1:00p.m.MST/1:00p.m.CST – 2:00p.m.CST

Power Luncheon Welcome

Greetings from our Equity Sponsor

Making an Impact

Bridge to Success

Introduction of Luncheon Speaker

Power Luncheon Speaker

Closing Remarks and Acknowledgements

Networking and Entertainment

Belinda Hooks, Market President
Mountain Plains MSDC

Kisha Bausby, Regional Diversity
 & Inclusion Manager 
JEDunn Construction 

Darretta WhitfieldSr. Manager Supplier Diversity, Charter Communications 

Jared Casey, CEO

Faison Office Products

Belinda Hooks, Market President
Mountain Plains MSDC

Andrea Hendricks, Ed.D.,CED 
Senior Executive Director of Global Diversity, Inclusion Strategy, Cerner 

Belinda Hooks, Market President
Mountain Plains MSDC

Regional Talent

 

CONTACT

For More Information On The Event Contact communications@mpmsdc.org or call (303) 623-3037

 
 

SPONSORS

Host Sponsors

Equity Sponsors

Diversity Sponsors

Inclusion Sponsors

Impact Sponsors

Unity Sponsors

Contributing Sponsors

WANT TO BE A SPONSOR?

For Sponsorship Opportunities Contact

Belinda Hooks: belinda@mpmsdc.org or (402) 955-9141