Tentative agenda for the two day, free event. Exact times and speakers are subject to change. 

9:30 - 10:00 AM · MotorCity Grand Ballroom, Ground Floor

Registration Open

Light breakfast will be served.

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10:00 - 11:00 AM · MotorCity Grand Ballroom, Ground Floor

Okay You're Certified; Now What?

Keith King · NVBDC

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM · MotorCity Grand Ballroom, Ground Floor

Access to Capital: Doing Business with Bank of America

Speaker TBD

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12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lunch and Networking

1:00 - 1:45 PM · MotorCity Grand Ballroom, Ground Floor

Succession Planning Session for Veteran Businesses

Speaker, Laurie Sall

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1:45 PM - 2:00 AM · MotorCity Grand Ballroom, Ground Floor

Break

2:00 - 3:00 PM · MotorCity Grand Ballroom, Ground Floor

Corporate Supplier Diversity Panel

Moderator: Debra Quade, Kellogg's

Panelist:
Samantha Brink, Dell
Sandra Duckworth, Delta Airlines
Jason Trimiew, Facebook
Jenny Williams, Cox Communications

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3:00 PM · MotorCity Grand Ballroom, Ground Floor

Educational Sessions Conclude

6:00 - 9:00 PM · MotorCity Amnesia Room, 16th Floor

Vets Night Out Reception

This reception is open to corporate buyers and Veteran-Owned and Service Disables Veteran-Owned businesses to relax, enjoy some food and drink and network casually.

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7:30 - 8:20 AM · MotorCity Grand Ballroom, Ground Floor

Registration Open & Networking Begins

Continental breakfast will be served.

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8:20 - 9:20 AM

Pre-Scheduled 1:1 Buyer-Supply Meetings Begin and Exhibit Tables Open

Select buyer corporations will be taking their pre-scheduled 1:1 meetings with businesses who applied on the Supplier Application to fill one or more of their posted opportunities. Meetings will be scheduled in 20 minute increments.

Resource tables and select corporate walk-up tables will as be open for ad hoc meetings.

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9:30 - 10:30 AM

Morning Program Begins

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9:30 - 9:40 AM · MotorCity Grand Ballroom, Ground Floor

Introduction and Overview of the Day

Ryan Michael · Pure Michigan Business Connect

9:40 - 9:50 AM · MotorCity Grand Ballroom, Ground Floor

Welcome Remarks

Keith King · NVBDC

9:50 - 10:00 AM · MotorCity Grand Ballroom, Ground Floor

Opening Remarks

Connie Logan · SBA

10:00 - 10:30 AM · MotorCity Grand Ballroom, Ground Floor

NVBDC's New Certification System

10:40 AM - 12:00 PM

Pre-Scheduled 1:1 Buyer-Supply Meetings and Exhibit Tables Continue

Select buyer corporations will be taking their pre-scheduled 1:1 meetings with businesses who applied on the Supplier Application to fill one or more of their posted opportunities. Meetings will be scheduled in 20 minute increments.

Resource tables and select corporate walk-up tables will as be open for ad hoc meetings.

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12:00 - 1:00 PM

Lunch

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12:15 - 12:30 PM · MotorCity Grand Ballroom, Ground Floor

Keynote Presentation

John Savona · Ford Motor Company

12:45 - 1:00 PM · MotorCity Grand Ballroom, Ground Floor

NVBDC Awards

Presented by Brigadier General (Ret.) Richard Miller

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1:00 - 3:00 PM

Pre-Scheduled 1:1 Buyer-Supply Meetings and Exhibit Tables Continue

Select buyer corporations will be taking their pre-scheduled 1:1 meetings with businesses who applied on the Supplier Application to fill one or more of their posted opportunities. Meetings will be scheduled in 20 minute increments.

Resource tables and select corporate walk-up tables will as be open for ad hoc meetings.

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3:00 PM

Summit Concludes/1:1 Meetings Conclude