2022 Virtual Business Marketplace

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Date(s) - 08/25/2022
8:45 am - 2:00 pm

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Talks, workshops, and a matchmaker, the 2022 Business Marketplace conference will present a blend of content, where the right connections may lead to limitless opportunities. Discussions will center on topics relevant to emerging, experienced business owners, and major purchasers who want to experience the best strategies in supplier diversity. For connections that count, matchmaker sessions with specific business opportunities will be conducted. Well-versed workshop panelists will share useful cutting-edge information on current trends, and best practices to address challenging issues in the marketplace. Corporate representatives will share helpful glimpses on how to do business and identify procurement opportunities on the horizon. The conference will bring together focus-minded business owners who want to grow their businesses with corporations who seek capable suppliers to optimize their supply chains.

Join us for this one-day, information-led, virtual networking event.

Location:
Virtual

Time:

August 25, 2022: 8:45 AM – 2:00 PM (CST)

August 25, 2022: 9:45 AM – 3:00 PM (EST)

 
   
 

Event Schedule At-a-Glance

   
 
 

 

 
 

Opening: Cheri K. Henderson
President & CEO
TSMSDC
Welcome: Stanford T. Williams, Jr.
Vice President, Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer
Messer Construction Co.
Chairman, Board of Directors, TSMSDC
 
   
 
 

Greetings: Ying McGuire
CEO & President
NMSDC
Greetings: Warren A. Sawyers
President and CEO
Atlas Management Corporation
Chairman, MBEIC, TSMSDC
 
   

 
 

 

When a construction bid is posted you have a short window to become a part of a team. What if the old way of doing things isn’t working?

Let’s create new possibilities. The University of Kentucky has announced plans that include a new 27-acre hospital campus, an ambulatory cancer center, a health education building, an innovation hub, an on-campus distillery, and extensive renovations to existing facilities.

In this session, you will gain a competitive advantage by learning how to prepare now for future opportunities. Panelists will discuss how to do business with UK, find bids and opportunities, be successful as a prime or subcontractor, pre-qualify with prime construction managers, simplify the bidding process, form strategic partnerships, and build long-term relationships.

With more than $2 billion dollars in construction projects in the pipeline, UK recognizes that increasing its pool of diverse suppliers creates more competition and innovation. Our goal is simple: Create new possibilities for inclusion on construction projects at the University of Kentucky.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Marilyn Clark
Supplier Diversity Manager
University of Kentucky
Barry Swanson
Chief Procurement Officer
University of Kentucky
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lynn Murphy
Associate Vice President
Facilities Planning
University of Kentucky Health Services
Keith Ingram
Project Manager
University of Kentucky
 

 


 
Whether it’s finished products or professional services to sell, suppliers are essential to almost every business. A distinguished group of corporate representatives will help guide the discussions on supplier diversity.

Discover promising procurement opportunities, now and on the horizon. Learn how to access supply chains to conduct business. This session will help you find and forge potential relationships among buyers and sellers.

 
 
 

 
   
 
Moderator: KeeKee Mathis
Sr. Leader-Supplier
Sustainability & Diversity
Trane Technologies
 

 

 

 
 
 

Panelist: Bekka Korosec
Procure to Pay Director
Kentucky Community and Technical
College System (KCTS)

Panelist: Carla Hendon
Director, Supplier Diversity and
Indirect Procurement
Meijer

Panelist: Marilyn Clark
Supplier Diversity Manager
University of Kentucky

 
 
 
 

Panelist: Shaquanta Locke
Manager, Supplier Diversity
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

Panelist: LeTonya Cooper
Manager, Sourcing,
Supplier Relationship Management
FedEx

Panelist: Kelli Fager
Senior Director, Purchasing &
Payment Services
Vanderbilt University

 

 

Deryl McKissack is the founder, chairwoman and chief executive officer of McKissack & McKissack, a national architecture, engineering, program- and construction-management firm currently working on over $15 billion in projects nationwide. Under Deryl’s leadership, McKissack has worked for public and private clients in the civic, culture, energy, education, entertainment, healthcare, hospitality, housing, infrastructure, mixed-use and office sectors and grown to over 150 employees with offices in Austin, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami and Washington, D.C.

 
 
 
 

Introduction to Keynote:
Derrick Dowell
Vice President
TSMSDC

Keynote Speaker:
Deryl McKissack, PE
Founder, Chairwoman and CEO
McKissack & McKissack

 

 

Matchmaker Participants: Adobe, Brasfield & Gorrie General Contractors, Cigna, Dollar General, FedEx, HCA Healthcare/HealthTrust Purchasing Group, Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD), Louisville Water Company, Meijer, Messer Construction Co., Nissan Group of the Americas, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Toyota Motor North America, Inc., Trane Technologies, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Vanderbilt University, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., Volvo Cars

 


 

Sponsor/VIP Registration

PRESENTING SPONSOR $25,000

  • Exclusive recognition as a presenting sponsor
  • Two (2) 30-second company commercial
  • 25 registrations
  • Matchmaker participant
  • Welcome – Plenary Session
  • Full-page color ad – prominent location in digital Business Marketplace Program Book
  • Display logo and link from TSMSDC website
  • Logo on Constant Contact announcement distribution
  • Ad on digital platform
  • Introduction of Keynote Speaker
  • Recognition in welcome – plenary session, workshop introductions and Matchmaking segment
  • Logo placement in event platform Chat Room

DIAMOND SPONSOR $20,000

  • Recognition as a sponsor
  • 30-second company commercial
  • 20 registrations
  • Matchmaker participant
  • Welcome – Plenary Session
  • Full-page color ad – prominent location in digital Business Marketplace Program Book
  • Display logo and link from TSMSDC website
  • Logo on Constant Contact announcement distribution
  • Ad on digital platform
  • Recognition in welcome – plenary session, workshop introductions and Matchmaking segment
  • Logo placement in event platform Chat Room

PLATINUM SPONSOR $10,000

  • Recognition as a sponsor
  • 30-second company commercial
  • 10 registrations to the virtual event
  • Matchmaker Participant
  • Welcome – Plenary Session
  • Full-page color ad – prominent location in digital Business Marketplace Program Book
  • Display logo and link from TSMSDC website
  • Logo on Constant Contact announcement distribution
  • Ad on digital platform
  • Recognition in welcome – plenary session, workshop introductions and Matchmaking segment

GOLD SPONSOR $5,000

  • Acknowledgment as a sponsor
  • 10 registrations to the virtual event
  • Matchmaker participant
  • Welcome – Plenary Session
  • Full-page black and white ad – in digital Business Marketplace Program Book
  • Display logo and link from TSMSDC website
  • Logo on Constant Contact announcement distribution
  • Recognition in welcome – plenary session, workshop introductions and Matchmaking segment

SILVER SPONSOR $4,000

  • Acknowledgment as a sponsor
  • 7 registrations
  • Matchmaker participant
  • Welcome – Plenary Session
  • Full-page black and white ad – in digital Business Marketplace Program Book
  • Display logo and link from TSMSDC website
  • Logo on Constant Contact announcement distribution
  • Recognition in welcome – plenary session, workshop introductions and Matchmaking segment

BRONZE SPONSOR $3,000

  • Acknowledgment as a sponsor
  • 5 registrations to the virtual event
  • Matchmaker participant
  • Welcome – Plenary Session
  • Half-page black and white ad – in digital Business Marketplace Program Book
  • Display logo and link from TSMSDC website
  • Logo on Constant Contact announcement distribution
  • Recognition in welcome – plenary session, workshop introductions and Matchmaking segment

CONTRIBUTOR SPONSOR $2,000

  • Acknowledgement as a sponsor
  • 3 registrations to the virtual event
  • Matchmaker participant
  • Welcome – Plenary Session
  • Half-page black and white ad – in digital Business Marketplace Program Book
  • Display logo and link from TSMSDC website
  • Logo on Constant Contact announcement distribution
  • Recognition in welcome – plenary session, workshop introductions and Matchmaking segment

SUPPORTER SPONSOR $1,000

  • Acknowledgement as a sponsor
  • 2 registrations
  • Matchmaker participant
  • Quarter-page black and white ad – in digital Business Marketplace Program Book
  • Display logo and link from TSMSDC website
  • Logo on Constant Contact announcement distribution
  • Recognition in welcome – plenary session, workshop introductions and Matchmaking segment

REGISTER TODAY!

 

GENERAL REGISTRATION PACKAGE:

Includes Two (2) Registration Tickets to attend Workshops, Keynote Speaker and Matchmaker sessions.

TSMSDC Certified MBE
$150

TSMSDC Corporate Member
$300

NMSDC MBE Affiliate
$300

NMSDC Corporate Affiliate
$500

Government/Nonprofit
$200

MBE Non-certified
$400

Corporate Non-member
$600

 

MATCHMAKER SESSIONS:

General and Sponsorship Registration includes Matchmaker Appointments for Certified MBEs and Corporate Members.

 

Á LA CARTE:

MATCHMAKER TABLE ONLY:

TSMSDC Certified MBE
$200

TSMSDC Corporate Member
$300

NMSDC MBE Affiliate
$400

NMSDC Corporate Affiliate
$500

 

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