Business Marketplace 2018

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 12/11/2018 - 12/12/2018
All Day

Location
Galt House Hotel

Categories


Change ushers in the potential for new opportunities. Whether it’s an added piece of technology or an innovative idea, change is transformative to help fine-tune business operations for increased and measured success. The 2018 Business Marketplace will offer a chance for business connections with a range of service providers, corporate, minority and government exhibits, plus mini-matchmakers, by appointment only, for connections that count. Workshop panelists will offer a wide range of perspectives and game-changing ideas to empower and enable businesses to develop and grow to full potential.

Hear powerful dialogues from well-versed corporate professionals who will share useful advice and best practices to counteract challenging issues in the marketplace. Learn about sustained and engaged organizational change strategies to help take your business to the next level. Majority buyers and minority suppliers will come together to discuss mutual needs and capabilities. Connect and take full advantage of the TSMSDC network. Become motivated from powerful strategies that work. Gain new approaches and solutions. Learn from experiences and successes of seasoned professionals.

Leave with fresh ideas. Capitalize on change for profitable business relationships and opportunities!

Join us for this two-day, information-led, networking event, December 11-12, 2018.

Register Today –   Download the Registration Form or Register Online

KEYNOTE LUNCHEON SPEAKER

ELKE F. SUBER, ESQ.
MICROSOFT CORPORATION

Elke F. Suber is the Assistant General Counsel for Microsoft Stores in Microsoft’s Corporate, External
and Legal Affairs (CELA) group. She has served as Microsoft’s lead direct sales attorney since 2016, and
works on the Microsoft Store leadership team. She oversees all legal matters, and leads a legal team
that provides worldwide strategic counsel on retail, e-commerce, financing, technology, real estate,
compliance, and privacy issues. During her career at Microsoft, she was lead attorney for several of
Microsoft’s online products, and as lead copyright counsel for Xbox and Microsoft Research.

Atty. Suber led the legal department’s Pipeline and Community Building initiatives to advance diversity
in the profession from 2009-2015. Prior to joining Microsoft, she was counsel for CIGNA’s Technology
and Business Group, and was in private practice with two law firms in Philadelphia. She started her career
as a law clerk for the Honorable Gary L. Lancaster of the US District Court for the Western District of
Pennsylvania, and for the Honorable Justin M. Johnson of the Pennsylvania Superior Court. She is Chair
of the Digital Media and New Technologies Division of the American Bar Association Forum on the
Entertainment and Sports Industries. She is past Chair and President of the Board of Directors for the
Black Entertainment and Sports Lawyers Association. She serves as a member of the Board of Trustees
for the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and was honored as a 2011 Leadership Counsel on Legal
Diversity Fellow. Atty. Suber is a graduate of Slippery Rock University, and the University of Pittsburgh
School of Law.

MASTER OF CEREMONIES

GILBERT CORSEY
WDRB TV

Gilbert Corsey joined the WDRB TV news team in 2011 as the co-anchor of WDRB News at 4 with
Elizabeth Woolsey. He started reporting in Abilene, Texas at KTXSTV and specialized in educational
stories, earning him top honors from the Texas chapter of the Associated Press. Gilbert later moved
to Eastern North Carolina and added anchoring news and sports to his resume, along with producing
his own shows. Prior to joining WDRB, Gilbert served as the weekend anchor at a FOX and ABC
affiliate in Charleston, West Virginia. A native of Seattle, WA, and graduate of the Edward R. Murrow
School of Communication at Washington State University, Gilbert Corsey is an eight-time Emmy
award-winning Anchor/Reporter at WDRB News.


Registration deadline is December 7, 2018 –  Download the Registration Form or Register Online

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2018

‘GET IT DONE – BUILDING FOR TOMORROW’
CONSTRUCTION SEMINAR REGISTRATION
Messer Construction Company, Ohio River Valley Women’s Business Council
and TriState Minority Supplier Development Council. (Open only to Kentucky-based,
construction-related minority and women-owned subcontractors and suppliers)
Suite Tower, 2nd Floor, Registration Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12 Noon – 1:00 p.m.

BUSINESS MARKETPLACE REGISTRATION
Suite Tower, 2nd Floor, Registration Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12 Noon – 5:00 p.m.

EXHIBIT SET-UP BY EXCEL DECORATORS
Suite Tower, 2nd Floor, Ballroom A and B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12 Noon – 5:00 p.m.

‘GET IT DONE – BUILDING FOR TOMORROW’
CONSTRUCTION SEMINAR REGISTRATION
Messer Construction Company, Ohio River Valley Women’s Business Council
and TriState Minority Supplier Development Council. (Open only to Kentucky-based,
construction-related minority and women-owned subcontractors and suppliers)
Suite Tower, 2nd Floor, Carroll Ford Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WELCOME RECEPTION
Suite Tower, 2nd Floor, Clements Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2018

Corporate and public-sector supply chains can mean big budgets and many opportunities for your
business. However, together and connecting with these corporations presents its own set of unique
challenges. Learn how to present your businesses in the best possible way. Results oriented and
hands on!

BUSINESS MARKETPLACE REGISTRATION
Suite Tower, 2nd Floor, Registration Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

EXHIBITOR SET-UP
Suite Tower, 2nd Floor, Ballroom A and B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

COFFEE, TEA & CONVERSATION
Suite Tower, 2nd Floor, Grand Foyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

TSMSDC BOARD MEETING
(DIRECTORS ONLY)
Suite Tower, 2nd Floor, Willis Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

WORKSHOP 1: STRATEGIES FOR ENGAGING
CORPORATE AMERICA
Introduction: Robert Kinchen, Director Of Supplier Diversity, Services & Support Purchasing
Presenter: Alice M. Gordon Holloway, CEO, Skye Connect, Inc.

Suite Tower, 2nd Floor, Clements Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

This impactful session will take a deep dive into how business leaders and owners can maximize, monetize, and measure successful relationships. Learn insights to:

• Adapt the secret sauce rules
• Make adjustments with major corporations for future success
• Sharpen your intellectual saw
• Develop keys to wealth creation
• Gain a competitive advantage

Sponsored by Nissan North America, Inc.
Introduction: Robert Kinchen, Director Of Supplier Diversity, Services & Support Purchasing
Presenter: Alice M. Gordon Holloway, CEO, Skye Connect, Inc.

WORKSHOP 2: ‘RAISING THE BAR’ MINI-SERIES – MEET THE CORPORATE PLAYERS
Suite Tower, 2nd Floor, Clements Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30 a.m. – 12 Noon

Meet and gain access to America’s influential corporations and government agencies who want to identify, develop and build business relationships with diverse suppliers. The more diverse the inputs, the more valuable the results.

 

Workshop 2 Facilitators:

 

Derek Bland, Vice President, New Business Development

HJI Supply Chain Solutions

Ferdinand L. Risco Jr., Assistant Executive Director

Transit Authority of River City (TARC)

 

 

 

Workshop 2 Panelists:

Joseph Huber, Director of Contract & Procurement Administration, and DBE/ ACDBE Liaison Officer

Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)

Anthony L. Mathis, Director, Energy & MWBE Initiatives

Norton Healthcare

Jamir A. Davis, Executive Director

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Office of Civil Rights and Small Business Development

Trevon Heath, Community & Citizenship Coordinator

Turner Construction Company

Paul A. Buerkle, Jr., CPSM, CPSD, Senior Program Manager, Supplier Diversity & Development, Supply Chain

Tennessee Valley Authority

Debra Voss, Manager, Supplier Diversity, Development of Diverse Business Solutions

International Paper

 

BUSINESS MARKETPLACE LUNCHEON
Featuring: Elke F. Suber, Esq., Senior Executive and Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Stores, Microsoft Corporation
Suite Tower, 2nd Floor, Ballroom C . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12 Noon – 1:30 p.m.

RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY
Suite Tower, 2nd Floor, Grand Foyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:45 p.m.

EXHIBIT/TRADESHOW
Suite Tower, 2nd Floor, Ballroom A and B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

MATCHMAKER – MEET THE BUYERS
(INCLUDES: CORPORATIONS AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES)
Suite Tower, 2nd Floor, Coombs Chandler Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Marketplace Matchmaker Participants:
• Bridgestone Americas, Inc. • Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)
• Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS) • Ingersoll Rand • International Paper
• Jefferson County Public Schools • Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS)
• Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD)
• Louisville Metro Government • Louisville Regional Airport • Messer Construction Co.
• Nissan North America, Inc. • Norton Healthcare  • Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
• Transit Authority of River City (TARC)

EXHIBITS CLOSED/MOVE OUT
Suite Tower, 2nd Floor, Ballroom A and B . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 

Registration deadline is December 7, 2018 –  Download the Registration Form or Register Online


TSMSDC GENERAL INFORMATION

The TriState Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (TSMSDC), is a privately funded, not-for-profit organization, and serves as a vital link between major corporations and minority business enterprises (MBEs). Each year, member corporations have reported billions of dollars spent with Council certified MBEs. Serving Tennessee, Kentucky, and West Virginia, TSMSDC is one of the 23 regional affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. Through events such as this Business Marketplace TSMSDC continues to create profitable business relationships by Change…Opportunities.

DIRECT ALL QUESTIONS TO TSMSDC OFFICES

KENTUCKY: 502-365-9762

NASHVILLE: 615-259-4699

E-MAIL: info@tsmsdc.net

WEBSITE: www.tsmsdc.net

Registration deadline is December 7, 2018 –  Download the Registration Form or Register Online

 

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