Agenda – Miami
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 * Miami Hilton Downtown

With the Department of Energy!
(Agenda is Updated Frequently)

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ChallengeHER Miami

October 24, 2018

8:00 AM to 9 AM REGISTRATION / BREAKFAST / NETWORKING
9:00 AM to 10 AM Symphony I & II

OPENING WELCOME

Candace Waterman, President / CEO, Women Impacting Public Policy

Paul E. Ross, Small Business Technical Adviser, Team Lead, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, U.S. Department of Energy

10:00 AM to 10:15 AM BREAK & NETWORKING
Symphony I & II

(New to Federal Contracting)

Concerto B

(Experienced Contractor)

Symphony III

(by appointment)

Foyer
10:15 AM to 11:15 AM RESEARCHING THE GOVERNMENT

Althea Harris, Assistant District Director of Marketing & Outreach, US Small Business Administration

Brian VanHook, Associate Director, FL SBDC at Florida International University

GSA SCHEDULE: Is It Right for Your Company?

Courtney Fairchild, President/CEO, Global Services

MATCHMAKER MEETINGS EXHIBITORS
11:15 AM to 12:15 PM HOW TO GO TO MARKET WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

Orlando Espinosa, Co-Founder, Emineo Media

Karen Vieira, Owner, The Med Writers

NAVIGATING PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTOR OPPORTUNITIES

Moderator:  Candace Waterman, CEO/President, Women Impacting Public Policy

 

Panelists:

Nedra Dickson, Global Supplier Diversity & Sustainability Lead, Accenture

Tarrance Frierson, Principal Manager- Customer & Operational Services, Supplier Diversity and  Development, Southern California Edison

12:15 PM to 1:45 PM LUNCH – Keynote
Symphony I & II
The Honorable Emily Murphy, Administrator, General Services Administration
1:45 PM to 2:45 PM BEST PRACTICES OF WORKINIG WITH THE DOE

Paul E. Ross, Small Business Technical Adviser, Team Lead, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, U.S. Department of Energy

BUYER’S PANEL: How to Work with Federal Buyers

Moderator – Ann Sullivan, WIPP’s Chief Advocate

Panelist –

Sabrina Elam, Strategic Services Acquisition Manager, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

Juliana Heynes, Director, Contracts Division, Naval Reactors Laboratory Field Office

Laura Lovato, Procurement Manager, Sandia National Laboratories

Dr. Ruby Crenshaw-Lawrence, Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Department of Defense

MATCHMAKER MEETINGS

(CON’T)

 

EXHIBITORS
2:45 PM to 3:00 PM BREAK & NETWORKING
3 PM to 4 PM  

ROADMAP TO SUCCESS: Utilizing Small Business Advocates

Moderator – Ann Sullivan, WIPP’s Chief Advocate

Panelist –

Rexann Dunn, Small Business Partnerships, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Cassandra McGee Stuart, Manager, Small Business Program, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Patricia Espinoza, Small Business Program Manager, US Department of Energy

Patricia Brown, Small Business Advocate for WOSB & EDWOSB, Sandia National Laboratories

ACCESSING CAPITAL

Moderator:  Jonel Hein, Deputy District Director, US Small Business Administration

 

Panelists:

Raju Mohandas, Founder, BridgePoint Financial

Yvonne Bucugnani, Vice President SBA Team Lead,  Mercantile Bank

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Be sure to sign up for matchmaking!  Below is the list of confirmed hosts – list is frequently updated:

Broward County Public Schools
Broward County Public Schools
City of Miami
Department of Energy HQ
Department of Energy OSDBU
FIU Start UP
Florida International University Procurement
Florida PTAC at Florida International University, College of Business
GSA – Southeast Sunbelt Regional Office of Small Business Utilization
MBDA Export Center
Miami-Dade County Internal Services Department
Miami-Dade County Public Schools – Office of Economic Opportunity
Miami-Dade County Public Schools – Procurement Management Services
Miami-Dade County Public Schools – Procurement Management Services
Miami-Dade Expressway Authority
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Sandia National Laboratories
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS), LLC
SCORE
Turner Construction Company

 

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