Meet & Greet

Procurement Opportunity Connection


WHEN IS MEET & GREET?

Meet & Greet is on Wednesday, March 22nd from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

AM I ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN MEET & GREET?

Any WBENC-Certified WBE in good standing who registered for a Summit Only or a Full Summit & Salute registration is eligible to participate.

WHAT IS THE PROCUREMENT OPPORTUNITY CONNECTION: MEET & GREET?

The Procurement Opportunity Connection: Meet & Greet provides WBEs the opportunity to connect with a participating Corporate/Government Member of their choice in an open but formal environment.

HOW DOES MEET & GREET WORK?

The Meet & Greet opportunity is broken into approximately seven cycles of 20 minutes. Each participating Corporate Member representative is assigned a round table of 10 for the duration of the session. Eligible WBEs are then able to choose which table they would like to sit at for each cycle. Once they sit down each WBE at the table has one minute to present their elevator pitch outlining their company’s capacity as well as what differentiates their company from others in their industry. After the introductions, the Corporate Member has an opportunity to ask questions and engage in round table discussions. At the end of the 20 minutes all WBEs must move to another Corporate Member’s table.

HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR MEET & GREET?

You can prepare by reviewing the Meet & Greet webinar available in the WBENC Insights Library. It is highly recommended that you identify your target corporations to connect with in order to maximize this opportunity. Handouts of participating Meet & Greet Corporate Members will be available at the registration desk when you arrive. The room will be arranged numerically, so the handout is imperative as the corporation names will not be on the tables. Also, the list provided will not reflect any corporation that has changed their mind after the handouts were printed.  You may also request a list the week of March 13th by contacting matchmakers@wbenc.org