Procurement Opportunity Connection


WHAT IS THE PROCUREMENT OPPORTUNITY CONNECTION: MEET & GREET?

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

WHEN IS MEET & GREET?

Meet & Greet is on Wednesday, March 21st from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

AM I ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN MEET & GREET?

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

HOW DOES MEET & GREET WORK?

The Meet & Greet opportunity is broken up into approximately seven (7) round table sessions of 20 minutes with five (5) minutes between each session. All participating Corporate/Government Members are assigned one round table during the duration of the entire Meet & Greet event. For each session, eligible WBEs are able to choose which round table they would like to sit at, each round table seats up to 10 WBEs. Once the 20-minute round table session has started, the Corporate/Government Member will begin with a two (2) minute introduction and overview of their company. Then starting on the left, each WBE at the table has one (1) 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/Government 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/Government Member’s table within five (5) minutes before the next round table session starts.

HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR MEET & GREET?

You can prepare by reviewing the Meet & Greet webinar available in the WBENC Insights Library. In order to maximize your success at this event, it is highly recommended that you identify the top seven (7) corporations you’d like to target and connect with during the Meet & Greet event. Handouts of participating Meet & Greet Corporate/Government 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 Corporate/Government Member that have cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances after the handouts were printed. You may also request a list the week of March 12th by contacting matchmakers@wbenc.org