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Check-in begins at 8:30 AM

Get prepared for a dynamic three hours of fast paced pitching! All WBENC-Certified WBEs who are registered for the full Summit & Salute or Summit Only pass are welcome to participate.

During this session, participating WBENC National Corporate and Government Members will be assigned a table, and each WBE at the table will have 90 seconds to pitch their business. Planning your approach will be key to achieving the most out of this session. A list of participating Corporate and Government members will be available a week prior to the event, as well as at Meet & Greet Check-In, which starts at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.


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 to Participate

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 90 seconds 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.

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. You may also request a list the week of March 4 by contacting matchmakers@wbenc.org