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TUESDAY, MARCH 12 | 9 AM - NOON

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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.

Eligibility

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


Participating Corporate Members

Note: Participation is subject to change without notice.

AARP

Accenture

ADP

Airbnb Inc

Allstate Insurance Company

American Red Cross

Apple, Inc.

ARAMARK

AT&T

Bank of America

Bayer

BMC Software

BNSF Railway

BP America, Inc.

Caesars Entertainment

Capital One

Cargill

Celgene Corporation

Chevron

CIGNA

City of Columbia

Comcast NBCUniversal

Compass Group/Foodbuy

ConocoPhillips

Cox Enterprises Inc.

Cummins Inc.

CVS/Aetna

Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Dominion Energy/Southeast Energy Group

DTE Energy Company

Entergy Services

Ericsson, Inc.

Express Scripts, Inc.

Exxon Mobil Corporation

EY

Facebook

Fannie Mae

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Fifth Third Bancorp

Ford Motor Company

Gap Inc.

General Motors

Google

Hilton

Honda of America, Mfg.

Humana, Inc.

IBM

ISS Facility Services, Inc.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Kellogg Company

KPMG LLP

Lear Corporation

Lenovo US

Lowe's Companies, Inc.

Macy's, Inc.

Major League Baseball

ManpowerGroup

Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Marriott International, Inc.

Medtronic

MGM Resorts International

Microsoft Corporation

Nationwide

New York Life

Nissan North America, Inc.

Nokia of America Corporation

Office Depot, Inc.

PepsiCo

Pitney Bowes Inc.

PNC Financial Services Corporation

Proctor & Gamble

Raytheon Company

Ricoh USA Inc

Robert Half

Shell Oil Company

Skanska USA Inc.

Sodexo

Sonoco Products Company

Southern California Edison

Southern Company Gas

SunTrust Banks, Inc.

Target Corporation

The Boeing Company

The Home Depot

The Kroger Co.

The Walt Disney Company

T-Mobile

TOYOTA

U.S. Bank

U.S. Postal Service

UPS

Valvoline LLC

Viacom Inc.

Vistra Energy

Vizient, Inc.

WarnerMedia

Wells Fargo & Co.

World Wide Technology, Inc.

Xcel Energy