October 20 – 22
10:00 – 11:30am EST

This year’s FREE 3 day virtual conference will bring together existing and prospective corporate members and certified MBEs. Our goal is to continue to deliver impactful sessions and networking opportunities that prepare, position, and propel you to the next level. Participants will have access to:

  • Workshops, round tablespanel discussions led by knowledgeable experts
  • Networking opportunities between GNEMSDC certified businesses and corporate supplier diversity and procurement specialists
  • Fireside Chat on Wed, October 21 featuring Daymond John, star of ABC’s Shark Tank

 

Our Speakers

Scott C. Baker

Scott C. Baker

RTD Logistics

President & Founder
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Ingrid Beckles

Ingrid Beckles

Mass General Brigham

 

Veronica Cook

Veronica Cook

University of Connecticut

Martha Crawford

Martha Crawford

Sikorsky/Lockheed Martin

Tracy Fraatz

Tracy Fraatz

Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston

Keith Greenaway

Keith Greenaway

GNEMSDC

Daymond John

Daymond John

The Shark Group

Donna Latson Gittens

Donna Latson Gittens

MORE Advertising

Peter Hurst

Peter Hurst

GNEMSDC

Saken Khokhar

Saken Khokhar

Boston Scientific Corporation

Monika Mantilla

Monika Mantilla

Small Business Community Capital

Sidney McLaurin

Sidney McLaurin

Material Impact

Kimberly Quintana

Kimberly Quintana

Quintana Supply

Greg Smith

Greg Smith

Connecticut Lottery Corporation

“We’re All in this Together”

AGENDA:

Tues, Oct 20 (Day 1)

10:00 – 10:05am 

Welcome

10:05 – 10:45am  

CEO Roundtable Featuring:

  • Michael Mahoney, Boston Scientific Corporation
  • Greg Smith, The Connecticut Lottery Corporation

10:45 – 11:30am 

Joint Session: Post-COVID Partnerships

  • Scott C. Baker, RTD Logistics
  • Ingrid Beckles, Mass General Brigham
  • Tracy Fraatz, Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
  • Kimberly Quintana, Quintana Supply
  • Moderated by Peter Hurst, GNEMSDC

 Wed, Oct 21 (Day 2)

10:00 – 10:45am 

Welcome & Fireside Chat featuring Daymond John, successful entrepreneur, best selling author and star of ABC’s Shark Tank interviewed by Donna Latson Gittens, CEO and Founder of MORE Advertising and GNEMSDC certified MBE.

10:45 – 11:30am   

Concurrent Panels

Corporate Track: Pivoting in a Post-COVID World

  • Veronica Cook, University of Connecticut
  • Martha Crawford, Sikorsky/Lockheed Martin
  • Saken Khokhar, Boston Scientific Corporation
  • Moderated by Peter Hurst, GNEMSDC

MBE Track: Access to Capital

  • Monika Mantilla, Small Business Community Capital
  • Sidney McLaurin, Material Impact
  • Moderated by Keith Greenaway, GNEMSDC

Thurs, Oct 22 (Day 3)

10:00 – 11:00am

Concurrent Meetings

  • Corporate Roundtable
  • MBE Input Committee Meeting

11:00 – 11:30am

Zoom Networking

Our Event Sponsors

Special thanks to the sponsors of the GNEMSDC Annual Business Opportunity Conference.

GNEMSDC Annual Sponsors