Business Beyond Barriers Conference + Expo 2022

THIS EVENT OCCURRED ON:

July 14, 2022
SoFi Stadium

It takes a team. It takes mentors. It takes dreamers and doers. Cheerleaders and challengers. Groundbreakers and difference makers. It takes people who are changing more than the game … they’re changing the score. What it takes is all of us.

 

EVENT SCHEDULE:
7 am: Registration Opens
8 am: Power Breakfast & MBE Fast Pitch
9 am-12 pm: Workshops and Matchmaking
12 pm-2 pm: Supplier of the Year Award Luncheon
2 pm-5 pm: Exhibit Fair

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:
9:15 am – 10 am — Workshop #1:
Raising the Game: Corporate Members Leading the Way

Moderator: Memo Kahn, CEO, PromoShop
Panelists: Ken Ashford, Principal Public Affairs Representative, Metropolitan Water District
Holley Joy, Program Manager, Supplier Diversity, Liberty Utilities
Vicky Harper-Hall, Sector Manager, Socio-Economic and Government Relations, Northrop Grumman

10:15 am – 11 am — Workshop #2:
Beyond the Portal: Building Successful Corporate/MBE Relationships

Moderator: Bonnie Nijst, CEO, FIDGET Branding
Panelists: Vanessa Torres, VP, Diverse, Woman & Veteran Owned Businesses, JPMorgan Chase
Flora Mayer, Manager, Supplier Diversity, City of Hope
Daretta Whitfield, Director, Supplier Diversity, Charter Communications

11:15 am – 12  pm — Workshop #3:
Winning Together: Unleashing the Power of MBE-to-MBE Spend

Moderator: Kirby Hays, CEO, Hal Hays Construction
Anita Ron, CEO, Briteworks
Elizabeth Martinez, Meruelo Enterprises
Fiddy Hakim, CEO, En Pointe IT Solutions

Click on the image below to view the digital program for B3 2022 – Business Beyond Barriers Conference + Expo – featuring the Supplier of the Year Awards


CHANGING THE GAME … AND THE SCORE.

After more than two years, we’re bringing the whole team together in person. And we’re calling on all our MBEs, corporate members, and community partners to suit up and hit the field with us. At SoFi Stadium on July 14, we’ll collectively do our part to tackle the racial wealth gap by connecting MBEs with the opportunities at the right companies. That’s the goal. And that’s our focus with a reimagined conference format with no conflicting programming. As if being at the brand-new SoFi Stadium was not exciting enough, your B3 experience will start off with a dynamic and inspiring “Fireside Chat” over breakfast to set the tone for the day. Next, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with participating corporations during our BizMatch Meetups and visit the dozens of exhibit booths of companies ready to do business with diverse suppliers at the B3 Expo. Over lunch, you’ll join corporate members in celebrating the Supplier of the Year (SOTY) Award nominees and end the day with a dessert reception, live DJ, and –– you guessed it–– even more networking! All this and more at the stunning, environmentally advanced SoFi Stadium, the NFL’s first and largest “indoor-outdoor” stadium and home to the Los Angeles Rams, the Super Bowl LVI Champions. SEE THE EXHIBITOR LIST

BREAKFAST FIRESIDE CHAT

How Embracing Empathy Strategy Drives Success: A Conversation between a CEO and an Empathy Strategist

This year, we’re changing the game from a win-lose situation to a win-win opportunity. What is empathy and how can we leverage this emerging concept to create mutually beneficial (and profitable) relationships? Join us over breakfast as two exciting MBEs share insights at our Fireside Chat to kickoff our B3 Conference + Expo!
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SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR AWARDS LUNCHEON

The Supplier of the Year Awards (SOTY) is a very special annual event where we spotlight our MBE community. It’s where corporations honor their MBE partners. And where MBEs celebrate the success of their fellow MBEs.
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2022 Supplier of the Year Nominees

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SPONSORS

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