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Minority Business Development Agency Summit 2010
Washington, DC
◊ Tuesday June 8, 2010 @ 7:00AM to Wednesday June 9, 2010 @ 5:00PM EST/US

2 Day Event - Completed


Event Registration Status:  No longer accepting registrations (Cutoff on Thursday June 10, 2010)

Description:

The purpose of the MBDA Summit is to bring minority entrepreneurs, thought leaders, practitioners and stakeholders together in for a single purpose:  to strengthen public policies and programs directed at fostering the growth and competitiveness of minority business enterprises.  Much energy and enthusiasm was generated during the first Summit last year and there has been tangible progress, too. 

The 2010 MBDA Summit will feature discussions on:

the legal landscape confronting race-based business programs

revised regulations and policies associated with minority business programs

new programs and strategies for minority business growth

legislative activities of stakeholders and Congress

In addition, the Summit will include opportunities for stakeholder collaboration, business meetings and a congressional reception.  With your participation, we can continue to build a strong global network of minority businesses, and strengthen and devise strategies designed to increase the capacity of MBEs so they are economically viable and sustainable into the future.


Venue:
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
1200 H Street NW
Washington, DC
20012



Jun 8    Jun 9     
EVENT ACTIVITIES :: 8 AGENDA ITEMS JUNE 8, 2010 :: 13 TOTAL DURING THE 2 DAY EVENT   [Top]

1.  General Registration (Registration)
  Walter E Washington Convention Center
Washington
DC
When: Tue Jun 8, 2010 @ 7:00AM - 8:30AM EST/US
Status: No longer accepting registrations (Cutoff on Jun 8)

All registrants are requested to attend this event.
 

7:00 to 8:30AM

General On-site Registration


2.  Welcome and Introduction (Plenary Session)
  Walter E Washington Convention Center
Washington
DC
When: Tue Jun 8, 2010 @ 8:30AM - 10:00AM EST/US
Status: No longer accepting registrations (Cutoff on Jun 8)

All registrants are requested to attend this event.
 

8:30 to 9:30AM

Welcome and Introduction of Advisory Council and White House Speaker

David Hinson
, National Director, Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce
Adolfo Carrión, Director of Urban Affairs, White House (Suggested)

Opening Remarks
- State of Minority Business Enterprise
David Hinson, National Director, Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce
 

9:30 to 10:00AM

Bridget Gonzales, Chief, Office of Legislative, Education, and Intergovernmental Affairs, Minority Business Development Agency.

Ms. Gonzales will provide an overview of key outcomes of the recommendations established by the 2009 Summit and set the stage for the 2010 Summit.


3.  Legal Landscape Panel (Panel Discussion)
  Walter E Washington Convention Center
Washington
DC
When: Tue Jun 8, 2010 @ 10:15AM - 11:45AM EST/US
Status: No longer accepting registrations (Cutoff on Jun 8)

All registrants are requested to attend this event.
 

10:15 to 11:15AM

Legal Landscape Panel - A robust discussion of the challenges and opportunities surrounding MBE preference programs.

Where do we go from here?

Moderator: Anthony Robinson
, President, Minority Business Enterprise Legal Defense and Education Fund

Panelists:
Jocelyn Samuels,
U.S. Justice Department, Civil Rights Division
Arrathi Haig
, Attorney, Asian American Justice Center
Dennis Archer, Former President of the American Bar Association, Mayor of Detroit, and Member of Michigan Supreme Court

11:15 to 11:45AM

Group Table Discussions


4.  MBE Programs and Initiatives Panel (Panel Discussion)
  Walter E Washington Convention Center
Washington
DC
When: Tue Jun 8, 2010 @ 11:45AM - 1:00PM EST/US
Status: No longer accepting registrations (Cutoff on Jun 8)

All registrants are requested to attend this event.
 

11:45 to 12:30PM

MBE Programs and Initiatives Panel
This panel will examine new programs and initiatives and successful methodologies necessary for the success of MBE programs.

Moderator: George Herrera,
CEO, Herrera-Cristina Group, Ltd., Independent Director of the Board Member Wyndham World Wide

Panelists:
Steve Sims, Vice President, National Minority Supplier Development Council
Taurrus Richardson
, Managing Partner, ICV Partners To Be Determined

12:30 to 1:00PM

Group Table Discussions


5.  LUNCH (Luncheon)
  Walter E Washington Convention Center
When: Tue Jun 8, 2010 @ 1:00PM - 2:00PM EST/US
Status: No longer accepting registrations (Cutoff on Jun 8)
 
Lunch - On Your Own.

6.  Entrepreneurial Opportunities Panel (Panel Discussion)
  Walter E Washington Convention Center
Washington
DC
When: Tue Jun 8, 2010 @ 2:00PM - 3:30PM EST/US
Status: No longer accepting registrations (Cutoff on Jun 8)

All registrants are requested to attend this event.
 

2:00 to 2:45PM

Entrepreneurial Opportunities Panel
Several new and innovative approaches will be shared with the audience. The President’s National Export Initiative, as a global opportunity, will be among the topics discussed.

Moderator: David Widawsky
, Ph.D, Associate Director, National Center for Environmental Innovation, Environmental Protection Agency

Panelists:
Francisco Sanchez
, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade
Sharon Freeman
, Author and President, All American Small Business Exporters Association, Member ITAC 11
Lorrenda Gray-Davis, President and CEO, Next Level Diversity Consulting LLC
 

2:45 to 3:00PM

Break

3:00 to 3:30PM

Group Table Discussions


7.  Advocacy and Strategic Alliances Panel (Panel Discussion)
  Walter E Washington Convention Center
Washington
DC
When: Tue Jun 8, 2010 @ 3:30PM - 4:45PM EST/US
Status: No longer accepting registrations (Cutoff on Jun 8)

All registrants are requested to attend this event.
 

3:30 to 4:15PM

Advocacy and Strategic Alliances Panel
This panel will explore actions that can be taken to promote economic growth for MBEs.
Moderator:
Margot Gray-Proctor,Chairwoman of the Board of Directors for NCAIED
Panelists
Chilling Tong, Former Associate Director, Minority Business Development Agency
Michael Blake, Deputy Associate Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, White House
Javier Palomarez
, President and CEO, US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Carlos Orta
, Service Delivery Resource Coordinator, Hewlett Packard

4:15 to 4:45PM

Group Table Discussions


8.  Recap & Closing (Forum)
  Walter E Washington Convention Center
Washington
DC
When: Tue Jun 8, 2010 @ 4:45PM - 5:00PM EST/US
Status: No longer accepting registrations (Cutoff on Jun 8)

All registrants are requested to attend this event.
 

4:45 to 5:00PM

Recap and Close 

David Hinson
, National Director, Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce

Bridget Gonzales
, Chief, Office of Legislative, Education, and Intergovernmental Affairs, Minority Business Development Agency


◊ All times are EST/US and may be subject to change including registration status