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Future Forum Series – Kansas City

May 23, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Please join the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) in Kansas City for an afternoon of conversations and connections! The WBDC – Kansas City invites certified Women Business Enterprises (WBEs), women business owners, corporate and government representatives seeking diverse suppliers, and those looking to learn more about the current supplier diversity environment. Whether you’re already WBE certified or exploring the benefits of certification, this event is for you!


3:00 | Registration Opens

3:30 – 4:30pm | Procurement Connections

4:45 – 6:00pm | Future Forum Panel

6:00 – 7:00pm | Networking Reception

About Future Forum Series: Kansas City

Procurement Connections, the first hour of the event, will feature tables hosted by WBDC procurement partners to enable certified WBEs, as well as women business owners, to connect and discuss potential business opportunities.

Procurement Connections will be followed by the Future Forum Panelduring which guests will hear from corporate and public sector supplier diversity/procurement and certified WBEs on topics ranging from what buyers look for in an exceptional supplier to how to differentiate your business in the ever-evolving supplier diversity environment. Guests will have the opportunity for Q&A after the panel discussion.

Guests will leave with tangible takeaways on how to effectively leverage WBE certification, including how to stay relevant and ahead of the curve when it comes to working with supplier diversity programs in a range of industries.

Panelists (will be updated as confirmed)

Rosie Privitera Biondo, President, Mark One Electric Co., Inc.

Lenora Payne, CEO, Technology Group Solutions

The Future Forum Series: Kansas City will conclude with a networking reception. Wine and hors d’ouevres will be served.



May 23, 2017
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Belger Cartage Service Inc., 2100 Walnut Street, Kansas City MO


Cynthia Johnson