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21st Annual
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY CONFERENCE

Hosted & Presented by

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With years of experience in countless business development efforts, we’re ready to take your business to the next level. The MWDBE Governmental Committee combines our insights on how to transform your projects, processes, strategies, and in turn your company. And our members have the capabilities and experience to actually do it. We’re proud to help shape the landscape for economic development accessing the talents for historically underutilized entrepreneurs.

Virtual
Thursday, March 3
8:30am - 12:00pm

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Keynote Speaker
David Motley
General Partner, BTN Ventures

David is a General Partner with BTN Ventures, a $50M national venture fund.  He serves on multiple public and private company boards and has extensive experience in company formation.  David operational experience includes VP, GM positions with Respironics (acquired by Philips) and Covidien (acquired by Medtronic) followed by a Senior Managing Director role with Headwaters SC (acquired by EY).   Among David’s non-profit activities is the African American Directors Forum (www.aadfnational.org) that he co-founded in 2017 that has become a one of the more highly regarded national platforms for board-ready and board-proven African American executives.  David is a Distinguished Alumnus Awardee of University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering, earned his MBA at the Harvard Business School, and leads a program for the US Navy War College entitled, “World Class Performance: The Role of Leadership, Process, and Talent.”

ABOUT MWDBE GOVERNTMENTAL COMMITTEE:
The MWDBE Governmental Committee has an exceptional team of leaders with expertise in various areas of supplier diversity. We’re committed to solving complex business challenges using the latest technology and data resources, combined with our creative and collaborative strategic approach. 

WHAT TO EXPECT:
This year's theme is right on time as most businesses big and small have had to adjust practices to survive and thrive in a virtual world. You will hear from participating agencies what they are doing and what they are looking for from supplier partners. Join us to hear from various agencies from the MWDBE GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE about upcoming projects, learn how to do business, and connect with decision makers.

PARTICIPATING AGENCIES: 
 

ALLEGHENY COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY

 

ALLEGHENY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF EQUITY & INCLUSION

 

ALLEGHENY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

ALLEGHENY COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY

 

ALCOSAN 

 

CITY OF PITTSBURGH EQUAL OPPORTUNITY REVIEW COMMISSION

 

COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF ALLEGHENY COLLEGE

 

DIVERSITY BUSINESS RESOURCE CENTER 

 

GOVERNMENT AGENCY COORDINATION OFFICE OF CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PA

 

HOUSING AUTHORITY CITY OF PITTSBURGH

 

PITTSBURGH PARKING AUTHORITY

 

PITTSBURGH PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

PITTSBURGH WATER & SEWER AUTHORITY

 

PORT AUTHORITY OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY

 

RIVERSIDE CENTER FOR INNOVATION

 

SPORTS & EXHIBITION AUTHORITY 

 

URBAN REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF PITTSBURGH

 

U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

 

8:30am - 8:45am:  WELCOME + OPENING REMARKS

 

8:45am - 9:15am:  KEYNOTE SPEAKER

9:15am - 9:30am: HALL OF FAME AWARD PRESENTATION

 

9:30am - 12:00pm: CONCURRENT INTERACTIVE BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Agenda