FORUM SNAPSHOT

VIRTUAL 2020 FORUM – AT A GLANCE

The 10th Anniversary of the 2020 NYS MWBE Forum: Building Businesses Better is the largest statewide business event for minority and women-owned business enterprises. Join NYS Agencies and Authorities as well as prime contractors online on Wednesday, December 2, Thursday, December 3 and Friday, December 4, 2020 to learn how to Prepare, Identify and Connect with the right contract opportunities for your business!

This year’s theme, Building Businesses Better, highlights the State’s decade of success in economic empowerment and strengthening contracting opportunities for minority-and women-owned businesses. Here’s a snapshot of the three-day virtual event that will help you design and develop a new roadmap to business growth.

Day 1: Prepare for Opportunities | Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Navigate the 2020 NYS MWBE Forum and better PREPARE FOR OPPORTUNITIES that New York State offers to MWBEs. Join sessions today that will provide your business with strategies and tools for Building Businesses Better.

Take-away your MWBE Business Resource Toolkit with six important on-demand webinars to help you steer your business through changing business conditions.

Day 2: Identify Opportunities | Thursday, December 3, 2020

The day begins with several sessions designed to help you IDENTIFY OPPORTUNITIES and understand how to evaluate them and determine if they are right for your business.

Next, join targeted sessions to introduce you to new contract opportunities with NYS. Navigate top projects and market sector opportunities. Match the right opportunities for you.

Day 3: Connect with Opportunities: Friday, December 4, 2020

Ready to CONNECT WITH OPPORTUNITIES and meet your next business relationship?

Sign up for “In the Booth” Meetups with public and private sector organizations. You must pre-register, bring your capability statement and have your impactful introductory pitch ready to make the best connection. There are no waitlists today, so check back to see if an appointment becomes available or email the organization to schedule a post-event meeting.

Be sure to check in at the NYS MWBE Forum Chat Room to join a session, MWBE to MWBE, and find new partners and new opportunities.

Closeout the 2020 Forum with a special NYS MWBE Champion Awards Reception.