From the Power Breakfast to the renowned CEO/Presidents Roundtable, you don’t want to miss any of this year’s events. There will be numerous events and seminars that you can attend from corporate leaders to M/WBEs to our youth. These inspirational events will not only change you as a business leader but also the outcome of our future.

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  • Tue
    19
    Jun
    2018
    08:00 am - 2:00 pmGuest House at Graceland - Ballroom Lobby
  • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pmHollywood Back Lot, Elvis Presley’s Memphis Entertainment Complex

     

  • Wed
    20
    Jun
    2018
    07:00 am - 4:00 pmGuest House at Graceland - Ballroom Lobby
  • 07:30 am - 09:00 amGuest House at Graceland - Ballroom

    Power Breakfast

    Introduction of Speaker:  Douglas G. Scarboro, SVP/Regional Executive, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis -
    Memphis Branch

    Speaker: Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, Ph.D., President/CEO, Center for Global Policy Solutions

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  • 09:45 am - 10:00 amSoundstage @ Elvis Presley’s Memphis Entertainment Complex

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  • 09:45 am - 11:30 amSoundstage @ Elvis Presley’s Memphis Entertainment Complex

    (Exhibit Hall Closes for Lunch at 11:30am and Re-opens at 1:15pm)

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  • 10:15 am - 11:30 amTheatre

    Multi-Market Growth Strategy: Shifting from Local to Regional & National

    Seminar Description: In this seminar, attendees will gain an understanding about ways to expand their geographical footprint to grow from a local, to a regional and/or national firm. Attendees will learn strategies and best practices to become a multi-market firm by leveraging the power of joint ventures and existing relationships with large customers that have multi-market locations. Panelists will also discuss opportunities revealed through discovery into underserved industries.

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  • 12:15 pm - 1:30 pmGuest House at Graceland - Ballroom

    Luncheon Speaker:
    Rodney Strong, Esq, Attorney, Griffin & Strong, PLLC

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  • 1:30 pm - 4:00 pmSoundstage @ Elvis Presley’s Memphis Entertainment Complex

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  • 2:15 pm - 3:30 pmSoundstage @ Elvis Presley’s Memphis Entertainment Complex

    M/WBEs Shifting and Accelerating Market Growth Through Innovative Diversification Strategies

    Seminar Description: In this seminar, M/WBEs will gain an understanding about the importance of developing a secondary core competency to achieve scalable growth. This seminar will feature multi-million dollar M/WBE firms that will share insight about the triumphs and challenges of adding a secondary core competency to their business model, which resulted in growth and scale to move beyond parity.

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  • 2:45 pm - 4:00 pmExhibit Hall

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  • 4:00 pm - 4:30 pmSoundstage @ Elvis Presley’s Memphis Entertainment Complex

    Exhibit Hall - Closing Ceremony

    Booth Award Winner/Grand Prize Winner

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  • Thu
    21
    Jun
    2018
    07:00 am - 1:00 pmGuest House at Graceland - Ballroom Lobby
  • 07:45 am - 08:45 amGuest House at Graceland - Ballroom Lobby
  • 09:00 am - 10:15 amSoundstage @ Elvis Presley’s Memphis Entertainment Complex

    Advanced Supplier Development: Incorporating Technology Into Every Business Model

    Seminar Description: The seminar will focus on the need for corporations to have tech savvy vendors in their supply chain in order to do business with major corporate America. We want corporate representatives to share the characteristics of the types of vendors that meet their technological requirements and examples of tech savvy vendors.

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  • 09:30 am - 12:45 pmSoundstage @ Elvis Presley’s Memphis Entertainment Complex

    2GMBE Youth Entrepreneurship: New Strategies Creating and Fueling Opportunities for the Next Generation


    2GMBE Seminar

    9:30 am - 10:45 am – Soundstage @ Elvis Presley’s Memphis Entertainment Complex

    Seminar Description: The future of business is bright for young entrepreneurs with big ideas! The 2GMBE youth seminar will feature panelists that have leveraged innovation and creation as the foundation to build their businesses. The 2GMBE youth seminar will feature panelists that have leveraged innovation and/or technology as the foundation to SHIFT their businesses to the next level.

    Introduction of Facilitator: Fred Hardeman, VP, Commercial Relationship Manager, Regions Bank
    Facilitator: Gabrielle Taylor, Wellesley Graduate & Aspiring Entrepreneur
    Panelists:
    Meka Egwuekwe, Executive Director, CodeCrew
    Ernest McCraken, Application Architect, IBM

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    2GMBE Booth Exhibits

    11:00am – 11:30am – Soundstage @ Elvis Presley’s Memphis Entertainment Complex


     

    2GMBE Luncheon

    11:45am – 12:45pm – Soundstage @ Elvis Presley’s Memphis Entertainment Complex
    Luncheon Speaker:
    Kia Moore, Minister, Author, Communicator &  Community Advocate   

  • 10:30am - 12:00pmTheatre – Guest House at Graceland

    CEO/Presidents Roundtable – Beyond Parity: Repositioning Educational Institutions as the Center of Economic Development and Community Transformation

    Seminar Description: Now more than ever, higher education is regarded as the road to wealth creation and the “creator of conditions” for economic prosperity. This seminar will feature Presidents of major educational institutions in this region that will examine and discuss the role of higher learning in economic growth, development, and job creation in our communities. Presidents will also share innovative strategies and paradigm shifts on the horizon that will impact the development of future entrepreneurs

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  • 12:15 pm - 1:30 pmGuest House at Graceland - Ballroom

    Introduction of Speaker: Pat Hopper, Sourcing Director, FedEx Services

    Speaker: Renee Mauborgne, Co-Author of Blue Ocean Strategy and BLUE OCEAN SHIFT, Co-Director of the INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute

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  • 1:45 pm - 4:00 pmTheatre – Guest House at Graceland

    Workshop Description:  Learn how to use the Blue Ocean Studio ™ to create as many projects as you want and share them with your team.  Within the Studio, you can apply blue ocean tools and frameworks individually or in sequence and draw insights that can help you to move beyond competing to creating your own blue ocean.  You can collaborate with your team members through live chat and make instant changes and all your discussions will be captures in an active log.

    Presenter:
    Zunaira Munir, Ph.D., Vice President, Senior Faculty of Blue Ocean Academy

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