Why Attend?

The Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council (SMSDC) is proud to present the 2020 Premier Face Time Expo "A Spotlight on Innovation for the New Normal", in an all new virtual platform! Premier Face Time Expo has fully transitioned from a three day in-person event to a one-day premier virtual conference.

Featuring:

Buyers’ Breakfast Roundtable™, virtual roundtable discussion rooms led by SMSDC’s corporate members and State Agencies.

MBE Idol Semi-Finals, round 2 of the pitch competition.

A Virtual Trade Show that will connect MBEs, corporate members, state agencies and community partners who are looking to take their business to the next level.

Awards Ceremony recognizing Corporations, Suppliers and the Advocate who have demonstrated unparalleled leadership and accomplishments.

Chat with the SMSDC President session discuss business development ideas, processes & strategies on how to get to the next level.

Educational workshops: Benchmarking Plus for corporate members and Capacity Plus for Certified MBEs.

 

REGISTRATION FEES:

REGULAR REGISTRATION

  • $75 Certified MBE
  • $150 Corporate Member
  • $150 Non-MBE
  • $200 Non-Corporate Member
  • $50 State Agency

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT BOOTH

  • $200 Certified MBE
  • $300 Corporate Member
  • $300 Non-MBE
  • $450 Non-Corporate Member
  • $125 State Agency

SPEAKERS

 

Agenda

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9:00 AM - 9:05 AM

SMSDC President Welcome
Chairman’s Welcome

Karen Box
President & CEO, SMSD
Reginald K. Layton
Vice President , Supplier Diversity & Supply Chain Sustainability, Johnson Controls Inc
9:05 AM - 9:10 AM

Title Sponsor Toyota Welcome

Tomo Iikubo
Group Manager, Purchasing Supplier Relations
9:10 AM - 9:40 AM

MBE Keynote Speaker

Rosa Santana
Founder & CEO Santana Group
9:40 AM - 11:40 AM

Buyers Breakfast Roundtable™

Virtual roundtable discussion rooms led by SMSDC’s corporate members

Meet with corporate buyers who are actively seeking to purchase your products and/or services in the near-term. This session will include a series of interactive sessions led by SMSDC’s corporate members, buyers and state agencies from over 15 organizations. Each registered attendee will have an opportunity to participate in virtual breakrooms with representatives from supplier diversity teams and Certified MBEs.

11:40 AM - 11:45 AM

BREAK

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

MBE “Idol” Semi-Finals

Round 2 of the pitch competition

MBE “Idol” semi-finalists will present their “ sales pitch” and receive feedback from a panel of judges. Those who qualify to make it to the finals will be invited to an exclusive virtual event to present their pitch to Dell executives at a later date.

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

LUNCH

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Corporate Keynote Speaker

Maria Garcia
Vice President, Supply Chain CPS Energy
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Awards Ceremony

Recognizing Corporations, Suppliers and the Advocate who have demonstrated unparalleled leadership and accomplishments.

Celebrate the 2020 Premier Face Time Award Winners. Winners will be announced during the virtual ceremony for Corporation, Supplier and Advocate of the Year.

1:45 PM - 1:50 PM

MBE “Idol” Semi-Final Winners Announced

1:50 PM - 5:00 PM

Virtual Trade Show

Virtual exhibitor space where you will meet procurement executives from Fortune 1000 companies, supplier diversity professionals, certified MBEs and state agencies to discuss current and future opportunities.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Chat with the SMSDC President

A one on one virtual appointment with Karen Box, SMSDC President & CEO, to discuss business development ideas, processes & strategies on how to get to the next level. Appointments are limited. Register today! 

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Benchmarking Plus

Reginald K. Layton
Vice President , Supplier Diversity & Supply Chain Sustainability, Johnson Controls Inc

CORPORATE MEMBERS ONLY

A process for corporations that seek to accelerate their supplier diversity initiatives based on real world experimentation. This two year process takes your corporation from where it is today to where it needs to be in the future in order to engage minority businesses in a sustainable manner. Benchmarking Plus is led by Johnson Controls, a world leader in supplier diversity, with more than 400 diverse suppliers and $1.6 billion in diverse spend. Benchmarking Plus delivers the tools and management perspective to help your corporation determine what it is doing right and how you can help it approve.

4:05 PM - 5:00 PM

Capacity Plus

Reginald K. Layton
Vice President , Supplier Diversity & Supply Chain Sustainability, Johnson Controls Inc

FOR CERTIFIED MBES ONLY

A process for certified minority business enterprises that seek to enhance their sales and marketing processes and build their capacity to work with Fortune 500 corporations. This two year process provides practical insights that will help you address your business challenges. Along with a team of successful MBEs, Capacity Plus is led by Johnson Controls, a world leader in supplier diversity, with more than 400 diverse suppliers and $1.6 billion in diverse spend. Capacity Plus delivers the tools and management perspective to help your company demystify the corporate procurement processes. 

*Agenda is subject to change

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Frequently Asked Questions

This event is a networking forum designed to connect Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) with SMSDC Corporate Members and state agencies that are looking for procurement opportunities with diversity suppliers.
Karen Box, SMSDC President & CEO
Reginald K. Layton, VP Supplier Diversity & Supply Chain Sustainability, Johnson Controls Inc
Tomo Iikubo, General Manager-Supplier Relations, Toyota
Maria Garcia, Vice President of Supply Chain, CPS Energy
Rosa Santana, Founder and Chief Executive Santana Group
You will receive an email confirmation sent directly from Formsite. If you do not receive the confirmation, please contact Mayra Peña via email at mayra@smsdc.org.
You will receive an email from Mayra Peña with details and the link to login into the event. Only the registered emails will be able to login on November 5th starting at 9 a.m.
Refunds are only available 72 hours prior to the event. Please contact Carol Thomas directly via email at carol@smsdc.org
You may contact Mayra Pena via email at mayra@smsdc.org or cell phone at 915.433.0612.