Wednesday, May 20
Don’t miss the Supplier Diversity Summit at the Connectivity Expo, a signature and intimate component of the three-day event, designed to facilitate productive discussions on the role of diversity in the connectivity sector and match attendees with top-notch procurement opportunities.
The summit features exclusive sessions from industry experts on topics such as Access to Capital, Workforce Development, Diversity and Inclusion and Business Development, and offers One-on-One Meetings with Procurement Officials from Major Telecom Companies.
→ Recognition as sponsor of trailblazing diversity-focused conference
→ Exclusive one on one meeting opportunities with a portfolio of 50+ companies
→ Keys and methods to achieve corporate diversity supplier program goals
→ Access to curated diverse supplier list base
→ Potential investment and partnership prospects
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM – Supplier Diversity Workshop #1
9:40 AM – 11:00 AM – Keynote Speaker
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Exhibit Hall CPO Tour
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Match-Making Session
2:00 PM – 2:50 PM – Supplier Diversity Workshop #2
3:00 PM – 5:30 PM – Pitch Competition
Join the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) for our inaugural Pitch Competition for Diverse Entrepreneurs. As the industry continues to change, old solutions for new problems are no longer working. In 2020, WIA will be hosting our first-ever pitch competition during our Connect (X) Supplier Diversity Summit to invest and support diverse entrepreneurs with cutting edge solutions. This will be a national competition where businesses will pitch in front of a panel of investors, corporate executive, and industry experts for an opportunity to secure cash prizes and access to contracting opportunities.
Pitch Competition Details:
First Place– $15,000 in Cash prize, corporate executive mentorship opportunities, introduction to procurement executives
Second Place– $5,000 in Cash prize, corporate executive mentorship opportunities, introduction to procurement executives
Third place– $2,500 in Cash prize, corporate executive mentorship opportunities, introduction to procurement executives
→ Funders seeking a well-aligned investment opportunity
→ Potential business partners looking for a startup to help them solve a problem
→ Possible customers of the product or service
→ Technical leads who can question and support the science