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Annual Procurement &
Matchmaking Conference

Let’s Talk Opportunities and Cyber Security

September 13, 2016


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General Information

Registration is now Closed. No Walk-ins / Conference Sold Out

Each year the Supplier Diversity Development Council (SDDC) Annual Conference hosts over 200 attendees, representing New Jersey's largest Utilities and diverse business owners to share procurement opportunities and gain insight on how to strategically position their business before Utilities and Primes.

Speakers & Panelist

A logical outgrowth of Michelle’s corporate counseling is her growing franchise practice that includes working with franchisees, guiding them through the complexities of franchise documents and helping small businesses explore franchising as a means to grow their enterprises.

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Frazier J. Tharpe


Cyber Secerity and Sustainability Panel



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Chris Rein


Cyber Secerity and Sustainability Panel


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Fran Lytle


Social Media To Grow Your Business

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Bill Lytle


Social Media To Grow Your Business


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Andrew D. Hendry


Luncheon Keynote Speaker


Agenda

*Subject to change

September 13th

09:00 am – 11:00 am Registration/Networking/Continental Breakfast.
10:00 am – 11:00 am Panel 1 – Supply Chain Management
11:30 am – 01:00 pm Luncheon
12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Richard Mroz, President New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
12:15 pm – 12:30 pm Award Presentations
12:30 pm – 12:50 pm Keynote Speaker – Andrew Hendry, President, New Jersey Utility Association, “NJ Utilities and Current Infrastructure Projects"
12:50 pm – 01:00 pm Robin Berg Tabakin, SDDC Conference Chair – Conference Overview
01:00 pm – 03:00 pm Matchmaking By Appointment Only
01:00 pm – 01:45 pm Panel 2 - Cyber Security, Michelle Schaap, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi/Cyber Security Insurance, Robin Suydam, Suydam Insurance.
Panel 3 - Social Media, Fran Lytle and Bill Lytle, Brand Champs.
02:00 pm – 02:45 pm Panel 2 - Cyber Security, Michelle Schaap, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi/Cyber Security Insurance, Robin Suydam, Suydam Insurance.
Panel 3 - Social Media, Fran Lytle and Bill Lytle, Brand Champs.
03:00 pm – 04:00 pm Networking Meet The Primes


About SDDC

The Supplier Diversity Development Council (SDDC) is dedicated to forging effective working relationships amongst minority-, women- and service disabled veteran-owned businesses (M/W/SDVBEs), New Jersey public utilities and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) on matters relating to methods of reporting, measuring, cultivating, and assessing the development of these relationships.

The SDDC serves as a resource to identify "best practices" and to promote related support activities and seminars for both companies and (M/W/SDVBEs). In order to enhance the advancement of mutual goals, the SDDC promotes the adoption of "best practices" and processes that provide equal access for (M/W/SDVBEs) to companies.

The SDDC's commitment to its mission will enhance supplier diversity among New Jersey companies, resulting in the development of a strong economy and a productive environment for the growth of (M/W/SDVBEs) throughout the state.


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