Workshop Information

Dates: Monday, July 14 | Tuesday, July 15 | Wednesday, July 16

Indiana Black Expo Business Conference Schedule

Monday, July 14

Mayor's Breakfast: "Live Indy"

Registration has reached capacity and is now closed, all other workshops are still available.

Description: This event includes business development, diversity highlights, award recognition and award networking.

Keynote Speaker: Mayor Greg Ballard

Emcee: Rafael Sanchez and Ericka Flye WRTV-Channel 6

Time: 8:30AM-10:15AM; Check-in begins at 8:00AM

Cost: free; however seating is on a first-come,first-served basis, on-line registration is highly recommended

Location: Indiana Convention Center, 500 Ballroom

Sponsors: KeyBank, WRTV - Channel 6, Indiana State University, Eli Lilly and Company, OneAmerica, Indiana Department of Transportation, Indiana University Kelley Schoolof Business, Vectren Corporation, Harrison College, Barnes & Thornburg,Indianapolis Airport Authority, United Water, Finch Constructors, Inc., FirstElectric Supply, and Global Parking Systems 

Business Law 101: Top Legal Trends for Business Owners

Description: This information-packed workshop will provide business owners and leaders a good understanding of what to consider in order to establish and to develop your business. Get your questions answered and learn about some trending legal areas you need to protect your business interests. Topics discussed will include: Business Formation/Planning, Intellectual Property, Certification, and Labor and Employment
Presenters: Roderick Morgan, Partner, Corporate & Transactional; Tamara McMillian, of Counsel, Litigation; Rafael Sanchez, Partner, Litigation; Roxana Bell, Associate, Labor & Employment; Daniel Boots, Partner, Intellectual Property & Technology
Time: 10:30am-12:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Indiana Convention Center, Room 106
Sponsors: Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP

"How to Access Professional Service Opportunities with the City of Indianapolis"

Description: This important workshop will provide business owners with comprehensive information regarding professional service opportunities that the City and other companies are offering. Get your questions answered from a panel of the people who have first-hand information regarding professional services.
Presenters: Kyle Willis, Sr. Project Manager, the Indianapolis Bond Bank; Deron Kintner, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development; Adam Thies and David DiMarzio, Dept. of Metropolitan Development; Lori Miser, Director, Dept. of Public Works; Ronn Stewart, Project Executive, Flaherty & Collins; Beth Howen and Ken Clark, Information Services Agency
Time: 10:30am-12:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Indiana Convention Center, Room 107
Sponsors: KeyBank, WRTV - 6, and Indiana State University

Financing Your Growth - By Keybank

Description: This workshop is designed for business owners that are looking for financing opportunities to continue to grow their business or start their new business.  The workshop will include information about different types of lending, with an emphasis on SBA lending as it is a great program for business owners.  Please join us for an interactive presentation that will include an existing business owner that has utilized the SBA program.
Presenters: Juan Gonzalez Sr. Vice-President-Business Banking Group, Key Bank; Karl Zachmann , Vice President, Indiana SBA Sales Manager, Key Bank; Yvonne Harrington Vice-President of Community Development, Key Bank; Colonius Thomas, Asst. Vice-President Retail Banking, Key Bank 
Time: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Indiana Convention Center, Room 105
Sponsor: KeyBank

Indy Chamber Entrepreneur Service - "The One Page Business Plan"

Description: Bankers require them. Business educators for advocate them. Consultants make their living writing them. And venture capitalists won't give you the time of day without one...but most entrepreneurs or small business owners can't or won't write a business plan; it's just too difficult. UNTIL NOW! This hands-on workshop will walk you through this easy process and you will leave this course with a draft business plan in your hand. 
Presenters:Denise Herd, Founder and President, Herd Strategies
Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Indiana Convention Center, Room 104
Sponsors: KeyBank, WRTV-Channel 6, and Indiana State University

Indy Chamber Entrepreneur Service - "The One Page Business Plan"

Description: Bankers require them. Business educators for advocate them. Consultants make their living writing them. And venture capitalists won't give you the time of day without one...but most entrepreneurs or small business owners can't or won't write a business plan; it's just too difficult. UNTIL NOW! This hands-on workshop will walk you through this easy process and you will leave this course with a draft business plan in your hand. 

Presenters:Denise Herd, Founder and President, Herd Strategies
Time: 2:30pm-4:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Indiana Convention Center, Room 104
Sponsors: KeyBank, WRTV-Channel 6, and Indiana State University

Indy Chamber's Global Indy Initiative - "Your Next Level of Success: Global Markets"

Description: 70% percent of the world's purchasing power is outside the U.S. 85% of the last ten years' economic growth is outside the U.S. And yet your only clients are in the United States. Don't get left behind - seize this opportunity to be inspired and learn how your company CAN go global. International business isn't just for the big guys anymore. Small to mid-sized American companies are succeeding and profiting from international markets.
Facilitator: Audrey Taylor, CEO of netlogx LLC. 

Presenters: Donnadelliah Maluleke, Consul Economic, South African Consulate General; Antwaun Griffin, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Domestic Operations, U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Washington, DC; Mark Klein Regional Director - Export-Import Bank of the United States, Chicago; Marty Anderson, Lead Economic Development Specialist - U.S. SBA; Dr. Toby Malichi - Founder & Global Chief Executive, Malichi Group Worldwide; Sam Yadav, the CEO/President of Quest Safety Products, LLC.,

Time: 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Cost: Free
Location: Indiana Convention Center, Room 107
Sponsors: KeyBank, WRTV-Channel 6, and Indiana State University


Tuesday , July 15

Federal and State Construction...Connecting the DOTs

Description: The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and the Department of Administration (IDOA) have assembled a panel of procurement experts and contractors to assist businesses to understand the processes for doing business with INDOT, IDOA and IAA. Hear from IAA officials, INDOT officials, IDOA officials, current prime and subcontractors as they share key information and their experiences on working on state and federal projects. Panelist: Kenneth Woodruff, Civil Rights Program Manager, Federal Highway Administration; Holli Harrington, Director of Supplier Diversity, Indianapolis Airport Authority; Deborah Oatts, President, Nubian Transportation Management; David Schilling, Customer Service Manager, Indiana Department of Transportation; Stan Judson, Director of Strategic Sourcing, Indiana Department of Administration; Luther Taylor, Deputy Director of Certifications and Operations, Indiana Department of Administration; Derrick Casson, DBE Certification Manager, Indiana Department of Transportation
Time: 9:00am-10:30am
Cost: Free
Location: Indiana Convention Center, Room 234
Sponsors: KeyBank and WRTV-Channel 6

Business Conference Plenary Presented by Morgan Stanley: Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Global Wealth Management, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley and Chair of National Women's Business Council

Keynote Speaker: Carla Harris Vice Chairman, Global Wealth Management, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley
Time: 10:30am -12:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Indiana Convention Center, 500 Ballroom
Sponsors: Morgan Stanley, Duke Realty, National Black MBA Assoc.-Indianapolis Chapter

"What About Those Certifications and Who Needs Them?"

Description: "This session is an opportunity to learn and ask about the various certification programs that are available for your business. Come and hear from a panel of certification experts on how to register your business and why it is important. Don't miss this opportunity to get all of your questions answered about Doing Business with the City of Indianapolis, the State of Indiana, the Indiana Department of Transportation, the Mid-States MSDC, WBEC- Great Lakes and SBA all at once!"
Facilitator: Kathy Cabello, President at Cabello Associates, Inc
Presenters: Luther Taylor, Deputy Director of Certifications and Operations, IDOA; Ralph Adams, City of Indianapolis DMWBD Business Enterprise Officer; Derrick Casson, DBE Certification Manager, INDOT; Lynn Kirkland, Director of Certification, Mid-States MSDC; Felecia Roseburgh, Indiana Director, WBEC-Great Lakes; Lynda Parrett and Katherine Ragland, US Small Business Administration.
Time: 8:30am-10:30am
Cost: Free
Location: Indiana Convention Center, Room 107
Sponsors: KeyBank, WRTV-Channel 6, and Indiana State University

Securing Contracts with Indiana's Colleges and Universities

Description: This workshop is designed to bring you in contact with procurement and contracting staff from all of the state supported colleges and universities. These decision-makers will share the requirements and expectations that must be met if you are to successfully bid for and win contracts from their institutions. Don't miss it! Bring your business partners and your staff. You won't leave without learning new information. In addition you will have the opportunity to have your questions answered and be able to introduce yourself to the school representatives. Major contracts have started with the exchange of information in addition to business cards.
Presenters: Rob Halter, Executive Director, Purchasing Services and Business Diversity, Indiana University; Daniel Martens, Director of Procurement Services, University of Southern Indiana; Roger Hassenzahl, Director of Purchasing Services, Ball State University; Kevin Barr, Director of Purchasing, Indiana State University; Jim Hudson, Chief Procurement, Ivy Tech Community College; Jesse Moore, Director of Supplier Diversity, Purdue University
Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Indiana Convention Center, Room 107
Sponsors: KeyBank, WRTV-Channel 6, and Indiana State University

Doing Business with Municipalities Statewide Hosted by: The Indiana Department of Administration Division of Supplier Diversity

Description: To assist in increasing the utilization of minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses, the State of Indiana Division of Supplier Diversity is hosting this plenary session to bring awareness on how to do business with municipalities across the State of Indiana. Come and hear what steps you can take to position your company to do business with the cities of Indianapolis, Gary, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Greenwood, Carmel and South Bend. Representatives will also discuss current and upcoming contracting opportunities. Position yourself to win and attend!
Presenters: Courtney Edmonds, Deputy Director of Development and Compliance, State of Indiana Division of Supplier Diversity and Representatives from the cities of Indianapolis, Evansville, South Bend, Gary, and Greenwood
Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Indiana Convention Center, Room 106
Sponsors: Indiana Department of Administration

Governor's Award Reception

Description: The Governor will present awards to recipients in the following categories:   Achievement in Cultural Heritage,Achievement in Business & Entrepreneurship, Achievement in Civic Leadership, Rev. Charles Williams Award and the Sam Jones Trailblazer Award
Keynote Speaker:Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann
Time: 2:30pm-4:30pm
Cost: Invitation Only
Location: Indiana Convention Center, 500 Ballroom
Sponsors: Indiana Family & Social Services Administration and Indiana Civil Rights Commission

 

Media Reception: "Honoring Minorities in Media"

Description: The Media Reception recognizes outstanding minority leaders in media that have made significant contributions and/or accomplishments within their community.
Keynote Speaker: Valeisha Butterfield-Jones, Co-founder and CEO at Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN)
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Cost: Invitation Only
Location: Indiana Convention Center, Rooms 101/102
Sponsors: KeyBank, WRTV-Channel 6, Indiana State University and Indy Star

Wednesday, July 16

City of Indianapolis Construction Roundtable "Construction Opportunities in Indy"

Description: "In 2004, the Indiana Construction Roundtable began an effort to change the way we build things. This owner-driven initiative was called the ICR Diversity Initiative, and its purpose was to make a meaningful change to the way that the construction industry considers diversity. This interactive program will offer attendees: 1) A better understanding of what leading owners are doing to strengthen our diverse community; 2) An opportunity to meet several owners and hear about future construction projects and obtain an understanding of what resources and other opportunities exist to support diversity and economic development."
Presenters: Traci Davidson, Director of Procurement, IndyGo Transit; David Rosenberg, Director of Enterprise Development; Chris Price, Executive Director at Indiana Construction Roundtable; Mike Smith, DPW Construction Service; Ronn Stewart, Project Executive, Flaherty & Collins; Diane Padgett, Materials and Contracts Manager at Indianapolis Housing Agency
Time: 9:30am-12pm
Cost: Free
Location: Indiana Convention Center, Room 106
Sponsors: KeyBank, WRTV-Channel 6, and Indiana State University

Leveraging Your Certifications to Gain Opportunities

Description: What are the opportunities for certified business? What certifications are required - DBE, MBE, WBE, SBE, VBE, city, state, federal, other? Representatives from the airport, casino and gaming, and healthcare industries will share business opportunities, explain 'how to do business' in their industry, and provide an overview of the diverse and small certification requirements. This workshop will help clarify how certification requirements vary by industry.
Presenters: Holli Harrington, Director of Supplier Diversity, Indianapolis Airport Authority; Josh McLeod, Supply Chain Manager, Pinnacle Entertainment Inc.; James Duke, Manager Supplier Diversity, IU Health
Time: 12:30pm-2:30pm
Cost: Free
Location: Indiana Convention Center, Room 106
Sponsors: KeyBank, WRTV - 6, Indiana State University, and Indianapolis Airport Authority

Contracting Opportunities with US Housing and Urban Development Session 1: "The Implementation of HUD 3 Initiatives", Session 2: "Cleaning up HUD REO Properties"

Description: Session 1 will cover the implementation of HUD's Section 3 initiative which encourages, to the greatest extent feasible, the utilization of low and very low income individuals to participate in jobs, business opportunities, and training where HUD dollars are spent. Session 2 Participants will learn about contracting opportunities and procedures for bidding on the maintenance and marketing of HUD-homes, and the role of Field Service Managers (FSMs) and Asset Managers (AMs).
Presenters: Phillip Shelton, FHEO, U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development, Andrew Klee, Housing Program Specialist (Single Family Lead), Indianapolis HUD Office, Kimberly Nevels, Chicago FHEO Center Director
Time: 3:00pm-5:30pm
Cost: Free
Location: Indiana Convention Center, Room 107
Sponsors: KeyBank, WRTV-Channel 6, and Indiana State University


Friday, July 18

The Indiana Chapter American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) Reception

Description: Come and hear the State of Energy update for the urban community provided by The Indiana Chapter of AABE.
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cost: Invitation Only
Location: Indiana Convention Center, Rooms 101 & 102
Sponsor: Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO)

Register

All business conference events are free; however seating is on a first-come, first-served basis so on-line registration is highly recommended.