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ST. LOUIS BUSINESS
DIVERSITY CONNECT
Sept. 25
REGISTEREVENT AGENDA

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We are excited to see you at this year’s St. Louis Business Diversity Connect 2018.

Two St. Louis corporations and five community partners are collaborating and working together to intentionally stimulate economic growth and inclusion for diverse businesses in the St. Louis region. The presenting corporate sponsors include Express Scripts and Monsanto. The community organizations are Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council, St. Louis Minority Business Council, Women’s Business Development Center, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Minority Business Development Agency, St. Louis.

The event will provide corporations an opportunity to participate in a regional event, meet with diverse suppliers and include procurement representatives at multiple levels from CPO to buyers. Minorities, Women, Veteran and other underrepresented small businesses are invited to participate.

As we continue to work collaboratively to accelerate economic growth by driving opportunities and collaboration between our member corporations and Diverse Suppliers we know that our efforts contribute to the more than $6.8 Billion economic impact our Diverse Suppliers have on the economies in the states we serve.

Please share this opportunity with others in your network that might benefit from attending the largest Diverse Supplier matchmaking event of its kind in the region.


Sponsors

Various sponsorship levels are available to promote your brand and commitment to economic growth and inclusion for diverse suppliers. View our Sponsorship Details today.


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when WHEN? SEPTEMBER 25 2018
where WHERE? St. Louis Missouri


Event Details

when check-in 7:00 AM
where location: MARRIOTT ST. LOUIS GRAND | ST. LOUIS MISSOURI
800 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63101


Event Agenda


7:00am – 8:00am

First Floor - Landmark Foyer

REGISTRATION

8:00am – 8:50am

First Floor - Landmark Ballroom 4

Networking BREAKFAST (all attendees)

9:00am – 9:50am

Second Floor - Majestic Ballroom A

SOCIAL MEDIA How to Boost my Business - Facebook presenting (Diverse Suppliers)

9:00am – 9:50am

Second Floor - Majestic Ballroom B

CPO Roundtable (Buyers/Corporations)

10:00am - 11:30am

Second Floor - Majestic Ballroom D

Exhibits/Connecting Tables

11:40am - 12:45pm

First Floor - Landmark Ballroom 4

LUNCHEON with Keynote Speaker Dr. Cheryl Watkins Moore

1:00pm - 3:00pm

First Floor - Landmark Ballroom 4

Pitch STL

2:00pm - 4:00pm
(10 minute meetings with 5 minute breaks)

Second Floor - Majestic Ballrooms A-C

MATCHMAKER

4:00pm

Second Floor - Majestic Foyer

Closing


ACCOMODATIONS

ROOM BLOCK INFORMATION

Marriott St. Louis Grand 800 Washington Ave. St. Louis, MO 63101


Reservations can be made by calling toll free 1-800-397-1282 or 1-877-303-0104 (Local St. Louis) or book online using this Reservation Passkey. Group Name: St. Louis Business Diversity Connect Deadline to reserve in the block is Aug. 28, 2018



PARKING

Valet parking is $38 daily*
Self parking is $2 hour, $28 daily*
Self or Valet does not accommodate oversized vehicles
*Includes in and out access

FLYING
St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) is 15 miles SE of the hotel.
The hotel does not provide a shuttle service.

Driving Directions
Follow Interstate 70 East for approximately 15 miles to downtown St Louis and exit at Broadway (one way street). Continue on Broadway to Washington Avenue and turn right. The hotel is two blocks up on the left side of street across from the America's Center Complex at 8th Street and Washington Avenue.


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MARRIOTT ST. LOUIS GRAND | ST. LOUIS MISSOURI 800 WASHINGTON AVE, ST. LOUIS, MO 63101

Reservations should only be made using the number above and not the direct line to the hotel to make sure guests are
able to access special block rates and ensure they book within the block.


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