August 29 2017
Los Angeles, CA

Why You Should Attend

Utility contracting dollars to African American and Latino Firms lag far behind others. As a DBE Firm, or a corporate stakeholder, your voice and vision is important part of crafting a solution that can advance equitable access for Southern California’s Black and Hispanic entrepreneurs.

Minority Business Owners

The utilities, telecom and energy industries are experiencing drastic change. Spend with African American and Latino firms lags behind others in many areas. As changes continue, how can your company best position itself to be a part of this future? Join us to:

  • Gain insights into future industry risks and opportunities
  • Help develop solutions to increase African American and Latino business spend
  • Learn how to pivot or expand your offerings to align with new areas of demand

Utility Industry Experts

  • Share your industry knowledge and expertise
  • Help supplier diversity champions adapt strategies in a changing marketplace
  • Lend your expertise to help MBEs limit risk during the sector's transformation

Corporate Stakeholders

Augment your purchasing strategy by enhancing diverse channels from which to procure future goods and services. Display your company's commitment to the equitable access in contracting and its role in economic growth in all communities.

7 Other Key So Cal Industry Clusters

Insurance & Financial
Facilities & Support

African American & Latino
Business Roundtable

8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

8:30 AM

  • Arrival & Registration
A) GO-156: Achieving Minority Majority in CA
B) Current Spend Statistics: AA & Latino Businesses
  • Investor Owned Utilities
  • Water Companies

9:00 AM

  • Welcome & Introduction
  • CA Solar Initiative
  • EV Infrastructure
  • Joint Power Procurement Initiative
  • AB 350
  • Bio Energy & Beyond

9:10 AM

  • Industry Cluster Roundtable Objective
  • Utilities (IOU) - 20 minutes
  • Water - 20 minutes
  • Cable - 20 minutes
  • Telecom - 20 minutes

9:15 AM

  • Trends & Development in a Changing Landscape
Business Polls, Contracting Barriers, Capacity Support Needs, Development Gaps, Financial Capacity
  • AA Roundtable
  • Latino Roundtable

9:50 AM

  • Break

10:00 AM

  • Opportunities Outlook Breakout Panels
(in 15 minute intervals)

11:30 AM

  • Lunch Break

12:00 PM

  • Understanding Ethnic Needs: Ethnic Breakouts
(in 15 minute intervals)

1:00 PM

  • Solutions Strategy Session
(in 15 minute intervals)

2:00 PM

  • CreditMatch® Panel Matchmaking Sessions
(in 15 minute intervals)

Register Now

Complete your registration and receive your electronic ticket today in order to get rid of standing in queues during the opening of the Utilities, Telecom & Energy Industry Cluster Roundtable.