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1001 Intrepid Avenue

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Please join the Office of Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown and PIDC for an informative and fun event in honor of the 2017 Philadelphia Minority Enterprise Development Week (MEDWeek)!

Our event, #ComingUpPhilly: How to be a Part of the Navy Yard, Rebuild, Schuylkill Yards, and More is an engaging panel discussion meant to provide valuable information, guidance, and advice to minority-owned business enterprises on how to best respond to RFQS, RFPs, and contracting opportunities with the Navy Yard, Rebuild, Schuylkill Yards and other development projects across Philadelphia. Panelists will include members from the Navy Yard, Rebuild, Liberty Property Trust, Brandywine Realty Trust, and more.

Confirmed panelists are:

  • Prema Gupta, Senior Vice President, Navy Yard Planning & Development
  • Iola Harper, Deputy Commerce Director, City of Philadelphia Office of Economic Opportunity
  • Brian Abernathy, First Deputy Managing Director, City of Philadelphia
  • Mark Seltzer, Senior Vice President, Liberty Property Trust
  • Chris Franklin, Director of Construction, Brandywine Realty Trust

Participants will also be able to tour the Philadelphia Navy Yard at the conclusion of the panel and get a firsthand glimpse of all of the exciting projects both planned and underway!

Additionally, newly appointed Deputy Kerry Kirkland, Deputy Secretary for Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunities in the Pennsylvania Department of General Services, will be joining us as our Keynote Speaker!

#ComingUpPhilly will take place on September 27,2017 from 9am to 12pm at The Marriott Courtyard Philadelphia South at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

Please see below for a breakdown of the schedule. We look forward to seeing you there!

Schedule of Events:

8:30am to 9am: Registration/Continental Breakfast

9am to 9:10am: Opening Remarks
Blondell Reynolds Brown, Councilwoman At-Large

9:10am to 9:20am: Keynote Speaker: Deputy Kerry Kirkland, DGS

9:20am to 10:30am: Panel Discussion

10:30am to 10:50am: Q&A Session

10:50am to 11:00am: Board Buses

11:00am to 12pm: PIDC Navy Yard Tour

For any questions or concerns, please contact our office and ask for Project Manager Samantha Pearson at (215)686-3438 or email samantha.pearson@phila.gov. Thank you so much.

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