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WBEA 2017 Dare To Be Different: Business EXPO & Matchmaking

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George R. Brown Convention Center

1001 Avenida De Las Americas

Houston, TX 77010

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The WBEA Business EXPO links women business enterprises (WBEs) with corporate purchasers, governmental agencies, and other women-owned businesses for the primary purpose of creating connections and building strong business relationships for contracting.


Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance

Dare to be Different Business EXPO & Awards Luncheon

May 31-June 1, 2017 * George R. Brown Convention Center

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

8:00AM-12:00PM Export Essentials Symposium

Presented through the Women’s Business Center

WBEA Office 9800 Northwest Freeway #120

Houston, TX 77092

10:00 AM-11:30 AM Volunteer Meeting & Walk Through

GRB Room 310AB

12:30PM-1:45PM Forum Meet & Greet

President’s Suite

12:30 PM – 4:30 PM Exhibitor Move-in & Registration

GRB Hall B3

2:00PM-3:00PM WBEA Orientation, WBE Pinning & First Time Attendees Session

GRB Room 310 AB

3:30PM-5:30PM Profitability Boot Camp Primer

(A COSi Workshop)

GRB Room 310 AB

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM The President’s Dare to be Different Reception

Sambuca * 909 Texas Ave.

Schedule At A Glance

Thursday, June 1, 2016

7:00 AM – 3:00 PM EXPO & Awards Luncheon Registration

GRB Hall B3

7:30 AM-8:15 AM Corporate Breakfast Session-Corporates Only

GRB Room 310AB

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Dare to Be Different Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

GRB Hall B3

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM EXPO Trade Show Floor Opens

GRB Hall B3

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM One-On- One Business Matchmaking Sessions (By Appointment, Only)

GRB Hall B

10:00 AM-11:00 AM AM General Session

GRB Hall B3, EXPO Show Floor WBEA Talks Stage

10:00 AM- 10:15 AM Balloon Drop EXPO Closing Ceremony

GRB Hall B3

11:45 AM-1:30 PM Dare to be Different Awards Luncheon

GRB Grand Ballroom

1:30 PM- 3:00 PM EXPO Reverse Tradeshow

(WBE Booths Only)

GRB Hall B3

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM One-On- One Business Matchmaking Sessions

(By Appointment, Only)

GRB Hall B3

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM WBEA Talks - EXPO Show Floor WBEA Talks Stage

(see sessions schedule for speakers)

GRB Hall B

4:00 PM-8:00PM Exhibitor Move Out

*Schedule subject to change



2017 EXPO Sponsors


Diamond Sponsor

Houston First


Pearl Sponsors

Chevron

Shell


Platinum Sponsors

Bayside Printing

BP America

ExxonMobil


Gold Sponsors

ConocoPhillips

Toyota


Silver Sponsor

Fluor Corporation


Houston Collaborator Sponsor

United Airlines


Bronze Sponsors

CenterPoint Energy

Entergy

NRG Energy

Coca-Cola

Safe Haven Enterprises, Inc.


Metal Sponsor

Primary Services


Luncheon Table Sponsors

BMC Software

Wholesale Electric Supply Co.


Name Badge Sponsor

M&J Carriers


Digital Brand Sponsor

Market Doctors


Matchmaking Sponsor

Cloud Custom Solutions


Floral Sponsor

True Vines


Media Sponsor

Cox Media


Community Partners

NAWBO

Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce


2017 EXPO Exhibitors

Access Sciences

Adroit Partners

Advanced Graphics

Bayside Printing

Blackmorn Mooring

BMC Software

BP America Inc.

Bridgeforth Wolf & Associates

Carnegie Learning

CenterPoint Energy

Chevron

Coca-Cola

CompuCycle, Inc.

ConocoPhillips

Continental Terrazzo Supply

CRES + Associates

Nino Properties

Discount School Supply

Dresser-Rand

Entergy-Texas

ExxonMobil

Fluor Corporation

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program

Houston Independent School District

Houston First

Istation

JRH Engineering & Environmental Services

L.K. Jordan & Associates

M&J Carriers, LLC.

Make Music Count

Mama Rosa's Pupuseria

Manpower Group

Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Market Doctors

METRO Transit Authority

Metroclean Commerical Building Services

Metromarketing Services, Inc.

Midwest Steel Company, Inc.

N.J. Malin & Associates , LLC.

Nan & Company Properties

National Geographic - Cengage Learning

NAWBO

NEOGOV

neoRhino IT Solutions

North American Chrome & Alloy

North Houston Pole Line Company

NRG Energy

Off Duty Services

OneLogos

Optimum Consultancy

Primary Services

Rich's Products Corporation

S.A. Piazza & Associates, LLC.

S.L. King Technologies , Inc.

Safe Haven Enterprises

Shell

Sunshine Personnel

Toyota

True Vines

United Airlines

UT MD Anderson

WE USA

Wholesale Electric Supply Co. of Houston, Inc.

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