This special session is designed to explore strategies for achieving 30% Minority and Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) utilization in the construction industry.
If you are an MWBE, plan on attending a session designed to provide you with strategic takeaways to grow your business.
Prime contractors will better understand the State’s new requirements for utilization, new increased transparencies in the procurement process and strategies for complying with MWBE utilization requirements.
|• What types of contracts make sense for your business|
|• How to identify new relationships with prime contractors who will be interested in
|• What new programs are in place to increase transparency in the procurement process|
|• What MWBEs and prime contractors must consider to meet regulatory compliance
|• Where new contract opportunities are emerging|
|7:45 AM – 8:20 AM||NETWORKING BREAKFAST|
|8:20 AM – 8:30 AM||INTRODUCTIONS AND WELCOME|
|Deborah Bradley, President, Women Builders Council|
|Stephanie Burns, Vice President, Women Builders Council|
|8:30 AM – 8:45 AM||A ROADMAP FOR ACHIEVING 30%|
|Alphonso B. David, Counsel to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Office of the New York State Governor|
Executive Director, Empire State Development Division of Minority and Women
|8:45 AM – 8:50 AM||SPECIAL REMARKS|
|Rebecca A. Seawright,
Assembly Member, 76th District,
New York State Assembly
|8:50 AM – 9:20 AM||PUBLIC SECTOR STRATEGIES FOR INCREASING MWBE PARTICIPATION
|PUBLIC SECTOR DECISION MAKERS|
|Magalie D. Austin, Chief Diversity and Industry Relations Officer NYC Department of Design and Construction|
|Michael Clay, Director, Opportunity Programs, DASNY|
|Michael J. Garner, MBA, Chief Diversity Officer, MTA|
|RoAnn M. DeStito, Commissioner, NYS Office of General Services|
|Anthony Peterson, Director of Diversity Programs, Battery Park City Authority|
|Suzanne Veira, Senior Director, Business Development, NYC School Construction Authority|
|9:20 AM – 9:30 AM||AUDIENCE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS|
|9:30 AM – 10:15 AM||INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLE: OPPORTUNITIES AND SOLUTION|
|Moderator: Renee Sacks, Ph.D., Executive Director, Women Builders Council|
|Deborah Bradley, President, Deborah Bradley Construction & Management Services|
|Sandra Wilkin, President, Bradford Construction|
|Nayan Parikh, President, Ashnu International|
|Cheryl McKissack, President, McKissack|
|PRIVATE SECTOR DECISION MAKERS|
|Louis J. Coletti, President, Building Trades Employers Association|
|Lorraine D’Angelo, President, LDA Compliance Consulting|
|Joseph Hernandez, Diversity Consultant, The New NY Bridge Project|
|Denise Richardson, Executive Director, General Contractors Association|
|10:15 AM – 10:30 AM||AUDIENCE QUESTIONS AND SUGGESTIONS|
Battery Park City has achieved worldwide acclaim as a successful exercise in community renewal. Through a public/private partnership between the Battery Park City Authority and private developers, this planned community has become a blueprint for urban development.
Deborah Bradley Construction & Management Services, Inc. (DBC) is a full-service General Contractor and Construction Management Consultant to institutional and educational facilities, and public agencies and authorities throughout New York and the Tri-State Area.
At Bradford Construction Corporation, we define ourselves by our people, leadership, expertise and integrity. For more than two decades, project by project, we have built a solid reputation for providing strategic construction management services. We charted a course that began in 1989 as a certified woman business enterprise (WBE) with a single vision to create a quality construction management firm.
At Grassi & Co., started in 1980 with an empty file cabinet, a desk and a savvy businessman named Lou Grassi, who possessed a keen insight into the necessary components of success. After more than a quarter century, Grassi & Co. is now one of the nation’s elite accounting firms and the 75th largest firm in the US. Also ranked by Crain’s New York Business as the 18th largest accounting firm in New York and by Long Island Business News as the 7th largest on Long Island, Grassi & Co. is a full-service tax, accounting, and business advisory firm with New York City offices in Manhattan, NY and Long Island, NY.
900 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Club 101 is located on Park Avenue between East 40th and 41st Streets, just south of Grand Central Terminal.
The club enjoys close proximity to the Metro North Rail Road and the 4, 5, 6, 7, and Shuttle subway lines at Grand Central.
101 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10178
Parking is conveniently available on the lower level through QuikPark (212-661-7493).
Parking garage entrance is on 40th Street between Park and Lexington Avenue.