Program

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

REGISTRATION

 

 

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM

  • WELCOME

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    NEW YORK CITY MWBE PROGRESS REPORT

GREGORIO MAYERS

Senior Policy Advisor for Policy and Programs, Office of the Mayor

 

JACK S. NYMAN

Executive Director, Steven L. Newman Real State Institute

 

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM

 

KEYNOTE REMARKS

 

A Legacy of Expanding Opportunities for MWBEs

CAS HOLLOWAY

Deputy Mayor For Operations, Office of the Mayor

 

DIVERSITY AWARD

Special Achievement Award to Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway

 

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

 

CREATING NEW OPPORTUNITIES:

HOW MWBE CERTIFICATION CAN ADD VALUE TO YOUR EXISTING BUSINESS MODEL

 

In the new Local Law 1 environment, how can firms use MWBE certification to position themselves for new opportunities within new markets such as resiliency, rebuilding, affordable housing, on-call and maintenance services and other growth markets for small business? This session will explore the value that MWBE certification adds to a business through specific case studies and analysis with some of New York’s leading MWBE firms and public sector decision-makers while making recommendations to the incoming administration.


Moderator:

ANNE RASCON
Deputy Commissioner, NYC Small Business Services

Panelists:

     

    DEBORAH BRADLEY

    President, Deborah Bradley Construction & Management Services, Inc.

     

    ALEKSANDRA CHANCY, P.E.

    Principle, DACK Consulting Solutions, Inc.

     

    TAWAN DAVIS

    Vice President, NYC Economic Development Corporation

     

    JUAN ESPINOSA

    CEO & Co-Founder, The Espinosa Group


  • PRAKASH KAPADIA

    Founder & President, Kanta Electric Corp

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    BOMI KIM

    Senior Vice President, NYC Economic Development Corporation

     

    CHERYL MCKISSACK

    President, McKissack & McKissack

     

    NAYAN PARIKH

    President, Ashnu International

     

    ELIZABETH VELEZ

    President, Velez Organization

 

9:45 AM – 10:00 AM

 

AUDIENCE QUESTION AND ANSWERS

   
   

Business Leaders share their secrets to success and how they navigate a very competitive construction market. The conversation will reveal the ins and outs of managing your business profitably where low bid is the decisive factor.

 

Learn more about what types of work make sense for your firm and how you can choose the right work for your company in the public sector.

 

 

 

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