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WEConnect International invites you to kick off the WBENC National Conference and Business Fair with WEConnect International Day - an opportunity for our international delegations of women business owners and corporate members to engage through business matchmaking and networking. Attendees will broaden their business reach and hone their skills through rich content and interactive sessions; then, return home energized - ready to take your business to the next level!

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We welcome our Corporate Members; WEConnect International certified Women's Business Enterprises; WBENC certified Women's Business Enterprises; WEConnect International self-registered women-owned businesses; our partners and government entities.


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International Day Preliminary Agenda - June 24, 2019

Full Day Event Hosted by WEConnect International at the
2019 WBENC National Conference & Business Fair

Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
110 South Eutaw Street, Baltimore, MD, 21201 | Stadium Ballroom

  8:00 – 9:00 am Registration and Networking Breakfast
  9:00 – 9:15 am Welcome Remarks
  9:15 am – 10:05 am     Lightning Talks from Corporate Representatives on Global Supplier Diversity and Inclusion
  10:05 am – 10:15 am Break
  10:15 am – 11:45 am CONCURRENT SESSION: Certified Women’s Business Enterprises: Roundtable Discussions with Corporate Members
Interact with Corporate Buyers during this dynamic, fast-paced, high-touch session for WEConnect International and WBENC Certified Women’s Business Enterprises.  Certified businesses will meet with the top 3-4 corporations they want to do businesses with—making those hard to secure personal connections easier.

CONCURRENT SESSION: Maximizing the WEConnect International Network
An opportunity for self-registered women-owned businesses, government representatives, and partner organizations to learn how to get the most out of the WEConnect network.
  11:45 am – 1:00 pm Networking Lunch with Keynote Speaker
  1:00 pm – 1:50 pm Lightning Talks from Certified Women's Business Enterprises
  1:50 pm – 2:55 pm Business Matchmaking between Women-owned Businesses
Women-owned businesses take part in a facilitated roundtable matchmaking and networking session designed to create business opportunities, create useful connections, and learn more about doing business in other countries.
  2:55 – 3:00 pm Close of Program
  5:00 pm – 7:30 pm General Admission: International Day Reception

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