September 2, 3, & 4th

GATEWAY2020

V-CONFERENCE

& TRADESHOW

SPONSORED BY:

Sep 02, 2020, 11:00 AM
Online
The SRMSDC's signature event for Minority Owned Businesses, Corporate Partners, and Community members is now digital. Come together to strengthen business essentials, find new ideas, connect with other professionals, and exhibit what your company is all about.

WHEN /

DAY 1 

Wed. September 2nd

From 11AM - 1PM CST

DAY 2

Thurs. September 3rd

From 11AM - 2:00PM CST

DAY 3

Fri. September 4th

From 11AM - 1PM CST

WHERE /

COST /

General Admission: FREE

Expo Booth Sizes & Fees: 

  • Rumble Booth $25 USD

  • Breakthrough Booth $50 USD

  • Impact Booth $75 USD

  • Shock Booth $150 USD

ABOUT THE EVENT /

The Southern Region Minority Supplier Development Council is proud to present the Gateway 2020 V-Conference & Tradeshow. Breaking New Ground is our theme for the year and it all about harnessing new ideas and partnerships and PIVOTING to remain relevant and valuable. This virtual event provides attendees with the tools and connections to do just that. Through a select group of speakers and panelists, an expo showcase, virtual networking, and more there is something for everyone to SPARK the next big idea.

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SPONSORED BY JACKSON OFFSHORE

Day ONE

Wednesday, September 2nd

10:30 - 11:05AM CST

EVENT OPENS

Welcome Video & SPARK! Networking

11:05 - 11:30AM CST

SESSION 1

Bankruptcy Does Not Mean Failure & Failure Does Not Mean Bankruptcy: The Benefits of Financial Restructuring

Chuck Mouranie, EDSI Solutions

11:05 - 11:30AM CST

SESSION 2

Pumping Up Your Day: Socially Distant Physical Wellness

Barry Smith, FUEL Fitness

11:30 -11:40AM CST

BREAK

SPARK! Networking

11:30 - 12:00PM CST

ENTERTAINMENT

DJ Belonge

11:40 - 12:05PM CST

SESSION 3

Is Your Business Hacker Secure?

Jason Gage, Autodesk

11:40 - 12:05PM CST

SESSION 4

Sustainability: What Is It, What Does It Mean To BP, and What Does It Mean To Me & My Business

Gregory Dryer, BP Transformation Director

Simon Houghton-Dodd, BP Sustainability Lead

Samantha Webster, BP Sustainability Specialist

11:30 - 12:00PM CST

ENTERTAINMENT

Arkansas Circus Arts

12:05 - 12:15PM CST

BREAK

SPARK! Networking

12:15 - 01:00PM CST

PANEL DISCUSSION

Durability: Planning For The Unexpected Tomorrow

Moderator: Rivers Fredrick, Entergy

Panelist: Glenda Stinson, Southern Company

Panelist: Lamont Jackson, Toyota Tsusho America

12:30 - 01:00PM CST

ENTERTAINMENT

DJ Belonge

SPONSORED BY TOYOTA

Day TWO

Thursday, September 3rd

10:30 - 11:05AM CST

EVENT OPENS

Welcome Video & SPARK! Networking

10:45 - 11:45PM CST

ENTERTAINMENT

Cashmere Williams, Jazz Guitarist

11:05 - 11:30AM CST

SESSION 1

How to Succeed at Using Social Media When Everyone is Also Online

Stephanie Humphrey, TechLifeSteph

11:30 - 12:30PM CST

TRADE SHOW EXHIBITION

12:00 - 01:00PM CST

ENTERTAINMENT

Elizabeth McBride, Singer Songwriter

12:30 - 12:35PM CST

BREAK

SPARK! Networking

12:35 - 01:25 PM CST

PANEL DISCUSSION

Pivoting for Profit: What Not To Do to Succeed

Moderator: Kirk Lewis, Blue Springs Metals

Panelist: Andrea Jackson, Millennium Steel Service

Panelist: Arthur Harrison, Toyota Tsusho America

Panelist: James Wingard, Wingard Quality Supply

12:00 - 01:00PM CST

ENTERTAINMENT

DJ Heel Turn

01:25 - 01:30PM CST

BREAK

SPARK! Networking

01:30 - 02:00PM CST

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Marc Morial, President of the National Urban League

SPONSORED BY CHEVRON

Day THREE

Friday, September 4th

10:30 - 11:00AM CST

EVENT OPENS

SPARK! Networking

10:30 - 11:35AM CST

ENTERTAINMENT

DJ Belonge

11:00 - 11:30AM CST

2020 VIRTUAL LEADERSHIP AWARDS

Live with the SRMSDC Team

11:30 - 11:35AM CST

BREAK

SPARK! Networking

11:35 - 12:00PM CST

SESSION 1

Brothers At Peace

Ronald Scott, Founder

12:00 - 01:00PM CST

PANEL DISCUSSION

The Echelon Theory: Responding to Social Unrest: Removing Barriers, Defining Opportunity & Creating Sustainable Change

Moderator: Nigel Stephens

Panelist: Erin Keith, Detroit Justice Center

Panelist: Cannon Lambert, Civil Rights Litigator

Panelist: Vernon Griffin, Northern Trust

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