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Supplier Diversity Events

Highmark proudly supports and participates in special events to encourage the engagement and growth of diverse suppliers. View listings of past events in our archives.

Women's Business Enterprise Council (WBEC)

Sponsor: Women's Business Enterprise Council (WBEC)
Date: Feb. 23
Time: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Host: Highmark Health
Location: Fifth Avenue Place, Highmark, Pittsburgh

This workshop is a hands-on, facilitated workshop designed to provide WBENC certified women business owners with critical evaluation tools and action steps they need to maximize growth and profitability of their business. The outcome is a three year action plan for growth.

The workshop will include an informal matchmaking session for WBE suppliers and Highmark's sourcing officials during the noon to 1 pm lunch.

This event is limited to WBE certified suppliers. Certified suppliers can register today.

Women, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Governmental Committee

Sponsor: Minority, Women, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Government Committee (MWDBE)
Date: March 2
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Rivers Casino, Pittsburgh

The goal of this event is to create effective methods that strengthen economic opportunities for Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (MWDEB). It provides assistance enabling contractors and businesses to secure contracts in the goods and service, construction and professional services markets leading to profitability and growth for these businesses

To register for this event, go to the Committee's website.

Date: March 30
Time: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: Rivers Casino, Pittsburgh

SHARE 2017 is organized by a committee of supplier diversity representatives from UPMC, PNC, CONSOLEnergy, Highmark, Rivers Casino, EMSDC, Allegheny Countys MWDBE Department, the African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania and the Womens Business Enterprise Council. It is a collaborative event to promote economic opportunities for minority-owned, woman-owned and other diverse businesses in the region.

The Honorable Alexis Herman, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, will serve as the keynote speaker.

This event is limited to pre-registered diverse suppliers.

Women, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Governmental Committee

Sponsor: EMSDC Stellar Awards
Date: April 18
Time: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Fairmont Hotel, Pittsburgh

The Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council (EMSDC) has created a new, Council-wide awards program, "The Stellar Awards." This event will honor the achievements of corporations, minority business enterprises (MBEs), and resource partners.

Contact mmarkley@emsdc.org to RSVP for this event.

Women's Business Enterprise National Council

Sponsor: Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
Date: June 19-20
Location: Las Vegas, NV

The National Conference & Business Fair is the largest conference of its kind for women business owners in the U.S. The WBENC National Conference & Business Fair is attended by Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs); senior executives and procurement representatives from the Fortune 500 and the U.S. Government; and select partner organizations whose missions' align with WBENC's vision of expanding women's business opportunities in the marketplace. With three days of robust programming, the conference features lectures and presentations from today's thought leaders, engaging panel discussions, 1:1 MatchMaker sessions, networking receptions, and a notable Business Fair.

To register for this event, visit the event website.

Women's Business Enterprise National Council

Sponsor: National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
Date: July 10-12
Location: Chicago, IL

This event is one of the premiere supplier diversity training events for corporate supplier diversity program managers.

Watch for more information about the event on NMSDC's event website.

Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council (EMSDC)

Sponsor: Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council (EMSDC)
Date: Aug. 7
Location: To be determined

Join corporate representatives and MBEs for an exciting, challenging, and fun-filled day of networking and golf at one of the most prestigious courses in the region. This tournament provides MBEs and corporate representatives the opportunity to network with current clients and connect with future business partners.

Watch for more information on EMSDC's website.

Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council (EMSDC)

Sponsor: US Business Leadership Network (USBLN)
Date: August 21-24
Location: Orlando, FL

The USBLN 20th Annual National Conference & Biz2Biz Expo is entitled, "Disability: A Catalyst for Innovation." The USBLN is the only business-to-business National membership organization, with local affiliates, that focuses on sharing and developing proven strategies for including people with disabilities in the workplace, supply chain and marketplace.

This premier event provides the best and brightest in disability inclusion with cutting-edge educational sessions, enhanced networking, exciting interactive programming plus high-profile speakers. Find out more on their event website.