Women in Defense Georgia to Host Inaugural Global Supplier Diversity Conference

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Annette WrightOn January 25, the Women in Defense Georgia Chapter will host its inaugural Global Supplier Diversity Conference for Veterans and Small Businesses. The event will take place on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 8am – 11am at the Atlanta Metropolitan State College, Easley Pavilion and Conference Center, 1630 Metropolitan Parkway SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.

Veterans, small business owners, women and minority-owned businesses are all encouraged to attend for highly informative information and professional networking. 
 
The line-up of speakers includes:

·        The Coca Cola Company, Eyvon Austin, Director, Global Supplier Diversity
·        Delta Airlines – Karmetria Burton, General Manager Supplier Diversity
·        Department of Veterans Affairs – Chanel Bankston-Carter, Director of Strategic Outreach & Communications
·        General Services Administration (GSA), Erville Koehler, Acting Regional Administrator, Southeast Sunbelt Region

 
Attendees will be provided with strategies, tools and guidance to prepare themselves for successful business growth, opportunities and qualifications.

“Small business opportunities continue to rise and yet many small business owners lack the understanding of how to secure viable business opportunities with the government and/or commercial enterprises.  As many entrepreneurs strive to kick-off 2017 with trusted guidance to grow their business, this conference allows attendees to hear directly from large buyers,” Annette Wright, President, Women in Defense, Georgia Chapter and Federal Emergency Management Agency, Contracting Officer, said in a recent statement.

Admission to the event ranges from $40 to $100.