Program Schedule

8:30am – 9:30am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30am – 10:15am
Opening Ceremony & Ribbon Cutting

10:30am – 12pm
Breakout Sessions:
   - Vendor Matchmaking Sessions
   - Workshops:
      A) Access to Capital
      B) Utilizing Procurement Resources
      C) Doing Business with the University of Illinois

12:15pm – 1:30pm
Lunch & Keynote Speaker

1:30pm – 3:30pm
Afternoon Breakout Session Matchmaking Session Workshops

3:45pm – 5:00pm
Networking Reception

The University of Illinois MAFBE Conference will take place on June 11, 2008 at the UIC Forum. This year’s theme Making the Connection 2008 is focused on connecting the University’s buying departments with qualified businesses. The goal of the conference is to build relationships with MAFBE firms in order to enhance our supplier diversity initiatives.

The conference Matchmaking Session will feature exhibitors from the University of Illinois, State of Illinois, City of Chicago, County of Cook, University of Chicago, Loyola University, Illinois State University, Northeastern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University, Illinois Department of Transportation, Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and many more.

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