Program Schedule

Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Opening Ceremony & Ribbon Cutting
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Keynote Speaker
Gloria Castillo
President, Chicago United

Matchmaking Session
10:00 - Noon p.m.

Lunch & Vendor Recognition
Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Workshops (Session I)
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Workshops (Session II)
2:30 – 4:00 p.m.


The University of Illinois MAFBE Conference will take place on June 10, 2009 at the UIC Forum. This year’s theme Making the Connection 2009 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 at Chicago, Urbana, and Springfield campuses.  Also, participating in the matchmaking session will be representatives from other public and private universities including local government entities. The Matchmaking Session will provide an opportunity for business owners to connect and market their products and/or services to the buying departments.

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