Online registration is closed for this event.
You are welcome to register on-site at Irving Convention Center.

Venue/ Date
Wednesday, April 10
Irving Convention Center – Level 4

Self-park in the garage for $10

Full Agenda
9:00 am – 10:00 am … Grab-and-Go Breakfast

10:00 am – 12:00 pm … Procurement Roundtable Discussions
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm … Keynote Luncheon

1:15 pm – 1:45 pm … Break
1:45 pm – 2:45 pm … Prime Time Sessions

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm … Networking Reception


Procurement Roundtable Discussions
We have 33 corporate hosts. WBE seats are first-come, first-served.


Luncheon Seating
Open, with the exception of sponsored tables which have a company sign on them

Keynote Panel
A panel of city representatives from across the DFW region will discuss each city's incentives for business growth, upcoming projects that women-owned businesses can participate in, the recent impact business has had on the community, and an economic outlook.

The panelists are:
  • Susan Alanis, Assistant City Manager, City of Fort Worth
  • Robin Bentley, Assistant Director - Office of Economic Development, City of Dallas
  • Beth Bowman, President & CEO, Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce and Irving Economic Development Partnership
  • Stephen Clayton, Director of Community Engagement, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
  • Mark Israelson, Senior Deputy City Manager, City of Plano


Prime Time Sessions
Attend one session of your choice with DFW International Airport, Fluor, Shell Oil Company, or Toyota. Each session features the corporation and representatives of their prime (Tier 1) suppliers addressing how to become part of their supply chain. Prime suppliers will share upcoming projects and how to bid on them.

If you have any questions, please contact WBCS Programs Manager,
Elizabeth Garner, at
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