2014 Supplier Diversity Events
As a service to our diverse business community, PG&E’s Supplier Diversity team is pleased to present this calendar of events page. The events listed are specific to promoting business activities, such as match-making, business expos, conferences and other types of networking activities. Please note the events listed may require a registration or fee to attend. It is recommended to directly contact the sponsoring organization for more specific logistical information. If available, a website link for either the event or the hosting organization has been posted. If you wish to have your business event or activity posted, please send your request to the PG&E Supplier Diversity Team.
2014 Supplier Diversity Events
|3/10/2014||National Association of Women Business Owners Propel your Business Conference||Sacramento, CA|
|3/18/14||WBENC Summit & Salute 2014||New Orleans, LA|
|3/27/2014||Small Business Administration Small Business Workshop||Sacramento, CA|
|3/28/2014||Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council V.I.P. Reception||Las Vegas, NV|
|4/1/2014||California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Economic Summit||Los Angeles, CA|
|4/2/14||California Public Utilities Commission Small Business Expo||Los Angeles, CA|
|4/4/2014||Greenlining Institute's Annual Economic Summit||Oakland, CA|
|4/9/2014||PG&E Supplier Diversity PG&E Supplier Diversity Achievement Awards||San Francisco, CA|
|4/16/2014||Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce - Central Valley Diversity Business Expo||Fresno, CA|
|4/21/2014||American Gas Association Customer Service Conference||San Francisco, CA|
|4/25/2014||Northern California Minority Supplier Development Council - Annual Excellence in Supplier Diversity Awards Gala||San Francisco, CA|
|5/5/2014||Institute for Supply Management ISM 2014 International Supply Management Conference||Las Vegas, NV|
|5/12/2014||Keep the Promise DVBE Conference||Garden Grove, CA|
|5/13/2014||San Francisco Small Business Week Diverse Suppliers Go Green Workshop (in Partnership with MBDA)||San Francisco, CA|
|5/15/2014||Astra Women's Business Alliance Women in Construction Expo||San Francisco, CA|
|5/20/2014||American Gas Association Operations Conference 2014||Pittsburg, PA|
|5/20/2014||Edison Electric Institute Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Supplier Diversity Initiative Conference||Charlotte, NC|
|5/21/2014||National Minority Supplier Development Council & Minority Business Leadership Awards Dinner||New York, NY|
|June||2014 California Small Business Day||Sacramento, CA|
|June||Latin Business Association - Global Business Conference||Los Angeles, CA|
|June||Inner City Advisors - In 2014|
|6/2/2014||US Pacific Asian American Chamber of Commerce CelebrAsian Business Opportunity Conference 2014||Vienna, VA|
|6/11/2014||U.S. Chamber of Commerce U.S. Chamber of Commerce's 10th annual Small Business Summit||Washington, DC|
|6/18/2014||National Minority Supplier Development Council - Regional Program Managers' Seminar||San Francisco, CA|
|6/23/2014||Women's Business Enterprise National Council WBENC National Conference and Business Fair ||Philadelphia, PA|
|6/23/2014||U.S. Small Business Administration - Small Business Workshop||San Luis Obispo, CA|
|7/20/2014||American Indian Chamber of Commerce Expo 2014 Building Success Through Tradition, Culture & Partnership||Oakland, CA|
|7/22/2014||Hydrovision International Conference||Nashville, TN|
|7/29/2014||National Gay Lesbian Chamber of Commerce 2014 National Business & Leadership Conference||Las Vegas, NV|
|8/13/2014||California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 2014 CHCC Annual Convention and Expo||Garden Grove, CA|
|8/14/2014||Northern California Minority Supplier Development Council 36th Annual Minority Business Opportunity Expo||Santa Clara, CA|
|8/20/2014||California Black Chamber of Commerce 2014 Ron Brown Business and Economic Summit||Los Angeles, CA|
|8/20/2014||Elite SDVOB The Elite SDVOB Network National Convention||New York, NY|
The following tips may be resourceful in your efforts to do business with PG&E, as well as other companies you visit during outreach or networking events.
- Be prepared and efficient in introducing your company’s products and services. Practice your two-minute introduction. If possible prior to the event, spend time researching the companies you are planning to meet.
- Does your business card list current information, and does it state the services or products offered by your company? In today’s state of technology, it is of value to have available electronic versions of your brochures or company materials. In addition, if you have a website, is your site current?
- After your initial meetings, follow up with contacts by email or telephone call in a timely manner.
- If you are a diverse (woman-, minority-, service disabled Veteran-owned) vendor, be sure to apply for diverse certification with the CPUC Supplier Clearinghouse. If your business is certified, keep your certification current.
- Complete a PG&E supplier profile online.