27th Annual Competitive Edge
Conference “Moving Business Forward
Reverend Jacques Andre DeGraff
Competitive Edge Conference Agency and Authority spotlights followed by a high-level discussion among executive leadership.
Moderator: Michael Clay
POSITIONING YOURSELF FOR PRIME TIME
Prime Contractors and Authority leaders share upcoming opportunities they have and will provide tips on how to access and build relationships that transform into deals.
Moderator: Dr. Stacie N.C. Grant
PREPARE TO TAKE OFF WITH A WHOLE NEW JFK
One of the most exciting infrastructure projects in the State of New York is the redevelopment of JFK International Airport into a modern, 21st century airport.
Moderator: Suzette Bather-Taylor
SHIFTING THE CULTURE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Discussion with the new generation of Entrepreneurs on how shift changes affect MWLDBE and SDVOB programs and impact success.
Moderator: Daniel Lloyd
COMPETITIVE EDGE AWARDS LUNCHEON
CE Committee members from various agencies present notable acknowledgments and awards to successful small businesses with participating government agencies.
Awards Speaker: Nikki Fargas
PATHWAY TO PRIME THROUGH DISCRETIONARY PROGRAMS
Come learn about programs that can help you advance your firm as a prime
from city and state agency representatives.
Moderator: Nick Mendoza
FINANCIAL PROGRAMS FOR BUSINESS GROWTH
Learn from industry/agency leaders and direct lenders about resources available to help your business regain, rebuild, or restructure.
Moderator: Karen Tenenbaum, Esq.
NAVIGATING THROUGH A PANDEMIC: WELLNESS IS KEY
Hear about procurement opportunities, social responsibility, leading your team, adding the face mask to yourself to energize your team, best practices for small business owners, and approaches to balancing work and wellness to de- stress and move forward with renewed strength.
Moderator: Dr. Michele Reed
HOW TO SCALE YOUR BUSINESS FOR LARGER MARKETS
Hear from agencies, industry leaders and entrepreneurs for access to new networks, strategies for growth, and how to broaden opportunities including procurement best practices, and visions for growth of MWBEs, DBEs, SDVOBs and LBEs.
Moderator: Paisley Demby
The State of Competitive Edge transformation and words of inspiration.