List of Upcoming Events

2014 CUNY & CUCF Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Conference

Date: Thursday, August 14, 2014

Time: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Description: Themed "Opportunity Knocks," the 2014 CUNY & CUCF MWBE Conference will give attendees the opportunity to develop connections with the nation's largest urban public university. During the full-day conference, participants will have access to informative workshops, including How to Do Business with CUNY; CUCF Overviews and Major Construction Project Highlights; The Affordable Care Act: Learning About Healthcare Insurance for Your Company; and How to Accelerate Revenue Growth, among other workshops.

Location: John Jay College of Criminal Justice 524 West 59th Street New York, NY 10019

Registration: Elizabeth O'Rourke Kupcha, Kupcha Marketing Services, at or 917-432-9481,or Pauline Barfield, Barfield Public Relations, Inc. at or 212-736-0404

New York State M/WBE Forum

Date: Wednesday October 1, 2014 & Thursday October 2, 2014

Time: Wednesday October 1, 2014 8:00AM to 8:00PM & Thursday October 2, 2014 8:00AM to 4:30PM

Description: Under the leadership of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New York State’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) have grown. In FY 2013 alone, over 21% of all New York State contracts were awarded to MWBEs – that’s over $1.48 billion in contracts from a total of 97 public agencies and authorities. Now, New York State is committed to building upon this goal by helping MWBEs to increase their capacity to do business across the state. At the 2014 NYS MWBE Forum, learn how far we have come over the past four years, and explore where we are going in the next.

Location: Empire State Plaza Convention Center, S Mall Arterial, Albany, NY 12242


2nd Annual Government and Business Matchmaker

Date: Friday November 7, 2014

Time: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Description: The Government and Business Matchmaker matches vendors with government and corporate spenders. The Matchmaker is an excellent opportunity for minority and women-owned small businesses, veteran-owned small business enterprises and government purchasing representatives, as well as Prime Contractors, to network.

Location: Con Edison Learning Center 43-82 Vernon Boulevard Long Island City, NY 11101