FCC Hosts Supplier Diversity Conference
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th St., S.W.
News Media Information 202 / 418-0500
Washington, D.C. 20554
Released: June 20, 2014
FCC TO HOST A
SUPPLIER DIVERSITY CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP
FOR SMALL, MINORITY- AND WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The FCC‘s Office of Communications Business Opportunities (“OCBO”) will host a Supplier
Diversity Conference and Workshop focusing on private sector business opportunities for small,
minority and women-owned businesses. This important event will be held at FCC Headquarters,
445 12th Street, Washington, DC on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 10:30 am until 4:30 pm in
the Commission Meeting Room.
OCBO has invited representatives from private industry, specifically telecommunications and
technology firms from across the country to discuss their organizations’ contracting procedures
and provide insight on how small businesses should navigate the procurement process generally.
The panel discussion will take place from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. The panel will consist of
supplier executives and diversity officers from Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, Comcast, and Microsoft.
The panelists will talk about their companies’ contracting needs and how small businesses can
distinguish themselves in the race for lucrative opportunities. Thomas Reed, Director, OCBO,
and Ronald Johnson, President of Solutions4Change, and a member of the FCC’s Advisory
Committee on Diversity in the Digital Age, will moderate.
In the afternoon, from 1:30 to 4:30 pm, OCBO will coordinate one-on-one sessions between our
panelists and any small business owners who wish to participate. In these confidential meetings,
small business owners will get individualized advice on supplier strategies and information on
current contracting opportunities. If you would like to register for the afternoon meetings, please
submit a company profile to Karen Beverly, Assistant for Management, OCBO, by no later than
Monday, July 21, 2014 via email at Karen.Beverly@fcc.gov or hardcopy, 445 12th Street SW,
room 4-A635, Washington DC.
All persons interested in attending this informative event in person are asked to register by
contacting OCBO at (202) 418-0990 or via e-mail at Karen.Beverly@fcc.gov.
in participating via the Internet may do so by logging on to www.fcc.gov/ocbo . This event will
be streamed live.
Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon
The request should include a detailed description of the accommodation needed and
Please provide as much advance notice as possible; last minute requests
will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill.
Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the
Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).
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