- Astra's Matchmaker & EXPO
- 09-13-2012 07:00 AM - 05:00 PM
- Bell Harbor International Conference Center - Seattle
About the Event
EXPO: Setup from 7:00am & takedown by 4:30pm. Exhibit tables are 8 ft with drape & 2 chairs.
Matchmaker: Roundtable discussion groups will create opportunities to meet primes by industries and learn how to do business with them and future contract opportunities. Assisted by facilitators, companies/organizations including Boeing, Microsoft, Stantec, Starbucks, U.S. Navy and others will host roundtable discussions.
Table assignments will be made prior to the event. Registering for this event allows you access to these matchmaking opportunities.
8:00am - 8:15am Welcome Remarks & EXPO Opens
8:15am - 9:30am Fran Zone "Smart Out Loud - Everywhere™"
Ever wish you could be Smart Out Loud everywhere you go? In a world of short attention spans and brief encounters, standing out from the pack requires the ability to be Smart Out Loud in real time. The Smart Out Loud know the right thing to say, when to say it, how to say it, and how to turn every interaction into an opportunity. The future belongs to them because they own the present – and have the attention of the same people you are waiting in line to seize a moment with. Award-winning communication coach and expert, Fran Zone, will join us to share her proven tips and tools for transforming ‘showing up’ into seizing the day. Fran’s tools for seizing the moment have been utilized by White House staff, Fortune 500 CEOs, and NBC Olympics…Now it’s your turn!
About Fran Zone Fran Zone is the creator of The Zone Method™, an award-winning program for maximizing personal leadership style, creating compelling presentations, and mastering the art of ‘deliberate communication’. The Zoned™ include leaders at NASCAR, NBC Olympics, TIME Inc and the White House. Fran transforms lives via strategic communication workshops, executive coaching sessions, leadership seminars, and on-air appearances. Known for creating tools for compelling communication ‘in the now’; Fran is the #1 rated keynote speaker at business conferences nationally. Her Monday missive, stellarStarters™, is read weekly by Fortune 500 leaders, best-selling authors, media editors, and individuals ready to thrive on their own terms. Fran’s company, San Francisco-based Zone Communication, was founded in 1991 and is a WBENC Certified ‘Women’s Business Enterprise’ To get in The Zone or become a Stellar Starter, visit her Facebook page, Fran Zone-Stellar Beginnings or her website: www.zoneme.com .
9:30am - 10:30am Panel Discussion "Prepare Your Messages for Winning Contracts"
This panel of supplier diversity leaders from private and public companies will share insights and best practices for introducing your company. Be ready to engage and have fun with an interactive session. Participants will prepare and deliver their pitch messages to the panel, receive ratings and valuable feedback.
Diane Lin, Supplier Diversity Director, Starbucks
Kenyon Taylor, GSA
Veronica Kammler, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District
Lucy Leu, U.S. Navy- Naval Supply Systems- Command- Fleet Logistics Center- Puget Sound
10:30am - 11:00am Networking Break
11:00am - 12:00pm Panel Discussion "Strategies for a Successful Construction Business"
Moderator:Holli Dorr, Hollico Construction Company
Mel Jones, Skanska USA
Ida Brooker, The Boeing Company
Marc Sauze, Stantec
Roxie Schescke, Indian Eyes LLC
12:00pm - 12:30pm Lunch is Served
12:30pm - 1:00pm Paul Taylor "Growing Your Business Through Exports"
4:00pm EXPO Closes
4:00pm - 5:00pm Wine & Cheese Reception
About the Venue
Located on the waterfront in Seattle, Washington, Bell Harbor International Conference Center offers 100,000 square feet of conference, meeting and special event space featuring 180-degree panoramic views of the Olympic Mountains, Mt. Rainier, Puget Sound’s Elliott Bay and the Seattle skyline. Traveling to Seatle for this event? Check out the list of recommended hotels near the venue. Visit the Seattle Visitor & Convention Center for further information.
- Bell Harbor International Conference Center - Website
- 2211 Alaskan Way
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