2021 Virtual Supplier Diversity Procurement Fair for MWBEs and SDVOBs

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

LOGIN AND NETWORK WITH EXHIBITORS

Grab your login credentials, sign-in and start your morning off with networking in the virtual exhibit hall. Meet with primes, PSEG Long Island decision-makers and certified small businesses. The exhibit hall will be open from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and will provide you with the ability to chat one-on-one with conference participants and download documents into your “virtual briefcase.”

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

 

 

 

 

OPENING SESSION

Moderator
Jimmy Alty, Supplier Diversity Manager, PSEG Long Island 

Remarks
Dan Eichhorn, President & Chief Operating Officer, PSEG Long Island
Brian Miller, Director of Procurement, PSEG Long Island
Christine Neely, Vice President, Procurement, Public Service Enterprise Group
Rick Thigpen, Senior Vice President, Corporate Citizenship, Public Service Enterprise Group
Terrence Clark, President & Chief Executive Officer, New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council
Ken Williams, Executive Director, SDVOB, Office of General Services | Division of Service-Disabled Veterans’ Business Development

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

 

 

 

 

HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH PSEG LONG ISLAND

To kick off the day’s interactive programming, learn more about PSEG Long Island, meet the key procurement officials and learn important information on how to get pre-qualified and find contract opportunities. This is a must-attend session for newly certified firms or companies that have never done business with PSEG Long Island.

Presenters
Lou Cavallo, Senior Procurement Analyst, PSEG Long Island
Jerome Gaetani, Process Analyst, PSEG Long Island
Joseph LaMotta, Procurement Manager, PSEG Long Island

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

 

 

 

TOP PROJECT OPPORTUNITIES

Wrap up this year’s event with an exciting panel presentation and discussion that features the industry’s key prime contractors on the types of certified firms they are looking to subcontract to and partner with. This session will feature several of  PSEG Long Island’s top projects and scopes of work that match your firm’s capabilities.

Capital Projects
Presenter      
Ehud Cohen, Project Procurement Contracting Manager, PSEG Long Island

Operations Project
Presenter      
Joseph LaMotta, Procurement Manager, PSEG Long Island

Energy Efficiency
Presenter      
Daniel Zaweski, Manager, Planning and Evaluation, PSEG Long Island

11:05 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

EXHIBITOR BOOTH NETWORKING

You will have the opportunity to network with PSEG Long Island’s leadership, as well as prime contractors and suppliers, to gain important insights and access information about new contract opportunities. Attend informative sessions, visit virtual exhibit booths and chat with potential new clients and business partners!

ON DEMAND SESSIONS

POWERADVOCATE

PowerAdvocate is PSEG Long Island’s vendor portal. This session will review how a new vendor registers through PowerAdvocate to work for PSEG Long Island. Better understand how PowerAdvocate provides an interface between demand and contract opportunities.

Introduction                  
Jimmy Alty, Supplier Diversity Manager, PSEG Long Island

Panelist
Maira Ochoa Umana, Energy Consultant, PowerAdvocate

DISCOVER BUSINESS GROWTH STRATEGIES (ASCEND)

Learn more about Ascend Long Island – a program dedicated to helping diverse entrepreneurs win contracts from larger companies. Attendees learn about the opportunities to gain access to essential training and mentoring using the “3 M” model developed by the national Ascend network: Management, Money, and Markets.

Presenters
Terri Arnold-McKenzie, Program Manager, Ascend Long Island
Stacey Sikes, Executive Dean of Entrepreneurship and Business Development, Hofstra University, Center for Entrepreneurship

ISNETWORLD – BECOME A MORE EFFICIENT, SAFETY FOCUSED CONTRACTOR AND SUPPLIER

Learn more about PSEG Long Island’s safety requirements and how they connect contractors and safety information – all in one place. Submit information into ISNetworld, such as insurance documents, safety programs and incident rates. Information submitted can be specific to your company as a whole or to specific projects. PSEG Long Island determines the information you are required to submit. Join a special on-demand session designed to help you become a more efficient contractor and supplier.

Presenter                  
Taylor Winter, Business Development Associate, ISNETWORLD