2014 Supplier Diversity Events

As a service to our diverse business community, PG&E’s Supplier Diversity team is pleased to present this calendar of events page. The events listed are specific to promoting business activities, such as match-making, business expos, conferences and other types of networking activities. Please note the events listed may require a registration or fee to attend. It is recommended to directly contact the sponsoring organization for more specific logistical information. If available, a website link for either the event or the hosting organization has been posted. If you wish to have your business event or activity posted, please send your request to the PG&E Supplier Diversity Team.

2014 Supplier Diversity Events

DateEvent NameLocation
7/29/2014National Gay Lesbian Chamber of Commerce 2014 National Business & Leadership ConferenceLas Vegas, NV
8/13/2014California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 2014 CHCC Annual Convention and ExpoGarden Grove, CA
8/14/2014Western Region Minority Supplier Development Council 36th Annual Minority Business Opportunity ExpoSanta Clara, CA
8/14/2014Anew America Microbusiness Expo & CelebrationOakland, CA
8/20/2014California Black Chamber of Commerce 2014 Ron Brown Business and Economic SummitLos Angeles, CA
8/20/2014Elite SDVOB The Elite SDVOB Network National ConventionNew York, NY
8/28/2014Northern California Certified Small Businesses Association NorCal Certified Small Business August MeetingSan Jose, CA
9/10/2014Small Business Administration Diverse Suppliers are Safe WorkshopSan Luis Obispo, CA
9/18/2014Astra Women's Business Alliance Annual Conference (Diverse Suppliers are Safe and Diverse Suppliers Go Green)San Ramon, CA
9/19/2014U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce National Convention and ExpoSalt Lake City, UT
9/22/2014North American Energy Markets Association 2014 Fall ConferenceDenver, CO
9/23/2014Electric Utility Industry Sustainable Supply Chain Alliance 2014 Alliance Signature Event & Annual MeetingOrlando, FL
10/1/2014California Department of Veterans Affairs First Annual CalVet Veteran BusinessSacramento, CA
10/3/2014San Francisco MED Week and ASIAN Inc.'s Award GalaSan Francisco, CA
10/6/2014Pacific Gas and Electric Company Leadership Workshop for LGBT Firms (in partnerships with GGBA)San Francisco, CA
10/9/2014California Public Utilities Commission EnBancLos Angeles, CA
10/9/2014Alliance for Community Development Bay Area Capital Connections Investing in an Inclusive EconomyOakland, CA
10/17/2014Pacific Gas and Electric Company Diverse Supplier Go Global Workshop (in partnership with WRMSDC) San Francisco, CA
OctoberPacific Gas & Electric Company 2014 Supplier ConferenceSan Ramon, CA
11/2/2014National Minority Supplier Development Council Conference and Business Opportunity FairOrlando, FL
11/13/2014Inner City Advisors All In 2014Oakland, CA
11/13/2014California Public Utilities Commission CPUC Small Business ExpoSacramento, CA
11/20/2014American Indian Chamber of Commerce Annual Commemoration of Native American Heritage MonthAnaheim, CA

Networking Tips

The following tips may be resourceful in your efforts to do business with PG&E, as well as other companies you visit during outreach or networking events.

  • Be prepared and efficient in introducing your company’s products and services. Practice your two-minute introduction. If possible prior to the event, spend time researching the companies you are planning to meet.
  • Does your business card list current information, and does it state the services or products offered by your company? In today’s state of technology, it is of value to have available electronic versions of your brochures or company materials. In addition, if you have a website, is your site current?
  • After your initial meetings, follow up with contacts by email or telephone call in a timely manner.
  • If you are a diverse (woman-, minority-, service disabled Veteran-owned) vendor, be sure to apply for diverse certification with the CPUC Supplier Clearinghouse. If your business is certified, keep your certification current.
  • Complete a PG&E supplier profile online.