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
3/10/2014National Association of Women Business Owners Propel your Business ConferenceSacramento, CA
3/18/14WBENC Summit & Salute 2014New Orleans, LA
3/27/2014Small Business Administration Small Business WorkshopSacramento, CA
3/28/2014Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council V.I.P. ReceptionLas Vegas, NV
4/1/2014California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Economic SummitLos Angeles, CA
4/2/14California Public Utilities Commission Small Business ExpoLos Angeles, CA
4/4/2014Greenlining Institute's Annual Economic SummitOakland, CA
4/9/2014PG&E Supplier Diversity PG&E Supplier Diversity Achievement AwardsSan Francisco, CA
4/16/2014Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce - Central Valley Diversity Business ExpoFresno, CA
4/21/2014American Gas Association Customer Service ConferenceSan Francisco, CA
4/25/2014Northern California Minority Supplier Development Council - Annual Excellence in Supplier Diversity Awards GalaSan Francisco, CA
5/5/2014Institute for Supply Management ISM 2014 International Supply Management ConferenceLas Vegas, NV
5/12/2014Keep the Promise DVBE ConferenceGarden Grove, CA
5/13/2014San Francisco Small Business Week Diverse Suppliers Go Green Workshop (in Partnership with MBDA)San Francisco, CA
5/15/2014Astra Women's Business Alliance Women in Construction ExpoSan Francisco, CA
5/20/2014American Gas Association Operations Conference 2014Pittsburg, PA
5/20/2014Edison Electric Institute Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Supplier Diversity Initiative ConferenceCharlotte, NC
5/21/2014National Minority Supplier Development Council & Minority Business Leadership Awards DinnerNew York, NY
June2014 California Small Business DaySacramento, CA
JuneLatin Business Association - Global Business ConferenceLos Angeles, CA
JuneInner City Advisors - In 2014
6/2/2014US Pacific Asian American Chamber of Commerce CelebrAsian Business Opportunity Conference 2014Vienna, VA
6/11/2014U.S. Chamber of Commerce U.S. Chamber of Commerce's 10th annual Small Business SummitWashington, DC
6/18/2014National Minority Supplier Development Council - Regional Program Managers' SeminarSan Francisco, CA
6/23/2014Women's Business Enterprise National Council WBENC National Conference and Business Fair
Philadelphia, PA
6/23/2014U.S. Small Business Administration - Small Business WorkshopSan Luis Obispo, CA
7/20/2014American Indian Chamber of Commerce Expo 2014 Building Success Through Tradition, Culture & PartnershipOakland, CA
7/22/2014Hydrovision International ConferenceNashville, TN
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
8/14/2014Northern California Minority Supplier Development Council 36th Annual Minority Business Opportunity ExpoSanta Clara, 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

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.