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SUNY Central Region Summit

SUNY Upstate Medical University and SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in conjunction with the Syracuse Chamber of Commerce were proud to host the SUNY Central Region Summit.

  • Over 40 Certified MWBE businesses representing commodities and services needed by colleges assembled in one convenient location.
  • 9 Regional SUNY Campuses represented by both Purchasing and Physical Plant staff discussed procurement opportunities
  • Vendor Exhibits showcasedproducts/services may be available for your needs
  • Networking contacts were established

2010 Summit Agenda

Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY
March 11, 2010

TimeSession
9:00 am

Welcoming Remarks

  • SUNY Chancellor Zimpher
  • Upstate President Smith, co sponsor
  • ESF President Murphy, co sponsor
9:30 am Summit Commences, an Opportunity to Network with SUNY Campuses and other MWBE Vendors
12:00 pm Lunch On Your Own
12:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions

Session 1a (for M/WBEs): Classroom A/B
Doing Business with SUNY: Rules of Engagement
Vicente Alfonso, University-wide M/WBE Specialist

Session 1b (for SUNY staff): Classroom C
Executive Law Article 15-A: SUNY’s Responsibilities
Thomas Hippchen, Director of University-wide Procurement

1:30 pm

Session 2 (for M/WBEs): Classroom A/B
Basics of procurement: How to sell to New York State. Nancy Fisher, Deputy Director, Small Business Division,
NYS Department of Economic Development

Additional Opportunities to Meet with SUNY Campuses

3:00 pm Thank you for your participation, please fill out an evaluation and leave it at the registration desk.

For more information contact:
Richard Litz 315-464-2403 Litzr@upstate.edu
Lisa Campagna 315-470-6687 lmcampagna@esf.edu
Carol Hill 315-470-1848 chill@syracusechamber.com