Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise
2022 Matchmaking Event
Heifer International Headquarters
1 WORLD AVE. LITTLE ROCK, AR 72202
The 2022 Arkansas Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Matchmaking Event is a resource and networking opportunity for minority and women-owned businesses and local, state, and federal government buyers across Arkansas.
This is a one-day event to help minority and women-owned businesses match with private and public sector buyers for contract opportunities. Registrants will have 15-minute, pre-arranged matchmaking appointments that would be otherwise difficult to schedule independently.
The event is the signature event for the Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Division. The MWOBE Division is partnering with the Arkansas District Office of the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Arkansas Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).
The event is provided at no cost for all attendees and will be taking place at Heifer International Headquarters on Wednesday, May 11 from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Registration is free. Whether you are a buyer or a supplier, please make sure you register here.
(Registration for the 2022 Matchmaking Event closes Friday, May 6. You must register to participate in the event.)
This training provides an overview and best practices for understanding what government buyers need and communicating your company's value proposition to them.
Topics include the role of certifications, vendor registration sites, market research sources, and marketing tools specific to the government marketplace. This training will be especially useful for those attending the May 11th Minority and Woman Owned Matchmaking Event. At the beginning of our training, we will provide a Matching Event overview.
You only have one chance to create a good impression, if you are ready and prepared you can come away with good contacts, valuable insights and business leads. Preparation is essential, you never have a second chance to make a good first impression.
This is a virtual event being held through the Zoom platform. Once you have registered, a joining link along with instructions will be sent to you via email.
If you need assistance registering, please contact Arkansas PTAC: 501-671-2390 or PTAC@uada.edu
You have a chance to become a sponsor at four different levels. All sponsorship packages include: recognition as a conference sponsor, logo placement on promotional items.
Please view our Sponsorship Guide for details on the specific sponsorship packages available for this year’s event.
Coach Sidney Moncrief
Served as founder of over six successful companies from retail automotive to people development and consulting.
A life-long entrepreneur with over 34 years of company start-up experience.
Coach Moncrief has been recently elected to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. He is a five-time NBA All-Star, five-time member of the NBA All-Defensive team, a two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, and an NBA All-Pro.
He is a former head coach and assistant coach. As a coach, Sidney Moncrief has served on the coaching staff of the Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors and the Milwaukee Bucks. He has been a part of the international team as the head consultant in Beijing.
Sidney is also author of nine books:
My Journey to the NBA
Your Passport to Reinventing You
Your Passport to Becoming a Valuable Team Player
Your Passport to Back2Basics Leadership
Your Passport to Manhood
Inspiring Tips for All-Star Entrepreneurs
Reinventing You – No Risk, No Reward
The G.R.I.T Factor in Embracing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The G.R.I.T Factor in Leadership
He is currently managing partner of Moncrief One Team. Moncrief One Team (MOT) designs and delivers people development experiences in the areas of team building, diversity/inclusion, leadership, entrepreneurship, and workplace readiness. Moncrief One Team’s learning experiences are grounded in the concepts of emotional intelligence and G.R.I.T. with the desired objectives of inspiring individuals toward peak performance.
If you need further assistance with this event, don’t hesitate to contact us.