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MINORITY EXECUTIVE EDUCATION INSTITUTE (MEEI)

March 5, 2023 @ 8:00 am - March 10, 2023 @ 5:00 pm EST

Minority Executive Education Institute (MEEI) programming utilizes the talents of graduate-level professors and leading business experts to create a powerful learning experience. This model gives minority and women business owners tangible knowledge that can be used to grow revenue, expand into new markets, launch new product ideas, and foster sustainability.

For more information, Click Here:  or contact: John Ham at [email protected] 

PROGRAM CURRICULUM:

The week-long program curriculum topics will include:

High Finance
Business Growth Strategies
Succession Planning
Economic Trends for Business Growth
Marketing Strategies
Group Case Study Activity;
And much more.

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:

Minority and women-owned firms are eligible to participate. Firms certified as a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) will receive priority in admission.
Annual revenues in excess of $250,000
Minimum of two (2) years in operation
Demonstrate business stability and the desire to build capacity for long term sustainability.

PARTICIPANT BENEFITS:

Competitive leadership development training specifically for minority and women-owned businesses
An extensive training curriculum developed through partnerships with universities, corporations, government and community organizations
Powerful learning experience that gives diverse businesses concrete knowledge to grow revenue, enter new markets or launch new product ideas
Comprehensive and robust business education content based on proven best practices and research
Development of strategic business leadership capabilities
Business growth knowledge and expansion strategies
Analysis and assessment of current operations (with a roadmap for the future)
Succession plan development.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE:

This is a tentative schedule. Details are subject to change. All meals are included with full registration except where noted “on your own”.

SUNDAY, MARCH 5:

1:30 pm Registration
3:00 pm Overview of Financial Statements
5:30 pm Dinner at The MarketPlace
6:30 pm Program Orientation and Participant Introductions.

MONDAY, MARCH 6:

7:00 am Breakfast at The MarketPlace
8:00 am Financial Analysis: How to analyze financial statements and forecast for business planning and valuation
12:00 pm Lunch at The MarketPlace
1:30 pm Business Growth Strategies
(Joint Ventures, Mergers, Acquisitions)
5:00 pm Dinner on your own

TUESDAY, MARCH 7:

7:00 am Breakfast at The MarketPlace
8:00 am Statement of Cash Flows
10:00 am Preparing Projected Financial Statements
12:00 pm Lunch at The MarketPlace
1:00 pm Marketing Strategies for Small Business Growth
5:00 pm Dinner on your own
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8
7:00 am Breakfast at The MarketPlace
8:00 am Aligning the Organization for Supplier Inclusion Success
12:00 pm Lunch at The MarketPlace
1:30 pm Economic Emerging Trends
5:00 pm Dinner on your own.

THURSDAY, MARCH 9:

7:00 am Breakfast at The MarketPlace
8:00 am NCDOT Information Session (Purchasing & Construction Projects): How to Do Business With NCDOT
12:00 pm Lunch at The MarketPlace
1:30 pm MEEI Alumni Panel Discussion: What Success Looks Like
5:00 pm Dinner at The MarketPlace
7:30 pm Case Study Team Preparation.

FRIDAY, MARCH 10:

7:00 am Breakfast at The MarketPlace
8:00 am Operations Strategy: Aligning the Business for Superior Execution
10:30 am Case Study Competition Presentations
12:00 pm Lunch at The MarketPlace
2:00 pm Final Overview
3:00 pm Case Competition Winner & Award Presentations
4:00 pm Closing Program & Reception.

SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES DIVERSITY & INCLUSION SPONSOR $25,000

Sponsor three (3) diverse suppliers from your supply chain to attend MEEI (room and board, meals, and program materials included)
Opportunity to have a senior company executive speak at one of the sessions or host the networking event
Full page ad in program
Company branding on event materials, website, and social media
Public acknowledgment/announcement of sponsorship
Optional placement of promotional item(s) in souvenir bag

EQUITY SPONSOR $15,000

Sponsor two (2) diverse suppliers from your supply chain to attend MEEI (room and board, meals, and program materials included)
Opportunity to have a senior company executive speak at one of the sessions
Full page ad in program
Company branding on event materials, website, and social media
Public acknowledgment/announcement of sponsorship
Optional placement of promotional item(s) in souvenir bag

EMERGING BUSINESS SPONSOR $10,000

Sponsor one (1) diverse supplier from your supply chain to attend MEEI (room and board, meals, and program materials included)
Opportunity to bring greetings during the opening session
Company branding on event materials, website, and social media
Public acknowledgment/announcement of sponsorship
Optional placement of promotional item(s) in souvenir bag

MINORITY BUSINESS SPONSOR $5,000

Sponsor one (1) diverse supplier from your supply chain to attend MEEI (room and board, meals, and program materials included)
Public acknowledgment/announcement of sponsorship
Optional placement of promotional item(s) in souvenir bag

Details

Start:
March 5, 2023 @ 8:00 am EST
End:
March 10, 2023 @ 5:00 pm EST