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Agenda

Wednesday, November 14

Press Conference

Join us as we kick-off the HeroPreneur NVBS.

Special Guests: City of Phoenix Mayor Thelda Williams; Representative Reginald Bolding Jr., 27th District; Director Wanda A. Wright, Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services; Hal Pittman, Director of External Communications, APS and Alan “AP” Powell, Founding Chairman of the HeroZona Foundation.

7:30 am
Phoenix Convention Center
West Building
Room 101 A/B
100 N. 3rd St, Phoenix

The Bridge Forum U.S. Veteran Edition 2018

An exclusive panel of Law Enforcement & Community Luminaries participating in a forum Living Together + Working Together = Respect.

Covering topics important to our veteran community:
Recruitment and Hiring, Opportunities In-service / Careers, Dealing with Veterans in Crisis, Support Systems & More!

The forum will be moderated by Director Wanda A. Wright, Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services, U.S. Air Force Col. (Ret)

Read more.

8:00 am – 11:00 am
Phoenix Convention Center
West Building
Room 101 A/B
100 N. 3rd St, Phoenix


Thursday, November 15

Business Diversity Summit Breakfast.

The event spotlights the growing contributions of minority-owned businesses in Arizona. Major components include the annual inductions into the Arizona Million Dollar Circle of Excellence recognizing companies that do at least $1 million of business with minority-owned suppliers; and the presentation of the annual Phoenix Minority Business Enterprise Awards.

Nielsen will also present their Global Veteran Consumer Insight Report.

7:30 am – 10:30 am
Phoenix Convention Center
West Building
Room 301 A/B
100 N. 3rd St, Phoenix

Veteran Business Fair

Empowering America’s veterans through entrepreneurship and education, the Veteran Business Fair is for veteran-owned small businesses and organizations that support veteran-owned businesses. Bringing together industry leaders and experts in a hands-on environment.

10:30 am – 12:00 pm
1:40 pm – 3:00 pm
Phoenix Convention Center
West Building
Room 301 C/D
100 N. 3rd St, Phoenix

HeroPreneur Awards Luncheon

Hosted by CNN Military Analyst James A. “Spider” Marks, Major General, U.S. Army (Ret.) and Arizona Corporate Council on Veterans Careers, Co-Chairman Hal Pitman, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.), this event will celebrate and honor individuals and organizations that support the veteran community as well as honoring the 100th Anniversary of Veterans Day.

View this year’s recipients.

Fireside Chat with Daymond John –  “The People’s Shark®“, CEO, The Shark Group
& Aaron Bare – Co-Founder, HeroZona Foundation

Read more about the speaker.

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Phoenix Convention Center
West Building
Room 301 A/B
100 N. 3rd St, Phoenix

Afternoon Business Workshops

Veteran start-ups, veteran business owners, and general businesses can take advantage of free admission and educational workshops covering online/social media marketing, credit and financing, strategies for increasing revenue and team productivity, mentoring, and much more.

1:40 pm – 5:00 pm
Phoenix Convention Center
West Building
Rooms 101, 105 &  106
100 N. 3rd St, Phoenix


Friday, November 16

Veteran Career Breakfast

Hosted by the Arizona Corporate Council on Veteran Careers

8:00 am – 8:50 am
Phoenix Convention Center
West Building
Room 301 A/B
100 N. 3rd St, Phoenix

Morning Workshops

There are two tracks of workshops during this session. One for veteran-owned businesses and one for veterans seeking employment.

9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Phoenix Convention Center
West Building
Rooms 101, 105  & 106
100 N. 3rd St, Phoenix

Career Fair

This veteran career fair is for veterans who are not only seeking a job but a rewarding career where your employer understands the value that a veteran brings to their team and provides opportunities for growth and advancement.

9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Phoenix Convention Center
West Building
Room 301 C/D
100 N. 3rd St, Phoenix

Luncheon and Keynote

Keynote Speaker: Justin Constantine, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.)

Read more about the speaker.

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Phoenix Convention Center
West Building
Room 301 A/B
100 N. 3rd St, Phoenix

Afternoon Workshops

There are two tracks of workshops during this session. One for veteran-owned businesses and one for veterans seeking employment.

1:40 pm – 5:00 pm
Phoenix Convention Center
West Building
Rooms 101, 105  & 106
100 N. 3rd St, Phoenix

 

Times & Schedule subject to change.