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About the Expo

Making a difference in a community requires time, money, and people. The Build the Future Expo will bring all three to Richmond, California, by hosting a business and construction conference in the heart of the city. The Expo will create jobs, use local and minority businesses, provide student scholarships and internships, bring in contracts, and offer technical assistance and community enrichment workshops to help revitalize a community ready for change, growth, and opportunity. Please join the Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council, the City of Richmond, and the Construction Resource Center as we make a difference and empower the City of Pride!

Date & Time


Thursday, August 10, 2017
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
 

Venue Address


Richmond Memorial Center
403 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA 94804


Hotel


Courtyard by Marriott Richmond Berkeley
3150 Garrity Way, Richmond, CA 94806
(510) 262-0700
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Industries attending this event include:


  • Construction
  • eCommerce
  • Entertainment
  • Financial Services
  • Food Production & Packaging
  • Government
  • Hard Goods
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • IT
  • Life Sciences
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Utilities
  • Warehousing
  • & More!


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Directions & Parking


Directions – Parking is free!




Agenda

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Registration


No refunds allowed

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PUBLIC
SUPPORTERS

Matchmaking

To sign up for Matchmaking, you must register to attend the Expo. Once you register, you will receive an invitation to apply for Matchmaking.


Confirmed Buyers & General Contractors


  • Alten Construction
  • Ampcus
  • AT&T
  • Caesars Entertainment
  • California Water Association
  • Chevron
  • Comerica
  • CSAA Insurance Group
  • Facebook
  • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  • Genentech
  • Ghilotti Bros, Inc.
  • IBM
  • MGM Resorts International
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Robert Half
  • Safeway
  • State Compensation Insurance Fund
  • Swinerton Builders
  • Turner Construction



While every effort is made to provide maximum matchmaking appointments there is no guarantee that you will receive appointments.
Appointments are driven by the corporation/government entity's need and strategies.

Exhibitors

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  • Apple
  • AT&T
  • Brocade
  • Cisco
  • Comcast
  • CSAA
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Lockheed Martin
  • McKesson
  • MGM Resorts International
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company
  • Robert Half
  • Safeway
  • Union Bank
  • VAOPTO

 

For Exhibitors


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Stations


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Setup Times


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Freight Shipping


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Workshops

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Topics will include:


  • Selling to the State of CA
  • Selling to the Federal Government
  • The Art of Storytelling
  • Construction 101
  • Insurance & Bonding
  • Estimating
  • How to Identify a Good Contractor
  • Access to Capital
  • Home Energy Efficiency
  • Going Green

Students

INTERNSHIPS


We are committed to investing in the leaders of tomorrow. As such, affording local, trade-based job experience is the key to students’ future success. The internships listed below are being offered to local eligible students.

Requirements to Apply: *High School Junior or Senior or College Sophomore or Higher in the field of Construction Management or Civil Engineering (or Related Field), GPA: 2.5 Cumulative or above, Mandatory Participation in one of the three Parental Engagement Classes, Current Unofficial Transcript, Letter of Recommendation, List of Extracurricular Activities, Resume, Essay (From Application)

How to Apply: Coming Soon

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SCHOLARSHIPS


Students are our future and providing monetary assistance to help them achieve their academic goals is one of many resources the Construction Resource Center provides to support local stars. The scholarships listed below are being offered to local eligible students.

Requirements to Apply: *High School Senior pursuing field of Construction Management or Civil Engineering (or Related Field), GPA: 3.0 Cumulative or above, Mandatory Participation in one of the three Parental Engagement Classes, Current Unofficial Transcript, Letter of Recommendation, List of Extracurricular Activities, Resume, Scholarship Application

How to Apply: Coming Soon

Scholarship List Coming Soon

Supporters

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Event Supporters




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MBE Platinum Partners


Contact

For all Expo inquiries: events@wrmsdc.org


The Build the Future Expo is hosted by the following partners:

Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council (WRMSDC)



WRMSDC supports the growth and welfare of minority communities by championing the use of minority-owned businesses in Northern California, Nevada, and Hawai‘i. Our parent organization, the National Minority Supplier Development Council, helps over 12,000 minority businesses connect with major Fortune 500 corporations and their buyers every year. Please visit us online at www.wrmsdc.org.
 


Construction Resource Center



The Construction Resource Center (CRC) is a “one-stop” platform offering educational assistance to local Contractors and Tradespersons from trade-specific classes, E-Learning modules, one-on-one consultations, bid opportunities, employment and more. We provide resources 24hours a day to help you and/or your company successfully overcome barriers preventing self-sustainability and capacity-building. Please visit us online at www.constructionresourcecenter.org of 510-307-8057.
 


City of Richmond



The City of Richmond’s Employment & Training Dept. ensures a continuum of education and training opportunities that support a skilled workforce, provide youth the opportunity to achieve career goals, and support the success of local businesses through a range of direct services.