You are invited to join Quorum for our 1st annual LGBTQ+ and Allied Business Equality Summit on Thursday, September 27 from 8:30am-1:00pm at Best Buy's Corporate Headquarters located at 7601 Penn Avenue South in Richfield.
With additional support from Wells Fargo and UPS, we are very excited to present our inaugural Summit! At this event, attendees will have the chance to network with other business professionals, hear remarks from business leaders about the importance of the LGBTQ+ and Allied business community, and attend breakout sessions designed to help your business growth and thrive. Attendees will have an opportunity to participate in two rounds of breakout sessions on a variety of topics impacting business owners and professionals. A detailed list of breakout sessions will be available soon!
The cost is $25.00 for Quorum members and $35.00 for non-members. Space is limited so please register today. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW! HERE'S AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN FROM THE BEST!
During the afternoon session, Best Buy will provide insight in to how to present in a professional manner to enhance your sales ability when meeting with potential clients. In addition, Best Buy will allow a small number of interested, certified diverse suppliers to “practice” their sales presentations in a front of members of the Best Buy Corporate Procurement team.
BIZ PITCH FEEDBACK CHANCE!
In an effort to further LGBTQ supplier diversity across the Twin Cities, Best Buy and Quorum are partnering to offer a Sales Presentation Feedback Panel opportunity. This event will allow a small number of interested, certified diverse suppliers to “practice” their sales presentations in a front of members of the Best Buy Corporate Procurement team.
By providing a neutral and nurturing environment, Best Buy hopes to offer support to LGBTQ suppliers by providing thoughtful feedback on selected supplier’s presentation content, messaging, value proposition, materials, style, etc. The overall goal of this program is to help diverse supplier participants distinguish themselves in future corporate sales opportunities and enable them to generate new growth supporting businesses. And, the goal of this opportunity is to enable selected diverse suppliers to gain specific and actionable feedback to incorporate learnings into their organization’s sales efforts.
Please understand that this is not a sales opportunity to Best Buy.
Note: These sessions will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Due to the limited availability, interested diverse suppliers are encouraged to respond promptly. Should there be high demand for the program, Best Buy may opt to offer more session at a future date.
If you are interested in participating in this program, please email Rebecca Waggoner at email@example.com no later than Noon, September 10th and indicate your interest in participation. Each supplier will receive email confirmation of their participation in the program, and confirmed presentation slot, no later than 5:00 p.m. July 9th.
To prepare for the event, please review the following:
The basic supplier agenda for each presentation is:
- 2 mins. set up
- 10 mins. supplier sales presentation
- 5 mins. supplier/Best Buy Panel Q&A
- 2 mins breakdown
Best Buy Panel feedback will be shared directly with each supplier via email no later than the week of July 20th, 2018.
It is strongly suggested that participants treat this presentation opportunity exactly like a normal sales opportunity. This will allow the Best Buy panel to provide the most applicable and appropriate feedback.
Best Buy is once again excited to partner with the Quorum on this innovative approach to supporting supplier diversity and the LGBTQ community.