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2024 MBE Connect Summit
Welcome to the 2024 MBE Connect Summit
An Event Powered by Equality

This event connects minority business enterprises (MBEs) with incredible opportunities at Department Of Energy (DOE) Program Offices and National Labs and other federal agencies, financial institutions, and nonprofit organizations working to realize an equitable clean energy future and build lasting, productive relationships. The conversations will center around the $400 billion in contract opportunities available to MBEs.

Over the past year, the DOE Office of Energy Justice and Equity has led the critical shift to tackling the climate crisis through equity-centered solutions that ensure that underserved and overburdened communities — particularly those on the front lines of climate change — have the resources they need to thrive.

Together, we will learn how to engage in business with key players directly responding to historic federal investments in clean energy and communities. This networking experience includes unique and fruitful opportunities not to be missed. 


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Our Featured Speakers
George Pla
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Cordoba Corporation
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Aida Collins
Deputy Director of Minority Programs, Office of Energy Justice and Equity at Department of Energy
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Shalaya Morissette
Chief of the Minority Business and Workforce Division
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Daniel Blackman
Sr. Advisor for STEM Recruitment and Diversity, Environmental Protection Agency
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Robert Medina
Acting Associate Administrator, Office of Small Business Programs, NASA
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Jay Peck
Senior Consultant, U.S. DOE Loan Programs Office
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Mustafa Mahmoud
Senior Supply Chain Manager, Office of Manufacturing & Energy Supply Chains
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Frequently Asked Questions
When will the event take place?

The MBE Connect Summit will take place April 17 - 18, 2024.

Where is the event taking place?

The event will take place in Downey, California. We'll be updating the site with all the necessary logistical details, including parking instructions as the event draws near.

We'll also be emailing all registrants a parking map prior to the event. 

Are there sponsorships available?

Yes, we have a variety of sponsorship levels available. Please click here to learn more. 

Where should I book my lodging?

We recommend staying at the Embassy Suites by Hilton or at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott. Both hotels are located within walking distance of the SoCalGas Energy Resouce Center. When booking lodging, please double-check your hotel location to make sure you are in Downey, California. 

If you call to make your reservation, please reference DOE MBE Summit.

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