Catch the Wave 2020

September 21-24, 2020 Virtual

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Event Information

The Catch the Wave Regional Conference brings female entrepreneurs together to network, learn, and gain inspiration from each other. The Catch the Wave Regional Conference provides networking, training, and access to both women business owners and corporate members from across our region of Ohio, Kentucky & West Virginia. This year`s conference is expected to draw over 500 attendees, including over 50 corporate members’ buyers and supplier diversity teams.

Join the Women’s Business Enterprise Council Ohio River Valley (WBEC ORV) for the 11th Annual Catch the Wave Conference and leave this conference with inspiration and new tools that will make a difference in your personal and business growth. We look forward to seeing you in Sandusky for yet again an even bigger and better 2020 Catch the Wave Regional Conference!

 

Conference Highlights:

  • Opening Reception at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center
  • Catch the Wave Keynote Luncheon
  • Meet the Buyer Event
  • Pitch Competition Breakfast
  • WBE Showcase
  • Trailblazer Award Dinner
  • Informative, Relevant Workshops Geared Towards Women Business Owners

 

HOTEL REGISTRATION

CATCH THE WAVE HOTEL REGISTRATIONS

Kalahari Resort & Convention Center

7000 Kalahari Drive, Sandusky, OH

Our host hotel for the 2020 Regional Catch the Wave Conference is Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in Sandusky, OH. We encourage you to secure your hotel room immediately after completing your registration to take advantage of the WBEC ORV special rate of $139 per night (basic room with two queen size beds) plus tax. Each room will come with 4 wristbands for the water park. Upgraded rooms are also available. Check in for the resort begins at 4pm and check out is at 11 am on the day of departure.

Book your group rate for the Regional Catch the Wave Conference today!

https://book.passkey.com/e/50092635

If you have any questions or concerns regarding hotel reservations, please contact Nicole Hable directly at 419-433-7320 or via email at [email protected]

 

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Host Committee

Speakers

Keynote Speaker - Lili Gil Valletta

Award Winning Entrepreneur. Cultural Intelligence Expert. TV Business Commentator

Lili is an award-winning entrepreneur, recognized cultural intelligence® expert, A.I. tech innovator and World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. After a successful corporate career, including a 10-year tenure at Johnson & Johnson, where she pioneered various multicultural market strategies and co-founded the Hispanic BRG “HOLA” Lili cofounded CIEN+ and CulturIntel. Her firm is globally recognized as a leader in AI-powered market research, business consulting and cultural marketing strategies to help leaders turn cultural trends into innovation and profits. Some of her clients include Google, Merck, PepsiCo, Capital One, CVS/ Aetna, WW (Weightwatchers) among other Fortune 500’s.

Lili is a regular TV commentator seen on Fox News, Fox Business and CNN en Español. She is also one of only 2.6% of Latinos serving on a Fortune 500+ public board, as an independent director at Zumiez (NASDAQ: ZUMZ). Other boards she serves on include AUA Private Equity Partners, Harvard Women`s Leadership Board, National Board of Directors of the YMCA USA. Some of her recent awards include 2019 Top 10 Innovation Catalyst by MM&M, 2019 Silicon Valley Visionary, 2018 U.S. Hispanic Businessperson of the Year by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Top 100 Most Powerful Women of NY, among others. She is an active voice elevating promoting equity and business inclusion, collaborating in various initiatives at the United Nations, The World Economic Forum, The White House and is a mentor to the Stanford Latino Entrepreneur Leaders Program.

 

Candace Waterman

President & CEO, Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)

David Campanella

Sr. Vice President, Market Leader, U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management

Brian Sonby

Sr. Vice President, Private Wealth Advisor, U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management

Kevin Groff

Sr. Vice President, Managing Director, U.S. Bank Business Owner Advisory Services

Vidya Ravichandran

Founder & President, GlowTouch

Lili Gil Valletta - Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Award Winning Entrepreneur. Cultural Intelligence Expert. TV Business Commentator

Agenda

September 21, 2020

Welcome Virtual Conference

04:55 pm - 05:00 pm
Virtual Guest Conference

Virtual Welcome Reception: Corporate Fireside Chat

05:30 pm - 08:00 pm
Join us for networking and...
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September 22, 2020

Pitch Competition for Registered Corporate Members & Certified WBEs Only

08:30 am - 10:30 am
The Pitch Competition is one...
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Certified, Now What? Orientation for Newly Certified WBEs & First Time Attendees

08:30 am - 10:30 am
The orientation breakfast is a crash...
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Are You Certifiable? For Non-Certified WBEs

08:30 am - 10:30 am
This comprehensive workshop presented by WBEC...
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Virtual Break and Networking

10:30 am - 10:45 am
Take time to visit our...
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Growing Your Business, presented by EY

10:45 am - 12:15 pm
This workshop is an interactive session...
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Wealth Management & Succession Planning, presented by U.S. Bank

10:45 am - 12:15 pm
The goal of wealth management...
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Navigating the Government Procurement Maze, presented by WIPP

10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Join this discussion with industry leaders...
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Virtual WBE Showcase

12:30 pm - 02:30 pm
The WBE Showcase provides the opportunity...
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September 23, 2020

Corporate Best Practices (Corporate Members Only)

08:30 am - 10:30 am
This brain trust is held...
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WBE Networking

08:30 am - 10:30 am
These interactive roundtable discussions are an...
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Virtual Break & Networking

10:30 am - 10:45 am
Take time to visit our...
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Peer-to-Peer Power Hour (Invitation Only)

10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Come together with the best and...
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Business Cyber Survival: Are You at Risk?, presented by CentraComm

10:45 am - 12:15 pm
When it comes to vulnerability...
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3 Steps to an Aligned Sales and Marketing Process, presented by Acadia

10:45 am - 12:15 pm
The presentation is an interactive workshop...
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Benefits of Building A Global Team, presented by GlowTouch

10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Part of a company's competitive advantage...
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Virtual Break & Networking

12:15 pm - 12:30 am
Take time to visit our...
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Catch the Wave Awards and Keynote Address, with Keynote Speaker Lili Gil Valletta

12:30 pm - 02:00 pm
Enjoy a and be inspired...
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September 24, 2020

Virtual WBE Matchmaker

09:00 am - 01:00 pm
Virtual WBE Matchmaker

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