November 14th & 15th, 2016
Covington, Kentucky
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Partnerships. Success. Going Places Together.


Monday, November 14th

  • 12 - 4 PM Registration
  • 2:30 - 3:45 PM Diverse Business Seminar Session:
    Targeting Success Through Partnerships
    - Panelists include Kevin Shurn (Superior Maintenance Co.); Ray Romero (HERO Assemblers, LP); Kirk Lewis (Blue Springs Metals)
    Moderated by: Chuck Hendrix (Toyota)
  • 2:30 - 3:45 PM Corporate/Tier 1 Seminar Session:
    How to Take your Supplier Diversity Program to the Next Level
    - Presented by the 2015 Annual Supplier Business Meeting Award Winners: Joe Matthews (Gentex Corporation); Lisa Ross (Magna); Fernando Ronderos (Tenneco); Sherry Diccion (Adient).
    Moderated by: Stephanie Burton (Toyota)
  • 4:15 - 5:00 PM Diverse Business & Corporate/Tier 1 Seminar Session - Presented by Nina Vaca, Chairman and CEO, Pinnacle Group
    Moderated by: Chuck Hendrix (Toyota)

Tuesday, November 15th

  • 7 - 11:30 AM Registration
  • 8 - 9 AM Breakfast Program with Keynote Speaker Shayla Rivera
  • 9 AM - 12:30 PM Tradeshow

Keynote Speaker

Shayla Rivera

Award winning keynote speaker Shayla Rivera is an Aerospace Engineer and former Rocket Scientist with NASA turned salesperson, corporate trainer and TV Host, Emcee/Host, Humorist, Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer, Seminar Facilitator and Panel Moderator.

She best describes herself as a spiritually irreverent, scientist, mystic and awareness expert and her relatability makes her a highly sought after speaker touring the nation. “I have used my humor to inspire corporate employees, entertain adults in a club as well as our service men and women in all over the world, fire up a crowd, and bring some hope and laughter to prison inmates.” Audiences delight in her wit and background in space, technology, science, psychology, and Hollywood.

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Diverse Supplier Stories

Each year, Opportunity Exchange brings together Toyota's Tier I suppliers and diverse business owners to network and build meaningful relationships. Hear a few of the countless success stories of rewarding partnerships formed and cultivated at Opportunity Exchange.

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