Cobo Center | 1 Washington Blvd | Detroit, MI 48226
The continued support and commitment of our team members, partners and this year’s attendees made Opportunity Exchange’s first time in Detroit a huge success. To that, we say thank you.
As we look ahead to 2018, we look forward to exploring many paths to achieving our goal of building more connections between diverse companies and Toyota suppliers.
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Monday, November 14th
12 - 4 PMRegistration
2:30 - 3:45 PMDiverse Business Seminar Session: Targeting Success Through Partnerships - Panelists include Kevin Shurn (Superior Maintenance Co.); Marquis Miller (NMSDC); Kirk Lewis (Blue Springs Metals) Moderated by: Chuck Hendrix (Toyota)
2:30 - 3:45 PMCorporate/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 PMDiverse 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 AMRegistration
8 - 9 AMBreakfast Program with Keynote Speaker Shayla Rivera
9 AM - 12:30 PMTradeshow
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.
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.