Come and join us on May 12, 2017 at the Scottish Rites Center in Oakland to celebrate small business in transportation!  The summit will be a full day of workshops and partnering sessions that will not only be informational, but you will enjoy them too! For our inaugural year, we are providing excellent and inspired speakers, content, strategizing opportunities, and (all with meals, of course!) 

Attendees will include prime contractors, sub-contractors, small business owners and employees, U.S.D.O.T., Federal, State and local agencies, such as Caltrans and transportation experts.

What to Expect

  • Keynote Speaker representing small business and community support through economic development measures supporting small businesses
  • 150-200 small business owners, consultants, prime contractors and unions  
  • Ten workshops and guest speakers throughout the day
  • 2-3 networking sessions with other small business attendees (one involving drinks via the cocktail hour wrap up)
  • 18-20 exhibitor tables. Sign up for your exhibitor table here.
  • Light breakfast, lunch and cocktail hour

General Agenda

The day will include a light breakfast, full lunch and a cocktail hour with appetizers. Choose your own small business adventure with two workshops offered per educational session. With muffin and coffee in hand, set up your sponsor table at 6:30 AM. Enjoy networking with and providing project opportunities to attendees. Table networking resumes during lunch with opportunities to establish connections during workshop transitions. We’ve got a heavy hitting lineup and a limited number of tables so make sure to get a prime location for your sponsorship table! 

7:00 am - 8:30 am Exhibitor Tables & Breakfast

8:45 am – 9:45 am Intro/Keynote

10:00 am – 10:45 am Workshop 1A & 1B

11:00 am – 11:45 am Workshop 2A & 2B

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch/Keynote Speaker - Mary Rotelli, Teichert 

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm Workshop 3A & 3B

2:45 pm – 3:30 pm Workshop 4A & 4B

3:45 pm – 4:30 pm Workshop 5A & 5B

4:50 pm - 4:55 pm Closing statement

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Cocktail hour

  • Business Structure & Planning, Managing Project & Professional Expectations
  • Small Businesses Resources
  • Negotiation
  • Telling your Business Story
  • Current Legislation
  • Bonding & Insurance
  • Mentoring & Partnering
  • Maneuvering Agencies

Workshops & Networking

Scottish Rites Center - 1547 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA 94612

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