Monday, August 26, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM CDT
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Cerner Corporation - Innovations Campus 
8779 Hillcrest Road
Kansas City, MO 64137

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Ann Albergotti 

2019 KSMO Business Opportunity Exchange


The Connection Zone (One-on-One) is an integrative procurement event that brings together corporations and minority business enterprises (MBEs) in focused, one-on-one interviews. MBEs will have the opportunity to participate in interviews, sharing the details of their products and services. Corporate members take advantage of presenting their current and future procurement needs to multiple organizations at one event.

This event is pre-scheduled and highly structured, allowing participants to make the most of their 10-minute interviews, with a 5-minute break between each interview.

MBEs: Each minority business enterprise (MBE) can register up to five 10-minute interviews. Registration for certified minority-owned businesses will be held on a first-come, first-served basis. The MPMSDC will make every effort to provide advance notice of current bids and contracts available to ensure that the appropriate suppliers/vendors are set up with the appropriate buyers. Upon completion of registration, you will receive your entrance ticket. 


Following is a list of participating Corporate companies in the Connection Zone:

  • American Red Cross (FULL)
  • Bank of Blue Valley (2 Open Slots)
  • Boyd Gaming / Ameristar Casino (3 Open Slots) (Hotel Room Remodel (1st Qtr 2020), Parking Lot Resurfacing (2020), Painting)
  • Centurylink (FULL) (Professional Services & Installation Services) 
  • Cerner (Open)
  • Economic Development (6 Open Slots)
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FULL) (Construction, Facilities Maintenance, Janitorial, Groundskeeping & Environmental, also seeking 8(a) and SVOSB firms)
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (FULL) (Engineering - Mechanical & Electrical, Contractors - Mechanical, Electrical & General Contracting, Printing Services, Janitorial/Housekeeping Services, Professional Services, Consulting)
  • Hallmark (2 Open Slots) (Sofware Equipment Resellers, Corrugate/Paper Suppliers)
  • Hickman Mills (4 Open Slots)
  • Honeywell (FULL) (Maintainence, Repair & Operation, Testing Services)
  • Isle of Capri (Full)
  • KCI Airport (1 Open Slots)
  • KCP&L (Evergy) (1 Open Slots)
  • Kiewit (2 Open Slots)
  • JE Dunn (4 Open Slots) (Construction Services & Materials)
  • Kansas City Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) (FULL)
  • Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) (3 Open Slots)
  • McCown Gordon (FULL)
  • Metropolitan Community College (5 Open Slots)
  • Missouri Office of Equal Opportunity (6 Open Slots)
  • Truman Medical Center (FULL) (Snow Removal, Document Management - Destruction, Waste Management, Hazardous Waste)
  • Turner Construction (1 Open Slot)
  • UMB (1 Open Slots) (Human Resources, Employee Education & Training, Facilities, General Office Operations)
  • World Wide Technology (4 Open Slots) (Training & Development, Cyber Security, Multi-Cloud Resources, Cabling)
  • Wyandotte County (FULL) (They have plenty current & upcoming RFPs)

Click the registration button below to sign up for your one-to-one meeting with five of these companies of choice in the Connection Zone.

*NOTE: To participate in this event, you must be already registered for the 2019 Business Opportunity Exchange. If you are not registered, see the link below the register button below. 

Have you purchased your ticket to the 2019 Business Opporunity Exchange yet?

CLICK HERE to purchase your ticket!