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US Business Leadership Network - (USBLN)

JW Marriott - Orlando Grande Lakes

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The 2016 USBLN® 19th Annual National
Conference & Biz2Biz Expo

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September 19-22, 2016 at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL

USBLN Conference Theme: Disability Inclusion: The Future Refined

Thank you for joining the USBLN on September 19 - 22 for our 19th Annual National Conference & Biz2Biz Expo entitled, “Disability Inclusion: The Future Redefined.” The USBLN is the only business-to-business NATIONAL membership organization, with local affiliates, that focuses on sharing and developing proven strategies for including people with disabilities in the workplace, supply chain and marketplace.

This premier event provides the best and brightest in disability inclusion with cutting-edge educational sessions, enhanced networking, exciting interactive programming plus high-profile speakers. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando!

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2016 TRACK DESCRIPTIONS:

  • Workplace: Gain information, resources and business connections that will help advance disability inclusion policies and practices. These sessions will focus on creating an inclusive workplace, effective outreach, recruitment and retention strategies, and addressing hidden biases. Learn how to help others in your organization understand this business imperative through the creation and development of business-focused disability resource affinity groups and much more.

  • Marketplace: Discover key trends, strategies and dynamic practices on how to effectively market to consumers with disabilities. Find out how to tap into a customer base with $220 billion in spendable, discretionary income.

  • Supply Chain: Learn how disability-owned businesses including firms owned by service-disabled veterans can enhance supplier diversity programs and diversity and inclusion efforts in public and private sectors. Gain business case rationale and begin identifying and connecting with potential suppliers among the certified businesses in attendance. Certified businesses, including those owned by service-disabled veterans, will learn about current trends in supply chain management and supplier selection criteria. Business to business networking and relationship-building opportunities will be plentiful.

  • Professional Development: Are you a professional with a disability interested in accelerating your growth and leadership opportunities? Engage with and learn from global leaders with disabilities, to confidently bring your whole self to the workplace, and the ways in which to enhance career progression.

  • Rising Leadership Academy: Targets college students and recent graduates with disabilities, including those with veteran status, and provides two days of pre-conference skills building leadership development and networking activities in addition to the full conference sessions. Meet and interact with potential employers in your field of study or area of interest in a professional and energizing setting. Businesses in attendance will have the opportunity to engage with the rising leaders through interactive development workshops, facilitated networking and matchmaking sessions, resume-building activities and more.

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~ The USBLN 2016 Partners ~

Lead Media Partners

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   DiversityComm

Emerald Partners

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Northrop Grumman

Southwest Airlines
Southwest - Official Airline Sponsor of the Rising Leadership Academy

Walmart | Sam's Club

Wells Fargo

Sapphire Partners

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Boeing

Cox

The Walt Disney Company

GlaxoSmithKline

Marriott International

McKesson

PNC

Prudential

TD Bank

Ruby Partners

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American Airlines

Anthem

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS)

Capital One

Cargill

Ernst & Young

HP - Global Diversity & Inclusion

IBM

Intel

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

KPMG

Lockheed Martin

LOWE'S, Never Stop Improving

Merck

Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation

Nordstrom

PWC

Raytheon

The TJX Companies, Inc.

United Technology Corporation

UPS

Topaz Partners

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 3M

Air Products 

at&t

Audio Eye

BAE Systems

Baxalta

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

Boehringer Ingelheim

Boston Scientific

CSC

CSX

ESPN Careers

Express Scripts

Facebook

Fannie Mae

Freddie Mac

Freedom Scientific

Genentech | A Member of the Roche Group

     General Motors (GM)

GettingHired.com

Google

Grainger

   Hess

Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC)

inQuest

JLL   

Kaiser Permanente

Morgan Stanley

MetLife

Nielsen  

Novo Nordisk

People's Gas

Procter & Gamble

Qualcomm

    Sanofi

Sodexo

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

Sprint

Starbucks

Symantic

Takeda Pharmaceuticals International

TIAA Financial Services

TimeWarner

USAA

U.S. Cellular

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