Pre-registration has closed

On-site registration will be available starting at 7am. Credit Card Only. Pitch STL is closed for diverse supplier entry. Connecting tables and matchmaker opportunities will be available based on a first come, first serve basis. Check our FAQ for more questions.

Presenting Sponsors


General Information

We are looking forward to engaging with you during this year’s St. Louis Business Diversity Connect 2019. Our focus is to stimulate economic growth and inclusion for diverse businesses in the region. For the second year, St. Louis Business Diversity Connect 2019 will provide corporations an opportunity to participate in a regional event, meet with diverse companies and include procurement representatives at multiple levels from CPO to buyers. Minorities, Women, Veteran and other underrepresented small businesses are invited to participate.

Please share this opportunity with others in your network that might benefit from attending the largest Diverse Supplier matchmaking event of its kind in the region.

Sponsorship Information

Title Sponsor $20,000
Meal Sponsor $15,000
Gateway Sponsor $10,000
Arch Sponsor $7,500
Cardinal Sponsor $2,500


Marriott St. Louis Grand 800 Washington Ave. St. Louis, MO 63101

Please book online using this Reservation Passkey. Rooms are $159/per night plus applicable taxes and fees. Reservations should only be made using the Reservation Passkey link to make sure guests are able to access special block rates and ensure they book within the block.


Valet parking is $38 daily*
Self parking is $2 hour, $28 daily*
Self or Valet does not accommodate oversized vehicles
*Includes in and out access


St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) is 15 miles SE of the hotel.
Please note the hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Driving Directions from St. Louis Lambert International Airport

Follow Interstate 70 East for approximately 15 miles to downtown St. Louis and exit at Broadway (one-way street). Continue on Broadway to Washington Avenue and turn right. The hotel is two blocks up on the left side of the street across from the America’s Center Complex at 8th Street and Washington Avenue.


FAQ’S & Event Attendees

Event Agenda


Mike Anguiano

Mike Anguiano

Alyce Herndon

Alyce Herndon

Chief Solutionist
Onyx Business Consulting
Bhavik Patel

Bhavik Patel

CEO & Managing Partner
Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard
Brooke Foley

Brooke Foley

Jayne Agency
Valerie Patton

Valerie Patton

Senior Vice President-Inclusion and Talent Attraction and Executive Director
SLBDI -- St. Louis Regional Chamber
Javon Coleman

Javon Coleman

Supplier Diversity Program Manager
World Wide Technology
Bianca Hester

Bianca Hester

Sr. Manager, Supplier Diversity
Cigna/Express Scripts
 Monica L. Buren

Monica L. Buren

Supplier Diversity Program Coordinator
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

August 29, 2019

Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel

800 Washington Avenue St. Louis 63101, Missouri