8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Registration and Networking Breakfast

Enjoy a networking breakfast as you arrive and prepare for the days program.

8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Get Ready to Navigate New Opportunities

Hear from New York State and New York City leadership on the opportunities that await you in 2020.


Welcome Remarks

Robert Wessels
Executive Director

The General Contractors
Association of New York

Art Corwin
The General Contractors
Association of New York
Valerie White
Executive Vice President & Executive Director, Division of Minority and Women's Business Development, Empire State Development
Jonnel Doris
Senior Advisor and Director
of the Mayor’s Office for M/WBE
Office of the Mayor


New Opportunities for you

Magalie D. Austin, Esq.
Chief Diversity and Industry
Relations Officer
New York City Department of
Design and Construction

Michael J. Garner, MBA
Chief Diversity Officer
Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Michael Massiah

Chief, Diversity & Inclusion Officer

The Port Authority of New York
and New Jersey


Suzanne Veira
Chief Diversity Officer

New York City School Construction Authority

Kenneth E. Williams
Director, Division of Service-Disabled Veterans'
Business Development
NYS Office of General Services



9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Now it’s time to engage in the EXPO Experience


Visit with over 40 leading GCA contractors and their estimating teams, as well as with public sector agencies and authorities. Learn more about their upcoming projects and specific subcontracting needs.

Certification and Code Center

Check your certifications, codes and profiles with Empire State Development and NYC Small Business Services.

Mega Projects Center

Visit the Megaproject Center and meet the teams who will share new project opportunities, schedules and bid requirements.

Capital and Bonding Center

Access lenders and sureties to increase your business growth potential.



Join the GCA on Friday, March 6, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Club 101 as they launch their annual diversity EXPO for certified MWBEs, DBEs and SDVOBs.

Register now