CATMEDIA @ WBENC Summit and Salute 2017

On March 22-23 2017, CATMEDIA CEO Catherine Downey and President Scott Dixon traveled to New Orleans to attend the 20th annual WBENC Summit and Salute to network with other industry professionals.

During the two-day program, Downey and Dixon were able to discuss the future of various industries, business networking, and development opportunities with some of the country’s biggest corporations.

The Summit began on March 22nd with a Procurement Opportunity Connection meet and greet in the morning. This session allowed WBENC-Certified WBEs to discuss their companies, products and/or services with participating National Corporate and Government Members. The first day of the Summit also included future-forward sessions in which attendees were able to learn and ask questions of innovators from corporations around the WBENC network.

Day two of the Summit included WBENC’s Match Maker meetings. In these meetings, WBENC-Certified WBEs had pre-scheduled appointments with national corporate and government members and their prime suppliers and/or key business partners to explore first, second, and third tier sourcing opportunities. Not only were these tiers discussed at great length, but also through them, participants were able to learn how to be considered for these opportunities.

“I think the Summit was a really organized and very well thought out event where small businesses have the opportunity to get in front of some of America’s top corporations. Overall, it was a great experience for us,” stated CATMEDIA CEO, Catherine Downey about the Summit. The program also included evening festivities where attendees were able get to know one another and mingle in a more casual setting.

“We were able to get in front of some of America’s top corporations and not just in a business setting, but also in a social setting. The cocktail parties and additional events held during our trip allowed us to really socialize and get to know people,” said Downey.

When the events concluded, Downey and Dixon headed back to Atlanta with a wealth of new ideas for the CATMEDIA team.


Founder and CEO Catherine Downey built her company around five core values: creativity, quality of products and services, exceptional customer service, innovation, and integrity. CATMEDIA has consistently applied these core values to meet the ever-changing needs of government and commercial clients in today’s fast-paced world. CATMEDIA has twice been named to the Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. For more information visit their website at