Conference Registration

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Certify > Develop > Connect > and Advocate

The NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange the nation’s premier forum on minority supplier development. For four days, more than 6,000 corporate CEOs, procurement executives and supplier diversity professionals from the top multinational companies, as well as leading Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business owners and international organizations will convene in San Diego, California, to re-energize their collective efforts to Certify > Develop > Connect > and Advocate for solid minority firms in the global corporate supply chain.

A one-day Business Opportunity Exchange highlights the opening day of the conference. More than 700 exhibit booths provide the perfect backdrop for corporations and minority business enterprises to showcase their products, services and solutions. In the days that follow, thought leaders, chief procurement officers and seasoned minority business executives engage in panel discussions, plenary sessions and workshops to share best practices, current trends and issues, and next practices to bolster the value that minority suppliers deliver to its corporate customers. The event culminates in a black-tie Awards Banquet to recognize outstanding achievements by corporate members, MBEs and affiliate regional councils in the NMSDC network. The event is expected to add more than $30 million to the economy of San Diego.

This one-of-a-kind event features:

  • Thousands of corporate executives, procurement professionals and Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business owners
  • More than 20 targeted sessions and workshops
  • A one-day Business Opportunity Exchange with more than
    700 exhibit booths
  • Matchmakers (By Appointment Only)
  • A black-tie Awards Banquet
  • Endless opportunities to network, network, network!

Conference Brochure

The digital registration brochure is now available for download We made it easier! You will find pertinent information accessible from your desktop, laptop or smart phone device.

Future Conferences:

  • The 2016 NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, October 23-26.
  • The 2017 NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange will be held at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan, October 22-25.

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