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The 2020 NMSDC Conference +
Business Opportunity Exchange (BOE) is now virtual!
October 26 – 29, 2020
CPO & Corporate Plus Joint Session | “Responsive Actions in Today’s Economy”
October 26, 2020
1:00 PM-2:30 PM ET
There is room for MBEs in the oldest and potentially most important industry . . . Agriculture . . . and opportunities for sustainability and innovation bring other industries in for new partnerships. By 2050, the global population is estimated to be 10 Billion people. That is 3 billion more than today, and only 30 U.S. growing cycles (years) from now. What will those people eat and what land will be used for them to live on? The convergence of supply chain and sustainability is critical to meet the global growing demand of today and the very near future. Opportunities have shifted as business and our focus has changed. What we do and how we do it has changed.
Requirements change due to innovation. Company goals, not just procurement goals, drive connectivity within our organizations and externally for new connection and to increase inclusion of diverse suppliers and for sustainability improvements.Today, the agriculture industry has evolved beyond the common perception of Ag. What we actually do in Ag is dynamic and includes other industries. We utilize space-satellite imagery, drone technology, autonomous vehicles, machine learning, AI, IOT, and much more. Join us for a conversation and get to know more about the Agriculture Industry, our focus on Sustainability and Procurement and Supplier Diversity. Panelists include leadership from Corteva Agriscience, the world’s largest pure-play agricultural science company, delivering a balanced and diverse mix of seed, crop protection and digital solutions to help farmers feed the world; ADM (Archer Daniels Midland) a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company; and McCormick and Company, pushing to raise the art, science and passion of flavor to a higher level and improving the universal experience of eating. There are many levels of opportunity: direct, indirect, and logistics. Perhaps some ‘growing’ opportunities as well.
Sponsored by Corteva Agriscience and Hightower Petroleum
Adrienne C. Trimble
President and CEO
National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.
Adrienne Trimble is the President and CEO of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). She is a known thought leader for advancing corporate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives. Prior to her role with NMSDC, Ms. Trimble was General Manager, Diversity & Inclusion at Toyota Motor North America, responsible for leading and executing diversity & inclusion strategies across Toyota’s North American operations.
President Global Supply Chain and ISM Board Chair
Archer Daniels Midland
Camille Batiste is ADM’s president, Global Supply Chain. In this role, she oversees ADM’s global supply chain function, including sales & operations planning, network design and delivery optimization. Batiste is a member of the company’s Executive Council.
President & CEO
Hightower Petroleum Co.
STEPHEN L. HIGHTOWER is President and CEO of Hightowers Petroleum Co. (HPC), a $400 million enterprise consisting of five national and international businesses. A self-made entrepreneur since 1979, Hightower grew his Ohio-based wholesale fuel supply company into an International enterprise covering the entire energy value chain.
Head of Global Responsibility
Henri Moore is Head of Global Responsibility and President, Corteva Foundation. Moore is responsible for the development and execution of a Global Responsibility strategy, inclusive of Community Investment, Sustainability, Agriculture Development and Consumer Strategy in more than 140 countries. In addition to leading Global Responsibility initiatives that drive growth and value for the business, Moore helps to build and maintain relationships with a broad range of key stakeholders to attract and Corteva’s next generation of talent.
Michelle N. Morin
Global Procurement Leader
Supplier Diversity & Sustainability
McCormick Global Ingredients LTD
Chief Procurement Officer
As the global Chief Procurement Officer for Corteva Agriscience™, CRAIG REED leads a global team of more than 400 professionals and $8+ billion in spend that covers raw materials, energy, packaging, contract manufacturing, IT, corporate services, MRO, capital, and logistics.
Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer