Minority Business Economic Forum
In May of 2022, the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) held the inaugural Minority Business Economic Forum (Forum) in Chicago to ignite the flame of economic equity and set a bold goal to reach $1 trillion in annual certified MBE revenue.
About the Forum
Inspired by the World Economic Forum, the Forum will be the leading event where NMSDC and its partners tap the top leaders of corporate America, the Administration, and the leading thought academic leaders to recalibrate the MBE narrative to be an integral part of the American economy.
The Forum seeks to:
Galvanize a vanguard of chief officers to amplify the impact and influence of MBEs on the American economy.
Generate corporate spend and pledges towards $1 trillion in certified MBE revenue.
Spark actionable solutions to the critical challenges minority businesses face, including access to contracts, capital, and information.
Forge pivotal relationships between Corporate Plus MBEs and key C-suite leadership.
A snapshot from the 2nd Annual Minority Business Economic Forum: The Next Wave of Change
May 8-10, 2023 | Miami
Frequently Asked Questions
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Generally, the Forum is held in May each year.
Registration generally opens in January each year. Invitations to attend will go out to the following stakeholder groups:
- NMSDC Board of Directors, Committee Chairs and Members, Industry Group Leaders, Advisory Group Leaders
- Regional Council Presidents, Regional Council Board Chairs, and Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee (MBEIC) Chairs
- C-Suite Staff from NMSDC Corporate Members, Sponsors, and The Equity Honors Nominees
- High Growth Potential MBEs (The Fast 50, Corporate Plus Members, Growth Initiative MBEs, etc.)
- Invited Speakers and Special Guests
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The Equity Honors are presented to corporate chief officers who have been recognized by their peers as the true leaders at the vanguard of economic equity and minority business integration. They are the bold ones, breaking open old circles of influence and opportunity to usher in talent, perspectives, and expertise that have been too long ignored. They are the visionaries, creating the conditions for minority businesses to fully realize their vast, untapped impact on the American economy and quality of life. And they are unshakable, the living blueprints for upending the status quo and making the kinds of changes that transform everything.
Nominations generally open in fall each year.