The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), will host IMPACT 2016 “Better Together: Leveraging Our Respective Capabilities” on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

IMPACT 2016 will include:

  • NMSDC strategies and discussions on the added value of certified minority suppliers to corporations.
  • How corporate commitment to minority supplier development helps drive opportunities for minority suppliers and drives economic growth.
  • A networking lunch for NMSDC Certified MBEs and Corporate Members, and
  • A special presentation by Katherine W. Phillips, Senior Vice Dean, Paul Calello Professor of Leadership & Ethics, Columbia Business School.

NMSDC partners with America’s largest corporations to ensure that NMSDC-certified Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American companies are positioned to grow their companies and their communities.  As we continue to gain momentum for even greater success, we are looking to work with leaders like you who believe that leveraging the talents and abilities of minority suppliers is critical to the growth of local and national economies.

Your presence on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at The Signature at MGM Grand in Las Vegas is paramount as we continue to focus exclusively on driving economic participation of minority business owners in corporate business opportunities.

Agenda for IMPACT 2016

March 2, 2016 – Signature Tower 2 Meeting Room AB

8 – 9 a.m.                            Breakfast

9 – 11:45 a.m.                    Town Hall Meeting led by Ms. Joset Wright-Lacy, President of NMSDC — “Better Together: Leveraging our Respective Capabilities.”  (Open to Corporate Members, MBEs, WMBEs, Affiliate Presidents)

12 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.           Networking Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.       An afternoon symposium focusing on Women Minority Business Enterprises.

Professor Katherine W. Phillips of the Columbia University School of Business will give a special presentation on the preliminary findings of the NMSDC Survey,  Empowering Minority Entrepreneurs. (Open to WMBEs Only)

If you need additional information, please contact Felicia Fleming

Phone: (212) 944-2430 ext. 131.



Note: A daily Resort Fee of $30.00 plus the current room tax of 12% (subject to change), will be charged in addition to the room rates set forth above.  This fee includes: Internet Access (In-suite and Signature public areas), two (2) bottles of water per room per day, valet parking, daily newspaper available in the lobby near the bell desk, unlimited local and toll-free calls, boarding pass printing, access to The Signature fitness center, and in-suite private label coffee.

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