The 2020 NMSDC Conference +
Business Opportunity Exchange (BOE) is now virtual!
October 26 – 29, 2020
In This Together: 2020 National Conference Opening Session
October 26, 2020
11:00 AM-12:30 PM ET
Although we can’t gather in person this year, the 2020 National Conference gives us the opportunity to appreciate each other, celebrate accomplishments, and remember that we’re “In This Together” – now and into the future. The conference kick-off session sets the tone for this week and features an inspiring keynote message from Doug McMillion, President & CEO of Walmart.
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President and CEO
Under Doug’s leadership, Walmart is making life easier for busy families and building trust with customers. It is investing heavily in associate wages, benefits and education—including a debt-free, dollar-a-day college program and an expanded parental leave policy. And, it launched an ambitious program, Project Gigaton, to combat climate change and work with suppliers to avoid 1 billion metric tons of emissions worldwide.
Michael A. Byron
Senior Director, Supplier Inclusion
Michael Byron currently serves as Senior Director of Supplier Inclusion for Walmart, Inc. He is responsible for leading the company’s national supplier inclusion initiatives, which are designed to enhance its purchasing activities and long-term relationships with women and diverse owned businesses. He and his team had responsibility for leading the company’s critical initiative to source $20 billion with women-owned businesses over a five-year period, which culminated in 2016 where they exceeded the goal by $1 billion.