Minority supplier conference to have $30M economic impact

Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:19 pm

A national conference that hasn’t been in Orlando in more than 20 years is coming back this November, and bringing its $30 million economic impact as well.

The National Minority Supplier Development Council’s Conference and Business Opportunity Fair will be held at the Orange County Convention Center Nov. 2-5, 2014. The conference will bring 6,000 corporate executives, procurement officers and supplier diversity professionals, said Kim Brown, the conference’s director of communication, as well as minority-owned businesses.

The four-day conference is expected to generate 7,268 room nights and a $30 million economic impact. The Walt DisneyCo.’s Chairman and CEO Bob Iger is the co-chair of the conference.

“Next year we’re in San Diego,” Brown said. “We bop around the country.”