NMSDC invites you to participate in the program development for the 2018 NMSDC Conference & Business Opportunity Exchange, which is the nation’s benchmark forum on minority supplier development.
The Conference will be held October 14 – 17, at the Austin Convention Center, in Austin, Texas. We expect more than 6,000 corporate executives, supplier diversity professionals, minority business owners, government officials, and other special guests from across the U.S. and abroad to attend the four-day event.
We invite you to submit an NMSDC Conference Speaker Proposal. As you are an exemplary leader in our field, we believe you would have valuable insight into the topics, information, and speakers who would best serve our industry and audience. Some of the relevant topics we would like to cover include (though compelling topics not listed are also welcome):
- Disruptive Technologies
- Emerging Sourcing Technologies
- Supplier Diversity in Disruptive Market Places
- Leadership Around Strategic Thinking and Business Planning
- Leadership Around Innovation
To successfully submit a Speaker Proposal, you will have to provide the following:
- Name and title of the speaker
- Topic title
- A paragraph or two describing the topic content and outcomes of the presentation and
- A link to previous presentations on the topic, if applicable.
If you have any questions or need to discuss your presentation idea, you can email our Program Head, Kevin Bell, at [email protected] or call him at 248-884-7092.
NMSDC is the nationwide link between 1,750 corporations and 12,000 minority-owned businesses. Through our network of 23 regional councils across the country, we expand business opportunities for Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American-owned companies, encourage mutually beneficial economic links between minority suppliers and the public and private sectors, and help to build a stronger, more equitable society by supporting and promoting minority supplier development.
For over 45 years, NMSDC has been at the forefront of the quest for equal access to corporate purchasing ranks for minority business enterprises. When NMSDC was chartered in 1972, member corporations reported purchases of $86 million from minority business enterprises. Last year, that purchasing activity exceeded $400 billion.
Indeed, our work becomes more crucial given the prevailing expert opinion that minority-owned businesses recycle dollars back into their communities, increase job opportunities for minority citizens, and are more and more becoming the backbone of the American economy. For all these compelling reasons, please join us, share your ideas for compelling sessions and workshops, and delight our guests with your presence and your remarks.
Please note, speaker proposals are due by Friday, June 30th and can be submitted directly on our website by clicking the button below: