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Calendar 2017-10-20 07:00:00 2017-10-25 23:59:00 America/Detroit NMSDC Conference + Business Opportunity Exchange: 2017 Conference-at-a-Glance NMSDC Conference + Business Opportunity Exchange October 22-25, 2017 Cobo Center 1 Washington Blvd Detroit, MI 48226 The NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange the nation’s premier forum on minority supplier development. For four days, more than 6,000 corporate CEOs, procurement executives and supplier diversity professionals from the top multinational companies, as well as leading Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business owners and international organizations will convene to re-energize their collective efforts to Certify > Develop > Connect > and Advocate for solid minority firms in the global corporate supply chain. This one-of-a-kind event features: * Thousands of corporate executives, procurement professionals and Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business owners * More than 20 targeted sessions and workshops * A one-day Business Opportunity Exchange with more than 700 exhibit booths * Matchmakers (By Appointment Only) * A black-tie Awards Banquet * Endless opportunities to network, network, network! Useful links = = = = = = = 2017 Conference-at-a-Glance http://www.nmsdcconference.com/2017-conference-at-a-glance/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Connect with us - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/company/national-minority-supplier-development-council Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Minority-Supplier-Development-Council/132183146823970 Twitter https://www.twitter.com/NMSDCHQ #NMSDCConference http://www.NMSDCConference.org - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Certify. Develop. Connect. Advocate. NMSDC 1359 Broadway, Tenth Floor Suite 1000 New York, NY 10018 United States http://www.NMSDC.org © 2017 The National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226 NMSDC info@NMSDC.org

All activities are at the Cobo Center unless otherwise noted.

Friday, October 20, 2017
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Exhibitor Set Up
Saturday, October 21, 2017
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Exhibitor Set Up
12 – 4 p.m. AMEP Alumni (Marriott Renaissance Center)
12 – 5 p.m. Registration
NMSDC Committee Meetings (Marriott Renaissance Center)
2:15 – 4:15 p.m. Industry Group Chairpersons (Marriott Renaissance Center)
5 – 6:30 p.m. Certification Staffers – Hot Topics (Marriott Renaissance Center)
Sunday, October 22, 2017
8 a.m. – 4 p.m Exhibitor Set Up
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Corporate Plus© Forum (Marriott Renaissance Center)
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration
10 – 11:30 a.m. Supplier Diversity Advisory Committee (SDAC) Meeting
(Marriott Renaissance Center)
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Field Operations Committee (Marriott Renaissance Center)
12 – 2 p.m. Chairpersons Committee (Marriott Renaissance Center)
Presidents’ Committee (NMSDC Affiliate Councils)
(Marriott Renaissance Center)
1 – 5 p.m. MBE Opportunity Accelerator (NMBEIC General Assembly Meeting)
(Marriott Renaissance Center)
7 – 10 p.m. Welcome Reception (Off Site)
Monday, October 23, 2017
6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration
7:30 – 8:45 a.m. Power Breakfast
Doors close and no meals served after 8:15 a.m.
9 – 9:15 a.m. Business Opportunity Exchange Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
9:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Business Opportunity Exchange
9:15 a.m. – 6 p.m. Connect Zone
11:30 – 1:00 p.m. Keynote Luncheon
Doors close and no meals served after 12:30 p.m.
1:15 – 6 p.m. Business Opportunity Exchange
8 – 11 p.m. Monday Night Reception (Off Site)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Registration
7:30 – 8:45 a.m. Networking Continental Breakfast
9 – 10 a.m. C-Suite Plenary Session
10 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Connect Zone
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Workshops
10:15 – 11:45 a.m. CPO Meeting
11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Workshops
12:45 – 2 p.m. Keynote Luncheon
Doors close and no meals served after 1:15 p.m.
2:15 – 5:15 p.m. Workshops
2:15 – 5:15 p.m. NMSDC Matchmakers
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
7 – 8:15 a.m. Networking Continental Breakfast
7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration
7:30 – 10 a.m. BCF Corporate Membership and Board of Directors’ Meeting
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. CEO to CEO Plenary Session
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Connect Zone
9:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Workshops
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. NMSDC National Corporate Members’ Meeting
12:45 – 2 p.m. Keynote Luncheon
Doors close and no meals served after 1:15 p.m.
2:15 – 3:45 p.m. NMSDC Board of Directors’ Meeting
6 – 7 p.m. Awards Banquet Reception
7 – 9:30 p.m. Awards Banquet
9:30 – 12 a.m. Farewell Reception

Schedule subject to change.

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