Exhibiting at the NMSDC Business Opportunity Exchange is one of the most cost-effective decisions you can ever make for your business.

The 2016 NMSDC Business Opportunity Exchange will be held on Monday, October 24, at the McCormick Place Lakeside Center. This unique national trade show attracts corporations and minority business enterprises from around the world, all with the same goal — to expand their professional and business contacts.

The Business Opportunity Exchange is the largest national procurement event of its kind, and is attended by hundreds of key procurement executives and top minority businesses. More than 750 booths are available for exhibitors in all product and service areas.

Buyers can acquaint themselves with the capabilities of Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American suppliers who are ready to provide products, services and solutions to major corporations, hospitals, universities and other buying organizations.

The Business Opportunity Exchange allows minority business owners to cluster numerous sales calls with dozens of Fortune 500 companies and other buying institutions. It’s the only place you can accomplish so much—so conveniently.

More than 6,000 corporate executives, institutional buyers and minority business owners representing every state and industry group are expected to attend.

Whether you’re an exhibitor, or walking the show floor, you’ll discover that the 2016 Business Opportunity Exchange offers the most comprehensive forum for conducting business.

BOOTH FEES Early Later
National Corporate Members/Government Agencies $1,500 $1,750
Local Corporate Members $1,750 $2,000
NMSDC-Certified Minority Owned Businesses/NMSDC Regional Councils/Resource Organizations $1,000 $1,250


  • NMSDC-certified minority-owned businesses, Resource Organizations, NMSDC Affiliates, National Corporate Members, Local Corporate Members and Government Agencies are eligible to exhibit
  • Booths are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Booth fees do not include conference registration, meal or event tickets, which are available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Only one business may be displayed per booth
  • No direct selling or order taking


  • 10′ x 10 booth′ with an 8′ high back drape and 3′ high side drapes
  • 1 draped 6′ table, 2 chairs and 1 wastebasket
  • Carpet
  • Listing in the Official Exhibitor Directory
  • Three “Exhibit Staff Only” badges per 10’ x 10’ booth space (does not include conference registration, meals or events)
  • Identification sign with company name and booth number
  • 400 character description on the NMSDC mobile app and web


Set Up:
Friday, October 21
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday, October 22
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday, October 23
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Show Day:
Monday, October 24
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
9 a.m.

Business Opportunity Exchange
9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. and 2 – 6 p.m.

Move Out:
Monday, October 24
6  – 11 p.m.

Tuesday, October 25
7 a.m. – Noon

Applications for Exhibit Space open June 6, 2016.
Contact Nicole.Hambric@NMSDC.org or 212-944-2430, ext. 138.