[vc_row][vc_column][vc_message color=”alert-info” message_box_color=”alert-info” icon_type=”pixelicons” icon_pixelicons=”vc_pixel_icon vc_pixel_icon-info”]Interested in being a 2018 Exhibitor? Need additional information?
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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]More than 6,000 corporate executives, institutional buyers and minority business owners representing every state and industry group are expected to attend the 2018 Business Opportunity Exchange at Austin Convention Center in Austin Texas, October 16, 2018. Whether you’re an exhibitor, or walking the show floor, you’ll discover that it offers the most comprehensive forum for networking and conducting business. This unique national trade show for exhibitors in all product and service areas attracts corporations and minority business enterprises from around the world, all with the same goal — to expand their professional and business contacts. Take a look at our 2018 Exhibitor listing to see who exhibits at our 700-booth trade show. Click Here

The 2018 NMSDC 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. Corporations can highlight their supplier diversity programs, share information on how to do business with their companies and 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. Minority business owners can showcase their businesses and conduct numerous sales calls with dozens of Fortune 500 companies and other buying institutions.

Don’t miss this opportunity to accomplish so much—so conveniently![/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text][title size=”3″]QUICK FACTS FOR EXHIBITORS[/title]

  • 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

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]When selecting your booth, please note the move-in dates for the zones.

Hall 1 Red Zone

Friday 10/12

10 a.m. – 9 p.m. (Dock Access & Booth Setup)

Saturday 10/13

10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Sunday 10/14

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Monday 10/15

6 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Move out:

Tuesday 10/16 – 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Wednesday 10/17 – 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Hall 2 Green Zone

Friday 10/12

2 p.m. – 9 p.m. (Dock Access & Booth Setup)

Saturday 10/13

10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Sunday 10/14

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Monday 10/15

6 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Move out:

Tuesday 10/16 – 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Wednesday 10/17 – 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Hall 3 Blue Zone

Saturday 10/13

2 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Dock Access & Booth Setup)

Sunday 10/14

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Monday 10/15

6 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Move out:

Tuesday 10/16 – 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Wednesday 10/17 – 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

 

Hall 4 Orange Zone

Saturday 10/13

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Dock Access & Booth Setup)

6 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Booth Setup only)

Sunday 10/14

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Monday 10/15

6 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Move out:

Tuesday 10/16 – 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Wednesday 10/17 – 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element=”yes”][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text][title size=”3″]SHOW SCHEDULE[/title][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Set Up:
Friday, October 20
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday, October 21
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday, October 22
8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Show Day:
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Monday, October 23 – 9 a.m.

Business Opportunity Exchange
9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
and 1:15 – 6 p.m.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_column_text]Move Out:
Monday, October 23
6  – 11 p.m.

Tuesday, October 24
7 a.m. – Noon[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text][title size=”3″]PAYMENT TERMS[/title]

  • All 2017 Fees for booths or registrations must be paid before processing your application.
  • Payment must be made in full and accompanied by a signed contract.
  • Payments postmarked after September 14 must be by cashier’s check, certified bank check, money order, American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa credit card.
  • All invoices must be requested by August 31st. Payments of invoiced booth fees must be paid by September 14th.
  • Requests for cancellations must be made in writing to NMSDC and postmarked by September 14th to receive refund. All cancellations are subject to a $100 per booth processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations postmarked later than September 14th or for no-shows.

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text][title size=”3″]WHAT’S INCLUDED WITH YOUR BOOTH PURCHASE[/title][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]• 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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]• 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
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text][title size=”3″]BOOTH FEES[/title][/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Early Bird Fees
(Thru 8/3/18)
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Standard Fees
(8/4/18 thru 9/28/18)
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Late/On-Site Fees
(After 9/28/18)
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]National Corporate Members/Government Agencies[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]$1,750[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]$2,000[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]$2,250[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Local Corporate Members
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]$2,000[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]$2,250[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]$2,500[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]International[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]$1,500[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]$1,750[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]$2,000[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]NMSDC-Certified Minority Owned Businesses[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]$1,250[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]$1,500[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]$1,750[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]NMSDC Regional Councils[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]$1,250[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]$1,500[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]$1,750[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Resource Organizations[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]$1,250[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]$1,500[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]$1,750[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]