[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″ css=”.vc_custom_1471966866486{margin-bottom: 30px !important;}”][vc_column_text][tagline_box backgroundcolor=”#ffffff” shadow=”yes” shadowopacity=”0.1″ border=”1px” bordercolor=”” highlightposition=”top” link=”http://www.nmsdcconference.com/pricing/” linktarget=”” buttoncolor=”blue” button=”Click here for registration times” title=”On-site Registration Available!” description=”For just one amazing price, personalize your conference experience with
targeted workshops, plenary sessions at the largest expo of its kind.
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Leamon Sowell
Managing Partner

Nominated by
Johnson Controls Inc.

Regional Council
Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner el_class=”” width=”1/4″][vc_text_separator title=”Winner: Class II” title_align=”separator_align_left” align=”align_left” color=”white”][vc_single_image image=”6034″ border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]Pro Cutters Lawnscapes, LLC
Shawn Bromell
President

Nominated by
Georgia Power Company

Regional Council
Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner el_class=”” width=”1/4″][vc_text_separator title=”Winner: Class III” title_align=”separator_align_left” align=”align_left” color=”white”][vc_single_image image=”6030″ border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][vc_column_text css_animation=””]Osceola Consulting
Kevin Narcomey
Chief Executive Officer

Nominated by
Southern California Gas Company

Regional Council
Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner el_class=”” width=”1/4″][vc_text_separator title=”Winner: Class IV” title_align=”separator_align_left” align=”align_left” color=”white”][vc_single_image image=”6029″ border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full”][vc_column_text]Burrell Communications
Fay Ferguson & McGhee Williams Osse
Co-Chief Executive Officers

Nominated by
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.

Regional Council
Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=”” el_id=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text css_animation=”” css=”.vc_custom_1471971371550{margin-bottom: 10px !important;}”][title size=”3″]Conference Features[/title][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=””][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”4563″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” link=”http://www.nmsdcconference.com/welcome-2016/” img_size=”full” css=”.vc_custom_1471971093333{margin-bottom: 10px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1471970775449{margin-bottom: 10px !important;}”][title size=”3″]Welcome![/title][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1474390084083{margin-bottom: 10px !important;}”]It is our pleasure to invite you to join your peers, colleagues and business partners in Chicago, Illinois, October 23 – 26, for the 2016 NMSDC Conference – “Minority Supplier Development: Investing in the Future.”

Click here to read more.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”4902″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_blank” link=”http://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-national-mbe-input-committee-of-the-national-minority-supplier-development-council-10884998331″ img_size=”full” css=”.vc_custom_1475863379052{margin-bottom: 10px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1475862992673{margin-bottom: 10px !important;}”][title size=”3″]MBE Opportunity Accelerator[/title][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1475862969251{margin-bottom: 10px !important;}”]Presenters will share corporate opportunities, growth opportunities, and relationship/networking opportunities. Don’t miss this occasion to connect, develop, and grow! Tell and bring others – all are welcome!

Register Here[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”4894″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” link=”http://www.nmsdcconference.com/conference-items/doing-business-with-the-nations-central-bank/” img_size=”full” css=”.vc_custom_1475621919007{margin-bottom: 10px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1476923840672{margin-bottom: 10px !important;}”][title size=”3″]Doing Business with the Nation’s Central Bank[/title][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1476923829717{margin-bottom: 10px !important;}”]This session will increase the minority supplier’s understanding of the Federal Reserve – who we are, what we do, and the various opportunities to do business throughout the System.

Click here to learn more.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=”” el_id=””][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”2707″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” link=”http://www.nmsdcconference.com/conference-items/b2b-connect-events/” img_size=”full” css=”.vc_custom_1474389735141{margin-bottom: 10px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1474389636462{margin-bottom: 10px !important;}”][title size=”3″]B2B Connect Events[/title][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1474390201838{margin-bottom: 10px !important;}”]NMSDC National and Local Corporate Member buyers, category managers and procurement representatives meet with NMSDC-certified suppliers.

Meetings are pre-scheduled based on members’ needs for goods and services, and capable suppliers.

Learn more >[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”4932″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” link=”http://www.nmsdcconference.com/conference-items/t4-navigating-the-corporate-procurement-process/” img_size=”full” css=”.vc_custom_1475622409206{margin-bottom: 10px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1475622351150{margin-bottom: 10px !important;}”][title size=”3″]Navigating the Corporate Procurement Process[/title][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1475622374468{margin-bottom: 10px !important;}”]Participants in this workshop will learn about new trends in the industry, important differences between public and private sourcing processes, as well as reflect on best practices for engaging with sourcing, contracting, and supplier diversity professionals.

Learn more >[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”5399″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” link=”http://www.nmsdcconference.com/conference-items/global-strategy-summit/” img_size=”full” css=”.vc_custom_1475622123233{margin-bottom: 10px !important;}”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1475622012578{margin-bottom: 10px !important;}”][title size=”3″]Global Strategy Summit[/title][/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1475622091130{margin-bottom: 10px !important;}”]NMSDC has invited Nichole Lamb-Hale from Albright Stonebridge Group LLC, supplier diversity subject matter experts and MBEs who are global to share knowledge and insights of emerging markets, and their experiences related to growing minority supplier develop utilizing market intelligence.

Learn more >[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=”” el_id=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text][title size=”3″]About the Conference[/title]

The NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange is 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 in Chicago, Illinois, 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
  • A black-tie Awards Banquet
  • Endless opportunities to network, network, network!

Read more >[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text][title size=”3″]Location[/title]

McCormick Place is headquarters for the 2016 NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange. The Business Opportunity Exchange, meal functions and all program sessions will be held at the
Lakeside Center (East Building).

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