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[title size=”3″]Supplier of the Year Winners[/title]

Winner: Class I

Sowell Law Partners, PLLC, Leamon Sowell, Managing Partner

Sowell Law Partners, PLLC
Leamon Sowell
Managing Partner

Nominated by
Johnson Controls Inc.

Regional Council
Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council

Winner: Class II

Pro Cutters Lawnscapes, LLC, Shawn Bromell, President

Pro Cutters Lawnscapes, LLC
Shawn Bromell

Nominated by
Georgia Power Company

Regional Council
Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council

Winner: Class III

Osceola Consulting, Kevin Narcomey, Chief Executive Officer

Osceola Consulting
Kevin Narcomey
Chief Executive Officer

Nominated by
Southern California Gas Company

Regional Council
Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council

Winner: Class IV

Burrell Communications, Fay Ferguson & McGhee Williams Osse

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

[title size=”3″]Conference Features[/title]

Joset Wright-Lacy, President, NMSDC

[title size=”3″]Welcome![/title]

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.”

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Opportunity Zones

[title size=”3″]MBE Opportunity Accelerator[/title]

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!

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Doing Business with the Nation’s Central Bank

[title size=”3″]Doing Business with the Nation’s Central Bank[/title]

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.

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[title size=”3″]B2B Connect Events[/title]

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.

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Navigating the Corporate Procurement Process

[title size=”3″]Navigating the Corporate Procurement Process[/title]

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.

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Global Strategy Summit

[title size=”3″]Global Strategy Summit[/title]

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.

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[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!

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[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).

Please refer to the Conference-at-a-Glance for more details.

[title size=”3″]Our 2016 Sponsors[/title]

2016 NMSDC Conference & Business Opportunity Exchange

[title size=”3″]Our 2016 Supporters[/title]