[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text][tagline_box backgroundcolor=”#f6f6f6″ shadow=”no” shadowopacity=”0″ border=”0px” bordercolor=”#ffffff”  link=”http://www.nmsdcconference.com/wp-content/uploads/NMSDC-Know-Before-You-Go-2014.pdf” linktarget=”_blank” buttoncolor=”blue” button=”click here” title=”NMSDC Conference & BOF  is Days Away! What To Know Before You Go.” description=”It’s almost time to pack your bags and head to Orlando for the NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Fair.
To help you prepare for your trip, check out What To Know Before You Go!” animation_type=”fade” animation_direction=”down” animation_speed=”0.1″][/tagline_box][/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_text_separator title=”Our Conference Speakers” title_align=”separator_align_center” color=”orange”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Simon Bailey
Simon Bailey, President
Brilliance Institute, Inc.
Speaking at the Monday Breakfast[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Earvin "Magic" Johnson
Earvin “Magic” Johnson
Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer
Magic Johnson Enterprises
Speaking at the Monday Lunch[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Tom Derry
Tom Derry
Chief Executive Officer
Institute for Supply Management
Speaking at the
Tuesday Plenary Session
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Gary Joseph
Gary Joseph
Chief Executive Officer
South African Supplier
Development Council
Speaking at the Tuesday Lunch[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Carmen Castillo
Carmen Castillo
President and Chief Executive Officer
SDI International Corp.
Speaking at the Tuesday Lunch[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Reggie Layton
Reggie Layton
Vice President, Supplier Diversity & Supply Chain Sustainability
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Speaking at the Tuesday Lunch[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Nelson A. Diaz
Nelson A. Diaz
Dilworth Paxson LLP
Speaking at the Wednesday Lunch[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_separator color=”white”][vc_column_text][title size=”3″]About the Conference[/title]

The NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Fair — now in its 40th year — 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 Orlando, Florida, to re-energize their collective efforts to Certify > Develop > Connect > and Advocate for solid minority firms in the global corporate supply chain – the Blueprint for Success.

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 Fair 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_separator color=”white”][vc_column_text][title size=”3″]Location[/title]

The Orange County Convention Center is headquarters for the 2014 NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Fair. The Business Opportunity Fair, meal functions and all program sessions will be held at the convention center. The Awards Banquet Reception, Awards Banquet and Farewell Reception will be held at the Hilton Orlando. The pre- and post-conference constituent group meetings will be held at the Hilton Orlando. Please refer to the Conference-at-a-Glance for more details.[/vc_column_text][vc_images_carousel images=”200,199,198″ onclick=”link_no” custom_links_target=”_self” mode=”horizontal” speed=”5000″ slides_per_view=”1″ autoplay=”yes” hide_pagination_control=”yes” wrap=”yes” img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]

NMSDC Thanks Its Co-Chairs

Co-Chairs: Disney Co-Chairs: LibertyPower

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