[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1444329339115{margin-bottom: 40px !important;}”][vc_column width=”5/12″][vc_column_text]

1 CONDUCT BIG BUSINESS!

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css_animation=””]As an exhibitor or walk-through participant, the tradeshow featuring more than 750 booths is designed just for you. Make contact with companies showcasing the most innovative products, technologies, services and solutions. There is no substitute for face-to-face contact with a prospective client or customer. The alternative—spend the entire year trying to catch up.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”3584″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”full” css_animation=”top-to-bottom” css=”.vc_custom_1444329101254{margin-top: 40px !important;margin-bottom: 40px !important;}”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”5/12″][vc_column_text]2 BREAKTHROUGH IDEAS![/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Attend the nation’s premier forum on minority supplier development and return to your workplace bursting with new ideas and enthusiasm. Choose from more than 20 powerful workshops and plenary sessions on the most current issues, pivotal industry topics and trends. Experience hundreds of the best ideas in supplier diversity and selling to the corporate and government market.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1444329344734{margin-bottom: 40px !important;}”][vc_column width=”5/12″][vc_column_text]

3 ACCESS TO SUCCESS!

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Meeting well-connected people is the most valuable aspect of the Conference. Interact with hundreds of industry executives and minority business owners…professionals like yourself.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”3589″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” css_animation=”top-to-bottom” img_size=”full” css=”.vc_custom_1444329205166{margin-top: 40px !important;margin-bottom: 40px !important;}”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”5/12″][vc_column_text]4 CUTTING-EDGE SIGNATURE SESSIONS AND DISCUSSIONS![/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Learn from the best thought leaders. Talk with your peers with similar interests, share your experiences and brainstorm for creative solutions to everyday challenges.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=”” css=”.vc_custom_1444329344734{margin-bottom: 40px !important;}” el_id=””][vc_column width=”5/12″][vc_column_text]

5 EXPAND AND DIVERSIFY BUSINESS FOOTPRINT!

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Join the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) as they host “Powered by MBDA” sessions and workshops. Meet industry experts from the federal government and take a closer look at trends in exporting and federal procurement, as well as opportunities in technology innovation.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”3593″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” css_animation=”top-to-bottom” img_size=”full” css=”.vc_custom_1444329533880{margin-top: 40px !important;margin-bottom: 40px !important;}”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”5/12″][vc_column_text]6 NETWORK FROM DAWN TO DUSK![/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]NMSDC Conference events are networking forums as well as opportunities to conduct business. Take a break from formal sessions rejuvenate and connect with your colleagues at multiple informal networking opportunities, including evening receptions and meal functions. Fun is good for business too![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=”” css=”.vc_custom_1444329344734{margin-bottom: 40px !important;}” el_id=””][vc_column width=”5/12″][vc_column_text]

7 BUILD (AND GROW) RELATIONSHIPS!

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Build your business or improve your corporate purchasing activity by meeting with the people you need to know to get your job done. Schedule appointments with procurement representatives or MBEs during matchmaking sessions or your free time.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”3595″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” css_animation=”top-to-bottom” img_size=”full” css=”.vc_custom_1444329743770{margin-top: 40px !important;margin-bottom: 40px !important;}”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”5/12″][vc_column_text]8 GET THE BEST BUSINESS VALUE FOR YOUR $$$![/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The full Conference registration fee includes Conference materials, all program sessions, meal functions, Business Opportunity Exchange and special events. There is no additional charge for any official NMSDC Conference function![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=”” css=”.vc_custom_1444329344734{margin-bottom: 40px !important;}” el_id=””][vc_column width=”5/12″][vc_column_text]

9 EARN CPSM®, CPSD™, C.P.M. AND A.P.P CREDIT!

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Attend the NMSDC Conference and earn continuing education hours that may be applied toward Institute for Supply Management (ISM) CPSM®, CPSD™ and C.P.M. recertification and/or A.P.P.reaccreditation program requirements.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”3597″ alignment=”center” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” css_animation=”top-to-bottom” img_size=”full” css=”.vc_custom_1444329945940{margin-top: 40px !important;margin-bottom: 40px !important;}”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”5/12″][vc_column_text]10 GET A TAX DEDUCTION[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Attendance at this event may be considered a tax-deductible “educational expense.” Consult your tax advisor for more information.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]