Friday, July 11, 2014

NMSDC Annual Conference Set For Orlando In November

The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) will host its annual Conference and Business Opportunity Fair in Orlando, Florida, November 2-5. The gathering of nearly 7,000 corporate leaders, supplier diversity professionals, Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American-owned businesses and guests will be held at the Orange County Convention Center. The Walt Disney Company is the corporate co-chair of the four-day conference, and Liberty Power Corp. is the minority business enterprise (MBE) co-chair for the event.

The event kicks off on Sunday, November 2, with a Welcome Reception at Epcot World ShowPlace. Monday highlights include the one-day Business Opportunity Fair – one of the nation's largest minority business tradeshows – with more than 700 corporate and MBE exhibit booths. The schedule for Tuesday and Wednesday features a slate of 10 daily workshops for corporate procurement professionals, minority suppliers and members of the NMSDC network leadership team. The event concludes with an awards banquet on Wednesday evening, where winners will be announced for Corporation of the Year, Regional Council of the Year, Minority Supplier Development Leader of the Year and Suppliers of the Year.

Online registration is open through Friday, October 10, at Guests can also make hotel reservations via the conference website. For more information, please contact NMSDC at +1-212-944-2430or visit

More than 30 of the nation's largest corporations are sponsors of the event, including Altria, AT&T, BP America, Capital One, Chevron, Ciena, The Coca-Cola Company, The Walt Disney Company, Ford, General Motors, Hilton Worldwide, Honda, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser Permanente, Kellogg's, Liberty Power, Lowe's, Macy's, Manpower, Pacific Gas & Electric, Raytheon, Shell, SodexoMagic, Sprint, Target, Toyota, Verizon, Walmart, Wellpoint, Wells Fargo and UPS.


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