Supplier of the Year Winners
Winner: Class I
Sowell Law Partners, PLLC
Johnson Controls Inc.
Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council
Winner: Class II
Pro Cutters Lawnscapes, LLC
Georgia Power Company
Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council
Winner: Class III
Chief Executive Officer
Southern California Gas Company
Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council
Winner: Class IV
Fay Ferguson & McGhee Williams Osse
Co-Chief Executive Officers
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council
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.”
MBE Opportunity Accelerator
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!
Doing Business with the Nation’s Central Bank
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.
B2B Connect Events
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.
Navigating the Corporate Procurement Process
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.
Global Strategy Summit
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.
About the Conference
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!