Project Description

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 suppliers that have the capacity and capability to provide those goods and services.

There are two types of B2B Connect events at this year’s Conference:


Information Appointments
Monday, Oct. 24
9:30 a.m. – 5:05 p.m.

These are group appointments that are opportunities for one corporate representative to share information with up to six suppliers about what it takes to do business with that corporation. These appointments will take place Monday, October 24 at round tables in the Business Opportunity Exchange, not in an exhibitor’s booth. Meet and greet up to 18 suppliers in just over an hour!

Matchmaking Appointments
Tuesday, Oct. 25

2:15 – 5:15 p.m.

These are one-on-one appointments that are opportunities for corporations to share more about their specific business needs and to learn more about potential suppliers that are eager to meet those needs.

These appointments take place at tables in a Matchmaker Room on Tuesday, October 25. Pre-schedule appointments with suppliers and/or invite suppliers from Information Appointments to continue the conversation.

Only NMSDC corporate members, and NMSDC-certified MBEs (current through October 2016) that are registered for the Conference by September 2 can participate. MBEs must complete an online supplier profile by September 23. An additional fee is required for participating buying organizations.

For a list of sourced commodities, goods and services and the profile form, visit

Password (Case Sensitive): nms*2016*dc

Participating corporations include but not limited to:
  • FedEx
  • Caesars Entertainment
  • United Parcel Services
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Energy Future Holdings
  • Sonoco
  • Cummins
  • Raytheon
  • Education Networks of America
  • MetLife
  • Chevron
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Bank of America
  • Target
  • Shell
  • Honda
  • Comptroller of the Currency
  • Nissan

Email for more information.