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Calendar 2018-10-13 09:00:00 2018-10-17 23:59:00 America/Austin NMSDC Conference + Business Opportunity Exchange: 2018 Conference-at-a-Glance NMSDC Conference + Business Opportunity Exchange October 14-17, 2018 Austin Convention Center 500 East Cesar Chavez Street Austin, TX 78701 The NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange 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 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 relevant sessions and workshops * A one-day Business Opportunity Exchange with more than 700 exhibit booths * Matchmakers (By Appointment Only) * A black-tie Awards Banquet * Endless opportunities to network, network, network! Useful links = = = = = = = 2018 Conference-at-a-Glance http://www.nmsdcconference.com/schedule/ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Connect with us - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/company/national-minority-supplier-development-council Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Minority-Supplier-Development-Council/132183146823970 Twitter https://www.twitter.com/NMSDCHQ #NMSDCConference http://www.nmsdcconference.com - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - NMSDC 1359 Broadway, Tenth Floor Suite 1000 New York, NY 10018 United States http://www.nmsdc.org © 2018 The National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. Austin Convention Center, 500 East Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78701 NMSDC info@nmsdc.org

Preliminary schedule listed below. Please note that schedule is subject to change.

Saturday, October 13, 2018
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. International MBE Forum
12 – 4 p.m. NMSDC Kellogg AMEP Alumni
12 – 5 p.m. Registration
NMSDC Committee Meetings
2:15 – 4:15 p.m. Industry Group Chairpersons
Sunday, October 14, 2018
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Emerging Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) Program
10 – 11:30 a.m. Supplier Diversity Advisory
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. CPSD Exam
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Field Operations Committee
12 – 2 p.m. Chairpersons Committee
12 – 5 p.m. Presidents’ Committee (NMSDC Affiliate Councils)
1 – 5 p.m. MBE Opportunity Accelerator (NMBEIC General Assembly Meeting)
3 – 5 p.m. NMSDC National Members’ Meeting
7 – 10 p.m. Welcome to Austin Reception
Monday, October 15, 2018
7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Registration
7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Welcome Breakfast & Opening General Session
Doors close at 8 a.m. and no meals served after 8:15 a.m., when buffet closes
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Emerging Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) Program
9:45 – 12:15 p.m.
  • Workshops
  • NMSDC Matchmakers
12:30 – 2 p.m. Lunch
Doors close at 1 p.m. and no meals served after 1:15 p.m.
2:15 – 4:45 p.m.
  • Signature Sessions
  • Corporate Plus© Forum
5 – 6:30 p.m. Corporate Plus© Reception
7 – 10 p.m. Monday Night Reception
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration
7:30 – 8:45 a.m. Power Breakfast
Doors close at 8 a.m. and no meals served after 8:15 a.m., when buffet closes
9 – 9:15 a.m. Business Opportunity Exchange Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Emerging Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) Program
9:15 a.m. – 6 p.m. Business Opportunity Exchange
12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Networking Lunch
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
7:30 – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast of Champions
7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Registration
7:30 – 10 a.m. BCF Corporate Membership and Board of Directors’ Meeting
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Emerging Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) Program
9 – 10 a.m. C-Suite Plenary Session
10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. CPO Forum
10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  • Workshops
  • NMSDC Matchmakers
12:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Lunch
Doors close at 1 p.m. and no meals
served after 1:15 p.m.
2:30 – 4 p.m. NMSDC Board of Directors’ Meeting
6 – 7 p.m. Awards Banquet Reception
7 – 10 p.m. Awards Banquet
10 – 12 a.m. Farewell Reception

Schedule subject to change.