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National Minority Supplier Diversity Council Conference

Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 7:00am to Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 4:00pm
Detroit, MI

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 Detroit, Michigan at Cobo Center to re-energize their collective efforts to Certify > Develop > Connect > and Advocate for solid minority firms in the global corporate supply chain.

A one-day Business Opportunity Exchange highlights the opening day of the conference. More than 700 exhibit booths provide the perfect backdrop for corporations and minority business enterprises to showcase their products, services and solutions. In the days that follow, thought leaders, chief procurement officers and seasoned minority business executives engage in panel discussions, plenary sessions and workshops to share best practices, current trends and issues, and next practices to bolster the value that minority suppliers deliver to its corporate customers.

On Monday, Oct. 23rd, Join EXIM Bank representatives during the “Power Learning Sessions” being held throughout the day for a one-on-one meeting to learn how to grow your business globally. EXIM Bank is an independent federal agency that equips small businesses with the financing tools needed to increase cash flow and to protect against foreign buyer nonpayment.

The event culminates in a black-tie Awards Banquet to recognize outstanding achievements by corporate members, MBEs and affiliate regional councils in the NMSDC network. The event is expected to add more than $30 million to the economy of Detroit.


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
  • Matchmakers (By Appointment Only)
  • A black-tie Awards Banquet
  • Endless opportunities to network, network, network!