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Thank you for making the 2015 NMSDC Conference a huge success!

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 convened in San Diego, California.

Conference Highlights


Presidential Proclamation

Barack Obama
President of the United States

I call upon all Americans to celebrate Minority Enterprise Development Week (Oct. 18 – Oct. 24, 2015) to recognize the many contributions of our Nation’s minority enterprises.

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Derreck Kayongo

Monday Highlights

Monday’s programming kicked off with an inspiring power breakfast featuring Derreck Kayongo, Founder Global Soap Project; and Opportunity Exchange trade show.

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Jim Gorzalski, Steven Binkowski, Clint Grimes, and Michael Bartschat at the Tuesday Plenary Session

Tuesday Highlights

During the Tuesday Plenary Session, Jim Gorzalski, Steven Binkowski, Clint Grimes, and Michael Bartschat share their insights to help capitalize on the opportunities presented by supplier diversity.

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Honored Guests at the 2015 NMSDC Awards Banquet

Awards Highlights

The Awards Banquet Reception, Awards Banquet and Farewell Reception provide an exciting finale for the week’s activities.

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Become a Sponsor

Every year NMSDC host conferences and networking events which attract more than six thousand participants. Be a part of a burgeoning community of leaders and decision-makers by becoming a corporate sponsor.
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Corporate Membership

Corporate Membership

Shaping the Supply Diversity Landscape

By joining hundreds of NMSDC corporate members, your company becomes an integral part of shaping the global supply diversity landscape. It’s been proven that a more qualified and inclusive workforce leads to improve market share and reduced operating costs — a win-win scenario from top to bottom. Read more >

MBE Certification

MBE Certification

Get Certified

Gain access to America’s most influential corporations by joining our dynamic community and supplier network. At NMSDC, we create opportunities for you to connect to the hundreds of corporate members who wish to build relationships with trusted minority-owned companies, like you. Read more >

Our Network

Our Network

Affiliates & Members

The NMSDC Network includes 24 Regional Councils across the country and 1,750 corporate Members, including America’s top publicly-owned, privately-owned and foreign-owned companies. The Regional Councils certify and match more than 12,000 minority-owned businesses with member corporations. Read more >

Featured Event

San Diego, California

2015 Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange

October 18-21, 2015
San Diego, CA

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Upcoming Course

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Supplier Diversity Online Course

Engage with a live facilitator plus other participants and learn best practices for planning, implementing and assessing a supplier diversity process.

NMSDC Member rate; $1,199; Non-member rate: $1,599.
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Our annual conferences and signature events increase visibility and can leverage your standing in the NMSDC network.

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NMSDC Thanks its Co-Chairs

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