4:00 pm – 8:00 pm Exhibitor Registration and Move-In Trade Fair Floor


6:30 am – 8:30 am Exhibitor Registration and Move-In Trade Fair Floor
7:30 am – 3:00 pm General Registration Foyer
8:30 am – 10:00 am Opening Breakfast Buffet & Keynote General Session Room
Sponsored by: Mondelez

A Candid Conversation with Joset Wright-Lacy, President, NMSDC
Clint Grimes, Time Warner Inc. interviews Ms. Wright-Lacy.  This dynamic discussion will include topics related to the NMSDC 5year plan and the value and support to Corporations and minority businesses.


Program Co-chair: Guggenheim Partners

10:15 am – 11:45 am Educational Session: Corporate Room C/D
Conversations in Supplier Diversity – Are We Speaking The Same Language
A candid discussion on how the Supplier Diversity process remains relevant and sustainable in today’s marketplace.  What are the Best practices and growth strategies for innovative solutions that will drive your programs success?
10:15 am – 11:45 am Educational Session: Minority Suppliers (MBEs) Room A/B
Who Wants to Be The Next $100M Firm
Strategies to Accelerate Revenue

Experience an actual class of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative. To create a high growth company business owners need the mindset, tools and resources iconic CEOs use every day to take their corporations to the next level. Achieving high growth is a choice. Once the decision is made a new set of skills, focus and discipline is required to deliver and sustain high growth. Strategies to Accelerate Revenue allows business owners to test drive a sample class of the internationally renowned Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. Warren Buffet, Chairman of the board of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program says business owners are provided with best in class business management education coupled with business support services and access to capital positions companies to go to the next level. During this session, you’ll get to identify your most pressing barriers to growth in your business. You’ll also come away with practical hands-on action steps, new tools and resources, and a plan to put into motion to effect change immediately in your organization. Come learn if the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative is the next step in your business’s development.

12:00 pm –1:30 pm Power Luncheon Panel Discussion
Insights, A CPO Perspective
The panel of procurement executives will discuss domestic and global supply chain trends, issues and challenges facing the US business community, their respective company’s supplier diversity programs, the compendium of factors that go into the procurement decision-making process, and how minority businesses could align with the strategic needs of corporations in a global marketplace.
1:35 pm – 1:45 pm Ribbon Cutting Ceremony General Session Room

Sponsored by: pricewaterhousecooper


1:45 pm – 5:45 pm Business Opportunity Fair Trade Fair Floor
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Corporate Connections (Matchmaker Meetings)
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5:45 pm – 7:15 pm Networking Reception Embassy Suites Hotel- Bergen Room