APRIL 17th 2024 | NEWARK, NJ

2024 Business Opportunity Exchange

Resilient MBEs, refined supply chains, growing bottom lines — you can find this and more at our 2024 Business Opportunity Exchange (BOE).

About the Event

Spend the day with The Council, as we lay out a program jam-packed with sessions designed to expand your business relationships. From inspiring discussions to deep insights from leading diversity officers and minority suppliers, we’re giving businesses across our network the chance to Explore, Build, Succeed and Celebrate.

Network, Network, Network!

  • Whether you’re representing a Fortune 500 company or a small MBE, this event is designed to help build connections.
  • Meet diverse suppliers that bring innovative ideas to the table.
  • Strengthen your knowledge of supplier programs from leading corporations and better understand how you can do business together.
  • Market your products and services to hundreds of potential clients.

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8:15 AM – 9:00 AMRegistration & Check-In
Light breakfast available
9:00 AM – 10:40 AM Opening Session
Terrence Clark | NY & NJ MSDC
Oliver Gall | Prudential
Jeanine Pedoto | Prudential
Michael Gardner | NYC Chief Business Diversity Office
Michelle Bodden | NJEDA
Avis Yates | MBE Guest Speaker, Technology Concepts Group
Javette Hines | Corporate Guest Speaker, Citi
10:45 AM – 11:45 AMMBE Workshop: Borrowing with Purpose and Confidence
Ruben Rodriguez | Business Consortium Fund
An Phan | Business Consortium Fund
Corporate Workshop: Communicating Your Supplier Diversity Story
Jay Edwards | GSK
Trung Tieu | Wells Fargo
12:00 PM – 1:45 PMLuncheon & Keynote Speaker
The Honorable Mayor Ras J. Baraka | Newark, New Jersey
1:45 PM – 2:45 PMMBE Workshop: Navigating the MBE Economic Landscape 
Cheryl McCants | Impact Consulting Enterprises
Corporate Workshop: Responsible Sourcing
Dawn Wells | Northwell Health
Punita Patel | Guardian Life Insurance
3:00 PM – 5:00 PMTrade Fair 
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Closing Reception

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