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2016 NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange

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NMSDC - National Minority Supplier Development Council

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 Chicago, Illinois, at McCormick Place – Lakeside Center to re-energize their collective efforts to Certify > Develop > Connect > and Advocate for solid minority firms in the global corporate supply chain.

VENUE LOCATION

McCormick Place Convention Center, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive , Chicago Illinois,

AGENDA

Oct 22   

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. EXHIBITOR SETUP 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. NMSDC COMMITTEE MEETINGS Noon – 5 p.m. REGISTRATION

Oct 23   

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. “BOOT CAMP” FOR MBEs

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. EXHIBITOR SETUP

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. NMSDC COMMITTEE MEETINGS

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. REGISTRATION

7 p.m. – 10 p.m. WELCOME TO CHICAGO RECEPTION

Oct 24   

6:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. REGISTRATION

7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. POWER BREAKFAST

9 a.m. RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY

9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY EXCHANGE

12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. LUNCHEON

2 p.m. – 6 p.m. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY EXCHANGE

8 p.m. – 11 p.m. MONDAY NIGHT RECEPTION

Oct 25   

7 a.m. – 3 p.m. REGISTRATION

7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. NETWORKING CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

9 a.m. – 10 a.m. PLENARY SESSION

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS

12:45 p.m. – 2 p.m. LUNCHEON

2:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. SIGNATURE SESSIONS

2:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m NMSDC MATCHMAKING EVENT (By Invitation Only)

Oct 26   

7 a.m. – 1 p.m. REGISTRATION

7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. NETWORKING CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

9 a.m. – 10 a.m. CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICERS’ PLENARY SESSION

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS

10:15 p.m. – 11:45 a.m. NMSDC NATIONAL CORPORATE MEMBERS’ MEETING

12:45 p.m. – 2 p.m. LUNCHEON 2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. NMSDC BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ MEETING

6 p.m. – 7 p.m. AWARDS BANQUET RECEPTION HYATT REGENCY CHICAGO

7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. AWARDS BANQUET HYATT REGENCY CHICAGO

10 p.m. – Midnight FAREWELL RECEPTION HYATT REGENCY CHICAGO