The 2020 NMSDC Conference + Business Opportunity Exchange this week promises to help boost the strength and visibility of minority-owned businesses, by giving them a platform to showcase their brands and offerings to corporate partners and even investors. As a certified minority-owned company (we went through this simple certification process) LATV is supporting this event as a media partner because we love to see minority businesses like ours thrive. With Corporate Co-Chairs of the conference including The Coca-Cola Company, Johnson & Johnson, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Shell, Toyota and Pepsico it’s incredibly encouraging to see these corporate giants take the lead in supporting minority-owned businesses. The conference has a unique format this year that promises new and unique opportunities for all who attend.
This year the National Minority Supplier Development Council’s conference is completely virtual, giving businesses the opportunity to take place in a physically safe version of the Business Opportunity Exchange. The experience is based on the tradeshow with a Main Expo Hall divided into a Corporate hall for national / Local corporate members, an MBE hall for certified-MBEs, and Resource Orgs Hall for the nonprofit and NMSDC affiliates. Additionally, there’s a Marketplace, which is new to the conference and gives members the opportunity to sell their products online! And finally, for those looking for investment, there’s the Access to Capital Hall where banks, community development financial institutions (CDFIs), and other financial institutions are invited to offer credit, grants, and other services to MBEs.
This year’s supplier of the year honorees recognizing Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business enterprises for their business growth and development, operational success, support of other minority businesses and active participation in the community includes Danette Wilder, Mike Diaz, Charles Moorer. Jr and Tiffany Williams among others.
For more information and how to become a corporate member or register as a Certified Minority-Owned Business visit the National Minority Supplier Development official site www.nmsdc.org