The program monitors supplier diversity in procurements by participating utilities and oversees a clearinghouse of women; minority; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT); and disabled veteran-owned business enterprises. We will hear the leaders of the California’s investor-owned utilities discuss their supplier diversity programs and contracting opportunities. We will also hear from local government, ethnic Chambers of Commerce, community-based organizations, and emerging firms.
Learn about opportunities with corporations & government buying agencies. Take part in a Business-to-Business Matchmaker. Meet One-on-One with corporate and government buyers. Gain new ideas on how to grow our business. Meet successful & nationally certified MBEs Network with Peers: Connect with successful minority business owners, corporate members and government buying agencies.
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 Austin, Texas, to re-energize their collective efforts to Certify > Develop > Connect > and Advocate for solid minority firms in the global corporate supply chain.