Register now and join us at the Desert Willow Conference Center in Tempe, Arizona on April 23 and 24. Participate in roundtable discussions, live coffee and conversation sessions, and our Business Opportunity Fair.

"Experience our MBE business development workshops and grow your enterprise in two days. Dive into a sea of knowledge with exceptional speakers and strategists. Don't miss this transformative opportunity."

Pat Crenshaw, President & CEO, Pacific Southwest MSDC

Are you ready to take your business to the next level? Look no further than our upcoming conference and fair. Minority business owners, corporate procurement officers, and agency representatives will come together to forge new partnerships, explore exciting opportunities, and celebrate the POWER of US.

Why should you attend?

  1. Connect with a diverse network of decision-makers from various industries and backgrounds. You never know who you might meet and what potential collaborations may arise.
  2. Gain valuable insights and knowledge from our lineup of expert speakers and panelists. These thought leaders will share their experiences, tips, and strategies for success in today's fast-paced business landscape.
  3. Enjoy interactive workshops designed to help you grow your business, diversify your supply chain, and uncover innovative ideas.

Desert Willow Conference Center

Located in the Cotton Center business park, Desert Willow sits at the hub of the Valley’s major freeways on the Tempe-Phoenix border. Shuttle buses will take guests from our host hotel in Downtown Phoenix to Tempe, Arizona during both days of our Procurement Conference + Business Opportunity Fair.

Keynote Message from Harriet Michel

Hear from THE public policy expert on minority business issues. With more than 50 years of public and private business development experience, former NMSDC president Harriet Michel will share pearls of wisdom designed to move minority-owned businesses and corporations into a new era of profitability and community wealth.

Procurement and Networking Strategies

Join interactive sessions with procurement architects and business titans. Discuss key topics such as the current state of supplier diversity, contract negotiation techniques, and effective vendor management. Also, connect with like-minded professionals and explore the POWER of US in this ever-changing business landscape.

Supplier Diversity Excellence Awards Gala

A night dedicated to honoring achievements and advancements in supplier diversity—a perfect blend of inspiration, recognition, and networking.

  • Witness the crowning of this year's most outstanding diverse suppliers, supplier diversity advocates, and corporate champions.
  • Connect with business leaders and professionals committed to excellence in supplier diversity.
  • Hear from supplier diversity thought leader Alvino Williams.
  • Experience an evening of elegance, with fine dining and entertainment.

Gala starts at 6:30 PM on April 24

Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel

100 North 1st Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

April 23, 2024

08:00am Registration

08:00am Exhibit Hall Opens

09:00am Opening Session

10:45am General Session

12:00pm Lunch/Exhibit Hall

01:30pm Breakout Session

03:15pm Matchmaking

03:15pm Exhibits & Networking

06:00pm President's Reception with Justin Bayless, Ten Figures

April 23 and 24

Two days designed with you in mind.

April 24, 2024

07:30am Breakfast/Exhibit Hall

09:00am General Session

09:15am Breakout Sessions

10:00am Keynote Message from Harriet Michel

11:45am Lunch/Exhibit Hall

12:30pm Joint Session

01:30pm Joint Session

02:30pm Closing Remarks

03:00pm Matchmaking/Exhibits & NetworkingOpportunity Fair

05:30pm Supplier Diversity Excellence Awards Registration

06:15pm Supplier Diversity Excellence Awards Gala


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