NEW YORK, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.® (NMSDC®) will host its annual Conference and Business Opportunity Fair October 27-30 in San Antonio, Texas. This leading forum on minority supplier development will take place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council, one of NMSDC's 36 affiliate regional councils, is the co-host for the four-day event.
" San Antonio has a strong business community and a vibrant cultural atmosphere that embraces diversity," said NMSDC President Joset B. Wright. "We are pleased to join with the Southwest Council to bring our signature event to this great city."
The event kicks off on Sunday, October 27, with a Welcome Reception. Monday begins with breakfast featuring an inspiring speaker, followed by the one-day Business Opportunity Fair – one of the nation's largest trade fairs dedicated to minority supplier development – and a luncheon headlined by a dynamic speaker. The schedule for Tuesday and Wednesday is highlighted by a slate of 10 daily workshops for corporate procurement professionals, Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business owners and members of the NMSDC network leadership team. The event concludes with an awards banquet on Wednesday evening, where winners will be announced for Corporation of the Year, Regional Council of the Year, Minority Supplier Development Leader of the Year and Suppliers of the Year.
Hotel reservations for the event can be made using the dedicated conference passkey system at https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=10575712. Advanced registration for the Conference begins on Saturday, June 15. For more information about the 2013 NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Fair, please contact NMSDC at 212-944-2430 or visit www.nmsdc.org and click on the Events tab.About NMSDC The National Minority Supplier Development Council advances business opportunities for certified Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business enterprises and connects them to corporate members. One of the country's leading corporate membership organizations, NMSDC was chartered in 1972 to provide increased procurement and business opportunities for minority businesses of all sizes. The NMSDC Network includes a National Office in New York and 36 Regional Councils across the country. There are 3,500 corporate members throughout the network, including most of America's largest publicly-owned, privately-owned and foreign-owned NMSDC companies, as well as universities, hospitals and other buying institutions. The Regional Councils certify and match more than 16,000 minority-owned businesses with member corporations that want to purchase their products and services. SOURCE National Minority Supplier Development Council