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Four days in New Orleans turning ideas into action.
50 years of building momentum for economic equity.
$1 trillion impact in our sights.

We have arrived at a moment of pure potential, when everything is on the table. And as we gather together in person for our first hybrid national conference in two years, we are seizing this moment to reimagine the NMSDC Conference & Exchange as you know it.

It’s time for a new way of doing things — a collaborative, inclusive way, befitting our mission and ethos. So we’re turning to you and your unique insights, goals, and POV to help guide content selection, drive discussion across expertise and organizational boundaries, and chart the course for our next 50 years. If ever there was a time to show up, speak up, and step up, this is it.

Join us live in New Orleans for the NMSDC 50th Anniversary Conference & Exchange.

 

Featured Speakers

Joseph B. Anderson Jr. CEO and Chairman
TAG Holdings LLCX
Les Brun Chairman, CEO
Ariel Alternatives
Robert Bush Jr. CEO, Mutombo Coffee
LaToya Cantrell Mayor
New Orleans
Alejandra Castillo Asst. Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, Dept of Commerce
Donald R. Cravins, Jr. Under Secretary of Commerce for Minority Business Development, MBDA
Dr. Michael Eric Dyson Sociology Professor, Georgetown University
Karen Eng Board Chair
National ACE
Bob Greene CEO
NAIC
Isabella Casillas Guzman Administrator
U.S. SBA
Jeff Hoffman Chairman, Global Entrepreneurship Network
Bibi Hidalgo Assoc. Administrator, Govt. Contracting & Business Development, U.S. SBA
Richard Liu Anchor
NBC/MSNBC
Mark Madrid Assoc. Administrator, Entrepreneurial Development, U.S. SBA
Monika Mantilla Managing Partner, Altura Capital
Marc Morial President & CEO
Nation Urban League
Gia Peppers Award-winning Journalist & Television Host, NBC's "Today Show"
Nelson Reyneri Chair, USHCC
Tarrus Richardson Founder & CEO
IMB Partners
Dan Rosckes Vice President of Procurement
Apple
Shelby Scales Director of The Office of Small and Disadvantage Business Utilization, U.S. Department of Transportation
Isiah Thomas Businessman, Legendary Sports Icon, Philanthropist
Sevetri Wilson Serial Entrepreneur, Tech Founder, and Author

VIEW AGENDA

Monday Main Stage & Premier Session Highlights

  • Foresight: A New Vision for a New Future
    Donald R. Cravins, Jr., under secretary of commerce for minority business development, MBDA
  • Let’s Talk Generational Wealth in Communities of Color
    Gia Peppers, award-winning journalist & television host, NBC's "Today Show"
    Nyron Latif, head of operations for wealth & investment management (WIM), Wells Fargo
    Colbert Narcisse, chief product and business development officer, TIAA
  • The 50-Year Plan: Building Multigenerational Pipelines for Minority-owned Suppliers
    Berto Guerra, CEO and founder, AVANZAR, Inc.
    Chris Nielsen, executive VP of product support and chief quality officer, Toyota Motor North America
    Rosa Santana, CEO and founder, Forma
  • How The SBA Administrator Disrupted the Government's Status Quo
    Isabella Casillas Guzman, administrator, Small Business Administration
  • They Have Billions; You Have the Juice; Contracting with the Federal Government in 2023
    Bibi Hidalgo, associate administrator for government contracting & business development, Small Business Administration
    Mark Madrid, associate administrator for the office of entrepreneurial development (OED), Small Business Administration 
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Changing our future
starts with knowing our history.

Get the Limited Edition NMSDC 50th Anniversary Coffee Table Book.

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Co-Chair Magic JohnsonCo-Chair Dave Steward  

 

50th Anniversary
Steering Committee

 

Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Dave Steward join NMSDC as co-chairs of the 50th Anniversary Steering Committee, to set forth meaningful action and commitment to bring systemic change and help close the wealth gap for communities of color.

 

Learn more about the steering committee and its members, visionary MBE giants and role models.

 

STEERING COMMITTEE

AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS:

More voices. More choices.

New Orleanians are big fans of lagniappe (LAN-yap) — that little something extra. And this year, we are bringing all the extra. Community-driven content. Pop-up, interdisciplinary working groups (Impact Labs). Only-in-NOLA adventures. And four days filled to the brim with inspiration, innovation, collaboration, and celebration. Because around here, too much is just about right.

New Orleanians are big fans of lagniappe (LAN-yap) — that little something extra. And this year, we are bringing all the extra to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Community-driven content. Pop-up, interdisciplinary working groups (Impact Labs). Only-in-NOLA adventures. And four days filled to the brim with inspiration, innovation, collaboration, and celebration. Because around here, too much is just about right.

VIEW AGENDA   VIEW EVENTS

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DAY 01: SUNDAY
DAY 01: SUNDAY
  • Industry Group Meetings
  • MBEIC Opportunity Accelerator
  • NMSDC “Bon Temps” Welcome Reception
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DAY 02: MONDAY
DAY 02: MONDAY
  • Keynotes, Sessions, Impact Labs, and Workshops
  • Explore New Orleans on All Hallows' Eve
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DAY 03: TUESDAY
DAY 03: TUESDAY
  • Morning Keynote and NMSDC Theater Sessions
  • The Exchange and Matchmaking Sessions
  • 50th Anniversary Concert at Champions Square
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DAY 04: WEDNESDAY
DAY 04: WEDNESDAY
  • The Exchange (Half Day) and Matchmaking Sessions
  • Briefing on the State of NMSDC
  • 50th Anniversary Awards Ceremony & Farewell Reception
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