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.
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The next 50 years.
In just five decades, NMSDC has made unprecedented strides, building a membership of 1,500+ corporate leaders, certifying over 15,000 MBEs, and helping them grow their annual economic output to $400 billion. Now, as we look back with pride from this pivotal point in history, we have the perspective to see that where we’ve been is nothing compared to where we’re going.
So let’s celebrate our successes. Let’s harness the energy of the last two years and the momentum of our first 50. And let’s use it to propel us boldly forward on the road to economic equity and $1 trillion in annual MBE revenues. We have a half-century of progress on our backs. And nothing but wide-open possibilities ahead.
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.
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 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.
Expanding Beyond Our Borders, NMSDC's International Day
- The Next Evolution of Going Global
- Government Resources for International Growth
- An MBE Journey: My Global Journey to Business Expansion
- Leveraging Our Global Resources
Limited Capacity. Select "Expanding Beyond Our Borders Pre-Conference Program" during the registration process to secure your spot (includes reception).
Thank you to our International Day sponsors:
- Industry Group Meetings
- MBEIC Opportunity Accelerator
- NMSDC “Bon Temps” Welcome Reception
- Keynotes, Sessions, Impact Labs, and Workshops
- Explore New Orleans on All Hallows' Eve
- Morning Keynote and NMSDC Theater Sessions
- The Exchange and Matchmaking Sessions
- 50th Anniversary Concert at Champions Square
- The Exchange (Half Day) and Matchmaking Sessions
- Briefing on the State of NMSDC
- 50th Anniversary Awards Ceremony & Farewell Reception