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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
Alejandra Castillo Asst. Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, Dept of Commerce
Karen Eng Board Chair
National ACE
Bob Greene CEO
NAIC
Richard Liu Anchor
NBC/MSNBC
Mark Madrid Associate Administrator, Office of Entrepreneurial Development, U.S. SBA
Marc Morial President & CEO
Nation Urban League
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

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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.

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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.

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PRE-CONFERENCE: SATURDAY

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

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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:

Global4PLC81a-A02aT01a-Z   Prosper Africa Stacked Logo 

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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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