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Join the Conversation. Define Tomorrow's Norms. Secure Equity Today.

As we transition from the resounding success of the 2023 NMSDC Annual Conference & Exchange and MBDA National MED Week in Baltimore, where we focused on closing the equity gap, we now pivot towards Defining New Norms. In light of recent assaults on diversity, equity, and inclusion, it's imperative that we set a course to champion the future of minority business enterprises (MBEs).

The stakes are high. In a world where every voice matters, it's crucial for you to be in the room when we define new norms. This isn't just about being at the table; it's about pulling up a chair, sharing experiences, and collectively shaping the landscape for MBEs and corporations alike. Let's pave the way forward, together.

Join us at the 2024 NMSDC Annual Conference & Exchange and MBDA National MED Week in Atlanta, October 20-23, 2024, where we'll continue marching towards our ambitious goal to reach $1 trillion in NMSDC-certified MBE annual revenue by 2030. Help us rewrite the rules and propel us toward a future of inclusivity, prosperity, and equity!


Call for Proposals

Over 350 NMSDC stakeholders submitted session proposals to help shape the discourse around "Defining New Norms" at the 2024 NMSDC Annual Conference & Exchange and MBDA National MED Week

Proposal submission closed June 16, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. ET. 

Selected speakers will be notified by the end of July.


Celebrating 10 Years of the Opportunity Accelerator

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Mark your calendar now for this year's Opportunity Accelerator in Atlanta!

Join us on Sunday, October 20, 2024, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at OA24 for an unforgettable afternoon of celebration, inspiration, and opportunities. It's the kickstart you'll need to spark fresh ideas and new relationships as you head into a successful conference experience for you and your company.

Presented annually by the National MBE Input Committee (NMBEIC) before the NMSDC Annual Conference & Exchange Welcome Reception, the Opportunity Accelerator is a unique event crafted by MBEs for MBEs. This FREE event welcomes all minority businesses, NMSDC corporate members, and regional affiliate staff.

Call for Proposals

The call for proposals is now closed. NMSDC is currently reviewing the submitted breakout sessions, power talks, and interactive engagements that were submitted for the 2023 Annual Conference & Exchange. We hope to make session acceptance announcements by the end of July. 

Agenda Highlights

Your Chance to Shape New Norms

NMSDC's Annual Conference & Exchange programming will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center and features a diverse range of opportunities for growth and advancement. Join us for four days of dynamic content and networking, and make each moment count towards shaping your future success.

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Oct. 19, 2024 SATURDAY
Oct. 19, 2024SATURDAY
  • NMSDC Golf Classic
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Oct. 20, 2024 SUNDAY
Oct. 20, 2024SUNDAY
  • Industry Group Meetings
  • 10th Anniversary NMBEIC Opportunity Accelerator 2024
  • Welcome Reception
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Oct. 21, 2024 MONDAY
Oct. 21, 2024MONDAY
  • Mainstage Sessions and Impact Labs
  • The Exchange
  • NMSDC Theater Sessions
  • Networking Reception
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Oct. 22, 2024 TUESDAY
Oct. 22, 2024TUESDAY
  • Mainstage and NMSDC Theater Sessions
  • The Exchange
  • Matchmaking
  • Free Night - Explore Atlanta
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Oct. 23, 2024 WEDNESDAY
Oct. 23, 2024WEDNESDAY
  • Mainstage Sessions
  • Matchmaking
  • Pitch Competition
  • Awards Ceremony

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Forge Connections, Accelerate Growth

Our mission centers on forging strategic partnerships that foster growth opportunities for emerging businesses and untapped markets, empowering them to redefine industry norms.

Don't miss our Matchmaker event—an unparalleled opportunity to connect with prospective buyers and MBEs, explore lucrative business ventures, seek expert guidance, and secure essential capital for your journey towards success.


Elevate Engagement, Amplify Returns

As a sponsor of the NMSDC Annual Conference & Exchange, you're at the forefront of reshaping economic norms. It's not just about making statements; it's about leading the charge towards defining new standards of equity and opportunity, propelling us towards a future where $1 trillion is not just a milestone but a reality.

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