Thursday, September 20th Booth set up available starting at 2PM until 8PM**
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Registration
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm MBEIC Meeting
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Cocktails
7:00 pm – 7:05 pm Tribute and Moment of Silence in Honor of Ronald V. Williams
Ron was a former long-serving member of the GNEMSDC Board of Directors, a former Vice-chair of the Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee, and a resolute foot-soldier for the cause of minority business development.
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Shining Star Award Ceremony
Friday, September 21st ** Booth set up available starting at 7am until 10am**
7:00 am – 8:00 am Registration
7:00 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast Welcome
Peter Hurst, GNEMSDC President and CEO, Opens the Business Opportunity Conference and Expo
8:15 am – 9:45 am Workshops (Concurrent)
Billion Dollar Club

Discussion among a group of certified MBEs who collectively have generated $1 billion in revenue. The members of the Billion Dollar Club will share how they grew their businesses, the challenges they faced and overcame, and the opportunities ahead that they hope to seize upon. This event is designed to be interactive with time allocated for questions and answers.

Corporate to Corporate Roundtable
Our corporate members will participate in a roundtable planned and led by their peer representatives. This forum is design as a setting for the exchange of best practices and emerging trends in supplier diversity on the corporate buyer side.

10:30 am Business Expo Opens
10:00 am – 10:30 am GNEMSDC Hall of Fame – Inaugural inductee, Mr. Carlton Highsmith
12:45 pm – 2:00 pm Boxed Lunch Served  (EXPO remains open)
3:30 pm Business Expo Closes
3:30 pm – 6:30 pm Booth break down