The Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council’s primary focus is to meet or exceed the expectations of its corporate partners, Minority Business Enterprise constituents and community stakeholders. The Council theme for 2019 – Seize the Now- No Opportunity Wasted– is an extension of our challenge to the GMSDC family to be proactive and intentional in all efforts in 2019. The long-term sustainability and prosperity of our community depends on a successful implementation of this standard, across the board. To that end, the Council is constantly evaluating every program, event and activity to be certain that it is fulfilling the GMSDC vision and leveraging strategic resources to insure your success.

The Business Opportunity Exchange (BOE) continues to grow and evolve as we each year seek to be innovative and add value to our constituents – by continuing to make adjustments that will align our conference more closely with the expressed needs and concerns of the GMSDC family. Based on the feedback from last year, we are trending in the right direction.


One of the consistent messages we have heard revolved around evaluating the effectiveness of the expo format for both corporate members and MBEs, which led us to the evolution of the format in 2017. We continue to focus on MBE growth and development as we gear up for BOE 2019.

The 2019 Business Opportunity Exchange will focus on four areas:

1. Fueling Small Business Growth through Innovation – there will be educational sessions that will discuss innovation but externally and internally for small business. Innovation is not just the next big thing but
innovation in internal processes can also yield tremendous success

2. MBE Presentations – Approximately thirty MBEs will be afforded the opportunity to present to a room full of corporate procurement professionals

3. Corporate TouchPoints – One-on-One appointments between corporate procurement executives and GMSDC certified MBEs

4. Supplier Diversity Professional Educational Session


Day 1- Thursday, April 25th

9:00a – 10:00a Registration /Breakfast

10:00a – Noon

• MBE Presentations
• Innovation Workshops
• Supplier Diversity Professionals Workshops

Noon Networking Lunch

1:45p – 4:30p

• MBE Presentations
• Corporate TouchPoints

4:30p – 6:30p Reception

Day 2- Friday, April 26th

9:00a Registration/Breakfast

9:00a – Noon

• MBE Presentations
• Innovation – A Corporate Perspective

Noon – 2:00p Lunch

• Keynote Speaker

MBE BOE One Day Pass
One Ticket Per Pass
This Ticket is for General Sessions Only
MBE BOE Two Day Pass
One Ticket Per Pass
This Ticket is Required for Corporate TouchPoints
Corporate Member Two Day Pass
GMSDC Corporate Members Only
MBE Presenter
Two Passes Per Ticket
Corporate Member Sponsor
Multiple passes based on sponsorship
Presenting Corporate Member Sponsor
Multiple passes based on sponsorship


Volunteers will be assisting with a variety of duties that are all vital parts to the success of this conference. Shifts are available throughout the day on April 24th (Setup), April 25th (Conference) and April 26th (BOE) to work around most schedules.

Volunteers will receive complimentary parking, as well as meals to compliment the hours being worked. Thank you letters will be provided to all volunteers. Volunteer registration will be available soon. Please check back soon!


There are several hotels in the area near Cox Enterprises HQ, 6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, Georgia, 30328

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