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National MBE Manufacturers Summit 2017

An Open Invitation from

ChicagoMSDC President & CEO

It is with great pleasure that I write to invite you to attend the 2nd Annual  National MBE Manufacturers Summit 2017 at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta, GA on August 15-16, 2017.  

As a partner for this groundbreaking event, the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council encourages you to join us for a powerful opportunity to meet and build relationships with corporate and MBE leaders. With 200 attendees from 19 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, DC, last year’s Summit launch was the first of its kind focusing strictly on Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) manufacturers. 

Now is a time of amazing innovation and change in the manufacturing industry. Where is manufacturing headed and how will we get there? You’ll get answers to these questions and more at this premier manufacturing event presented by the MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Center network.

The day will commence with opening remarks on How to Tell Your Story to customers, partners, and stakeholders by Theresa Carrington, CEO of The Blessing Basket Project ®.  Our luncheon keynote will focus on Manufacturing in a Global Marketplace by industry leader Steve Voorhees,CEO of WestRock.

For this year’s Summit, we’ve eliminated panel discussions and workshops and are focusing on getting down to business by going straight to the point with our Fast Pitch One-on-One Match-Making. These sessions will allow you to share your capabilities with sourcing professionals and potential customers and to connect with other manufacturers for potential partnering and new business opportunities.

In addition, ample time will be given for Networking Breaks, Innovation Pods, the Poster Walk and more! Our sponsors: BMW, Grady, Ingersoll Rand, and WestRock are pivotal to making this great event possible.

The National MBE Manufacturers Summit 2017 is the first of its kind targeting MBE manufacturers, supply chain decision makers, and stakeholders.  It will be an impactful event to help you grow your business – one you will not want to miss. Register TODAY and take advantage of our early bird special.

Please visit our Summit website at for more information. We look forward to seeing you there!

Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council, 105 W. Adams St, Suite 2300, Chicago, IL 6060