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The New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (The Council), established in 1973, is a vital link between major corporations and minority business enterprises (MBEs). Each year, member corporations have reported billions of dollars spent with Council-certified Minority Business Enterprises. Serving the New York and New Jersey region, The Council is one of the 23 regional affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (NMSDC).

What are Matchmaking Meetings?

MatchMaker Meetings connect Council-Certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and corporate purchasing officials for private one-on-one, pre-scheduled meetings to discuss potential opportunities in various service and product areas. The Council™ hosts Match-Maker Meetings as part of The Council™ Business Opportunity Exchange, held annually in June. Each meeting is a 15-minute session, and takes place on the second day of the conference.


JUNE 27, 2017
Inform, Transform to Out Perform
(Millennial minority entrepreneur workshop)
Uptown Room
10am-12:30pm The Marketplace Tower East West
1pm- 2:30 pm Keynote Power Luncheon Columbus Room
2:45pm-4:15pm Corporate Workshop Tower East
2:45pm-4:15pm MBE Workshop Tower West
4:30pm-6:30pm Networking Reception Columbus Room
JUNE 28, 2017
8am-8:30am Networking Breakfast Uptown Room
8:30am- 8:45am Corporate Connections Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Columbus Room Atrium
8:45am- 12:30pm Corporate Connections (Matchmaker) Columbus Room/Tower East West
9am- 12:00pm Industry Panel Discussions
9:00am-9:40am: Construction
9:45am-10:15am: Healthcare and Pharmaceutical
10:20am-11:00am: Utilities
11:05am-11:50am: Public Sector
Uptown Room