THE BIG IDEA...

THE

FACTS...

The Global Supplier Diversity Conference (GSDC)  helps underrepresented Founders pursue, win and successfully maintain corporate contracts. The full-day conference is designed to increase the number of successful minority-owned, woman-owned and other disadvantaged small business suppliers. 

 

ADDRESSING SUPPLIER DIVERSITY 

While total revenue for all U.S. firms grew 65% between 1997 and 2008, from $18.6 trillion to $30.7 trillion, the portion of total revenue generated by minority firms only grew from 2.7% to 2.8% over the same period. Despite numbering more than 50% of all firms in the United States, minority and female businesses represent only 6.1% of total annual revenue. -Wharton Magazine

 

Attendees will understand how to research and prepare for supplier opportunities, increasing their chances of success by recognizing the right opportunities for their business model.

95% of top U.S Corporations have a supplier diversity spending goal. 

$39.3 Billion was spent with women owned businesses in top corporations in 2017.

80% of U.S Corporations mention supplier diversity in their annual reports.

GLOBAL SUPPLIER DIVERSITY CONFERENCE - 2020

2020 Speakers

KEYNOTE

Craig Williams

President
Jordan Brand

KEYNOTE

Theresa Schroeder

Vice President of Community & Citizenship

Turner Construction

KEYNOTE

Ulysses L. Bridgeman, Jr.

Owner and Chief Executive Officer
Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company

KEYNOTE

Rosilyn Houston 

 Senior Executive Vice President,
Chief Talent and Culture Executive

BBVA USA

KEYNOTE

Kevin Keith

Chief Brand Officer

Orangetheory Fitness

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Zander Lurie

CEO

SurveyMonkey

CONFERENCE VISIONARY

Monica  McCoy

Global Speaker | Executive Coach | Business Strategist
Founder - Monica Motivates, LLC

SPEAKER

Adam Teeter 

 Co-founder and CEO

VinePair

SPEAKER

Cole Banks

Founder

Sisters Traveling Solo

MODERATOR

Thays Morgan

MODERATOR

Kelly Marchal

Principal & Founder

Esprit de Merci

SPEAKER

Jessica Espinoza 

Chair /2X Challenge 
Global Gender Finance Lead

DEG

SPEAKER

Martina Edwards

Chief of Strategic Partnerships

Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs

SPEAKER

Aaron Hurst

Managing Director

Endeavor Atlanta

SPEAKER

Scott A. Vowel, PhD

Manager Supplier Diversity 

Apple

SPEAKER

Arian Simone

Co-Founder

Fearless Fund

MODERATOR

Charity N. Wallace

Managing Director

Global Women’s Issues at the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

  • The strategic advantages to partnering with corporations

  • How to research and prepare for supplier opportunities

  • Recognizing the right opportunities for your business model

  • How to become a certified business owner

  • Develop a strategy to secure corporate partnerships

  • The Art of Closing the Deal

THE

LEARNINGS...

 

GLOBAL SUPPLIER DIVERSITY CONFERENCE

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2020

 

Atlanta, GA 

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR 
2020 STRATEGIC PARTNERS