Business Diversity Summit

Thursday, November 19, 2020 (10:00 AM - 11:00 AM) (MST)
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Business Diversity Summit

Virtual Supplier Diversity Ecosystem Roundtable

The Phoenix Minority Business Development Agency Business Center and the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, will host the Virtual Supplier Diversity Ecosystem Roundtable on Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 10:00am-11:00am. This year, we have redesigned our annual Business Diversity Summit as the Business Diversity Program powered by APS. The Virtual Supplier Diversity Ecosystem Roundtable is just one of this year’s components of the program. It is designed to help prepare minority and women owned business enterprises (MWBEs) to engage and do business with Corporate and Government entities.

The roundtable moderated by AZHCC Executive Board Member, Lisa Urias, President & CEO, Urias Communications will feature 6 top-leading national supplier diversity experts:

  • David J. Byrd, National Director, Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Sharon Patterson, President & CEO, Billion Dollar Roundtable
  • Angeles Valenciano, Chief Executive Officer, National Diversity Council
  • Ron Busby, President & CEO, US Black Chambers, Inc. 
  • Lorena Valencia, Founder & CEO,
  • Adrienne Trimble, President & CEO, National Minority Supplier Development Council

In addition to our Virtual Roundtable the Business Diversity Program will also include Virtual Matchmaking Sessions our “Small Business Showcase & Matchmaking” quarterly events. The first of these events is scheduled for December 3, 2020, these sessions are designed to match Suppliers (minority, small businesses) with Buyers (corporations and government agencies). Another new component of the Business Diversity Program will be our “Next-Level Training: Getting to Contracts” webinar series. The AZHCC in collaboration with our MBDA Business Center and other partner agencies will produce this webinar series in the first quarter of 2021. In addition, the Phoenix MBDA Business Center, and its operator the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, will once again celebrate the collaborative AZ Million Dollar Circle of Excellence (AZ MDCE). The AZMDCE, program, spotlights and recognizes companies that do at least $1 million of business with minority and women-owned suppliers within Arizona.

We look forward to your participation! Registration is required to receive webinar link.


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Additional Information
Event Contact:
Elizabeth Flores
Contact Organization:
Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
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