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Opportunity Accelerator 2019

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Hyatt Regency Atlanta

265 Peachtree Street Northeast

Atlanta, GA 30303

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The Opportunity Accelerator is an annual conference created by MBEs for MBEs, Supplier Diversity Managers, and Corporate Professionals.

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The National Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee invites you to kickoff the NMSDC Conference + Business Opportunity Exchange at the Opportunity Accelerator 2019. Always focused on revealing the real and unexpected opportunities available to MBEs right now, the program this year spotlights the fast-paced and high-profile industries of professional sports, aerospace and entertainment.

Don’t miss this always much-anticipated event where you’ll spend an afternoon learning from experts in diversity, inclusion, procurement and economic development, and networking with successful minority business owners from around the country.

The Opportunity Accelerator is an annual half-day conference hosted and organized by the NMSDC’s National MBE Input Committee. It brings together business owners, corporate leaders and subject matter experts – all focused on practical, actionable information and real business opportunities that can be leveraged now.

If you’re interested in being a sponsor, please visit https://www.nmbeic.org/sponsorships.

For questions, contact Bonnie Nijst at bonnie@fidgetbranding.com.

Conference Sessions

Professional Sports

“Getting in the Game”

  • Sandy Cross, Chief People Officer and Chief Diversity Officer, Professional Golf Association (PGA)
  • Donna Dozier-Gordon, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, United States Tennis Association (USTA)
  • Greg Michel, Assistant Vice President, National Basketball Association (NBA)
  • Corey Smith, Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Major League Baseball (MLB) 

Aerospace

“Exploring the Unknown”

  • Monica Manning, NASA Assistant Administrator for Procurement, Deputy Chief Acquisition Officer
  • Susannah Raheb, Corporate Supplier Diversity and Regulatory Compliance Leader, Lockheed Martin
  • Bradley P. Bruce, Global Supplier Diversity Manager, Boeing
  • Moderator: Clifford A. Bailey, President & CEO, TechSoft Systems, Inc.

Entertainment (including gaming, film, and music)

“Supplying the Worlds of Film and Digital Entertainment”

  • Ozzie Areu, CEO & Founder, Areu Bros. Studios
  • Matt Pruehs, Director of Production Rentals, Tyler Perry Studios
  • Asante Bradford, Project Manager, Georgia Department of Economic Development
  • Donna Ennis, Project Director, Atlanta MBDA Business & Advanced Manufacturing Centers
  • Moderator: Judiffier Pearson, President & CEO, Quest5 Consulting
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