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In recognition of the 2017 National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week, MBDA will host a series of workshops and seminars focused on federal programs at the National Minority Supplier Development Council 2017 Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange in Detroit, Michigan. MBDA Acting National Director Chris Garcia will provide remarks at the opening "Monday Power Breakfast" recognizing the National MED Week award winners. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross will attend the 2017 National Minority Supplier Development Council Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange in Detroit providing remarks Oct. 23 during the "Monday Keynote Luncheon". Learn more about our programming at the NMSDC Conference.

Don’t miss the MBDA Experience in Booth 752 at the Business Opportunity Exchange on Monday!  Get to know our MBDA Business Centers, visit the tech demos, learn about contract opportunities at the Power Learning Sessions, and don’t forget to take your selfie at our photo station.

Going Global: New Markets for Minority Business Enterprises
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

In this session you will learn what you need to do to become “export-ready,” and about the myriad of federal government programs and resources ready to work with you.

Winning Federal Contracts
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

This session will explain how to market your goods and services to federal agencies and walk you through the process of getting on the GSA Schedule for the Federal Government acquisitions.

Plenary Session – Hurricane Disaster Recovery and Rebuilding Opportunities
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

You will learn about the programs and resources that are available to help minority-owned firms gain access to the more than $500+ billion in procurement opportunities.

For more than 30 years, MBDA has led the National MED WEEK program to convene minority business leaders, government officials, corporate executives, and thought leaders; honor outstanding MBEs and advocates; promote business opportunities; and report industry trends.

On-site registration is available.

MED Week

Minority Enterprise Development Week