February 21 - 23, 2018 | Washington, DC

ISM Impact Diversity Conference

You want to make waves. You want to improve, advance, enhance, impact. ISM wants to help supply management do just that, and knows that increased diversity is the key to getting there.

There are many reasons we’ve chosen IMPACT as the new name for our diversity conference.

  • Ethnic and cultural diversity contribute to the diversity of thought, resulting in an increased variety of perspectives and experiences when attacking problems in the workplace.
  • Different worldviews help create smooth international interactions, limiting or reducing culture shock – a necessity when working within the global supply chain.
  • Different outlooks and increased understanding of others opens the door for a more empathetic, ethical approach to business decisions.

Most importantly, diversity ensures that the best, most deserving talent are getting their shot to improve the profession and the world.

It makes quite an impact.

February 26 - 28, 2018 | San Diego, CA

Veteran Summit

Details coming soon

April 4 - 5, 2018 | Greenville, SC

BMW Supplier Diversity Matchmaker Conference

 The event will be packed with networking opportunities, breakout education sessions, and drive several BMW vehicles at the BMW Performance Center.


May 7 - 9, 2018 | San Diego, CA

Keeping the Promise Veteran Business Expo

The 2018 “Keeping the Promise” National Business Expo in San Diego will be co-hosted by NVBDC in conjunction with USVBA and will be a hands-on, competitive, rewarding event like no other. The USVBA and NVBDC will work with its sponsors and partners to present a program that provides immediate business value to all veteran and disabled veteran business owners who participate.

June 19 - 21, 2018 | Detroit, MI

WBENC National Conference and Business Fair

The National Conference & Business Fair is the largest conference of its kind for women business owners in the U.S. The WBENC National Conference & Business Fair is attended by Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs); senior executives and procurement representatives from the Fortune 500 and the U.S. Government; and select partner organizations whose missions align with WBENC’s vision of expanding women’s business opportunities in the marketplace. With three days of robust programming, the conference features lectures and presentations from today’s thought leaders, engaging panel discussions, 1:1 MatchMaker sessions, networking receptions, and a notable Business Fair.

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June 29, 2018 | Harrison Township, MI

NVBDC Annual Golf Outing

FORE! Get your clubs ready for a fun and friendly day of networking and golf at our 4th Annual NVBDC Golf Outing. This year's event will be held at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. More details and registration coming soon.

July 19, 2018 | Chicago, IL

NVBDC 3rd Annual Doing Business with The Federal Reserve Bank

For the 3rd year, NVBDC will be hosting an educational and matchmaking even in conjunction with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Last year's event was a huge success and we are planning an even bigger and better event this year in Chicago! Details and registration coming soon.

September 10 - 11, 2018 | Detroit, MI

NVBDC National Veteran Business Matchmaking Event

NVBDC's national event was a resounding success in 2017 and looks to be even bigger and better in 2018. Details and registration coming soon.