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Shell continues its efforts to do business with minority business enterprises at NMSDC EXPO 2013.
Shell continues its efforts to do business with minority business enterprises at NMSDC EXPO 2013

Join Shell in person or via Social Media as it connects with minority business enterprises and procurement professionals at the 2013 National Minority Supplier Development Council Conference and Business Opportunity Fair.  This year’s NMSDC event will be held October 27th-30th at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX.

NMSDC and Conference 2013

Attendees converging at the 2012 NMSDC Business Opportunity Fair

Attendees converging at the 2012 NMSDC Business Opportunity Fair

A leader in minority supplier development for more than 40 years, NMSDC has been the leading advocate for increased procurement and business opportunities for Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American businesses of all sizes.

Thanks to the dynamic commitment of their 3,500 corporate members, many more corporations are joining NMSDC and their programs are expanding.  As one of the founding partners of HMSDC (NMSDC’s Houston Chapter), Shell has an over 30 year relationship with NMSDC. 

The 2013 NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Fair is expecting 7,000 corporate executives, supplier diversity professionals, and minority business owners from the U.S. and abroad.  

This year's Conference will deliver the most up-to-date information on minority supplier development. Speakers at plenary sessions and workshops will share information on successful approaches and strategies for global competition. There will be over 20 workshops and other targeted sessions; 700 exhibitors at the Business Opportunity Fair; and countless networking opportunities!

Shell’s participation at this year’s conference

2012 NMSDC Business Opportunity Fair in Denver, CO

2012 NMSDC Business Opportunity Fair in Denver, CO

Shell’s Supplier Diversity team along with key procurement and business leaders will be in attendance at various events throughout the 4-day conference.  Most importantly, Shell is looking to connect with minority-owned companies of all sizes that can meet our core products and services needs.  Listed below are a few events Shell will be involved in:

  1. Panel:  Debra Stewart, Manager, Supplier Diversity, Workforce Development & Diversity Outreach will be presenting to the NMSDC audience and discussing “Aligning Minority Supplier Development with the Corporate Planning Process.
  2. Seminars:  There are workshops and seminars designed for corporate leaders as well as minority business owners that are aimed to address changing dynamics to the local business landscape.  These seminars are designed to assist corporate buyers, prime suppliers, MBEs and general attendees to be prepared to maximize their potential as they will dialogue with several decision makers who are attached to the marketplace and committed to inclusion efforts of the local supply chain.
  3. Expo:  Allows suppliers like Shell, one of the more than 700 exhibitors, to connect with the hundreds of minority business owners in attendance while networking with business and procurement professionals all in one place, San Antonio
  4. Reception:  Shell is a leading Sponsor of The Barbecue, Boots, and Business Reception:  Conferees will dust off their boots and bring their business cards as the dealing moves from the trade show floor to dance floor at Cowboys Dancehall. The Monday Night Reception is the place to be for real Texas-style barbecue, great networking, and dancing.

Throughout the event, we will be posting some of our key products and services that our procurement staff is currently marketing for. So, please follow us on twitter, #ShellDiversity  and come by our booth, #1137, at the Business Opportunity Fair. 

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