UNLOCKING INNOVATIONTHROUGH DIVERSITY

MSDUK CONFERENCE & AWARDS 2018

SEPTEMBER 25 - 26

600+

Attendees

60 +

Exhibitors

40 +

Global Brands

50+

Supplier Diversity Leaders

100+

Sourcing Buyers

200+

Global Entrepreneurs

The UK’s largest supplier diversity conference


For over 10 years, MSDUK have been dedicated to improving diversity in entrepreneurship and driving inclusive procurement. We believe that supplier diversity is an economic and moral imperative. Innovation comes from a diversity of perspectives, so when we limit who can contribute, we in turn limit what problems we can solve.

For its 6th time, MSDUK welcomes a global audience to the 2018 Conference & Awards in Birmingham. The two-day event is a must-attend conference for Ethnic Minority Businesses (EMBs) and Corporations looking to drive inclusive procurement and connect with diverse like-minded businessmen and women. Join our conference of diverse entrepreneurs, supply chain leaders, thinkers and doers and realise the power of differences.

“Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.”

– Gandhi

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This year’s conference boasts a stimulating two days of seminars, presentations and panel discussions from today’s thought leaders.

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EXHIBIT


By exhibiting at the MSDUK Business Opportunity Day, your company will have exposure to 100+ corporate executives and 100+ EMBs.

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AWARDS


The Awards are free to enter and open to MSDUK Corporate Members/Registered Businesses, and UK private/public sector organisations.

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The Venue


The Vox is located within Resorts World Birmingham and is a stone’s throw from the NEC and Birmingham International Airport, both of which are signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 & M6.

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News Feed


Keep up to date with the latest information about MSDUK, certified suppliers and corporate member news.

NMSDC Names New President: Adrienne Trimble from Toyota

The National Minority Supplier Development Council is pleased to announce the selection of Adrienne Trimble, General Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, Toyota Motor North America, as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective August 1, 2018. NMSDC’s Board Chairman, Joseph Hinrichs, stated, “On behalf of the NMSDC Board of Directors, we are…

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Introducing the MSDUK 2018 Innovation Challenge finalists

MSDUK is pleased to announce the finalists for its second annual Innovation Challenge, a pitching business competition that aims to provide opportunities for ethnic minority entrepreneurs in the UK with an innovative idea, product or technology. From Aberdeen to London, UK entrepreneurs submitted an impressive range…

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The Contribution Of Supplier Diversity To Competitive Advantage

By Leonard Greenhalgh, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and Michael Robinson, IBM Corp Introduction Many leading corporations have sophisticated supplier diversity programs. These exist when there is strong support from visionary senior managers who see the strategic advantage of ensuring long-term supply chain excellence.…

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With thanks to our 2018 Sponsors and Partners