As the landscape of business conferences constantly evolves, we are always looking for ways to innovate and make sure that our conference is the most effective, engaging and valuable use of time for our attendees.

The MMPC is about connections. Our attendees are corporate buyers, advocates, and purchasing executives looking for strong minority businesses they could possibly do business with. Here’s what’s new at MMPC this year:

 

  • Strategic Growth Trading Floor – During our Business Opportunity Exchange, companies will have more direct access to REAL opportunities than ever before. We have transformed the core of our show floor into the Strategic Growth Trading Floor – dedicated prime floor space designed for MBEs to meet with designated purchasing decision-makers on upcoming opportunities.

  • MMSDC Dealmaker Sessions – MMSDC has partnered with Kyyba Inc. to create a platform that allows Buyers to hear pitches for specific contract opportunities. The MMSDC Dealmaker Sessions is a pitch competition that unites key players in the industry ecosystem to generate enduring solutions to the biggest challenges and major concerns in your business vertical.

  • New Professional Development Day Session Format – Tired of the typical boring workshop?  As we reflect on growth, it is our goal to create a more robust experience for attendees and shift away from the typical panel discussion or workshops in which participants are spoken to for an hour and often walk away from the session and never implement what they have learned. Instead, we have created a model that is better suited to adult learning styles and practical application. Our new L.A.P.S. model, “Listen, Apply, Plan, Sustain” will help to make our professional development sessions more engaging and leave attendees with real and tangible takeaways.

  • Enhanced Professional Development Day Programming – We heard your feedback and wanted to expand our professional development day programming to offer more options to attendees beyond just broad corporate and MBE sessions. This year’s conference features more specialized sessions created specifically for HR professionals, minority women business professionals and entrepreneurs, supplier diversity and inclusion professionals, and specific sessions for Class I & II MBEs and Class III & IV. This is our most robust collection of sessions yet.