Resource Engagement Center


Several speakers have been invited to present energetic, concise and actionable presentations that discuss various resources MBEs and corporate Supplier Diversity teams can use to impact their business and community.  A five minute Q/A period will follow each scheduled speaker and a  full networking reception will follow the program.  Topics range from exclusive mentoring programs for MBEs to a European trade mission for MBEs to internship programs designed to allow MBEs to hire Detroit youth.


GDYT is a city-wide summer job and training program that employs young adults between the ages of 14 and 24 for a minimum of 6 weeks, typically 20 hours per week. Youth participants are permanent residents of Detroit and have completed an application and registration process to become eligible. With the help of Mayor Mike Duggan, as well as Detroit’s philanthropic and Corporate Leaders, GDYT’S goal is to match 8,000 Detroit youth with meaningful employment and industry-led training opportunities.

Audience: MBEs interested in hiring summer interns

Recognized as one of the most prestigious business award programs in the country, the Entrepreneur Of The Year® Awards celebrate the country’s most innovative business leaders.


Participation in the awards process elevates your company’s brand awareness through exposure to entrepreneurs, sponsors, judges and guests, many of whom may be seeking customers, alliances, M&A or other growth opportunities. The program credentials you to investors, employees, and customers and gives you the opportunity to celebrate achievements and publicly recognize the contributions of the team who made it possible.


Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists and winners receive great publicity in and beyond their communities, which contributes to valuable network-building. It is not just an award — it is an ongoing community of leadership through alumni events, the EY NextGen Academy, access to advisors, speaking engagements and media profiles and interviews.  In addition, EY’s Winning Women program will also be covered.


Audience:  Corporate members benchmarking best in class development programs as well as MBEs interested in applying for recognition should attend.


Considered one of the biggest events in the UK championing supply chain diversity and inclusion, MSDUK 2018 Conference (September 24-25, 2018) will attract over 700 attendees including C-Suite corporate leaders representing some of the household corporate brands, 100s of procurement professionals, global diversity & inclusion leaders, policy makers, industry experts, business delegations from the US, Australia, Canada, South Africa, China and from across Europe, and 100s of innovative and successful ethnic minority businesses from across the UK.

Programme highlights include the business exhibition, key note speeches by inspiring entrepreneurs, panel sessions with Chief Procurement Officers, workshops and seminars by industry experts, Innovation Challenge- a business competition attracting some of the cutting-edge innovation from ethnic minority entrepreneurs and last but not least, the glittering Business Awards Dinner hosted by a celebrity MC.

In addition, the faculty from Ivy League TUCK BUSINESS SCHOOL will deliver a 4-day residential retreat for 30 ethnic minority and women entrepreneurs focused on scale-up and digitalization.

Finally, an International Day will be held on Monday 24thSeptember 2018 at the SHAKESPEARE HOUSEin Stratford-upon-Avon providing all our international guests a quintessential British experience.

Audience: Corporations / Advocacy Organisations interested in sponsoring M/WBEs and M/WBEs should attend.

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council will host its annual conference in Detroit June 18-21, 2018.  Come learn more about the conference and how to leverage it as a corporation or as an MBE firm.

Audience: All corporate members and MBEs


DTE Energy wants to help your business do more business. In less than a decade, DTE has helped many businesses manage their energy usage. Let DTE help you succeed. See how energy efficiency might increase productivity.

Audience:  Everyone interested in energy efficiency and utility savings

Industry Day
Location: 140 A Date: May 8, 2018 Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm