Date(s) - 10/07/2019 - 10/08/2019
Explosive! Futuristic! Evolutionary! The Annual Business Marketplace is returning to Nashville with a profusion of unlimited opportunities for businesses of all sizes with no boundaries. The cover reflects an explosive design concept which unleashes the potential energy igniting business opportunities in motion. This synergy, will lead to game-changing ideas to empower businesses to explore business opportunities with each other and beyond. Come and join us to catapult your business to stratospheric heights; find strategies for exponential business growth and success; foster a more inclusive and diverse supplier base; and create, nurture, and sustain business connections that count. Leave the marketplace with a mission to intensify your supplier diversity initiatives; move your business forward and position it … the brand … its people … for growth, profit, and greater success. It’s going to be quite a homecoming!
Join us for this two-day, information-led, networking event, October 7-8, 2019.
KEYNOTE LUNCHEON SPEAKER
John W. Rogers, Jr.
Chairman, Co-CEO and Chief Investment Officer
Ariel Investments, LLC
Ariel Investments, LLC is an employee-owned investment manager. It provides services to individuals and institutional clients. The firm manages separate client-focused equity portfolios, it manages equity mutual funds for its clients, and it invests in the public equity markets across the globe. The firm primarily invests in value stocks of small-cap, mid-cap, and large-cap companies. It employs fundamental analysis along with bottom-up stock picking approach to create its portfolio.
Today, the firm has over 104 employees with $13.1 billion in assets under management. Rogers, Co-CEO Mellody Hobson, have built the firm into one that caters to institutional investors, such as local pension funds, and retail investors who can invest in Ariel’s family of mutual funds.
Headquarters- Chicago, IL
Offices: New York and Sydney
Founded in 1983
MISTRESS OF CEREMONIES
News Anchor, WTVF and Six-Time Emmy ® Award Winner
When Vicki Yates brings you the news every night at 6 o’clock, you are benefiting from decades of experience and award-winning reporting. In addition to her anchoring and reporting duties, Vicki co-hosts the annual Children’s Miracle Network Telecom benefiting Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, a testament to her community involvement on and off the air.
Vicki’s accomplishments have earned her such honors as Black Achiever of 1982. Her work as reporter, writer, and producer of the mini-documentary, “Bundles of Joy,” also won her an Emmy. She won another Emmy in 1996 for a special program about the life of Wilma Rudolph, and her third in 2004. It’s no wonder Vicki has been named an Outstanding American. When Vicki isn’t helping keep Nashville informed, she’s involved with her three adult children – daughter, Torri, and twin sons, Alix and Maxx.
“You create your own opportunities.” – Unknown
MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2019
BUSINESS MARKETPLACE REGISTRATION
EXHIBIT SET-UP BY FREEMAN
TUESDAY OCTOBER 8, 2019
BUSINESS MARKETPLACE REGISTRATION
COFFEE, TEA & CONVERSATION
TSMSDC BOARD MEETING
WORKSHOP 1: CAPITAL POSSIBILITIES … ‘MONEY TO MAIN STREET’
While in simple terms, capital is the money or resources needed to open, operate, and profit, capital is more complex in the sense that it can come in many different forms … yet there are plenty of alternative means of accessing capital. Join us as we explore capital options and showcase the benefits of each. Panelists will discuss revolving traditional, alternative, and entrepreneur forms of capital with spotlights on crowdfunding. Capital Possibilities … ‘Money to Main Street’ is the only place to get the most accurate information on all types of capital for you and for your business.
Workshop 1 Panelists:
Atty. Richard Manson
Chairman, Board of Directors, Citizens Savings Bank & Trust Company; TSMSDC Secretary and Legal Counsel, and Vice Chair, MBEIC, and President of SourceMark, LLC
G. Winston Smith
President, NMSDC Business Consortium Fund, Inc. (BCF), and Triad Investments LP
Senior Mortgage Originator,
Donald “Matt” Matthews III
Vice President and Small Business Administration (SBA) Banker, Regions Bank
WORKSHOP 1 MODERATOR
Michael A. Grant, J.D.
National President, United Security Financial, Inc.
WORKSHOP 2: ‘RAISING THE BAR’ MINI-SERIES – MEET THE CORPORATE AND GOVERNMENT PLAYERS
Meet and gain access to influential corporations and government agencies who want to identify, develop, and build business relationships with diverse suppliers.
Workshop 2 Panelists:
Robert J. Hairston
CPSM, CPSD, C.P.M., Director, Strategic Sourcing/Supplier Diversity, HealthTrust
Alisha Y. Wix
Director of Vendor Diversity, Nashville, Skanska
Sr. Category Manager Global Procurement, Ingersoll Rand
CPPO, CM, MCA, Chief Procurement Officer, AVP Procurement & Diversity,
Nashville International Airport
Stephanie M. Burton
Purchasing, Supplier Diversity Manager, Toyota
WORKSHOP 2 MODERATOR
Paul A. Buerkle Jr.
CPSM, CPSD, Senior Program Manager – Supplier Diversity & Development, Supply Chain, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
BUSINESS MARKETPLACE LUNCHEON
Featuring: John W. Rogers, Jr., Chairman, Co-CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Ariel Investments, LLC
RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY
MATCHMAKER – MEET THE BUYERS
(INCLUDES: CORPORATIONS AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES)
Marketplace Matchmaker Participants:
- Cigna Healthcare
- Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS)
- Ingersoll Rand
- Kasai North America
- Louisville and Jefferson County Metroplitan Sewer District (MSD)
- Nissan North America, Inc.
- Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
- Toyota Motor North America, Inc.
- More to come!
EXHIBITS CLOSED/MOVE OUT
“Don’t wait for the right opportunity; create it!” – George Bernard Shaw
Registration deadline is Tuesday, October 1, 2019. In addition to cash contributions and VIP participants, TSMSDC welcomes in-kind contributions and sponsorships of special conference activities. Donations will be acknowledged in printed materials and at the conference.
CANCELLATIONS, SUBSTITUTIONS & REFUNDS
Please notify TSMSDC, in writing, no later than Friday, September 23, 2019 to: TSMSDC, MetroCenter, Plaza 1 Building, 220 Athens Way, Suite 105, Nashville, TN 37228. No refunds will be made after that date.
RENAISSANCE NASHVILLE HOTEL RESERVATION PROCEDURE & HOTEL INFORMATION
Special hotel rate of $249 (Government Rooms $223 – guests must provide ID at check-in) are available during the event. Guests may register online via the following link: https://book.passkey.com/e/49916653 or by calling Group Reservations at 877-901-6632 or 615-255-8400 and must identify themselves as part of the TriState Minority Supplier Development Council to receive the group rate. Deadline for special group event reservation is Monday, September 16, 2019. Cancellation of a reservation must be received 48 hours in advance of the arrival date. Failure to notify the hotel will result in a charge of one night’s tariff, plus state and local taxes.
“Challenge your limit, never miss an opportunity” – Alston Theodorus
PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION
TSMSDC GENERAL INFORMATION
The TriState Minority Supplier Development Council (TSMSDC) advances business and procurement opportunities for certified minority business enterprises and connects them to corporate members. Each year, member corporations have reported billions of dollars spent with TSMSDC certified MBEs. Serving Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia, TSMSDC is one of 23 regional affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. Through events such as the Business Marketplace, TSMSDC continues to create profitable business relationships with No Limits … Just Opportunities!
DIRECT ALL QUESTIONS TO TSMSDC OFFICES
“Opportunities multiply as they are seized.” – Colin Wilson
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