NEW YORK, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council's 2013 Business Opportunity Expo, considered New York City's top conference on corporations outsourcing to multicultural businesses, will be held from June 19-20 at the New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway in Manhattan.
The Expo's theme, The Minority-Majority: A New Value Proposition, explores the impact of a multicultural America on minority business development. It reflects the changing demographics in America and the influence this population on the consumer marketplace.
"This year marks The Council's 40th anniversary in successfully developing business partnerships between major corporations, institutions and government agencies and Asian-American, African American, Hispanic-American and Native-American business owners," said Lynda Ireland, president and CEO, The Council. "The Expo will examine the growing multicultural communities' effect on corporate America."
The two day event kicks off on June 19 from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. with afternoon workshops, seminars and an evening reception. On June 20, from 6:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., the highlights include match-maker sessions, power breakfast, awards luncheon and a full day of the popular trade fair, which features networking with some of America's top corporations and minority businesses. At the Sponsors Luncheon, special awards will be presented to minority businesses and corporate members for successful, innovative partnerships. There will be over 100 exhibitors encompassing Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and minority businesses.
The luncheon keynote speaker is multicultural demographics expert Cheryl Pearson-McNeil, senior vice president of Public Affairs and Government Relations at The Nielsen Company, which studies consumers in over 100 countries to view their trends and habits worldwide. The MC is Nathalia Ortiz, TV news anchor at NBCUniversal's Telemundo-Nueva York.
Fernando Hernandez, director of Supplier Diversity at Microsoft is corporate co-chair and Emmett Walker, president and CEO of Walker International Transportation and The Council's MBEIC chair is MBE co-chair. The lead sponsors for the Expo are Microsoft, Walker International Transportation, Con Edison, Pepsico, BNY Mellon and JP Morgan Chase & Company. For information, contact 212-502-5663 or or www.nynjcouncilexpo.com.
The Council, an award-winning National Minority Supplier Development Council affiliate, has approximately 200 corporations that are members and 1,300 certified minority businesses. Jurisdiction is New York State through Trenton, New Jersey.
SOURCE New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.