Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council to Spotlight "Transformation" at Business Opportunity Conference in Virginia Beach, Aug. 3-4
Presenters from Apple, Harley-Davidson and the Richmond Federal Reserve Scheduled to Speak
Jun 15, 2015, 11:26 ET
CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council, in partnership with title sponsor Time Warner Cable, will host its annual Business Opportunity Conference Aug. 3-4 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center and Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel. This year's theme will focus on "Transformation." The Council has fully expanded into its new regional footprint that encompasses southern Virginia and the Carolinas. This year, CVMSDC is hosting the BOC in Virginia and several hundred corporate members and minority businesses will attend.
BOC featured speakers include: Scott Vowels, Ph.D., Manager of Supplier Diversity for Apple; Salah Khalaf, former Senior Supplier Diversity Manager for Walmart and current Retail & Strategy Consultant; Sonya Waddell, Regional Economist for the Richmond Federal Reserve; and Maurice Slaughter, Chairman of MS Family Enterprises and owner of three Harley-Davidson dealerships. The two-day supplier development conference also will include: corporate sessions and MBE workshops; a Leadership Breakfast; a Minority Business Enterprise exhibit hall; "Seaside" awards presentation; Connect Zone networking events; and a golf tournament at The Signature at West Neck in Virginia Beach.
Eric Watson, CVMSDC president and CEO, said, "Our focus for the entire year has been on Innovation, Elevation and Transformation. We must transform our thinking and our actions into bottom-line results. The Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council is excited about connecting with our Corporate Members and MBEs in Virginia, and we're looking forward to another successful business engagement in Virginia Beach."
The Carolinas-Virginia MSDC is a non-profit corporation chartered to enhance business opportunities for minority-owned companies by providing support through developing mutually beneficial networking opportunities with corporate members and promoting minority business development. To learn more about CVMSDC and BOC, visit online at www.cvmsdc.org and follow #2015BOC on social media.
SOURCE Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council
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