AUGUST 2-3

June 29, 2022

9 AM – 2 PM ET

NO TRAVEL NEEDED

NO TRAVEL NEEDED

Participate from wherever you are

GUEST EXPERTS

Roundtables

Group conversations between MBEs and corporate and government partners

LEARN & NETWORK

Learn & Network

Explore resources, chat with partners, and grow your network

About Us

The Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council was established in 1972. It is one of 23 regional affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, the only nationally certifying authority. CRMSDC also operates one U.S. Department of Commerce Virginia Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center.

The Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC) advances business opportunities for certified minority business enterprises and connects them to corporate members.

The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) is one of the country’s leading corporate membership organizations. Whether you’re a small minority-owned organization or a billion-dollar powerhouse, we’re committed to helping you solve the growing need for supplier diversity. Our national organization represents approximately 1,500 corporate members and over 15,000 certified minority businesses.

The Washington Business Journal has recognized The Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council as one of the 2021 Top 25 Largest Business Advocacy Groups in Greater Washington, DC. moving from #12 in 2020 to #11 in 2021.

Agenda

Agenda

June 29, 2022 09:00 am

Welcome Remarks

Sharon R. Pinder
President & CEO
Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC)

Shakira Garcia
Chair, CRMSDC Board of Directors
National Director of Supplier Diversity and Sustainability
Caesars Entertainment

Vernice Lewis
Director, Diverse Business Empowerment
Exelon Corporation, Title Sponsor

CONFERENCE LOGISTICS
Melissa Jackson
Senior Program Manager
Montage Marketing Group, LLC 

 

Raffle Presentation

Kevin Williams
Chair, MBE Input Committee, CRMSDC Board of Directors
CEO
TekConnX, LLC

June 29, 2022 09:30 am

Corporate Roundtables: Session 1

MBEs meet with corporate members and government agencies

20-minute session followed by a 5-minute transition to the next session

June 29, 2022 09:55 am

Corporate Roundtables: Session 2

MBEs meet with corporate members and government agencies

20-minute session followed by a 5-minute transition to the next session

June 29, 2022 10:20 am

Corporate Roundtables: Session 3

MBEs meet with corporate members and government agencies

20-minute session followed by a 5-minute transition to the next session

June 29, 2022 10:40 am

Announcement of Supplier of the Year Winners

Rupert R. Warner, Jr.
Chair, Nominating Committee, CRMSDC Board of Directors
Program Manager, Supplier Diversity
United States Postal Service

June 29, 2022 10:55 am

Presentation: Best Practices in Supplier Diversity

Arnold Sowa
Chair, Audit Committee, CRMSDC Board of Directors
Retired Chief Procurement Officer
MetLife

June 29, 2022 11:30 am

Corporate Roundtables: Session 4

MBEs meet with corporate members and government agencies

20-minute session followed by a 5-minute transition to the next session

June 29, 2022 11:55 am

Corporate Roundtables: Session 5

MBEs meet with corporate members and government agencies

20-minute session followed by a 5-minute transition to the next session

June 29, 2022 12:20 pm

Corporate Roundtables: Session 6

MBEs meet with corporate members and government agencies

20-minute session followed by a 5-minute transition to the next session

June 29, 2022 12:40 pm

Break

15-minute break

Please use this time to visit the Exhibit booths

June 29, 2022 12:55 pm

Presentation: Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Shelby Scales
Director of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)
US Department of Transportation

 

Raffle Presentation:

Rita Brooks
CRMSDC Board of Directors
Director of Small Business Programs Corporate
SAIC

 

Closing Remarks:

Sharon R. Pinder
President & CEO
Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC)

Exhibit booths will remain open until 6/29 at 11:59 pm

Sponsors

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you will need to register for this online/virtual event. Simply click on the link at the top of the page and submit your information. After you complete your registration, you will receive a confirmation email.
The CRMSDC Annual Super Matchmaker Conference is for corporate organizations, government agencies, and minority businesses interested in connecting, developing relationships, turning contacts into contracts, and learning about hot topics and industry trends in the business world.
This is a virtual event that will take place on this vFairs platform.
Yes, the booths will be available to visit until 11:59 pm on the day of the conference.
You can click on the “Click Here to Login” button on the homepage to log in.
Yes, all registered MBEs will be able to select a total of six Corporate Members to meet with.
MBEs will be able to sign up for the Corporate Roundtables during registration. Only the sessions you sign up for will appear on your Corporate Roundtable page when you log in.
If you have any questions prior to the event, please contact matchmaker@crmsdc.org. If you have any questions or need help during the conference, please visit the Info desk in the conference environment.