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Event: Lunch with the President: Seven Step Guide to EXPO Success
Date: Friday, August 20th, 2021
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Virtual
Description: As an MBE it is important that you approach EXPO with the right expectations. Defining what is a “win” is key to how you spend time on the virtual tradeshow floor.
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Event: Scholarship Fundraiser Golf Tournament  
Date: Monday, September 13th, 2021
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Blackhorse Golf Club, 12205 Fry Rd. Cypress, TX 77433
Description:The MBE Business Executive Scholarship Fundraiser is an annual program developed by the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council (HMSDC) in 1987. Scholarship funds are used to support HMSDC Development initiatives and to award scholarships to select minority entrepreneurs (active and involved HMSDC members) to attend the educational programs of their choice in order to enhance their business skills.
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Event: EXPO Business Opportunity Marketplace 
Date: Wednesday, September 15th & 16th, 2021
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Virtual
Description: EXPO is one of the most successful events of its kind and is Texas’ largest minority business trade-fair, supporting the advancement of the minority business community across its service territory area. EXPO serves as a vital link between minority-owned businesses, as the leading connector to major corporations, prime suppliers, educational institutions and government agencies who need their products and services provided.
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Event: CPO Summit 
Date: Thursday, September 16th, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: Virtual
Description: The CPO Summit is designed to engage senior procurement leaders representing industries from the greater Houston community in a forthright and high-energy discussion on supplier diversity effectiveness and inclusion solutions. The CPO Summit brings Houston’s top CPOs together to share insight and strategies in supplier diversity while establishing an important professional network of CPOs. The CPO Summit consists of information sharing from one of Houston’s leading economist, followed by a spirited exchange of ideas, challenges and best practices in supplier diversity and supplier development.
 
Event: HMSDC Emerging 10 Awards  
Date: Thursday, 14th October 2021
Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Virtual
Description: The Emerging 10 Award is presented to ten of Houston’s prominent emerging minority business enterprises (MBEs). MBEs are selected based on their company’s growth, ability to overcome business challenges and their community involvement. Be inspired by their stories of how they emerged to be successful while facing various trials in an everchanging business landscape.
 
Event: Lunch with The President: The Growing Importance of Supply Chain Cyber Security
Date: Friday, 15th October 2021
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Virtual
Description: As supply chains become more complex and more connected, supply chain security is becoming a bigger and bigger issue for enterprises. As many as four in ten cyberattacks are now thought to originate in the extended supply chain, not the enterprise itself. Discuss why supply chain cyber security risks are growing in importance and have become a key factor in the supplier selection process.
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Event: How to Do Business: Healthcare
Date: Monday, November 22nd, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Virtual
Description: How to Do Business sessions are targeted informational meetings designed to bring corporate members, their prime suppliers and/or a group of companies within a specific industry together to provide insight into procurement opportunities and increase the understanding of how to conduct business with the presenting corporation, government agency or educational institution. These industry sessions educate MBEs on how to do business in a featured industry, introduce them to key contract decision makers.
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Event: Lunch with The President: Open Mic – Open Discussion
Date: Friday, December 17th, 2021
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Virtual
Description: As 2021 comes at a close and the first year of the new reimagined HMSDC strategy has been implemented. I’d like to hear from you in an open discussion – What do you need and what can we do better to meet your business needs?
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