Make the right connections at the 2018 Economic Development Forum, your one-stop for business connections, networking and valuable resources. Visit the Exhibit Hall to connect with some of the largest corporations in the Mid-South, minority and women-owned businesses and experience informative mini-seminar speakers. Visit the MBDA Business Center booth and get connected to local, regional and national opportunities.

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Event Information:

  • Thu
    25
    Aug
    2016

    Featured Seminar| Exhibit Floor

    1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.Exhibit Hall

    Collaboration At Work: Ecosystem Providers Advancing M/WBE Growth

    Seminar Description: This seminar will showcase the Minority Business Ecosystem and how a collective group of community organizations can work together to comprehensively serve the needs of diverse businesses. M/WBE service providers on the panel will present how each organization offers differentiated services and programs to support the growth of diverse businesses.

    FACILITATOR Joann Massey Director, Office of Business Diversity & Compliance City of Memphis

    FACILITATOR
    Joann Massey
    Director, Office of Business Diversity & Compliance
    City of Memphis

    Dianne Dixon President NAWBO

    Dianne Dixon
    President
    NAWBO

    Andre Gibson Project Manager Economic Development Greater Memphis Chamber

    Andre Gibson
    Project Manager Economic Development
    Greater Memphis Chamber

    Patrice Harris Economic Development Manager Renaissance Business Center

    Patrice Harris
    Economic Development Manager
    Renaissance Business Center

    Stephanie Alexander Executive Director Memphis Area Minority Contractors Association

    Stephanie Alexander
    Executive Director
    Memphis Area Minority Contractors Association

    Dino Hull Executive Director Minority Business Development Agency

    Dino Hull
    Executive Director
    Minority Business Development Agency

    Melvin Jones Executive Director, Business Contracting Consortiums

    Melvin Jones
    Executive Director,
    Business Contracting Consortiums

    Leslie Smith Executive Director EpiCenter

    Leslie Smith
    Executive Director
    EpiCenter

    Joyce Tabb Consultant TNMSDC

    Joyce Tabb
    Consultant
    TNMSDC

    Rory Thomas Executive Director Tennessee Small Business Development Center

    Rory Thomas
    Executive Director
    Tennessee Small Business Development Center

    Roby Williams President Black Business Association

    Roby Williams
    President
    Black Business Association