Countdown to the Virtual Summit
AUGUST 2-3

June 16th, 2022

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NO TRAVEL NEEDED

NO TRAVEL NEEDED

Participate online from everywhere

GUEST EXPERTS

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Learn from their successes, experiments and mistakes

LEARN & NETWORK

LEARN & NETWORK

Meet product marketing professionals just like you

Welcome Message

Karen Box

President,
SMSDC

SMSDC’s 2022 Premier Face Time Virtual Expo is a networking forum designed to connect Minority Business Enterprises with corporations that are looking for procurement opportunities with diverse suppliers. The full day event will feature networking, matchmaking, development and connecting programs.

This year’s theme, “New Chapters in Supplier Diversity”, explores the ways world events have significantly changed supplier diversity over the last two years and focus on tools that can help MBEs and corporate supply chains navigate these changes.

Register early and save! For Certified MBEs only! Be one of the first 50 certified MBEs to register for a $25 discount off your registration. Contact us directly for your discount code.

Why Attend?

  • Buyers Breakfast Roundtable live roundtable discussion breakout rooms led by SMSDC’s corporate members
  • Cutting Edge Speakers keynote speakers from Fortune 500 companies
  • Virtual Trade Show connecting MBEs, corporate members, state agencies and community partners who are looking to take their business to the next level
  • Virtual Matchmaking Get engaged in meaningful conversations during these 1x1 video chats

Speakers

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Karen Box

President, SMSDC

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Reginald K. Layton

Vice President, Supplier Diversity & Supply Chain Sustainability

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Tomo Iikubo

General Manager – Interior Exterior Trim (IET), Purchasing Supplier Development , Toyota Motor North America

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9:00 a.m

Welcome Remarks from SMSDC & Chairman of the Board

Karen Box

President, SMSDC

Reginald K. Layton

Vice President, Supplier Diversity & Supply Chain Sustainability

Johnson

Controls Inc & Chairman of the Board

9:05 a.m

Welcome Remarks from Title Sponsor

Tomo Iikubo

General Manager – Interior Exterior Trim (IET), Purchasing Supplier Development , Toyota Motor North America

9:10 a.m

Welcome Remarks from NMSDC President

Ying McGuire

President, NMSDC

9:15 a.m

Morning Keynote Speaker

Thai Lee

President & CEO, SHI International

10:00 a.m

Buyers Breakfast Roundtable

Virtual roundtable discussion rooms led by SMSDC's corporate members

12:00 p.m

Lunch

12:30 p.m

Afternoon Keynote Speaker

Taylor Overton

Supplier Diversity Partner, Tesla

1:15 p.m

Awards Ceremony

Recognizing Corporations, Suppliers and the Advocate of the year who have demonstrated unparralleled leadership and accomplishments

2:00 p.m

Virtual Trade Show

Virtual exhibitor space where you will meet procurement executives from Fortune 1000 companies, supplier diversity professionals, certified MBEs and state agencies to discuss current and future opportunities

3:00 p.m

Virtual Matchmaking/Networking Hour

Get engaged in meaningful conversations during the 1x1 video chat

Frequently Asked Questions

The event is open to all SMSDC & NMSDC Certified MBEs, Corporate Members, Community Partners and all those interested in learning more about SMSDC. The cost varies depending on your category.
Karen Box, SMSDC President & CEO
Reginald K. Layton, VP Supplier Diversity & Supply Chain Sustainability, Johnson Controls Inc
Tomo Iikubo, General Manager-Supplier Relations, Toyota
Thai Lee, President & CEO, SHI International
Taylor Overton, Supplier Diversity Partner, Tesla
With surprise speakers throughout the entire day!
You will receive an email confirmation sent directly from Formsite. If you do not receive the confirmation, please contact Mayra Peña via email at mayra@smsdc.org.
You will receive an email from VFair with details & link to login into the event. Only the registered emails will be able to login on June 15th starting at 8:30 a.m.
Refunds are only available 72 hours prior to the event. Please contact Carol Thomas directly via email at carol@smsdc.org.
You may contact Mayra Pena via email at mayra@smsdc.org, or cell phone at 915.433.0612.

Karen Box

SMSDC’s 2022 Premier Face Time Virtual Expo is a networking forum designed to connect Minority Business Enterprises with corporations that are looking for procurement opportunities with diverse suppliers. The full day event will feature networking, matchmaking, development and connecting programs.

This year’s theme, “New Chapters in Supplier Diversity”, explores the ways world events have significantly changed supplier diversity over the last two years and focus on tools that can help MBEs and corporate supply chains navigate these changes.

Register early and save! For Certified MBEs only! Be one of the first 50 certified MBEs to register for a $25 discount off your registration. Contact us directly for your discount code.