Corporate 1-on-1 Match Making




The Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council and MBDA Business Center Chicago invite you to join us for another exciting match making event April 17, 2019  at the 52nd Annual Chicago Business Opportunity Fair.


Corporate 1-on-1 match making is the perfect opportunity for corporate buyers and procurement officials to participate in private meetings with certified minority business enterprises. Corporate 1-on-1s are designed to help corporate buyers and decision makers source qualified MBEs capable of joining their supply chain.

Corporate 1-on-1s have successfully produced over 800 meetings between more than 50 corporate hosts and 175 participating minority business enterprises (MBEs) in one single day, initiating over $100 million in successful contracts. This year will be even bigger with new opportunities for corporations to find suppliers to engage for upcoming contract opportunities!

Private meetings are organized online. Corporations use the registration portal to view MBE profiles and invite MBEs for pre-scheduled meetings.

Minority Business Supplier Eligibility:

Corporate 1-on-1s are open to certified minority businesses attending the 52nd Annual Chicago Business Opportunity Fair. All interested suppliers must be certified minority business enterprises by the ChicagoMSDC or an NMSDC affiliate. To be considered, minority business suppliers must have a fully completed profile registered on prior to the March 27, 2019 deadline.

All participating MBEs are required to register online and pay the appropriate fees.

~C1 | NMSDC MBE Suppliers pay $250.  This fee is discounted to $150 with the purchase of CBOF52 Full Conference registration.

~C2 | Other Suppliers pay $250.  This fee is discounted to $200 with the purchase of CBOF52 Full Conference registration. 


Buying Organization Participation:

This year’s Corporate 1-on-1s will make sourcing MBEs easier than ever. With our match making portal, buying organization have the ability to search MBE profiles and schedule 15-minute meetings. Buying organizations meet with their choice of certified minority-owned suppliers and may be matched with suppliers that fit specific search criteria. To get started, the primary representative must register online by March 27, 2019 to start the process.  After registration has been completed, representatives will have access to search the portal and choose MBEs for private one-on-one meetings from March 28 - April 12, 2019.

Chicago Business Opportunity Fair | CBOF52:

CBOF52 Level Sponsors are invited to participate in Corporate 1-on-1s at no additional cost.  All fees are waived.

If your company is not a sponsor, registration fees will apply.

If your firm is looking for more visibility, greater access, more recognition or preferred scheduling, please contact us about CBOF52 sponsorship levels or event tickets. Conference details are available in the official registration guide.

Key Contacts:

Please contact us for access, technical assistance or additional information.

Joshua Gutstein, Senior Financial Consultant | Email: | Phone: 312-755-2564