Hill Harper To Keynote Sponsors Breakfast



Best-Selling Author and Award-Winning Actor Hill Harper to Deliver Keynote at CBOF49 Supplier Diversity Conference.

The Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council (ChicagoMSDC) and presenting sponsor Allstate invite the supplier diversity community to the Chicago Business Opportunity Fair on April 21 - 22, 2016 at Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, IL




Chicago, IL., March 8, 2016 /CEI Media Group/ -- Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies, minority business enterprises, and Chicago-area resource organizations will converge for two days of events, networking and contract discussions on April 21-22, 2016 at the 49th Annual Chicago Business Opportunity Fair (CBOF49) presented by Allstate.

The Chicago Business Opportunity Fair (CBOF) is the nation’s longest running multi-day conference and trade fair focused on economic empowerment and development of minority business enterprises. This year’s theme “Roadmap to Success: Building a Golden Opportunity” prepares minority businesses navigating the dynamic landscape of B2B supplier sourcing and contracting.

On Friday, April 22, 2016, the ChicagoMSDC and Nicor Gas will host nearly 1,000 attendees at CBOF49 Sponsors Breakfast. The keynote address will be delivered by Hill Harper, award-winning actor, philanthropist, and best selling author.

Harper starred on the CBS TV drama CSI: NY followed by two seasons on USA’s Covert Affairs. Harper returned to CBS in the fall of 2015 as Agent Spelman Boyle in the drama Limitless. He can also be seen in Sony Pictures’ film Concussion.

The magna cum laude graduate of Brown University also holds law and master of public administration degrees from Harvard. Harper is the author of four New York Times best-sellers, and he has written a series of educational, self-improvement books, including The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in its Place (2011).

Regarding the selection, President and CEO Shelia Morgan remarked, “Mr. Harper was a excellent choice to address our business community! He has the pedigree and the experience that our minority business community appreciates and he can speak to Chicago’s historical ‘roadmap to success’ which ties to this year’s theme.”

The CBOF49 Sponsors Breakfast will be followed by the official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Trade Fair at Hyatt Regency Chicago. Conference details and event tickets are available online http://cbof.chicagomsdc.org. For additional details, please contact Cynthia Jordan, Director of Events | 312-755-8880.

About ChicagoMSDC

The Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council is a 501(c)3 organization, and one of twenty-four affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council. Our mission is to certify, develop, connect, and advocate for minority businesses while creating sustainable and profitable relationships between minority business enterprises and major buying organizations.