Corporate 1-on-1s


The Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council is excited to help corporations connect with qualified, certified minority suppliers of your choice. Corporate members and certified MBEs are invited to participate in the Chicago Business Opportunity Fair (CBOF52) Corporate 1-on-1 Meetings on Wednesday, April 27, 2019.

This special event allows buyers and procurement decision-makers to hold private 15-minute procurement conversations with pre-qualified, certified minority business enterprises (MBEs). Suppliers and professional service firms present a streamlined value proposition and corporations share procurement standards, processes and opportunities with time for brief follow up questions, exchanges and inquiries.

MBE Participation


Certified MBEs receive the opportunity to meet with participating corporate members. There are typically 20-25 different purchasing categories selected. By March 27, 2019, all MBEs should be registered online with a completed company profile to improve chances of being matched during the search process.  Inaccurate or incomplete details could prevent discovery by buyers and matching opportunities for corporate one-on-one meetings.

If you need assistance with your certification or updating your profile, please contact the Certification Department at 312-755-8880.

All MBE suppliers must register online. Registration for NMSDC Certified MBE suppliers is $250.00 (or $150 with full conference registration).

The registration fee for other minority suppliers not certified by NMSDC is $300.00 (or $200 with full conference registration).