Know Your Category


Chicago Business Opportunity Fair, the region’s largest conference and expo for minority suppliers, will host more than 1,000 attendees including corporate buying organizations, minority business owners, resource organizations, government agencies and NMSDC affiliates.

All attendees must register! Level Sponsors do not register unless tickets, exhibit space, or reserved tables are needed in addition to your package. Take advantage of our special promotional rates for early registration. The deadline for advanced registration is March 1, 2019. Late registration and onsite registration prices apply after advanced registration expires.

Some prices are dependent on your business/organizations category. Participant categories are below:
Category 1 | C1 - NMSDC Certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) in good standing.
Category 2 | C2 - Suppliers, Non-NMSDC Certified. Any supplier without an NMSDC MBE Certification. Any affiliate or resource organization that is neither a buying organization nor a Certified MBE.
Category 3 | C3 - Corporate Members of the NMSDC in good standing.
Category 4 | C4 - Corporations, Non-Members of the NMSDC. Public or private buying organizations that are not current dues-paying members of the National Minority Supplier Development Council.

Register Online


ONLINE REGISTRATION IS LIVE: CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED. Electronic order forms are available for exceptions only. Please call Cynthia Jordan at 312-755-8880.

Click to view the registration guide for event details and registration fees.

There are 3 key factors to help you navigate the registration system. (a) what's your category classification - C1, C2, C3, or C4, (b) are you registering for single events, full conference-all events, or sponsorship, (c) will your company participate in Corporate 1:1 match making?

Full Conference registration and booth space reservations are discounted until 3-1-2019. Online ticket and card processing fees may apply. Advanced Registration Prices Expire March 1, 2019.

Standard registration begins after March 1, 2019.  Late registration fees apply after April 5, 2019!  Please register online within the deadlines to maximize your savings.

Expecting a large presence from your company? You may also purchase a RESERVED TABLE (10 PEOPLE) for the MBEIC Awards Reception and/or Sponsors Breakfast. Contact Cynthia Jordan, Director of Events, if you need assistance.

Click here to launch the registration portal for online payment.

All sales are final. Tickets, booth space and sponsorship are non-refundable. If you need registration assistance, please contact: