Everything you want to know about Contracts & Procurement, and Supplier Diversity
Since 2007, the number of minority-owned businesses in the United States has grown by nearly 40%, according to the Minority Business Development Agency, a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Earlier this year the U.S. Census Bureau released data showing that 1.1 million employer firms were owned by women and 1.0 million were owned by minorities.
As the number of minority firms continues to grow, it is imperative that access to procurement and contract opportunities are made available to this critical sector of our local economies. Our 2020 HOLA NJ Conference presented by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey will focus on issues of supplier diversity and becoming certified.
Join us for a day of discussion and networking with professionals working in the area of supplier diversity and your peers! Speakers to be announced as they are confirmed.
Morning Sessions 9:30 AM Opening Remarks & Welcome
Maria Nieves, President & CEO, Hudson County Chamber of Commerce
9:45 AM Keynote Speaker Hester Agudosi, Esq., Chief Diversity Officer, New Jersey State Office of Diversity and Inclusion
10:15 AM Certification Readiness
Rafael Mata, Vice President, Business Development GAMBIT Services