Events & News

This is the official list of 2018 Supplier Diversity events. Check back often as additional events and changes may occur at any time.

April 2018

17th Annual APACC Gala "One World, One Voice"

April 28
APACC

Detroit, MI
MGM Grand Detroit

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May 2018

Michigan Minority Procurement Conference

May 8-10
MMSDC

Detroit, MI
Cobo Convention Center

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NMSDC Leadership Awards Dinner

May 24
NMSDC

New York, NY
Grand Ballroom New York Hilton Midtown

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June 2018

Cross Border B2B Forum

June 6
CAMSC

Windsor, Ontario
Caboto Club

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WBENC National Conference

June 19-21
WBENC

Detroit, MI
Cobo Center

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Scholarship Fund Awards Dinner

June 28
NABS

Dearborn, MI
The Henry Autograph Collection

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July 2018

Float Your Boat Networking Reception

July 19
NABS

Detroit, MI
The Port Authority Dock

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August 2018

NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference

August 14-17
NGLCC

Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

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GM Supplier Connections

August 15th
General Motors Supplier Diversity

Detroit, MI

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MHCC Annual Golf Outing

August 13
MHCC

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September 2018

Vets Night Out

September 10
NVBDC/VetBiz

Detroit, MI
MotorCity Casino Hotel

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National Veteran Business Matchmaker

September 11
NVBDC/VetBiz

Detroit, MI
MotorCity Casino Hotel

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USHCC National Convention

September 16-18
US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

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WBE Canada Conference & Matchmaker

September 26-27
WBE Canada

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2018 CAMSC Awards Gala

September 27
CAMSC

Toronto, ON

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October 2018

MMSDC ACE Awards

October 9
MMSDC

Novi, MI

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NMSDC Conference & Business Opportunity Exchange

October 14-17
NMSDC

Austin, TX

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December 2018

Fiesta Hispana Gala

December 7
MHCC

Detroit, MI
MGM Grand Detroit

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2018 marks GM's 9th Supplier Connections matchmaker event. On August 15, 2018 we will bring together GM's Tier 1 suppliers and a broad array of diverse suppliers for an opportunity to engage and connect.

Last year's Supplier Connections had record-breaking attendance with over 1,000 attendees and 100 exhibitors at the event. This year, we hope to surpass that record; we are confident that 2018 will be the most widely attended Supplier Connections to date! Supplier Connections will be hosted in a brand-new location on August 15, 2018. Please join us at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center for a day of networking, education, and collaboration.


Tier 1 Attendee Registration Form

http://www.gmsupplierconnections.com/?t=1

Tier 1 and Diverse Businesses Supplier Exhibitor Registration Form

http://www.gmsupplierconnections.com/?t=2

Diverse Businesses Attendee Registration Form (M/WBE, Veteran)

http://www.gmsupplierconnections.com/?t=3

Visitor Registration Form

http://www.gmsupplierconnections.com/?t=4

On May 10, 2018, GM Supplier Diversity held its annual Supplier Impact Meeting and Awards. With over 200 in attendance, GM honored 51 suppliers for their impact on Supplier Diversity. These suppliers have proven that due to their inclusion of diverse suppliers in their bid processes and contracts, goals can be achieved. Many of our awardees have shown improvement, year over year, which is no easy task. These suppliers continue to strive for excellence in the area of Supplier Diversity and we applaud you. Arcelormittal USA, LLC deserves special congratulations for their achievement of earning the Diamond Award. Congratulations and thank you to all our awardees!

During the Supplier Impact Meeting and Awards, we were thrilled to have a schedule of accomplished speakers. Opening remarks from Paris Pavlou, Director of Purchasing - Indirect Materials, Machinery, and Equipment, kicked off the morning. Paris was followed by MMSDC’s President & CEO, Michelle Sourie Robinson as she welcomed our guests to the MMPC. The morning continued with a presentation from John Rakolta Jr. and Jackie Jackson of Walbridge; speaking with the group regarding “Building Diversity”. Reggie Humphrey rounded out the morning of impactful speakers regarding performance and expectations. It was a powerful morning!


Supplier Impact Meeting

General Motors is thankful to have been honored during the 2018 WBENC Summit & Salute. GM was awarded as one of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises for the 6th year! We value or partnership with WBENC and the endless engagement and fortitude from all of the Women’s Business Enterprises.

Thank you to the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce for our many years of partnership! General Motors celebrated our 2018 Corporation of the Year Award during the 17th Annual APACC Gala “One World, One Voice”. To be recognized as such, is quite the honor and certainly a proud moment.

GM is proud to announce that we are partnering with the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) and other corporate members on the new Unified Tier II Portal. This new system will allow one location for reporting Tier II diversity spend. The system launched April, 2018 and is now ready for use.

Please go to UniTier at www.unifiedtier2.com to start reporting.