Supplier Diversity Conference: Gaining a Competitive Advantage
Registration is still open for the Supplier Diversity Conference, however, nametags have already been printed, so you may need to manually create a nametag tomorrow.
Mayo Clinic and the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce have partnered with numerous organizations to host a premiere and exciting conference featuring keynote speaker Jeff Ettinger, CEO of Hormel Foods.
• Discuss the importance and impact of diversity and inclusion on regional economic growth
• Discover the value of certification and how to access resources for your business
• Learn how to become a supplier for Mayo Clinic, Hormel, DMC and other local organizations
• Energize your business, customers, and suppliers
Take part in this strategic networking opportunity that will allow you to make connections with regional suppliers, potential buyers and learn the benefits of a supplier diversity certification.
8:00 – 9:00 am
Booth set up by networking suppliers/organizations
8:30 – 9:00 am
Refreshments and Networking
9:00 – 9:15 am
9:15 – 10:30 am
9:15 – 9:35 am
How does Mayo Clinic Value Diversity and how can you conduct business with Mayo Clinic?
9:35 – 9:55 am
The importance of Supplier Diversity for DMC
9:55 – 10:15 am
The Economic Impact of Supplier Diversity on the State of Minnesota and the Local Community
10:15 – 10:30 am
Q & A
10:30 – 10:45 am
Break - Networking
10:45 – Noon
10:45 – 11:05 am
What is the process to become a certified woman-owned business?
11:05 – 11:25 am
What are the benefits of being certified?
11:25 – 11:45 am
What is the process to become a certified minority-owned business?
11:45 – Noon
Q & A
Noon – 1:30 pm
Lunch (recommended restaurants)
1:30 – 2:15 pm
Keynote Address: What does diversity mean to Hormel and the community in a globally competitive world?
- Jeff Ettinger, CEO – Hormel Foods
2:30 – 4:30 pm
Vendor Displays and Networking
Date and Time
Tuesday Jul 14, 2015
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM CDT
Tuesday, July 14th
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
150 S Broadway
Rochester, MN 55904
150 S Broadway, Rochester, MN 55904 Rochester Minnesota 55904
Registration Required: This conference is free and open to the public.