The Third Annual Event Included Keynote Addresses from Top Executives and Entrepreneurs from Jordan Brand, BBVA USA, Turner Construction and Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company

ATLANTA — Over 50 percent of small businesses face immediate or near-term risk of shuttering permanently due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent analysis from the Brookings Institution. This year’s Global Supplier Diversity Conference (GSDC) gathered founders and business leaders from across the globe to examine the gaps for women and underrepresented founders when it comes to building strategic partnerships and securing funding.

The one-day virtual event themed “Pivot to Your Purpose” provided strategic programming teaching founders how to pursue high-value procurement opportunities, build strategic partnerships, and successfully win corporate contracts. Additional topics included how to research and prepare for supplier opportunities, how to become a certified business owner, and the art of closing the deal.

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Published On: October 9th, 2020 /