April 29, 2017 | Detroit, MI

APACC 16th Annual Gala

6:00 -11:00 p.m.
MGM Grand - Detroit

You are cordially invited to join APACC at our annual fundraising gala along with our founding members, sponsors, entrepreneurs, and civic leaders to celebrate the achievements of the past year. Please join us as we take a look back at 16 years of APACC and celebrate all the accomplishments and milestones.

Featuring silent auction, door prizes, and amazing performances!

May 21 - 24, 2017 | Orlando, FL

Institute for Supply Management Conference

Learn from the best at ISM2017, and take home actionable ideas, standards and best practices for your career and your company. Scores of specialized sessions will help you meet some of the toughest global supply challenges. Follow specialized learning tracks and attend major Signature Sessions – while interacting with supply management pros that are on the leading edge of global supply management.

May 16-18, 2017 | Kansas City, MO

The 16th Annual U.S. Department of Energy Small Business Forum and Expo

The event will feature educational workshops, a large Exhibit Hall, as well as business one-on-one matchmaking sessions. Over 1,000 attendees will represent all levels of Federal, state, and local government agencies, the small business community, large/prime contractors, and many more!

The OSDBU goal is to provide maximum practicable opportunities in the Departments’ acquisitions to all small business concerns. The OSDBU created this three-day event to connect small businesses with various DOE offices and programs to enhance DOE’s overall mission of ensuring America’s security and prosperity by:

  • Strengthen and sustaining America’s Energy Independence
  • Introducing new innovations in areas of Science and Engineering
  • Enhancing nuclear security through defense, nonproliferation, and environmental efforts

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May 31 – June 2, 2017 | San Diego, CA

CelebrAsian Procurement Conference

Hilton San Diego Bayfront

CelebrAsian is the largest procurement conference for Asian American businesses, connecting Fortune corporations and governments with Asian American and minority businesses to pursue contracting relationships. Doors are open for contracts and educational and professional opportunities for the Asian American community.

June 20 - 22, 2017 | Las Vegas, NV

WBENC – National Conference & Business Fair

The National Conference & Business Fair is the largest conference of its kind for women business owners in the U.S. The WBENC National Conference & Business Fair is attended by Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs); senior executives and procurement representatives from the Fortune 500 and the U.S. Government; and select partner organizations whose missions’ align with WBENC’s vision of expanding women’s business opportunities in the marketplace. With three days of robust programming, the conference features lectures and presentations from today’s thought leaders, engaging panel discussions, 1:1 MatchMaker sessions, networking receptions, and a notable Business Fair.

July 20, 2017 | Detroit, MI

NVBDC Invites you to the 2nd Annual Federal Reserve Bank Matchmaking Event

Doing Business with the Federal Reserve Bank and private industry

Join NVBDC for an exciting networking opportunity for Veteran Owned Businesses to meet with supplier diversity professionals and buyers. The setting will be the historic Federal Reserve Building in downtown Detroit, and promises to be bigger and better than last year. Ticket price of $25 includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

Eventbrite - 2nd Annual Federal Reserve Matchmaking Event

July 26 - 28, 2017 | Detroit, MI

Great Lakes Lenders Conference

The Great Lakes Lenders Conference is the premier banking event in the Midwest. Over the course of three days, conference attendees will attend innovative professional development sessions on SBA lending programs and relevant banking topics. The conference also features valuable networking opportunities and the chance to engage with exhibitors.

September 7-10, 2017 | Louisville, KY

NGAUS 139th Conference

The National Guard Association of the United States is the nation’s oldest military association lobbying solely for the benefit of the National Guard of the United States and educating the public about the Guard’s role and history in the Armed Forces of the United States. It was formed by militia officers in 1878 to obtain better equipment and training by petitioning Congress for more resources.

To maintain the highest state of readiness, the National Guard needs a strong voice in Washington, D.C., to ensure the Guard has sufficient resources and budget to carry out its mission. NGAUS is that voice, seeking modern equipment, training, missions and personnel benefits in support of over 470,000 men and women currently serving in the Army and Air National Guard, as well as their families, employers and all Guard retirees.

October 22 - 25, 2017 | Detroit, MI

National Minority Supplier Development Council Conference & Business Opportunity Exchange

The NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange is the nation’s premier forum on minority supplier development. For four days, more than 6,000 corporate CEOs, procurement executives and supplier diversity professionals from the top multinational companies, as well as leading Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business owners and international organizations will convene in Chicago, Illinois, to re-energize their collective efforts to Certify > Develop > Connect > and Advocate for solid minority firms in the global corporate supply chain.

This one-of-a-kind event features:

  • Thousands of corporate executives, procurement professionals and Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business owners
  • More than 20 targeted sessions and workshops
  • A one-day Business Opportunity Exchange with more than 700 exhibit booths
  • A black-tie Awards Banquet
  • Endless opportunities to network, network, network!


November 7-8, 2017 | Detroit, MI

12th Annual Veteran Business Matchmaking & Vets Night Out

NVBDC, in partnership with Pure Michigan Business Connect, invites you for 2 days of matchmaking at Corporate America's Premier Service Disabled and Veteran Owned Entrepreneurial Event!

Veteran Owned businesses can expect to network, meet with corporate and government buyers, participate in our break-out learning sessions, and round out day 1 with our ever popular Vets Night Out on the evening of November 7, 2017. Day 2 will involve one-on-one meetings with buyers. Lunch is provided both days and hors d'ouvres at the complimentary Vets Night Out (separate registration is required). Don't miss out on this incredible business networking opportunity at Detroit's Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center .

Eventbrite - 12th Annual Veteran Business Matchmaking & Vets Night Out



Vets Night Out

After a day of learning sessions and busy corporate matchmaking, why not join us for a little social time? VETS NIGHT OUT is a chance to get to know NVBDC and some of our partners on a more personal level. This event is free, but you must register. Held in the lovely Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Complimentary hors d'ouvres and a cash bar available.

Eventbrite - Vets Night Out



December 5 - 7, 2017 | St. Louis, MO

The National Veterans Small Business Engagement

The National Veterans Small Business Engagement is an event that can benefit every businesses interested in government contracting.  MORE INFO COMING SOON...