Supplier Diversity Summit

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Name: Supplier Diversity Summit
Date: April 24, 2024
Time: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

Supplier Diversity Summit


Come to the 2024 Supplier Diversity Summit on Wednesday, April 24 from 8:30am - 1pm at Orlando Health Heart and Vascular Institute to learn how to become an LGBT Business Enterprise.


According to the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), supplier diversity is a hallmark of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) standard. It is a business strategy that involves incorporating diverse-owned businesses, suppliers, and vendors into a company's supply chain and business practices. 


What is an LGBT Business Enterprise?


The NGLCC's Supplier Diversity Initiative (SDI) is the exclusive third-party certifying organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer-owned Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (Certified LGBTBE®) suppliers. The SDI's primary goal is to connect eligible LGBT-owned businesses that wish to pursue contracting opportunities within the corporate supply chain. 


A diverse supplier is a business owned and operated at least 51 percent by an individual or group that is part of a traditionally underrepresented or underserved group. 


Some best practices for supplier diversity initiatives include:

  • Establishing corporate management support
  • Developing a supplier development plan
  • Creating an internal and external communications strategy
  • Mentoring current and prospective suppliers
  • Instituting a workplace diversity steering committee
  • Tracking the management of supplier diversity program


According to the Fdic, supplier diversity can produce measurable results for businesses in terms of:

  • Efficiency and innovation
  • Improving customer relations
  • Promoting growth and development
  • Supporting job creation and economic development in communities 


Pride Chamber of Commerce member benefit - Chamber members have the NGLCC certification fee waived!


Tentative Agenda -


8:30am - 9:00am: Registration, Networking & Business Enterprise Expo Booths

9:00am - 9:15am:  Welcome

9:15am - 9:45am: How to Become LGBTBE Certified / Supplier Diversity

0:45am - 10:00am: Testimonial - Proximo

10:00am - 10:15am: Break

10:15am - 11:00am: Panel Discussion

11:00am - 1:00pm: Lunch, Networking & Business Enterprise Expo Booths


Orlando Health Heart and Vascular Institute
1222 S. Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32806

Members - FREE
Non Members - $30.00
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