HMSDC Networking Luncheons are signature events that purposefully connect minority business enterprises (MBEs) to each other as well as with major corporations. The connections begin with our MBEs exhibiting their products and/or services at the MBE Showcase. This is a great way to meet potential teaming partners and/or customers. At the luncheon, we have matchmaking opportunities at each host tables where we leave five (5) seats open for MBEs to join the corporate host. This allows for effective networking and relationship building over lunch.
Ignite Your Success Luncheon
We are expecting Mayor Sylvester Turner to kick off this luncheon, followed by a panel of Chief Procurement Officers (private sector and public sector) to share their insight on developments and opportunities in their industries and where minority-owned businesses can fit in. The brief program will be followed by a reverse EXPO where MBEs can visit face-to-face with decision makers at a number of corporations and agencies to gain exposure and information on their procurement opportunities and forecast.
National Oil & Gas Conference & Scholarship Luncheon
HMSDC and the scholarship supporters will present the recipients of the 2016 MBE Executive Scholarships. This luncheon will be held in conjunction with a national oil & gas conference hosted by HMSDC and the U.S. Department of Energy. The conference will focus on the ongoing transformation of the energy industry, opportunities this creates, and how MBEs can capitalize on these changes.
Emerging 10 (E-10) Luncheon
The Emerging 10 (E-10) Luncheon highlights ten outstanding entrepreneurs who have overcome obstacles, achieved success and are paying it back in their communities. Come be inspired by their accomplishments and learn how they succeeded despite the odds. Together, the E-10 evidence the values and impact of minority business development.