Chicago Business Opportunity Fair

Chicago Business Opportunity Fair

The Chicago Business Opportunity Fair (CBOF) is the longest running multi-day conference and trade fair of focused on economic empowerment of minority business enterprises. Originally called the Business Opportunity Day in 1967, the success of the interactions between corporations and minority-owned businesses evolved with dramatic fashion.  The Business Opportunity Day was eventually organized by the Chicago Regional Purchasing Council, which ultimately blossomed into the National Minority Supplier Development Council in 1972.

CBOF is not only a signature event for the ChicagoMSDC, but it is also the foundational event that created a spotlight on the strategic benefits of supplier diversity.

Each year over 1,000 certified minority-owned businesses, buying organizations and advocates within supplier diversity attend the Chicago Business Opportunity Fair. This two-day conference is a unique channel for business partnerships between minority business, corporate America and government agencies. Given the unparalleled networking and opportunities presented every year, CBOF is the perfect investment for education, networking and selling! 

Whether you’re looking to expand your business, to develop new business connections, or to find new business opportunities for yourself, we hope you join us!  

CBOF50: The historical 50th Annual Chicago Business Opportunity Fair

VISIT THE NEW CBOF WEBSITE: CBOF.CHICAGOMSDC.ORG

Annual Events Include:

  • INSIGHTFUL WORKSHOPS
  • MBEIC AWARDS RECEPTION
  • SPONSORS BREAKFAST
  • CEREMONIAL RIBBON CUTTING
  • THE TRADE FAIR
  • CORPORATE 1-ON-1 POWER PITCH

To register or sponsor this year's conference please contact Cynthia Jordan at 312-755-2555.

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