Fast Pitch Opportunities for MBE Manufacturers


The 2nd National MBE Manufacturers Summit August 15-16, 2017.

 In 2013, the MBDA Business Center-Atlanta launched a national manufacturing initiative through supplemental funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). This initiative identified MBE manufacturers as an under-served community. In 2016, the Center launched the first ever National MBE Manufacturers Summit 2016 bringing together 200 MBE manufacturers, corporations, and organizations from 19 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, DC. 

2nd National MBE Manufacturers Summit 2017

Creating the Next ® | Global Manufacturing Community

August 15 - 16, 2017


To bring Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) manufacturers together to provide opportunities for partnerships, sourcing and joint venturing with corporations/OEMs for the delivery of new solutions and relationships.


The "Fast Pitch" sessions are 15-minute meetings between corporations and MBEs. There will be a quick exchange of background information and the sharing of your organization’s

business needs. Most importantly, "Fast Pitch" allows the MBEs to share their capabilities with your sourcing professionals. This is your opportunity to start and build relationships that may lead to mutually beneficial business deals in the future.


MBE manufacturers interested in growing their businesses through contributing in technology transfer, engaging in future manufacturing trends, connecting with large manufacturing companies, expanding supply chain networks, and developing short and long-term partnerships.

MBE manufacturers, suppliers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), corporate manufacturers, key stakeholders and partners who participate in the MBDA Advanced Manufacturing Centers’ manufacturing ecosystem or are interested in becoming engaged with this ecosystem.


MBE Manufacturers Fast Pitch One-on-Ones

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