MBE 2 MBE Exchange

The 2019 Minority Business Enterprise Exchange

Sponsored by AT&T, the 2019 MBE-2-MBE Exchange is intended for certified minority business enterprises (MBEs) in the Chicagoland area to build relationships and exchange procurement opportunities with other MBEs.

This year's 2019 MBE-2-MBE features:

  • Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee Update
  • Economic Update: Black Women Business Start Ups
  • Small Business Credit Survey Report
  • Tech and Growth Enablement for MWBEs
  • Keynote Luncheon: The Power of Teaming
  • Panel Discussion: Things to Consider When Entering Into a Joint Venture
  • Supply Chain Integration Meetings (by invitation only)

General Admission is FREE for Certified Minority Business Enterprises. There's a small fee for non-ChicagoMSDC minority business enterprises.  All minority business enterprises are invited to become exhibitors 

It is important that we utilize networking opportunities such as the MBE-2-MBE Exchange, Chicago Business Opportunity Fair, Procurement Luncheons and other events to leverage relationships with corporations but also to establish sustainable business relationships with other MBEs. These relationships can build capacity and potentially create new opportunities for teaming or partnering on large contracts.

"After all if we don’t buy from each other, how can we expect them to buy from us?" - Shondra Watson Wilson

For general details, please visit the events calendar.  Registration for the 2019 MBE-to-MBE Exchange is now live. Supply Chain Integration Meetings are by invitation only. If you received an invitation, please contact Josh Gutstein regarding any questions.

Business Smart Week in Chicago

MBE-2-MBE is a vital part of Business Smart Week in Chicago, July 15 - 17, 2019. Hosted and organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, this year’s Business Smart Week in Chicago focuses on “smart growth strategies for diverse suppliers” that include understanding the business case for corporate supplier diversity, defining your value proposition, managing the contract after the award, technology enablement strategies, partnering and teaming growth strategy testimonials. To learn more about Busines Smart Week, click here.