Driving Supplier Diversity Success since 1968

"Best Practices in Supplier Diversity Strategies and Initiatives" Seminar August 8-10, 2017 Washington, DC

Renaissance Washington, DC DuPont Circle Hotel

August 8th - 1:00 - 3:30 pm SPECIAL SESSION: Government Reporting, Contracting and Legislative updates (optional, but highly receommneded and is included in the fee)

August 9th - 8:00 - 4:00 pm General Session

August 10th - 8:00 - 4:00 pm General Session

WHO ATTENDS: Supplier Diversity Professionals, Purchasing Manager & Buyers, VP’s of Materials and Purchasing, Procurement Managers, SBLOs, Graduates of DIR's Building Strategic Phases Seminar

FLIER and AGENDA (agenda subject to change) 


  • Leveraging Second Tier Partnerships: Corporations and Diverse Businesses and between Diverse Businesses and Diverse Businesses. The Value and Impact of a Second Tier Program and the Procurement Process.

  • What Counts? Measuring, Tracking and Reporting Spend, and Goal Setting

  • The Value of Supplier Diversity: Return on Investment (ROI and the Business Case
  • Gaining Internal Influence and Integrating Supplier Diversity into the Supply Chain.

  • Economic Impact and Development: The Future of Supplier Diversity
  • Government Reporting, Contracts, and Legislative updates.

  • Global Supplier Diversity Initiatives and Strategies

  • Cyber Security: The risks associated with doing business in today’s technological world and how to protect your corporation, your customers, your suppliers and yourself.

ACCOMMODATIONS:  A block of rooms will be reserved for DIR seminar attendees. Reservation information will be sent with registration confirmation.

NOTE:  There is NO onsite registration.

FEE: $995/person ($945 early bird registration ends May 31, 2017). Includes sessions, materials, evening networking reception, continental breakfast and lunch.

QUESTIONS?  Email: info@diversityinforesources.com or call us at 612-781-6819. We look forward to having you there!