Conference and Business Exchange

September 20 @ 7:30 AM - September 21 @ 5:00 PM
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States

What’s All the Noise About?

The Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council is unleashing an interactive, open conference experience in Philadelphia - and this year, we’re thinking differently. Amid discussions on diversity, innovation, inclusion, best practices, and trends, the 2-day R.O.A.R. (“Return On All Relationships”) Conference and Business Exchange will foster direct connections across industries

What Should You Expect?

A powerful lineup of 20+ industry innovators, thought leaders, and business titans. Learn more about our speakers. conference program schedule, and PSBI.

A Marketplace boasting over 100 non-traditional, industry-led exhibit booths/displays conveniently positioned for getting business done. Get Marketplace exhibitor details.

The PECO Small Business Development Institute (PSBI) delivering sustainable solutions for scaling small to mid-sized businesses. View our PSBI curriculum and faculty page. .

Center Stage LIVE! featuring insights from business leaders, hot topics, tech updates and much more! See who’s coming to Center Stage LIVE!.

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Who Should Attend?


    1. Established minority-owned businesses that buy and/or supply goods and services/B2C and B2B

    2. Corporate and government buying organizations seeking minority-owned firms to diversify their supply chain.

    3. Resource organizations that support small business development and growth for minority-owned enterprises.

    And You!

    Need More Reasons to Attend R.O.A.R.? Learn more

Conference Leadership

Valarie J. Cofield
EMSDC President/CEO

Emmett T. Vaughn
ROAR Chairperson

John Chin
ROAR Vice-Chair

Varsovia Fernandez
ROAR Vice-Chair

Michael K. Pearson
ROAR Vice-Chair



  • Pennsylvania Convention Center

  • 1101 Arch Street

  • Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA

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