The National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Conference will be held August 26-28 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. The Conference will focus on fostering innovation, competitiveness and opportunities for minority businesses to retool and rebuild America’s Infrastructure under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The Conference theme is “Energizing the American Economy with Minority Business Enterprises.” In addition to the State of Commerce Luncheon and the Annual MED Week Awards Gala, the conference will feature a Business EXPO where entrepreneurs can network and share information. Participants will also attend educational workshops and business networking events with representatives of MBDA, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and other public and private partners.
Nominations are currently being accepted for MBDA’s 2009 Excellence in Minority Business Awards. The award winners will be recognized at MBDA regional MED Week conferences and national award winners will be recognized at the MED Week Awards Gala on August 28, 2009 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel as part of the MED Week Conference activities.