Celebrating 20 Years of Diversity and Inclusion in Tennessee

Tennessee marks 20 years of economic inclusion with the Diversity Marketplace Conference.

The Department of General Services and the Central Procurement Office (CPO) of Tennessee are commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Governor’s Office of Diversity Business Enterprise (Go-DBE) with the upcoming 2024 Diversity Marketplace Conference. This significant event is scheduled for April 4, 2024, at the Nashville Music City Center, located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee.

Under the banner “Go BIG. Go FAR. Go-DBE,” the conference is set to inspire and empower small and diverse businesses within the state to explore and benefit from diverse procurement opportunities. The event aims to drive economic inclusion by providing a range of resources tailored to the education and advancement of diverse business enterprises across Tennessee.

The conference will feature a series of impactful workshops, engaging panel discussions, and numerous networking opportunities. These sessions are designed to offer attendees valuable insights into the market, foster strategic partnerships, and unlock resources necessary for business growth and success.

Mike Perry, the Chief Procurement Officer for the State of Tennessee, expressed his enthusiasm about the event, highlighting its significance in promoting economic inclusion throughout the state. “We’re incredibly excited to host the 2024 Diversity Marketplace Conference, marking 20 years of championing economic inclusion in Tennessee,” he said. “This event offers a unique platform for businesses to connect, learn, and grow. We encourage all small businesses in Tennessee to seize this opportunity and register today.”

Businesses interested in attending the conference can register and find more information about the agenda by visiting the conference registration page. This event promises to be a milestone in Tennessee’s ongoing commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse business environment.

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