Annual business summit, fair takes place in Scottsdale

(Submitted photo)

(Submitted photo)

The Pacific Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council held its annual Business Summit and Opportunity Fair July 10 in Scottsdale.

About 200 diverse business owners and representatives from major corporations, government agencies and community organizations participated in a full day of networking opportunities, according to a press release.

The summit featured Wells Fargo’s Senior Supplier Diversity Manager Derek Cantey as the keynote speaker and included a leadership in business session conducted by Raytheon’s Supplier Diversity Director Benita Fortner, stated the release.

Hunt Austin presented the Sky Harbor Terminal 3 modernization project and contracting opportunities available to minority owned businesses. The Opportunity Fair brought together over 30 corporations, government agencies, community organizations, and minority businesses, giving them a venue to display their products and services to attendees, according to the release.

In its commitment to helping diverse businesses grow, the council once again held the matchmaking session as part of the summit. Over 430 matches took place, allowing diverse businesses and corporate and government representatives the opportunity to discuss products and services and possible contracting opportunities in one-on-one meetings throughout the afternoon, stated the release.

“This year’s summit was the best one yet! I found the sessions and the matching and connection opportunities extremely beneficial,” Elizabeth Camacho, of the Scott Business Group, stated in the release.

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