Minority suppliers, multinationals to meet this week

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This year, the event will be held in one big meeting area for easier business networking with one-on-one meetings and exhibitions from corporate members and suppliers.

This year, the event will be held in one big meeting area for easier business networking with one-on-one meetings and exhibitions from corporate members and suppliers.

The Puerto Rico Minority Supplier Development Council will celebrate the 13th edition the “2015 Opportunity Fair,” under the slogan “Economic Revitalization in Motion” at the Puerto Rico Convention Center, Feb. 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the group announced.

The Council’s Opportunity Fair brings together multinational companies and local certified suppliers to explore new business opportunities between them.

This year, the event will be held in one big meeting area for easier business networking with one-on-one meetings and exhibitions from corporate members and suppliers.

“The Council was founded in 1982 and, since then, its aim has been to certify, develop, connect and advocate purchases from certified suppliers as a means of creating wealth in Puerto Rico as well as promote the economic development of the island and enable local companies to expand their market,” said Jacqueline Marie Matos, Council president.

“We are launching our new image, but most importantly, we attest that certified suppliers reached sales of $4 billion in 2013 with an impact of $7 billion in the economy of Puerto Rico and creating 30,000 direct jobs. We are focused in identifying business opportunities in the corporate sector,” said Matos.

The Opportunity Fair will include the final presentation of a local study, “Purchases: A Critical Link for Economic Revitalization,” directed by Francisco Montalvo, director of the Business Administration Department of the Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Bayamón Campus.

For more information, call 787-627-7272 or visit www.prmsdc.org.

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