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Minority business networking event slated for Feb. 26

“Business Opportunity Exchange 2016,” gives companies the opportunity to network.

“Business Opportunity Exchange 2016,” gives companies the opportunity to network.

Puerto Rico Minority Supplier Development Council (PRMSDC) and National Minority Supplier Development Council representatives announced this week the return of the “Business Opportunity Exchange 2016,” an event to exhibit and promote local businesses and certified suppliers to multi-national corporations.

This year’s event returns to the Puerto Rico Convention Center on Feb. 26 to promote a new business-to-business environment that chairman José Ríos-Nieves said will “guarantee the promotion and acquisition of local products and services thanks to this new developed conference structure.”

The idea is to achieve the ambitious goal recently adopted to impact local economy by an additional $1 billion in the next three years, organizers said.

PRMSDC, a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to certify local businesses and suppliers that comply with the ethnicity criteria — in Puerto Rico’s case being Hispanic — and to prepare them to do compete as minority supplier of a large array of products and services available to national and international corporations looking to expand and complement their operations, sponsors the event.

“There are very good reasons to recognize why the ‘Business Opportunity Exchange Puerto Rico 2016’ is considered the best event to exhibit local businesses and suppliers to multi-national corporations that are looking for opportunities to enter new markets or expand their already successful operations,” Ríos-Nieves said.

“The economic empowerment these national and internationals corporations have on all kind of business models makes this effort a fruitful one as it allows the possibility of impacting our economy considerably thru the multiplying effect of business development,” he said.

PRMSDC anticipates that the event will attract national and international corporations to meet and interact with more than 300 local business and suppliers. The nonprofit will host an array of educational seminars directed to better prepare local businesses to become an “elite supplier,” taking charge of business ventures more effectively with these international partners.

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