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General Information

We are looking forward to engaging with you during this year’s Procurement Conference. Your commitment and support of supplier diversity and development in the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) network and more specifically, the Mid-States Minority Supplier Development Council (Mid-States MSDC) region is appreciated and valued. Our theme this year is “Impact Through Opportunities,” and the content and programming for the conference have been developed to ensure measurable results.

We are always looking for ways to improve the delivery of impactful learning, development, and connections and we hope that the changes made to this year’s event will achieve that goal. We have begun to use the extensive data available to us through out the NMSDC network to be more targeted in our approach in the recruitment of Minority Business Enterprises and corporations – leading to growth, economic vitality, and sustainability of healthy communities.

Event Agenda


Chala Dincoy

Chala Dincoy

CEO and Founder of The Repositioning Expert (a division of Coachtactics)

Chala Dincoy is the CEO and Founder of The Repositioning Expert (a division of Coachtactics), www.repositioner.com. She’s a Marketing Strategist who helps B2B service providers reposition their marketing message to sell to corporate clients successfully. In her former life, Chala was an award-winning marketer at companies such as Pepsi, Pizza Hut, Frito Lay, Diageo, Playtex and BIC Inc for 18 years. Now she’s a successful entrepreneur and the author of 3 books including Gentle Marketing: A Gentle Way to Attract Loads of Clients. Chala’s also an expert featured on major television networks such as ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, as well as a frequent speaker at Nasdaq, Harvard, and International Business Conferences.

Shelley Stewart

Shelley Stewart

Keynote Speaker
Bottom Line Advisory LLC

Shelley Stewart Jr. retired as the Chief Procurement Officer at E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. In that role, he led procurement, global sourcing, and logistics, as well as real estate and facility services, with a focus on delivering benefits through a strategic approach to supplier management and assuring efficient facility utilization and maximizing the real estate footprint. Shelley played a significant role in the DowDuPont merger by helping to deliver synergy savings and standing up two new organizations in support of spinning into three standalone world-class companies.

Craig Reed

Craig Reed

Corteva Agriscience TM, the Agricultural Division of DowDuPont™
Bruce Kettler

Bruce Kettler

Director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture and Director of Agribusiness Development
Indiana Economic Development Corporation.

April 10, 2019

502 East Event Centre

502 East Carmel Drive Carmel 46032, Indiana