ROAR Conference & Matchmaker – Philadelphia

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 7:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Sofitel Philadelphia – 120 South 17th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

What's All the Noise About?

EMSDC’s “Return On All Relationships” Conference & Matchmaker is dedicated to connecting diverse suppliers with private, public and government buying institutions.

What Should You Expect?

Expect a full day of B2B matchmakers, corporate roundtables, finance/capital roundtables, dynamic speakers, targeted workshops, and more.


One-on-One targeted appointments designed to help buyers fill their supply chain with diverse suppliers. Both buyers and suppliers can request appointments.

Corporate Roundtables

Corporate representatives can meet with nine suppliers at one time to informally discuss current and upcoming opportunities, how to successfully enter the supply chain, and learn about the services the various suppliers provide.

Development and Training

This conference offers plenty of opportunities to gather new knowledge and insight. Delve into any of our concurrent independent workshops.


The Conference is about networking, and a “Happy Hour” is one of the many opportunities that will put you in position for starting new business relationships and strengthening existing ones.

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Who will attend ROAR?

Corporate and government executives, procurement and supplier diversity professionals, and diverse and small businesses of all sizes – this includes:

  • Established diverse businesses of all sizes that buy and/or supply goods and services/B2C and B2B
  • Corporate and government buying organizations seeking minority-owned firms to diversify their supply chain.
  • Resource organizations that support small business development and growth for minority-owned enterprises.



  • Sofitel Philadelphia Hotel

  • 120 South 17th Street

  • Philadelphia, PA 19103

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