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The 4th Minority Supplier Development China Summit – 2012 MSD China National Conference and Business Opportunity Fair was concluded successfully in Changchun, Jilin Province, on Sep. 7, 2012

The 4th Minority Supplier Development China Summit – 2012 MSD China National Conference and Business Opportunity Fair was concluded successfully in Changchun, Jilin Province, on Sep. 7, 2012! A lot of major purchasing corporations and minority business enterprises from all over China sent their representatives to participate in this grand summit.

                                         Warming-up Seminar

 

                           Forum - "Innovation, Diversity, Win-Win”

 

Ms. Ying McGuire, Vice President, International Operations and Business Development , Technology Integration Group (TIG), was giving a speech at the forum.

                            Forum Part 2 – High-Level Dialogue

 

Ms. Tina Wu, AP Supplier Diversity Program Manager, IBM Global Procurement, Integrated Supply Chain (ISC), and MBE Evaluation Committee Chair of MSD China, was very interested in a notebook displayed at Guangxi Huayu Business Co., Ltd.’s booth at Business Opportunity Fair.

Mrs. Janice Bryant Howroyd, Founder & CEO, The Act 1 Group, was talking with a minority supplier with the help of a volunteer.

Janice Bryant Howroyd heads the ACT 1 Group, a global organization that is leading the human resources industry with innovative services and tools to partner with firms in optimizing human resource talent management. Founded in 1978, the ACT 1 Group is a multi-division conglomerate offering services matching the growth of today’s future-focused industry needs. There are three major components: the staffing brands, the business services brands and the group’s flagship, Agile 1 Workforce Solutions.

Janice’s dedication, innovative approach and success as a leader and entrepreneur have earned her numerous recognitions. Among Janice’s most recent awards and honors is the Information Technology Senior Management Forum’s “Beacon Award”. This award recognizes an entrepreneur leader of an information technology firm who has demonstrated mentoring and support of diversity initiatives that opened doors for others to follow. In 2011 Janice received the “Woman Entrepreneur Award” from the BraveHeart Global Community. In 2010, Janice was the recipient of the Political Education & Leadership Institute’s “CBC Honor”. In 2009, Janice was honored during the Power Networking Conference as a “Phenomenal Woman”, honored by CPUC New Connections WBE with the “ICON Award”, and applauded by NAWBO-LA as the year’s “Legacy Awardee”. A recipient of the prestigious “Beta Gamma Sigma Medallion for Entrepreneurship”, and “BET Honors 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year”, Janice appears on Black Enterprises distinguished lists for “75 Most Powerful Women in Business” and the elite “40 Business Titans Who Shape Our World”.

Mr. Zhu Yanfeng, Vice secretary of Jilin Provincial Party Committee, was talking with Mr. Lou Zhou, Asia Pacific, Director, Integrated Supply Chain, Client Service Procurement, IBM Corporation, and MSD China Board Chair at the Business Opportunity Fair.

 

Minority Supplier of the Year - Beijing Hongrunhang Development Co., Ltd.

                     Corporate Member of the Year - Cummins Inc.

Most Dedicated Individual of the Year – Mr. Lou Zhou, Asia Pacific, Director, Integrated Supply Chain, Client Service Procurement, IBM Corporation, and MSD China Board Chair