September 5-6, 2024

hyatt regency birmingham – the wynfrey hotel

birmingham, alabama

A Conference for Minority Business Leaders

Empowering Entrepreneurs & Fostering Collaboration

The Alabama Minority Vendor Conference is a transformative business development event thoughtfully curated for minority vendors in Alabama.

Who Should Attend?

minority business leaders

Step into an environment that fosters inspiration and enables meaningful networking.

This two-day event offers experiences designed to enhance business capacity and unlock exciting partnership opportunities. Connections made during the event can lead to significant growth, propelling ventures to new heights.

procurement professionals

Looking for an opportunity to engage exceptional minority-owned businesses and suppliers?  Look no further! 

The Minority Vendor Conference presents an exclusive showcase event tailor-made to connect businesses.

Discover new opportunities and build lasting partnerships that will drive your organization’s success.

2024 Conference Details

Details for this year’s conference are on the way! Check back soon.

Content Areas

architecture, engineering & Construction

business development

food & retail

Conference Hotel

Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel
1000 Riverchase Galleria
Birmingham, AL 35244
(205) 987-1234

Special Conference Rate Available, While Rooms Last.


For information on sponsoring the Minority Vendor Conference or Showcase, contact the team at

Showcase Host Registration Is Open!

The Minority Vendor Showcase brings together minority businesses, public procurement agencies, and private companies, facilitating valuable interactions and networking opportunities. It serves as a vital platform for minority vendors to engage with representatives from both state and private-sector procurement teams.

Showcase Spaces include one table and two chairs to engage conference attendees in meaningful conversations and build relationships. 

Minority vendors, public procurement agencies, and private companies are invited to host these interactive spaces to highlight and introduce their brands, services, products, or contract opportunities to potential clients and partners.


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2023 Minority Vendor Conference

2023 Speakers & Panelists

Malik Yoba


Yoba Development

Alicia Lyttle

Queen of AI

Monetized Marketing

Candyce “Ce” Anderson

Licensed Therapist

Revita Therapy & Wellness

Peter Gibbs


Foundation Surety

Austin Goble

Project Manager
REACH Women’s Business Center

Abe Harper, Jr.


Harper Technologies

Gilberto Herrera


Gilberto Herrera Enterprises

Heather Jones

SBA Lender

Synovus Bank

Dr. Iyishia Jones


ISHI? Boutiques

Samuel Kellett

Chief Operating Officer

Sabre Financial

Essence J. Phenix

Franchise Owner

Smoothie King

Danny Markstein

Founder & Chairman


Cameron Ricks

Vice President Commercial Banking

ServisFirst Bank

Joshua Sahib


The Lowder Center for Entreprenuership

Terri Sharpley Reynolds

Principal & Managing Attorney

Levitate Legal

Chef Beverly Russell


The Six Sixteen Restaurant and Bar

Charlotte Shaw

CEO/Executive Director

Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority

Amelia Thomas

Managing Partner

Empire Capital Ventures

Victor C. Tyler, P.E.


Tyler Constrution Engineers

Willie E. Watson

Commercial Lender

Hope Credit Union

2023 Sponsors