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Registration Open - 2024 Penn Supplier Diversity Forum and Expo


Registration is now open for this year’s Penn Supplier Diversity Forum and Expo.   


The 2024 event on Wednesday, June 5, will be held on Penn’s campus at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut Street. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for coffee and networking with other attendees and leaders of several chambers of commerce and other area business organizations supporting local and diverse businesses. 

The Forum, an opportunity for diverse businesses to share ideas and unique perspectives about Philadelphia’s business community, begins at 11:00 a.m. The Forum will feature opening remarks by leadership from Penn and the City of Philadelphia. This will be followed by two engaging panels on the topics of construction and development, and strategies for small business success. The Forum will also include a presentation of the 2024 Penn Supplier Diversity Impact Award

Registration for the Forum and Expo is required. Seating will be first come first serve in the theater, with overflow seating to watch the big screen in the lobby. We encourage you to arrive at 10:30 to check in, enjoy refreshments, and find a seat in the theater. 

The Forum will be followed by the Expo, opening at 12:30 p.m. The Expo will showcase dozens of local and diverse suppliers in categories ranging from office supplies, furniture, technology, professional services, the ever-popular catering services, and many more. New to this year’s Expo will be diverse suppliers from construction and the trades, along with partner companies. 

The Penn Supplier Diversity Forum & Expo is hosted by the University of Pennsylvania under the auspices of the Office of the Executive Vice President, Office of Government and Community Relations, Division of Finance, and Facilities & Real Estate Services. 


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Advance registration to attend the Forum and gain access to the Expo is required.


Our Event Sponsors                        Forum Speakers                                          Expo Suppliers 


The above list of businesses and organizations is as of Wednesday, May 8th 2024.