IPS Director Kristal Kinsela was one of 18 delegates from Australia and New Zealand on the Supply Nation Study Tour of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) Business Opportunity Fair and Conference in Detroit Michigan USA. This was NMSDC's 45th annual conference, designed to connect and celebrate minority business and corporations.
As part of the tour, Kristal represented Australia on a Global Supplier Diversity Alliance reception, joining other international minority businesses, discussing globalisation and growing your business.
The business opportunity fair attracted 500 exhibitors and thousands of delegates. The conference focused on technology, globalisation and growth.
“I was honoured to speak on a Global Supplier Panel about my experience growing a business with the support of Supply Nation,” Kristal said.
“It's been great to reconnect with my international network from London, Canada, South Africa and the USA.”
Kristal was inspired by hearing the story of Avis Yates Rivers journey as a tech entrepreneur. “She shared many insights, and was so generous with her time, answering some specific questions for me about working in the corporate space," she said.