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When is the event?

20th and 21st September, 2023

Where are the event venues and locations?

The conference is at Amsterdam’s Beurs Van Berlage, and the Gala Dinner & Awards is at the Scheepvaartmuseum (National Maritime Museum).

Who should attend?

This is a must-attend conference for ethnic minority and immigrant-owned businesses and corporations looking to drive inclusive procurement and connect with diverse like-minded business people. Considered one of the biggest events in Europe, championing supply chain diversity and inclusion, our European Conference 2023 will attract over 300 attendees including:

  • C-Suite corporate leaders representing some of the household corporate brands 
  • Procurement professionals 
  • Global diversity and inclusion leaders
  • Policy makers
  • Business delegations from Australia, Canada, China, South Africa, US and from across Europe
  • Innovative and successful Ethnic Minority Businesses from across Europe
Is there a dress code?

For daytime events we recommend business casual dress.

For the evening awards, we recommend cultural wear or black tie.

I have a question about the event, who should I contact?
Can I save my event application registration form?

No, unfortunately event registration drafts cannot be saved but can be modified once successfully completed.

Do I have to pay separately to attend, if I am exhibiting?

No, attendees who purchase either a standard or premium booth receive a free ticket to Day 1 and Day 2 of the conference.

What is included in the full conference ticket?

The full conference ticket includes full access to Day 1 and Day 2 of the conference along with access to the gala dinner.

What are the costs of purchasing a ticket?
Registration type Fees (all prices in GBP)
Day 1 Day 2 Gala Dinner Full Dinner table for 10 guests
Corporate (Non-MSDUK Member) 300 300 400 850 4000
Corporate Member of MSDUK/WEConnect International/EGLCC 250 250 350 775 3000
Advocacy network / Public Sector 250 250 350 775 3000
Certified diverse-owned Businesses (MSDUK, WEConnect International, EGLCC, GSDA Partners, ESDP self-identified businesses) 125 125 200 400 1500
What are the costs of exhibiting at ESDP Conference 2023
Exhibition booth prices Standard Booth Premium Booth
Corporate 1200 2000
Diverse-owned Businesses (ESDP And MSDUK) 600 1000

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Sponsorship

Why should I sponsor the European Conference & Awards 2023?

At ESDP we understand the importance of your brand and how it exemplifies your identity and values as an organisation. 

At the 2023 European Conference and Awards, there will be an incredible opportunity to showcase your company as being at the forefront of Supplier Diversity and inclusive procurement. The conference attracts over 300 attendees (a mix of corporate buyers and diverse suppliers) from across the world. With our society becoming more multicultural, brand loyalty amongst ethnic minority and immigrant consumer groups is extremely high, and it makes commercial sense to be inclusive of diversity both internally and externally through your supply chains.

The exposure you’ll receive will reach far beyond this event, with a broad media strategy that extends to local, national and international audiences.

Who is eligible to sponsor?

ESDP & MSDUK corporate members

ESDP & MSDUK ethnic minority and immigrant-owned business members

I am a corporate/supplier – how much does it cost to sponsor at the conference?

Please read our Sponsorship page, or get in touch with [email protected]

Who do I contact about sponsorship opportunities?

For all sponsorship queries, please contact [email protected]

Business Awards

What are the key dates for awards nominations?

30 May Nominations open 

30 June Deadline to nominate 

15 July Deadline to submit completed nomination 

17 August Finalists announced 

21 Sept Winners announced

How do I nominate my company for an award?

Corporate and Business Awards Information Booklet can be accessed here

When is the Awards Ceremony?

All awards will be presented on 21st September 2023.

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