2018 NBIC Best-of-the-Best Awards

April 18, 2018


Please contact our Corporate Relations team ([email protected]) with any questions regarding the application process or attending the event.



Presenting Sponsor:

Uniting the nation’s leading business diversity organizations, the Best-of-the-Best event recognizes outstanding achievement in promoting cross-segment diversity and inclusion. Only companies achieving industry-leading results across all diverse segments are eligible to receive the prestigious Best-of-the-Best designation from the National Business Inclusion Consortium, a coalition of national diverse business organizations spearheaded by NGLCC and including United States Black Chambers, Inc., United States Business Leadership Network, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce, WEConnect International, and Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.

Taking place on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Washington, D.C., the Best-of-the-Best event includes a robust day of meetings, roundtables and networking sessions with public and private leaders in the diversity and inclusion space culminating with a black-tie awards gala at the Washington Hilton.

Applications for this round of Best-of-the-Best have closed. Please contact NGLCC's Corporate Relations team at [email protected] with questions.


For information on tickets or sponsorship, please contact the NGLCC corporate relations team at [email protected]

Preliminary Agenda for the 2018 NBIC Best-of-the-Best Awards

Please Note:  All items contained in this agenda are subject to change.

Best-of-the-Best Schedule



Recommended Audience

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Registration Register for a day of programming from the National Business Inclusion Consortium. All registered guests
10:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Government Affairs & Policy Roundtable Join NGLCC, our partners at the National Small Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC), and some of the top minds in public policy for a robust roundtable discussion on the role businesses, both large and small, play in shaping state and national policy initiatives that ensure an equal seat at the table for everyone. Government affairs & public policy professionals
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
NBIC Diversity Executive Roundtable
There has never been greater opportunity for collaboration between diverse communities than right now. Join diversity leaders from across NBIC partners to discuss trends in inclusion, intersectionality, corporate and small business community engagement, and much more Senior D&I leaders and ERG representatives
12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Best-of-the-Best Cross Segment Matchmaker Meetings
Strengthen your relationships with supplier diversity professionals and gain invaluable feedback on your business in a curated series of one-on-one conversations. Hear what opportunities may be available in the year ahead, and learn more from your fellow supplier about ways to team up and enhance your proposition to corporations. Supplier diversity and procurement professionals
6:00 PM – 7:15 PM
NBIC Best-of-the-Best Celebration Reception
NGLCC and our NBIC partners welcome all dinner attendees to join us for drinks and merriment before our annual Best-of-the-Best Awards Dinner.  All BOTB Dinner attendees are welcome
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
NBIC Best-of-the-Best Awards Dinner
Join NGLCC and our NBIC partners for a night of fun to celebrate and recognize the incredible achievements of the numerous corporations committed to diversity and inclusion. All BOTB Dinner attendees are welcome


For information on tickets or sponsorship, please contact the NGLCC corporate relations team at [email protected].

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Coming from out of town for the event? We are now accepting hotel reservations for our the Best-of-the-Best Awards at the Washington Hilton. Through this website, you can book, modify or cancel your hotel reservations and receive updated information about the event. We encourage you to book today - rooms will fill up quickly.