NBIC’s Best-of-the-Best Awards

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 26, 2017 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 Mayflower Hotel.
Sponsors of the Best-of-the-Best awards will receive access to exclusive dayside programing including a once-a-year opportunity to connect your company’s chief diversity officer with the leaders of the nation’s top business diversity organizations in a candid, cross-segment roundtable discussion. Additionally, a federal policy roundtable will bring together corporations and small business interests with members of Congress to identify common-sense solutions on key federal policy priorities. For additional information about sponsorship opportunities, contact our event coordinators, Mida Associates at [email protected] or 703-627-5854. 


Preliminary Agenda for the 2017 NBIC Best-of-the-Best Awards

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

Best-of-the-Best Schedule




10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
NBIC Policy Roundtable
AT&T Forum for Technology, Entertainment & Policy - 601 New Jersey Ave, NW,  Washington, DC 20001
Tax Reform Dialogue
Hear from non-partisan subject matter experts about tax reform and economic policy in the new Administration and Congress. Discussion will focus on the future of diversity in business and taxation and how diverse business communities and corporate America can work together to back mutually beneficial policies and reforms. 
Infrastructure Dialogue
Topic discussion regarding infrastructure policy and how the NBIC and our partners can work to ensure diverse-owned businesses are actively engaged in contracting opportunities and job creation. This forum will also serve as an opportunity for partners to share infrastructure priorities in any federal legislation that moves forward
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
NBIC Diversity Executive Roundtable
The Mayflower Hotel - 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Location: District Ballroom
Open Discussion
Open Discussion identifying areas where we can all collaborate to achieve common goals across diverse segments and within complex corporate structures. Connections between D&I and Supplier Diversity will be highlighted: Can your diverse supply chain support your internal diverse culture? This session will also serve as an opportunity for a confidential and interactive dialog around challenges in cross section inclusion. Corporate participants are encouraged to bring top of mind topics to engage with Americas leading diverse organizational leaders in one setting. 
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
NBIC Best of the Best VIP/Major Donor’s Reception
The Mayflower Hotel - 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Location: Palm Court Room
6:00 PM – 7:15 PM
NBIC Best of the Best Celebration Reception
The Mayflower Hotel - 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Location: Grand Ballroom
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
NBIC Best of the Best Awards Dinner
The Mayflower Hotel - 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Location: Grand Ballroom