2019 Global Reach through National and Regional Organizations

The descriptions below are from the respective website of each organization.

 

APAC – ASIA-PACIFIC, PACIFIC ISLANDS, INDIA, AUSTRALIA

WEConnect International - is a global network that connects women-owned businesses to qualified buyers around the world. WEConnect International identifies, educates, registers, and certifies women's business enterprises based outside of the US that are at least 51 per cent owned, as well as managed and controlled by one or more women, and then connects them with multinational corporate buyers.

NGLCC Global – is the international division of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. It is a network comprised of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) Chambers of Commerce and Business Networks all over the world. It is devoted to promoting economic empowerment as well as inclusive economic growth for LGBTI people and LGBTI-owned businesses. As a network, it builds on the strengths of each partner and shares best practices, while also developing a more thorough understanding of the challenges that LGBTI people and business owners face. NGLCC Global aims to increase the registration of LGBTI-owned businesses to connect them with multinational corporations and international affiliate chamber leaders to increase their business opportunities.

For China, in addition to the above for APAC, there is:

MSD China - MSD China was initiated and established in 2008 as the 1st national non-profit platform in China dedicated to driving the development of China’s minority-owned businesses through connecting minority suppliers with purchasing corporations for procurement opportunities on mutually beneficial basis. The first nationwide non-profit membership organization dedicated to enhance the development of China’s minority-owned business through connecting minority suppliers to corporations for procurement opportunities on mutually beneficial basis. A minority group member is an individual who is a Chinese citizen and belongs to one of the included 55 ethnic minority groups.

For Australia, in addition to the above for APAC, there is:

Supply Nation - Since 2009, Supply Nation has worked with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses along with procurement teams from government and corporate Australia to help shape today’s emerging and rapidly evolving Indigenous business sector. Supply Nation provides Australia’s leading database of verified Indigenous businesses: search by business name, product, service, area, or category. Supply Nation has a vision of a prosperous, vibrant and sustainable Indigenous business sector, and we work toward that . . . by facilitating connections between Indigenous businesses and our members’ procurement departments.