Thursday, JULY 27, 2023
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Central
& MOBILITY SUMMIT
In-Person and Virtual
In Collaboration with
Time Zone - CST
Wednesday, July 26
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Thursday, JULY 27, 2023
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
420 20TH STREET NORTH
BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, 35203
FREE for ALL In-person & Virtual Attendees
Book your Birmingham Hotel Stay
Book your stay at one of the preferred hotels below to use the Shipt & SRMSDC special group rate.
Elyton Hotel, Autograph Collection - Last day to book for the special group rate is Friday, July 21, 2023. Book Your Special Rate Here.
The Kelly, Tapestry Collection by Hilton - Last day to book for the special group rate is Friday, July 21, 2023. Book Your Special Rate Here.
ABOUT THE EVENT
The Diverse Transportation and Mobility Summit is the Gulf South's premier summit for corporations, government, nonprofits, and minority business enterprises. This one-day event draws leaders nationwide to Birmingham, Alabama, to provide a venue for thought-provoking discussion, relevant training, and efficient matchmaking for businesses that directly or indirectly support the automotive, mobility, or transportation sectors.
(Tentative) A G E N D A
Wednesday, July 26
4:00 - 6 PM Welcome Reception
Thursday, July 27
8:30 - 10:00 AM Registration check-in / Networking Breakfast
10:00 - 10:30 AM Opening Welcome MC
Welcome remarks by Alvin-o Williams, President, SRMSDC
Welcome by Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin
10:30 - 11:00 AM Session 1
Economic Drivers and Opportunities in the Automotive Industry
Joseph McCabe - President & CEO
11:00 - 11:30 AM Session 2
Economic Drivers and Opportunities in the Mobility Industry
Dr. Steven Jones - Interim Executive Director
Alabama Transportation Institute at the University of Alabama
11:30 – 11:45 AM Break
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM Session 3
Economic Drivers and Opportunities in the Transportation Industry
Katie Westley - Manager of Galactic Unite
12:15 - 12:45 PM Session 4
Economic Drivers and Opportunities in the Logistics and Shipping Industry
Travis Spruill - Vice President of Procurement and Properties
12:45 – 1:45 PM Lunch and Keynote Address
Charlotte Shaw - Executive Director & CEO
Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority
1:45 - 2:30 PM Suppliers Perspective
2:30 - 3:15 PM View from the Top (Fireside Chat)
Travis Spruill - Vice President, Procurement & Properties, Shipt
Aaron Limonthas - Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Shipt
Bob Dickerson - Executive Director, Birmingham Business Resource Center
3:15 - 3:30 PM Closing Remarks
3:30 - 5:00 PM Half Past 6 Entertainment
The audience will consist of SRMSDC staff, corporate members, diverse businesses – ethnic minority and women-owned businesses – government officials, nonprofit organizations, and non-SRMSDC corporate members interested in learning more about supply chain equity.
SRMSDC, headquartered in New Orleans, is our stakeholders' important outreach and economic development partner. SRMSDC helps identify MBEs who have the potential to participate in corporate supply chains which continue to create parity in diverse communities. The primary objective is to provide information to MBEs so they can prepare and manage future business opportunities and create an ecosystem for MBEs and corporations to do business with each other.
The recommended attire for all events is business casual—branded apparel when appropriate.
Expected Weather Forecast:
The average temperature in Birmingham, Alabama, is approximately 75 to 90 degrees during this time. It is usually very humid, and Birmingham is near the Gulf and the Atlantic. Hurricane season runs from June 1st to November 30th.
About the SRSMDC:
The Southern Region Minority Supplier Development Council (SRMSDC) provides advocacy and business development services to minority-owned business enterprises. We strive to reduce the wealth gap between historically underrepresented ethnic minorities and non-ethnic minorities by providing education, training, and business advocacy for traditionally underrepresented ethnic minority businesses looking to expand their businesses and with large buying organizations interested in diversifying their supply chain to reduce waste, minimize cost and expand their buying behavior perspectives. We are one of 23 regional affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). SRMSDC services Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Alabama. Mr. Alvin-o Williams is the President.