Each year, BDI and local sponsors host  Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week Workshops and Awards Luncheon for the Portland Metropolitan region. During MED Week, advocacy groups and government partners join the local business community to celebrate local minority businesses and the contributions they make to our local economy.

MED Week workshops provide industry relevant education to small business owners and government and corporate diversity practitioners. In addition to workshops for small businesses and diversity practitioners, the annual awards program recognizes minority business owners and diversity practitioners that have demonstrated growth and leadership in our community. This year’s MED Week schedule of events will offer attendees valuable opportunities to network and develop professional skills and partnerships.

Med Week 2016 Portland, Oregon

This year’s MED Week Events will be held at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower. Our theme is the “One Community – Regional Solutions” and we look forward to coming together as one community to support diverse business across our region.

The MED Week Awards Luncheon showcases outstanding minority-owned businesses in Oregon and Washington. The MED Week 2017 Award Winners will be recognized during the Awards Luncheon.

Come workshop, network, share and learn at MED Week 2017!

MED Week 2017 Schedule

DAY 1 | Tuesday, September 26, 2017 » view details


1:30 pm – 2:00 pm  |  Registration – Room: Registration Area


2:00 pm – 3:30 pm  |  Workshop 1 & 2:  Stay Tuned for Topic


3:30 pm – 4:00 pm  |  BREAK – Room: Registration Area


4:00 pm – 5:00 pm  |  Workshop 3:  Stay Tuned for Topic


5:00 pm – 7:30 pm  |  Reception – Room: Skyline II

Enjoy Hors d’oeuvres while you socialize with entrepreneurs, public, private and community professionals at this fun evening event.


DAY 2 | Thursday, September 28, 2017 » view details


7:30 am –  8:00 am Registration – Room: Registration Area


8:00 am – 11:45 am Diversity Practitioners (DP) Summit  – Room: Grand Ballroom II
The DP Summit provides education and resources for diversity practitioners. Stay tuned for our featured speakers.


11:30 am – 12:00 pm  |  Registration – Room: Registration Area


12:00 pm – 1:30 pm  |  Awards Luncheon – Room: Grand Ballroom I
The MED Week 2017 Award Winners will be recognized during the Awards Luncheon.