The World Games 2021 Holds Vendor Workshop for Local Businesses
Local, diverse business owners trained on World of Opportunity supplier diversity program
On February 25, 2020, The World Games 2021 Birmingham hosted a supplier workshop for local, diverse business owners throughout the Birmingham area, to promote and support its World of Opportunity supplier diversity program.
The event took place at the Birmingham CrossPlex, featuring a program which included The World Games 2021’s Vice President, Community Engagement Kathy Boswell, and Co-Chairs of the World of Opportunity program Marcus Lundy of Regions and Glenda Thomas of Alabama Power. The event allowed vendors from a variety of industries to learn more about the initiative and register in the World of Opportunity supplier database.
“Local, diverse Birmingham businesses are well-equipped to offer incredible work, and we’re excited to partner with them on a number of projects over the next year,” said Boswell. “We’re thrilled that our community’s businesses owners will be part of the story of The World Games 2021 coming back to the United States for the event’s 40th anniversary.”
The World of Opportunity program provides local, diverse vendors direct access to future work with The World Games 2021 in a variety of categories, including transportation services, event production, security, promotional items, merchandise, sports equipment, food service, technology, printing, medical supplies, event equipment, waste removal, construction services and more.
The World Games 2021 Birmingham will take place July 15-25, 2021, and will generate an estimated $256 million in economic impact for the city.