Chick-fil-A Executive to Keynote at the Business Opportunity Exchange

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

The Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council is hosting its annual supplier diversity and small business development conference – the Business Opportunity Exchange – on April 26th and 27th at the World Headquarters of the Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta. The BOE is the largest and oldest conference of its kind in the Southeast, bringing together business development advocates, small business owners, corporate procurement executives and supplier diversity experts for two power-packed days of workshops, networking, keynotes and activities. The GMSDC is pleased to announce that Mr. Rodney Bullard, Vice President of Community Affairs at Chick-fil-A and Executive Director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation, will deliver the keynote address on April 26th.

The theme for the 2017 BOE is Own The Moment – Tell Your Story. The Council is experiencing major expansion and engaged in a flurry of activity in response to the positive economic climate in Georgia. The GMSDC family has been challenged to rise to a new level of readiness, in order to seize every opportunity, the market presents. Central to that ability to pursue opportunity is the ability to create a connection with a business partner. Mr. Bullard brings a very timely message from one of the most successful entrepreneurial ventures in history. In addition to his role as the catalyst of Chick-fil-A corporate engagement and community involvement, he also sets the standard and initiates the many donations and community projects supported by the foundation. He is the author of ‘Heroes Wanted,’ a book that addresses essential life principles, including how a person can live a life of service to others, and demonstrate compassion in every interaction. His presentation on the evolution of this market leader and the best practices that define the company culture will be of great value to the hundreds of business owners and procurement professionals in attendance. 

The BOE Features innovative program elements this year that are designed to enhance the experience for attendees and support the sharing of best practices and the establishment of mutually beneficial business partnerships across the state of Georgia. This year’s agenda includes special programming for Chief Procurement Officers and top-performing Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) firms known as Corporate Plus members. For more information or to register, visit