Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Program


Penn Procurement Services hosts events throughout the year in support of Philadelphia’s diverse business community.

SDFE 2024 Registration Open
Register now for the Penn Supplier Diversity Forum and Expo. The event will be held at the Annenberg Center for Performing Arts.
Register now for the Penn Supplier Diversity Forum and Expo.

This year’s Penn Supplier Diversity Forum & Expo will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2023. The event begins with Poster Sessions at 10:30 a.m. The Forum will follow from 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. and the Expo will run from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. 

Catering@Penn Event Wows Attendees!

In an effort to promote Penn’s contracted caterers and its Catering@Penn platform, Penn Procurement Services, in collaboration with the University’s Association of Business Administrators (ABA), hosted a “Catering@Penn” tasting event on October 12 at the Annenberg Center for Performing Arts.

Procurement Services at MEDWeek – October 4, 2023

Join Vince Gumbs, Penn’s Supplier Diversity and Inclusion Manager and Marcia Wallace, Supplier Diversity Program Manager at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as they present “MythBusters – Demystifying Procurement with Anchor Institutions.” 

Monthly Open Houses for New Diverse Suppliers

If you’re a newly onboarded diverse supplier, there's a new option available to help acquaint your company with the University’s procurement environment. Penn Procurement Services is conducting virtual open houses each  month. These virtual sessions will offer the opportunity to learn more about the ins and outs of working with Penn’s systems and its Strategic Sourcing team, while offering insights on doing business within Penn’s large, decentralized environment. 

Wrap Up: 2022 Penn Supplier Diversity Forum & Expo

The University's annual Supplier Diversity Forum & Expo was held on Thursday, June 16, 2022.  Attendees from across campus, around Philadelphia, and beyond the City limits, were at the event, either in person or virtually.

Annual Forum & Expo Draws Hundreds of Attendees

This year’s event brought together a dynamic group of influencers to speak at the annual Forum while the Expo featured dozens of local and diverse suppliers and showcased the economic impact of Penn’s buying power. Click Here for more information.