BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – The World Games 2021 Birmingham will host a kickoff event on Wednesday, June 19, to introduce local, diverse business owners to the World of Opportunity program.
The Supplier diversity kickoff event will feature remarks from Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin and panel discussion on ” Creating a Legacy with Diverse Suppliers.”
The event will mark the official launch of The World of Opportunity supplier database, providing attendees the first chance to register for future business opportunities with The World Games 2021.
The event is taking place at the Birmingham CrossPlex located on Bessemer Road, Birmingham Al 35208.
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The World Games 2021 Birmingham will be an extraordinary Olympic-style sports experience where elite athletes from all over the world compete for gold in 33 unique, multi-disciplinary sports.
Featuring 3,600 athletes from more than 100 countries, the international event will unite global fans with the Birmingham community in more than 20 unique venues around the greater metropolitan area.
The World Games 2021 Birmingham, which marks the 40th anniversary of the event, will take place from 15-25 July 2021.
The World Games was established by the International World Games Association, an organization recognized by the International Olympic Committee.
Guests on the panel and expected to speak: Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin, Marcus Lundy, co-chair, World of Opportunity program, Glenda S. Thomas, co-chair, World of Opportunity program, Jonathan Porter, The World Games 2021 Chairman, DJ Mackovets, The World Games 2021 CEO,Chincie Mouton, Vice President of Community Engagement and Projects for the Atlanta Host Committee,Tene Dolphin, Birmingham Deputy Director for Business Diversity & Opportunity, and Darlene Wilson, Owner, Relay Accounting Management.