Major League Baseball and the Houston Astros will co-host the second annual MLB Diversity Business Summit, which will provide attendees with unprecedented access to human resource and procurement executives from all 30 MLB Clubs, MLB Network, MLB Advanced Media, Minor League Baseball Clubs and MLB's Central Office. The MLB Diversity Business Summit will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas on Wednesday, June 19th. This sports employment and business opportunity career and trade fair will provide job seekers and entrepreneurs with a unique opportunity to network directly with decision-makers for employment and business opportunities at Major and Minor Clubs, as well as well those from MLB media entities. The agenda for the event will include a keynote speech by Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig, league-wide networking, exhibit floor access, workshops and executive roundtable discussions.
"Diversity is essential to our sport and remains a core priority of Major League Baseball," said Commissioner Selig. "Major League and Minor League rosters reflect players of many different backgrounds throughout our game. Away from the field, the MLB Diversity Business Summit is a key platform, allowing us to offer unprecedented networking access to talented individuals who are interested in baseball careers and business opportunities. We thank the Houston Astros for cohosting this event and exemplifying the depth of the commitment shared by all of our Clubs."
Houston Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane said, "Diversity is vital for MLB, the Astros and the city of Houston to thrive. We are proud to co-host this year's MLB Diversity Business Summit."
"The 2012 Diversity Business Summit was a tremendous success, attracting a diverse pool of students, professionals, and business owners," said Wendy Lewis, Senior Vice President of Diversity and Strategic Alliances, Major League Baseball. "It was a unique and highly engaging event and the attendees were exposed to the variety and scope of opportunities that can be found in our industry. We are pleased to bring the Summit back this year to reach even more outstanding candidates and entrepreneurs."
The first MLB Diversity Business Summit was co-hosted by MLB and the Chicago White Sox in 2012, and attracted more than 800 registrants from across the United States.
Individuals may now visit MLB.com/diversitysummit to register and learn more about the MLB Diversity Business Summit, and for more information, please follow the MLB Diversity Business Summit on Twitter (@MLB_DBS) and Facebook (Facebook.com/DiversityBusinessSummit).