Major League Baseball and the White Sox will co-host the first MLB Diversity Business Summit to provide attendees with access to human resource and procurement executives from across baseball, MLB announced Tuesday.
"Major League Baseball is pleased to co-host the MLB Diversity Business Summit, giving our game another opportunity to connect with a diverse pool of individuals and businesses," Commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement. "I thank the Chicago White Sox for their support and hospitality, and we hope that everyone involved will benefit from the direct interaction afforded by this inaugural event."
The event, which will take place on July 24 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago, will host executives from MLB's Central Office, all 30 Major League clubs, MLB Network, MLB Advanced Media and Minor League clubs.
The trade fair will provide job seekers and entrepreneurs alike with the chance to network directly with club and sponsorship decision-makers for employment and business opportunities, and will also include activities such as workshops and roundtable discussions.
The deadline for early registration is June 1. Event information is currently available at mlb.com/diversitysummit.
"The diversity of Major League Baseball is important to Commissioner Selig on-field as well as throughout our entire business," Wendy Lewis, senior vice president, diversity & strategic alliances, said in a statement. "The MLB Diversity Business Summit will connect a diverse and inclusive group of individuals with human resource, procurement and other executives throughout the industry."
Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.