Live entertainment unites us as people and it is important that the individuals involved in producing these events are representative of our fans worldwide. Through our global network of venues, sports franchises, music brands, entertainment districts, ticketing platforms and global sponsorship activations, we strive for economic inclusion by providing procurement opportunities to BIPOC, Women, Veteran, Service-Disabled Veterans, LGBTQ +, Asia Pacific Islanders, and Hispanic-owned businesses. By increasing our diverse supplier base in the communities we serve and working together with community partners and local businesses, we can build a more just and equitable world.
What We Do
We recognize and commit to provide all diverse, disadvantaged, and local businesses with opportunities to work directly and indirectly within our supply chain practices. Our supplier diversity process allows us to engage with diverse suppliers and provide them with the information needed to compete for opportunities to gain our business.
- First, we start by identifying small, local, and diverse owned businesses that meet the requirements to work with our businesses
- Second, we review key information provided by the diverse business such as, core competencies, geographical location, and their operational capacity
- Third, we validate the diverse status through third party certifying agencies
- Lastly, we proactively reach out to diverse suppliers as opportunities arise for our events and/or operations.
Working With Us
We acknowledge that some of our business needs require large international and national partners, but there are times where we can collaborate with small and local suppliers that can meet the unique requirements of our business. In addition to being certified, we look for proven suppliers with consistent sales volume and financial stability over the last three years. Suppliers must be able to provide full turnkey services and complete products in the key markets where we operate.
When there is a need within our organization, we will use our portal to identify and invite diverse suppliers to bid on the products and/or services being procured. We highly encourage you to register in our portal to begin receiving notifications on upcoming events and bid opportunities.