Inspirational migrant entrepreneur, Ramazan Salman joins speaker line-up at European Supplier Diversity Conference

Ramazan Salman

Ramazan Salman, Executive Managing Director at Ethno-Medical Centre, Germany is set to speak at the very first European Supplier Diversity Conference in Berlin on 21st November 2017.

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The Turkish born businessman, who is a leading expert in health care in Germany and Turkey, will share his experience of being a migrant entrepreneur in Germany and his inspirational journey to success at the one day event which seeks to educate European companies on the multiple benefits gained by working with a diverse supply chain.

The event will bring together industry leaders, migrant entrepreneurs and NGOs/ Migrant Business Networks to discuss the value and business case of supplier diversity and share exemplar practices from across the world on how to develop successful supplier diversity programmes and help support growth of migrant entrepreneurship across Europe.

Ramazan’s inspiring talk, which takes place at 3:40pm, is the penultimate speech at the event.


About Ramazan Salman

After attending college, Ramazan founded the Ethno-Medical Centre e.V. (EMZ) in Germany of which he has been the managing director since 1992. He is dedicated to eliminating entrepreneurial, political, language and cultural barriers for migrants and refugees regarding health care, education, labor market and gender equality.

Ramazan’s awards and honors include:

  • Quality Award of Public Health Services, Public Health Service Academy, Dusseldorf, 2008
  • German Sustainability Award, 2008
  • Social Entrepreneur of the Year, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, Geneva, 2008 Federal Cross of Merit, Germany, 2009
  • European Health Award 2015


About the European Supplier Diversity Conference

Date : 21st November 2017

Time: 09:00 – 19:00

Venue: Migration Hub Network, Am Krögel 2, 10179 Berlin, Germany

This conference will consider how corporate supplier diversity programmes across Europe can fast track economic integration of migrant entrepreneurs, support their growth as well as benefit from the innovation and competiveness these enterprising business community can bring to corporate supply chains. This one day conference will bring together global corporations and key stakeholders including policy makers, academic institutions and community networks from across Europe to discuss how migrant entrepreneurs can be supported and encouraged, and they be helped to grow and integrate into mainstream supply chains.


  • Update on the current position with regards to the economic inclusion of migrants in Europe

  • Opportunities, challenges and barriers for migrant entrepreneurs

  • Migrant entrepreneurship in action: case studies of successful migrant entrepreneurs

  • The role of procurement and the supply chain in encouraging inclusion and supporting the development of migrant entrepreneurs

  • Legal frameworks across EU supporting inclusive procurement / supplier diversity

  • Global best practices around supplier diversity/ inclusive procurement

For more information about the conference contact:

UK: Mayank Shah –

Germany: Mr. Surja Bose –


Register to attend the conference here