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Interpublic Sponsors 2nd Annual West Coast Supplier Diversity Trade Fair on August 20, 2008

August 20, 2008 at 3:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 20, 2008--Interpublic (NYSE: IPG) sponsored the 2nd Annual West Coast Supplier Diversity Trade Fair on August 20th at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California. The event was jointly sponsored by the Southern California Minority Business Development Council (SCMBDC), the largest nonprofit minority business advocacy organization in the region, serving 1,300 minority business enterprises and 300 corporate members throughout 13 counties, and IW Group, a full-service advertising and public relations firm that specializes in reaching the growing Asian-American community in the United States.

During the event, potential minority vendors met with Interpublic agencies to present their capabilities. Agency representatives consisted of employees from print/broadcast production and creative departments. There will be 15 business units and 40 minority suppliers participating in the event.

"We were so pleased to sponsor this event again this year with Interpublic and IW Group, and to continue to open the doors of opportunity for minority-owned companies to work with IPG's many leading agencies," commented John Murray, President / CEO of the SCMBDC.

"In order to succeed in today's marketplace and help our clients succeed we must continue to embrace diversity in the workplace and through our supplier network," commented Floyd Conway, Supplier Diversity Director of Interpublic. "Our goal is to continue delivering the most relevant and effective marketing services with a talent base that is most reflective of world's diverse marketplaces, and excellence in collaborating with our clients, communities and diverse business partners."

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