April 11-12, 2019
Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316

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The Business Expo is the largest minority business event in Florida. As the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council’s premier annual event, it draws business leaders from across Florida and the nation. The Business Expo brings together a unique cross-section of minority entrepreneurs, large corporations and government agencies to create new relationships, ventures and opportunities for growth. The theme is Ignite – Opportunities, Ideas, Partnerships, Learning and Change. The Business Expo features hundreds of business appointments, power-packed workshops, industry group gatherings, an Elevator Pitch Competition, MasterClasses, a Buyers and Sellers Lounge, the Youth Entrepreneur Workshop and much more.

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Business Expo Features

  • Youth Entrepreneur Workshop
  • One-on-One Appointments with buyers and procurement officers
  • Learn about trends and issues important to minority business development
  • Hundreds of Exhibitors (Corporate, Government and MBE)
  • MasterClass: Business Excellence

    Designed to be an intimate setting for MBEs to be inspired by the “Best of the Best” in business. This is an unprecedented opportunity to hear the secrets of the speakers’ business successes.

    CEO Forum: Running the Family Business

    Hear from leading CEOs and members of their families that run highly successful family-owned businesses. Learn how they are working together effectively to build their companies from generation to generation.

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    • Why Attend?

    • Access to successful and nationally certified MBEs
    • Power-packed workshops and boot camps
    • Ideas on how to grow your business
    • Attend events to meet new contacts
    • Learn about industry trends
    • FREE business coaching from experts
    • One-on-one appointments with buyers

    • Power-packed Workshops

    • Learn about over $20 billion in business opportunities statewide
    • Gain insight, best practices and ideas from leading business experts and industry leaders
    • Get inspired and learn about industry trends
    • Learn best practices from peers that have gained great success within the network
    • B2B Trade Fair

    • One-on-One Appointments with buyers and procurement officers
    • Buyers' and Sellers' Lounge
    • Hundreds of Exhibitors (Corporate, Government and MBE)

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    Who Attends?

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    • Business Owners
    • Presidents and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs)
    • Vice Presidents
    • Chief Financial Officers (CFOs)
    • Chief Operating Officers (COOs)
    • Directors
    • Chairpersons
    • Senior Executives
    • Procurement Officers
    • Government Officials
    • Business Consultants
    • Sales Executive Officers
    • Diversity Managers
    • Educational Institutions
    • PR Firms
    • Payroll Agencies
    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Specialists
    • Contractors
    • Suppliers
    • Technology Companies
    • Bankers
    • Distributors
    • Manufacturers
    • Food & Service Providers
    • Printers
    • Staffing Agencies
    • Shipping Companies
    • Editors
    • Accountants
    • Cleaning Companies
    • CRM Development
    • Marketing Agencies
    • Lawyers
    • Travel Agencies
    • Wholesalers
    • And anyone interested in business growth!

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    The FSMSDC is one of 23 regional councils affiliated with the NMSDC. The mission of the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council is to link Corporations and Government Agencies with Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) to foster business development and expansion..


    Florida State Minority
    Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC)

    9499 N.E. Second Avenue, Suite 201
    Miami, FL 33138
    P: (305) 762-6151

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    Broward County Convention Center
    Third Floor

    1950 Eisenhower Boulevard
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
    P: (954) 765-5900
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