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 Florida State Business Expo

Event Name: Florida State Business Expo
Date: 05/20/2021
Time: 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Facility: Community Partner
Location: https://whova.com/embedded/event/https3_202101/
Description: 8:00am  Event Registration 8:00am - 4:00pm, May 19  Networking and Coffee with the President 8:00am - 8:30am, May 19  Speaker Beatrice Louissaint President & CEO,Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council 8:30am  Welcome and Update on Economic Development Initiatives 8:30am - 9:00am, May 19  Speakers Mayor Francis X. Suarez Mayor,City of Miami Dana Hill Program Manager,Florida Blue Abel Herrera President & CEO,IT Data Solutions 9:00am  A Conversation with Emmitt Smith and Cris Carter, Co-Chairmen of Gold Jacket, LLC 9:00am - 10:00am, May 19 NFL Hall of Famers Emmitt Smith and Cris Carter are having incredible business success. Hear from Carter and Smith about their Opportunity Zone and minority community investment company, Gold Jacket LLC, and other ventures and what makes their partnership work. Read more  Speakers Emmitt Smith Co-Chairman,Gold Jacket, LLC Cris Carter Co-Chairman,Gold Jacket, LLC 10:00am  Doing Business with Government, the Biggest Buyer in the World 10:00am - 11:00am, May 19 Discover potential contracting opportunities in the trillion-dollar government sector. Plus, get tips on successfully doing business with all levels of government. Read more  Speakers Gwendolyn S. Miles Small Business Specialist, Health and Human Services,Office of Small Business Utilization Guy Timberlake Chief Visionary Officer,Skunkworks for Competitive Intelligence Innovation in Federal Contracting (SCIIF) Lourdes Martin-Rosa President & CEO,Government Business Solutions Sandy-Michael McDonald Director,Office of Economic and Small Business Development Show more  Now-FUTURE-Next: Embodying a Business Future-Back Mindset 10:00am - 11:00am, May 19 Join Institute for the Future's (IFTF) Gabe Cervantes for a session on the basics of futures thinking and strategic foresight. As the world's longest-running futures think tank, IFTF has developed core strategies and methodologies for practicing future-back strategic planning. Using IFTF’s After the Pandemic Report, attendees will see how tracking innovations today helps reveal, and prepare for potential future scenarios in order to make businesses more resilient and prepared for disruption. No one can predict the future, but we can learn to be future-ready! Read more  Speakers Gabe Cervantes Research Manager,Institute for the Future (IFTF) Moderator: Beverly Pruitt Assistant VP, Workplace Equity & Inclusion,University of Miami  Supplier Diversity Roundtable (Corporate Only): The Fundamentals of a World Class Supplier Diversity Program 10:00am - 11:00am, May 19 The Fundamentals of Creating a Supplier Diversity Program The FSMSDC Supplier Diversity Roundtable meets regularly to discuss best practices and trends in supplier diversity, as well as professional development for diversity professionals. At this meeting, large buying organizations will meet with peers to share insights on supplier diversity. Read more  Speakers Debra Quade Supplier Diversity Manager,Kellogg Company Moderator: Willie Johnson Manager, Global Supplier Diversity, Responsible Sourcing and Inclusion,CHEP 11:00am  MasterClass: How to Grow Your Company Exponentially 11:00am - 12:00pm, May 19 Hear from leading CEOs who are running innovative and high-performing minority businesses. They will provide tips on leveraging talent to accelerate innovation, increase revenue and improve customer service. Also, they will share lessons learned and insights into how they have built transformative multimillion-dollar companies and closed the big deals. Read more  Speakers Lily Tran President & CEO,TranLogistics, LLC Julius Davis Principal Owner,VoltAir Consulting Engineers Jorge A Plasencia Chairman & CEO,Republica Havas Moderator: Desiree Hanson Manager, Supplier Diversity,Moffitt Cancer Center 12:00pm  Lunch On Your Own with DJ Mack 12:00pm - 1:00pm, May 19 1:00pm  B2B Trade Fair and Loan-a-Thon 1:00pm - 4:00pm, May 19 B2B Trade Fair Meet with buying decision-makers and present your products and/or services. The Business Expo B2B Trade Fair brings together a unique cross section of minority entrepreneurs, large corporations and government agencies to create new relationships, ventures and opportunities for growth. Loan-a-Thon Whether you need a microloan or a multimillion-dollar loan, this is the chance to meet with traditional and non-traditional lenders during the trade fair to get the financing you need to grow your business.
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