2018 Business Expo Agenda

12:00 PM –05:00 PM

Registration

12:00 PM –05:00 PM

Exhibitor Setup

01:00 PM –03:00 PM

The Loan-A-Thon: Financing for Business Growth

01:00 PM –03:00 PM

Sales and Marketing Boot Camp: How to Make Your Business Stand Out from the Competition
Speaker:
Donald C. Kelly, Founder & Chief Sales Evangelist, The Sales Evangelist
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01:00 PM –02:00 PM

Johnson Controls International (JCI) Wants to do Business With You
Speakers:
Cydney Graham, Regional Procurement Manager, Johnson Controls International
Christine Pincus, Supplier Diversity Program Manager, Johnson Controls International
Moderator:
Anthea Pennant, District Director, Supplier Diversity, Broward College
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02:15 PM –03:15 PM

Construction Round Table and Opportunities in Transportation
Speakers:
Terry V. Watson, State DBE Program Director, Florida Department of Transportation
Milton L. Collins, Associate Director of Minority Affairs, Miami-Dade Aviation Department
Jeanette Schutz, M.B.E. Manager, Florida's Turnpike Enterprise
Moderator:
Thomas Huggins, CEO, Ariel Business Group
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03:00 PM –05:15 PM

The Supplier Diversity Round Table (Corporate Only)
Moderator:
Leonard K. Spencer, Sr. Manager of Supplier Diversity, The Walt Disney Company
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03:20 PM –04:20 PM

The MasterClass: Business Excellence with Mark Govin of Markmasters
Speaker:
Ronald Mark Govin, President, MarkMaster
Moderator:
Angela S. Williams, Senior Manager, Supplier Diversity, AT&T AT&T Corporation
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04:25 PM –05:25 PM

The MasterClass: Business Excellence with Beverly Kuykendall of American Medical Depot (AMD)
Speaker:
Beverly Kuykendall, President of Government Business, American Medical Depot
Moderator:
Quentin Thomas, Sr. Enterprise Account Executive, Large Enterprise Accounts, Zones
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05:30 PM –07:00 PM

CEO Forum: Running The Family Business
Speakers:
W. Randolph Lee, President & CEO, Raven Transport
Rana Y. Mayes, Supplier Diversity & Business Development, Raven Transport
Angelina Garcia, Founder & CEO, Y-Not Design & Mfg.
Nicole Lag, Accounting Assistant, Y-Not Design & Mfg.
Amjad Shamim, President & CEO, AAJ Technologies
Sam Jafri, Digital Transformation Consultant, AAJ Technologies
Moderator:
Mary H. Parker, Founder, President & CEO, ALL(n)1 Security Services, Inc.
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07:00 PM –08:30 PM

Welcome Reception

07:30 AM –04:00 PM

Registration

08:00 AM –08:45 AM

Continental Breakfast

09:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Concurrent Workshops
Construction Opportunities in the Public Sector

Speakers:
Andrew Rocca, LEED GA, Sr. Estimator, Turner Construction Company
Jonathan D. Graham, President, Horus Construction Services Inc.
Brad Will, Vice President, CORE Construction Services of Florida, LLC
Kenneth Robertson, Director of Procurement Construction Services, Jackson Health Systems
Moderator:
Helen M. Cordero, Manager of Procurement & Contract Administration, Miami-Dade Expressway Authority

Learn Cutting-Edge Marketing Strategies to Win Business, and Engage and Keep Clients followed by the Elevator Pitch Competition
Speakers:
Conchie Fernández-Craig, Managing Partner, CF Creative
Jason Mazier, President, Mazier Media, Inc.
Courtney McKenzie Newell, President & Chief Creative Officer, Crowned Marketing & Communications
Dan Grech, Founder and Lead Instructor, BizHack Academy
Moderator:
Donald C. Kelly, Founder & Chief Sales Evangelist, The Sales Evangelist

Captivating Extraordinary Talent: How to Attract and Retain the Best Employees
Speakers:
Garrie Harris, President & CEO, Alpha 1 Staffing/Search Firm
Jacquline Wilson, President & CEO, Paramount Solutions & Global Services, Inc.
Moderator:
Brenda Shaw, Sr. Category Manager, Strategic Sourcing Professional Services/Temporary Labor, Office Depot, Inc.

Government: How to Do Business With the Biggest Buyer in the World
Speakers:
Roz Ingram, Director of State Purchasing and Chief Procurement Officer, Florida Department of Management Services
Frank Hayden, Procurement Director, City of West Palm Beach
Althea A. Harris, Assistant District Director for Marketing & Outreach, Area 1, Small Business Administration (SBA)
Mary C. Coker, Director of Procurement & Warehousing Services Department, Broward County Public Schools
Moderator:
Dana Hill, Program Manager, Florida Blue
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09:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Leading Supplier Diversity With a Value Based Approach (Corporate Only)
Speaker:
Sonia Jackson Myles, Founder & CEO, The Sister Accord, LLC
Moderator:
Mary Mayhew, Communications Lead & Supplier Diversity Manager, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL)
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09:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Youth Entrepreneurs Workshop
Speakers:
Andy Jean, Founder & CEO, Tax Force Pro
Nadine Chery, Vice President & Branch Manager, Wells Fargo Bank
Sharron Henley "Charito", Radio Personality, Excellence Radio
Moderator:
Marlyn Paris-Lawson M.P.A., President & Founder, CRAMS Consulting
Introduction:
Tonja Graham, Supplier Diversity Specialist, Duke Energy

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10:15 AM – 11:45 AM

Concurrent Workshops
Meet the Developers Changing Florida’s Landscape

Speakers:
Barron Channer, CEO, Woodwater Group
Oliver L. Gross, President & CEO, New Urban Development LLC
Moderator:
Jack Greene, Director, Procurement, AutoNation

How Rapidly Changing Technologies Influence the Way We Do Business
Speakers:
Juan Montoya, Co-Founder and Chief Operations, Rokk3r Labs
Jay Narang, Executive Vice President, GDKN Corporation
Moderator:
Kenneth D. Johnson, National Account Manager, SDI International Corp.

The Business of Travel and Hospitality
Speakers:
Andrew "Andy" Ingraham, President & CEO, National Association of Black Hotel Owners,Operators & Developers (NABHOOD)
Oswaldo Soto, Sourcing Manager Facilities/Supplier Diversity, Universal Parks & Resorts
Albert Tucker, Vice President, Multicultural Business Development, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
Moderator:
Leonard K. Spencer, Sr. Manager of Supplier Diversity, The Walt Disney Company

How to Increase Your Business in Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Industries
Speakers:
Velma Davis, Registered Nurse and Value Analysis Manager, University of Miami
Deborah Williams, MSM, Sr. DIrector of Sourcing & Supplier Diversity, Premier, Inc.
Felix Bratslavsky, MBE Manager, Materials Management, Tampa General Hospital
Marisol Romany, Med., CCDP/AP, Director of Diversity and Minority Business Development, Orlando Health
Moderator:
Dawn Ozanne-Tolman, Sr. Director, Procurement, Florida Blue/GuideWell Group
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10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Elevator Pitch Competition
Moderator:
Donald C. Kelly, Founder & Chief Sales Evangelist, The Sales Evangelist

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12:00 PM –01:15 PM

Luncheon with Keynote Speaker David Segura, Founder & CEO of VisionIT

01:30 PM –05:00 PM

B2B Trade Fair

01:30 PM –05:00 PM

Business Headshot

01:45 PM –04:30 PM

One-on-One Appointments with Buyers

01:45PM –04:30 PM

The Loan-A-Thon: On-site Financing for Business Growth

02:00 PM –05:00 PM

Free Business Coaching Sessions

02:00 PM –05:00 PM

Free Business Disaster Preparedness Assessment

04:00 PM –05:00 PM

Business Ideas Worth Sharing

05:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Exhibitor Breakdown


2018 Sponsors

WHO WE ARE

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.

CONTACT INFORMATION

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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BUSINESS EXPO LOCATION

Broward County Convention Center
Third Floor

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