Florida State MSDC 33rd Annual Business Expo | April 5-6, 2018

Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Boulevard, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316

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 this year is “Race to Success” – “R” for Revenue, “A” for Accountability, “C” for Customer Service and “E” for Excellence. 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.

Loan-A-Thon On-site Financing

Meet with bankers and alternative lenders at the Loan-A-Thon. Bring your paperwork and get on the spot financing to grow your business if you qualify. Learn More >

Elevator Pitch Competition

Attendees will be coached in a sales and marketing bootcamp. Participants will then present a 60-second elevator pitch to a group of business professionals, entrepreneurs and business experts to win monetary prizes and much more.
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Business Ideas Worth Sharing

Innovation is everywhere. Utilize a platform during the Trade Fair to share your business ideas, from the unproven to those ready to deploy with our attendees.
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Luncheon Keynote Speaker

David Segura, Founder & CEO of VisionIT. Global software development and implementation including products CareTrail and FreightVerify.

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

  • Save $100 with the Early Bird Booth Discount. Expires 3/16/18
  • 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 Annually?

  • 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!

2018 Sponsors


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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