Schedule & Programming

Connect. Collaborate. Succeed.


Attendees will explore various industries, tactics and partnerships for exciting new solutions and opportunities to drive MBE growth. Session titles include Supplier Diversity Roundtable: Advancing Supplier Diversity in Today’s Challenging Environment; MasterClass: How to Mastermind; Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Business Development and more, you will not want to miss!


Attendees will maximize their time together, creating lasting business relationships and sharing key resources. The invaluable information will strengthen the value proposition of everyone’s business and diversity program. Join us as we find collective power in sessions such as CPO Roundtable; The Titans: MBEs Doing Amazing Things; and Opportunities with The Walt Disney Company, FPL, Cleveland Clinic & The ODP Corporation.


Attendees will meet with top business minds from various industries to discover dynamic blueprints to navigate today’s business landscape. Sessions will include Effective Strategies to Do Business with Government – The Biggest Buyer in the World; Doing Business with Amazon and more. Whether you’re a corporation, MBE or other partner, you’re sure to benefit from these workshops.

Event Highlights

General session & Power Talk Breakfast

The highlights of the Minority Business Conference are the General Sessions and Wednesday’s Welcome and Breakfast Keynote featuring, Travis Montaque, Co-Founder & CEO, Group Black. In these sessions, you will get key insights from incredible experts while connecting with buyers and key decision-makers to grow and learn more about the Council.

Use the conference to rev up your network with a unique cross-section of minority entrepreneurs, large corporations and government agencies. With these new relationships come opportunities for new ventures and growth.

Welcome & Breakfast Keynote Session
Wednesday, May 22 | 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM ET

Masterclass: How to Mastermind
Wednesday, May 22 | 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM ET

CPO Roundtable
Thursday, May 23 | 12:30 PM – 1:10 PM ET

The Titans: MBEs Doing Amazing Things
Thursday, May 23 | 1:20 PM – 2:00 PM ET

Wednesday, May 22  | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET

Thursday, May 23 | 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM ET

Super Matchmaker One-on-One Appointments

Seize the opportunity to meet with buying decision-makers. Participate in one or both days, but register in advance. There will be no appointment registrations once the conference begins. All appointments will be managed on a first come, first serve basis.

Each appointment will be 10 minutes long, with a five-minute buffer between appointments. All matchmaking buyers and suppliers will receive their schedules ahead of time, and the schedules will include the full list of approved participants.

The Marketplace – B2B Exhibitor Fair

The Marketplace is where the pulse of industry beats strongest, where a unique cross-section of minority entrepreneurs, large corporations and government agencies create new relationships, ventures and opportunities for growth. It’s where partnerships that shape the future are forged. This year, companies will showcase their products to attendees who are interested in meeting you.

Stroll through to browse and connect. Explore the diverse products and services from exhibitors.

The Marketplace – B2B Exhibitor Fair
Thursday, May 23 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET



Established in 1994, Amazon is a customer focused cloud based E-Commerce site that focuses on long-term thinking and operational excellence.

Andvaris has grown to be a national source for business that are just getting off the ground to fortune 500 companies that are in need of top notch staffing.

The Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD) is responsible for enhancing Broward County’s economy by recruiting new and supporting existing industries, and creating new employment opportunities for residents.

CyberCare Pro is a cyber security focused company founded in 1989 that helps protect small to medium sized business and nonprofit organizations from internal and external threats.

Founded in 1998, Environmental Service Systems focuses on janitorial and facility maintenance solutions that are innovative and eco-friendly. With their promise to, “Prepare a Cleaner Workplace for Tomorrow” ESS has grown to a national leader in facility maintenance.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was established in 1979, helps disaster victims and supports emergency personnel. Their goal is to be prepared for and resilient against all hazards.

Green Arrow Staffing is a Minority Business Enterprise and Disadvantage Business Enterprise that focuses on creating opportunities that support economic growth and sustainable staffing solutions.

Led by Kelly Charles-Collins, HR Legally Speaking & Speaker Moguls is focused on deepening respect, equality, and accountability in the workplace. Her goal is to improve the culture in every workplace she visits with impactful sessions that provide actionable solutions.

Founded in 2005, IT Data Solutions focuses on helping small and medium sized businesses achieve smart, futuristic, yet affordable solutions and support.

Juneau Construction Company is a woman owned construction firm established in 1997, that focuses on general contracting for public and commercial buildings. They serve clients that want to maximize their budgets and minimize their headaches.

Minority Enterprise Development Corp. (MEDC) is a partnership of public, private and nonprofit agencies supporting minority business leaders.

Established in 1964, Nova Southeastern University is a private university that offers high quality education for undergraduates, graduates, and professional degree seeking student. With over 150 programs of study NSU helps prepare students for real careers and real life.

Endorsed nationwide by over 1000 companies, TCG started off as a family-owned printing company over 35 years ago that has grown to a global staple that focuses on everything form cutting edge printing to lumpy mail solutions.

Tech Army started off as GDKN Corporation and was fully transitioned to Tech Army in 2018. Tech Army held on to its prior almost 30 years of experience to become a trusted source for all things tech. Whether you are in need of network management, cybersecurity or tech support, this company founded in 2016, delivers strategic IT business solutions.

Office Depot is an American office supplier founded in 1986 that offers a wide array of office supplies, furniture, and technology for small and large business alike.

Founded in 1956, USF is a public university that annually serves around 50,000 students offering more than 240 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and specialist degrees.

USHEALTH Advisors is a branch off of USHEALTH Group, their mission is to provide H.O.P.E by granting staffing, management, and independently contracted agents. Established in 2009, USHEALTH  Advisors goal is to enrich our communities.

Founded in 1998 V2Soft is a high performance IT Solution company that focuses on next-generation technology solutions. From things like staffing, workforce management, and engineering solutions V2Soft has clients globally.

Xelsior Empowerment Group is on a mission that focuses on alliances and partnerships between servant leaders that are geared to strengthen and diversify a resilient network that will positively impact our communities.

*at the time of distribution.

Health & Wellness Zone

Wednesday, May 22 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET &
Thursday, May 23 | 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET

Mastermind Speed Coaching

Wednesday, May 22 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET

Networking Lunch

Wednesday, May 22 | 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM ET

Business Consultations

Wednesday, May 22 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET &
Thursday, May 23 | 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM ET


Wednesday, May 22 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET &
Thursday, May 23 | 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM ET
Participating Lenders:
Bank of America, The Business Consortium Fund (BCF), and TD Bank

Connect Collaborate Succeed

Spend your time engaging in dynamic workshops and Supplier Diversity Roundtables. As a business owner, corporation and other professional, you will discover the tools and resources to scale and grow your business.

Whether in a single-presenter talk or a panel discussion, you will gain valuable insights on various industry topics from leading experts, business consultants and loan professionals. You will walk away with far more business knowledge and skill than you had going in!

Kick off each day by visiting the Health & Wellness Zone, a powerful space open to all attendees. Rejuvenate in one of the massage chairs or other activities. If you need a quiet place to think, check out a powered solo work pod.

Take advantage of the Mastermind Speed Coaching and step into a transformative coaching session inspired by the timeless principles of Think and Grow Rich and How to Start and Run a Successful MasterMind Group.

And remember the breaks between each session! This time is a powerful opportunity for casual networking. Or, on day two, mix it up with a stop by the makeup and professional headshot sessions or have a warm cup of delicious café from Enticing Coffee.

Evening Event

After a fulfilling first day of soaking up info and participating in the Super Matchmaker One-on-One Appointments, kick back and have some fun! The evening’s event is a great opportunity to make new connections and reenergize current ones. Wednesday evening in Fort Lauderdale will be packed with opportunities.

Wrap up your first day with a true South Florida reception organized by the FSMSDC MBE Input Committee. Dance to the sounds of the Council’s DJ Mack and enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres. Deepen your new relationships with corporate members, sponsors, minority business owners and other professionals to carry the conference’s momentum into the coming months.

The dress for this evening is business attire.
We cannot wait to see you there!

Meet & Greet Welcome Reception
Wednesday, May 22 | 5:00 PM -7:30 PM ET
NSU Levan Center of Innovation

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