About the Annual Business Expo

March 29-31, 2017
Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316

The FSMSDC's Annual Business Expo is a powerful three-day matchmaking event. Attendees are able to meet with corporate and government exhibitors and attendees seeking certified minority business suppliers with capacity. The event draws business leaders and corporations from around the U.S. The event consists of a trade fair, workshops and a luncheon that provides a forum to network and showcase your company’s products and services. During these energizing and information packed days, you will meet educational institutions and government agencies; develop new contacts and resources; negotiate potential procurement contracts and learn valuable information for professional and business growth.

FSMSDC's 32nd Annual Business Expo will kick-off on March 29th with the Business Familiarization (FAM) Tour. The FAM Tour includes visits to the headquarters of top MBEs with global capacity, industry specific briefings, an introduction to key decision-makers in the private and public sectors and a VIP Pass to all events of the 32nd Annual Business Expo. We bring the right people, to the right place, to build relationships, to turn into possible contracts.

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    Why Attend?

  • Access to Successful & 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
  • Get your team motivated and energized
  • FREE Business Coaching from Experts
  • One-on-One Appointments with Buyers


  • Business Familiarization (FAM) Tour
  • Innovation Competition
  • Network with procurement specialists from Fortune 500 companies
  • Florida Dept. of Transportation Boot Camp
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Forum
  • Outrageous Marketing Workshop


  • Welcome Reception
  • Buyers' and Sellers' Lounge
  • 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)

Who Attends?

  • 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!

2016 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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