Florida Minority Enterprise Development Conference 2019

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DoubleTree by Hilton

4500 West Cypress St.

Tampa, FL 33607

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Conference Schedule:

Thursday, July 25th

8:00 am – Registration

9:00 am - 9:30 am – Welcome to Tampa Bay Kick-Off Breakfast –

9:30 am - 10:45 am - Panel Discussion - TBA.

10:45 am – 11:00 pm - Break

11:00 pm - 12:00 pm – Workshop: TBA".

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm - Lunch & Learn - TBA

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm - Break

1:45 pm - 3:00 pm - Panel Discussion:

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm - Workshop - .

4:30 pm – 7:00 pm - Wine down Wednesday – Conference Kick-off Reception & Retail Vendors Expo - Come meet and support your community retail businesses and Explore Opportunities through Collaboration with your Chamber of Commerce's and Community Organizations...Relax & mingle with conference attendees while enjoying food, drinks and entertainment. Door prizes will be provided. Don't miss our special guests' appearance... See ticket information for pricing)

Friday, July 26th

8:00 am - Registration (Light Breakfast)

8:30 am - 9:30 am - Panel Discussion: TBA

9:00 am - 11:45 am - Business Matchmaker and Trade Fair (EXPO) - Where businesses are exposed and can network with corporate and government purchasing agents and large contractors to discuss future business opportunities.

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm - Annual Awards Luncheon - Keynote Speaker: TBA

Awards, Awards, Awards.... Who will win this year’s Minority Enterprise Development Business Awards - Will it be your business? And who will receive the 2019 Outstanding Business Advocate Award.... It could be you!!!! Don't miss it.

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Business Matchmaker and Trade Fair (reopens)

Professional Headshots Available

"Dark Light Portrait Studios will be at the FL Minority Enterprise Development Conference on July 24th & 25th to provide headshots to attendees. Conference headshots are $25 per person, and will be on a gray background. Each person who gets a headshot will receive 1 web-sized digital file by email approximately 1-2 weeks after the conference. For questions or more information, please contact us at dlps@dlportraitstudios.com

2018 Sponsors and Supporters - Thank You


Wells Fargo


Suncoast Credit Union

TECO Energy

Vistra Communications


Jarrett Gordon Ford

City of St. Petersburg

Hillsborough County Economic Development

FSBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development



Duke Energy

Moffitt Cancer Center

Hensel Phelps Construction Co.


City of Tampa

Port Tampa Bay

Strategic Property Partners

Tampa International Airport

Turner Construction Company

Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART)

Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC)

Media/Marketing Supporters


Black in the Bay

University of Florida

DSI Black Pages

Latin Times Media

Frederick Communications Consulting


Thank You, Minority Enterprise Development Corporations

Hotel Reservation Information:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tampa Airport - Westshore

4500 West Cypress Street

Tampa, FL 33607

Special Room rates available 7/22/19 - 7/27/19

Group Rate: $127.00 – Group Code: MED - Please call the hotel to book after 7/14/2018

Government Rate: Call Hotel to book directly - 813-998-2221

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