Supplier Diversity Day 2019

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University of South Florida

4202 East Fowler Avenue

Marshall Student Center (MSC)

Tampa, FL 33620

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The USF Office of Supplier Diversity is pleased to announce the annual USF Supplier Diversity Day on Friday, October 4, 2019.

Supplier Diversity Day is an all-day event that will feature several workshops. In addition, several partner organizations will join us, including 10 + state of Florida agencies, along with Tampa General Hospital, Women's Business Enterprise National Council, Florida National Minority Supplier Development Council and Tampa
International Airport and many more!

Benefits of USF Supplier Diversity Day:

  • Learn about USF's procurement process

  • First-hand peek at upcoming projects for USF

  • Meet and network directly with buyers from across the USF System

  • Get insight into the exciting developments of USF's Supplier Diversity Program


If you would like to showcase your business Click Here and complete the form. We will notify you via email if you have been selected.

A waitlistwill be created once booth space is full.

General Public Attendance 2019


** Please register for the workshop you would like to attend. (Space is limited)

7:45a - 9:40a - Vendor Check-In and Exhibition Set-Up *Vendor's Only (Ballroom)

8:30a – 9:30a - Opening Session-Welcome from Leadership, Overview of the day & the USF Office of Supplier Diversity, How to Successfully Navigate My Florida Marketplace

9:45a – 10:45a - Morning Workshop Sessions

  • Workshop 1 - Research and Development. What is Required to Take Your Innovation to Market.*
  • Workshop 2 - What's Preventing You From Getting the BIG DEAL, Building Your Brand.*
  • Workshop 3 - Show Me the Money! What Resources Are Available to Help Me Go to the Next Level.*

11:15a - 11:45a - Lunch Selected Lunch Choice at Registration

12:00p 12:55p - USF Champion Awards & Vendor Showcase Ribbon Cutting (Ballroom)

1:00p -3:00p - Vendor Showcase (Ballroom)

1:15p - 1:45p - Healthy Cooking Demonstration, sponsored by Aramark (Ballroom)

1:30p - 2:30p – Afternoon Workshop Sessions:

  • Workshop 4 - Doing Business Globally: Coca-Cola & Butzel Long*
  • Workshop 5 - Diverse Business Certification & How to Properly Use It: State of FL Office of Supplier Diversity, Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC), Tampa International Airport.*
  • Workshop 6 - Bidding & Estimating – How to Successfully Bid USF Facilities & Construction Opportunities: USF Procurement, Facilities & Manhattan Construction.*
  • Workshop 7 - Doing Business with USF Information Technology - How USF Procures IT Products & Services*

2:15p - 2:45p - Healthy Cooking Demonstration sponsored by Aramark (Ballroom)

3:00p - 3:45p - Event Wrap Up

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Parking will be in the top two levels of Crescent Hill Garage (CHG)

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University of South Florida

4202 East Fowler Avenue

Marshall Student Center (MSC)

Tampa, FL 33620

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