Hard Hat Construction Matchmaker
The Loan-A-Thon: Financing for Business Growth
FRIDAY | 1:45 PM - 5:00 PM
One-on-One Appointments With Buyers
Join us at the Business Expo Luncheon
for a conversation with
Troy D. Taylor
Chairman & CEO
Coca-Cola Beverages Florida
Troy D. Taylor is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Coca- Cola Beverages Florida, LLC (Coke Florida), a family-owned, independent Coca-Cola bottler.
Coke Florida exclusively sells, makes and distributes more than 600 Coca-Cola owned and licensed products across most of the state of Florida. The franchise territory covers over 18 million consumers and includes the major metropolitan markets of Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando and Tampa. The company has 17 sales and distribution centers and four production centers located throughout Florida. Coke Florida is the third largest privately-owned Coca-Cola bottler and the sixth largest independent bottler of Coca-Cola products in the United States.
The company is also one of the nation’s largest black-owned businesses with over $1.2 billion in sales and more than 4,600 employees. In 2018, Black Enterprise recognized Coke Florida as the fifth largest black-owned business in the United States on their B.E. Top 100 list. Coke Florida is Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certified and was recognized as the largest minority-owned business in Tampa Bay. Coke Florida was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Tampa.
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Highlights at This Year's Expo
CEO Forum: Hear from leading CEOs who are running innovative,
high-performing and unique minority businesses
The Supplier Diversity Roundtable
MasterClasses: Business Excellence
Business Expo Testimonials
I've had an incredible experience at the Council [Business Expo] so far. I've made more connections here than almost any other group that our organization's been a part of. I connect with other MWBEs as well as large corporations that are looking to diversify the way they spend their dollars through their supply chain.
Marcell Haywood, CEOEncompass Onsite
Some of the benefits of being part of this [Business] Expo is that you get to hear from leading experts in the supplier diversity profession and also MBEs that have been leading their companies for years and have experience to share with newly developed MBEs.
Marisol Romany, Director of Diversity & Minority Business DevelopmentOrlando Health
Coming to the [Business] Expo, you get to meet corporate buyers face-to-face to introduce your products and services.
Keel Russell, CEO & FounderUmbree Rain Gear
The caliber of the speakers was impressive. I am very thankful to have had the chance to meet and exchange ideas with so many smart, talented and capable people.
Vincent Boreland, CEOUmbree Rain Gear
Featured Speakers & Moderators
VP of Operations & General Counsel
Jorge Amaro, MBA, ACHE
Owner and Board Chairman
Lili Gil Valletta
Co-Founder & CEO
CulturIntel & CIEN+
President & CEO
Gerald C. Grant, Jr.
G. Financial Group
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