Save The Date
May 17 - 18, 2023
38th Annual Business Expo
1-on-1 Appointments with
Buying Decision-makers
An opportunity to meet with buyers seeking your area of expertise.
Business Trade Fair
Showcase your products and services to a targeted audience
Business Makeovers/Business Consultations
Share your logo, marketing plan, sales and e-commerce strategy and meet with our experts for a business makeover.
Powerful MasterClasses, Workshops & Special Events
Corporate Members
Participate in the Supplier Diversity Roundtable

SAVE THE DATE MAY 17-18, 2023

Thank you to our sponsors, exhibitors, speakers,
partners, and attendees. The success of the
37th Annual Virtual Business Expo
could not have been achieved without
your participation and support.

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2022 Business Expo
Program Book

Get increased exposure to a targeted audience by advertising in the Annual FSMSDC Business Expo Program Book—the most-read publication of the event, and frequently referenced well after the power-packed event. 

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Business Expo

Business Networking & Opportunities

Virtual Trade

Showcase your products and services

Virtual Super Matchmaker

One-on-One Appts. with Buyers

Become A

Gain Exposure in a targeted audience

Event Guides and FAQs

GET BETTER RESULTS and find the answers to your questions

Buyer & Supplier B2B Trade Fair

Virtual Interactive Business Trade Fair

The Trade Fair brings together minority entrepreneurs, large corporations and government agencies to create new relationships, ventures and opportunities for growth.


Customized Booths with Your Logo

Promote your products to a global audience in a virtual environment and see your leads grow.


One-on-One text, audio & video chat

Connect in real-time with attendees who visit your booth.


Handouts & Video Display

Upload downloadable documents such as brochures, capability statements and price sheets.

Dynamic B2B Engagement & Networking

Brought to you by an Award-Winner Event Technology Platform

Networking for Buyers & Suppliers

Bringing the Best Together

The Business Expo is the largest minority business event in Florida. As the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council’s premier annual event, it draws business leaders from across Florida and the nation. The Business Expo brings together a unique cross-section of minority entrepreneurs, large corporations and government agencies to create new relationships, ventures and opportunities for growth. This year’s theme is Formula for Success: Contracts, Capacity, Connections.

The Business Expo features a motivational keynote speaker, hundreds of business appointments, power-packed workshops, industry group sessions, MasterClasses, Business Makeovers, special events and much more.

The health and safety of our guests and staff remains our top priority. The COVID-19 regulations, policies, and protocols will be continue to evolve in accordance with on-going public health information and official guidance set by the State of Florida Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. The Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council cannot guarantee that you will never get exposed to the virus or get sick from it. By attending this event, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Why Attend

Who's Who in Business

Who Attends

Power-packed Workshops, MasterClasses and Special Event

Reach Your Business Goals

  • Gain insight, best practices and ideas from leading business experts
  • Uncover potential business and strategic alliances
  • Connect with successful minority business owners


Meet One-on-One with Buying Decision-makers


Meet One-on-One with bankers and alternative lenders

Submit your paperwork and get financing on the spot if you qualify. Whether you need a microloan or a multi-million-dollar loan, this is the chance to sit with traditional and non-traditional lenders to get the financing you need to grow your business.

What Past Participants Are Saying


Meet Our 2021 Speakers

Emmitt Smith

Gold Jacket, LLC

Cris Carter

Gold Jacket, LLC

Jorge A. Plasencia

Chairman & CEO
Republica Havas

Pegine Echevarria

Life Coach & CEO
Team Pegine

Julius Davis

Principal Owner
VoltAir Consulting Engineers

Abel Herrera

President & CEO
IT Data Solutions

Get One-on-One Business Consultations

Subject matter experts will provide free coaching sessions in areas such as marketing and social media, HR, Total Quality Management, IT, sales strategies and financing.

Help Desk

What can we assist you with? We are here to help you get registered and make the most of the event. Click the button below to gain access to our FAQ and support form. A representative will contact you regarding your needs.