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
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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