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Super matchmaker | One-on-One Appointments

Meet with MBEs with Capacity

The virtual matchmaker includes one-on-one appointments for minority businesses to meet with buying decision-makers from Fortune 500 Companies, government agencies, educational institutions and healthcare organizations.

Available to corporate members, non-profit and government agencies.

Appointment Scheduling

The Super Matchmaker One-on-Ones are available! Make your appointment today with participating buyers at the 37th Annual Business Expo on Wednesday, May 18th from 2:00 – 4:30 PM EST. Participants must have an active Business Expo registration, with a minimum purchase of a Trade Fair or super matchmaker ticket to participate in the matchmaker and one-on-one consultations. If you have not done so already, please register today!

Please note: The dates and times selected are appointment requests only. All requests will be reviewed by the consultant and confirmed via email.

ONE-ON-ONE APPOINTMENTS

The products and services requested by each buyer are listed. Please read carefully prior to requesting an appointment. If your company does not provide the required products or services, the appointment will be declined. There is a limit of three appointments (3) per company. All additional appointment will be declined. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time. Appointments are 10 minutes.

BUSINESS CONSULTATION

Subject matter experts are also available to provide free 30 minute business consultation in areas such as marketing and social media, HR, total quality management, IT, sales strategies and financing. Please schedule an appointment to meet with a consultant who can assist with your needs. Limit of two (2) appointments per company. All additional appointments will be declined.

To access the MyBusinessMatches system, please follow the instructions below.

  • Login to the expo site via the Whova Platform
  • On the left-hand side menu, navigate to Resources
  • Click 1on1 Appts to access the MyBusinessMatches Portal
  • Register your company and begin requesting appointments!
  • All appointments will be held on Wednesday, May 18th from 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. All appointments will be managed on a first come, first serve basis. Appointments will begin promptly at 2:00 PM. We recommend that you are present 5 minutes prior to the scheduled time.

    Each appointment will be 10 minutes with a 5-minute buffer between appointments. If you are given an appointment, please be on time and do not go over your time! If an appointment time is missed, the time slot will be lost. We recommend that you select your meetings concurrently as much as possible. All matchmaking hosts/buyers will receive their schedules ahead of time with the full list of small businesses who have been approved to meet with their team. 

    Also available are free 30-minute one-on-one appointments with expert business consultations. Get advice on loans, business development, marketing and more.

    Please note: The time(s) selected are appointment requests only. All requests will be reviewed by the consultant and confirmed via email. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to helping your business to grow.

    Participants must have an active full business expo registration or super matchmaker ticket to participate in the matchmaker and one-on-one consultations.

    Attention Corporate & Government Buyers

    Connect with MBEs that have Capacity
    at the Super Matchmaker

    Available to corporate members, non-profits and government agencies.

    Buyers Include

    Corporate, Government and Healthcare Buyers in the Public and Private Sectors

    Pre-registered attendees will be notified of availability by email and will have the first appointment scheduling options.
    Buyers below, are listed at the time of publication.  

     

    The Walt Disney Company
    Jackson Health System
    TD Bank

    Moffitt Cancer Center
    Duke Energy

    Ana Mince

    Sourcing Lead
    Duke Energy

    Shenna Patterson

    Jones Lang Lesalle-Strategic Sourcing Manager
    Duke Energy

    Lindsay Collazo

    Sourcing Manager - UHealth
    University of Miami

    Jaya Bhagchandani

    Buyer - Academic
    University of Miami

    Randall Nossaman

    Small Business Specialist
    U.S. Department of Transportation

    Thelma Edmunds

    Procurement Analyst
    U.S. Department of State

    Robert Boone

    Director of Small Business
    Transportation Security Administration

    Tabitha Wheeler

    Small Business Representatives
    U.S. Department of Justice

    Major George

    Small Business Specialist
    U.S. General Service Administration

    Chasity Ash

    Zone 1 Supervisor
    U.S. General Service Administration

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    The below data captures a summary of the total number of one-on-one appointments over the years

    300+

    Average Annual Meetings

    65

    Buyers

    250

    MBEs

    100+

    Deals Created