The 34th Annual Business Expo which will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on April 11-12, 2019 will be hosted by the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC). The event themed “Ignite,” will offer minority entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase their services and products to Fortune 500 companies and government agencies.

According to FSMSDC president and CEO Beatrice Louissaint, the event aims to provide information about supplier diversity to government and corporations and to ensure that minority-owned businesses are positioned for greater success at all stages of development.

During the two-day event, there will be a conservation with Troy D. Taylor, founder and chairman of Coca-Cola Beverages Florida LLC which is considered to be one of the biggest black-owned businesses in the U.S. There will be workshops and panel discussions. These include the CEO Forum featuring leading CEOs of high-performing minority businesses, Supplier Diversity Roundtable and the Procurement-ready Boot Camp. There will also be a Youth Entrepreneurs Workshop expected to be attended by more than 100 students.

Some of the sponsors and exhibitors include Office Depot, American Airlines and the Walt Disney Co.