Calendar

March 2016

2nd Cuba Opportunity Summit: High-Velocity Growth

March 17, 2016

Nasdaq Marketsite
4 Times Square
New York, NY 10036

History was made at the inaugural Cuba Opportunity Summit, the very first U.S. summit dedicated exclusively to exploring opportunities in the Cuban market after President Obama announced his policy shift on. Join the second iteration of what Frank Del Rio, Chief Executive Officer and President, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd called, “a wonderful event, destined to become one of the cornerstones of Cuba’s reemergence on the world business stage.” Fees apply to participate.

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Breakthrough: The Holistic Business Conference

March 19, 2016

Courtyard Marriott Cypress Creek
2440 West Cypress Creek Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

This one-day conference is designed to support mission-driven and conscious businesses, entrepreneurs and professionals that wish to experience a quantum leap in their life, business and career. Come and learn from industry expert speakers, network, and be pampered. Fees apply to participate.

Register Online.

Business of Biotech 2016: SCIENCE. SYNERGY. SUCCESS!

March 18, 2016
7:45AM -3PM

Moffitt Cancer Center
12902 Magnolia Drive
Tampa, Florida 33612

The Business of Biotech Conference brings together biomedical companies, startups, entrepreneurs, investors for networking, partnership discussions and service providers.

Register Online.

 

Global Trade Chamber Conference with Keynote Speaker Dr. Robert J. Kirby & Annual Asian Networking Event

March 28, 2016
5PM - 9PM

Sawgrass Grand Hotel
3003 N University Drive
Sunrise, FL 33322

Called "one of the most influential motivational trainers and leaders in Asia," speaker Robert J. Kirby will be presenting in South Florida for the first time ever. The conference will include: The Eight Golden Keys to Professional and Personal Success, Thriving on Change, Falling Forward and more. Also featuring the Annual Asian Networking Event.

Register Online. Fees apply.

School Board of Broward County Supplier Diversity & Outreach Program

March 31, 2016
9AM - 1PM

TSSC Annex Bank Lobby

7770 West Oakland Park Blvd.
Sunrise, Florida 33351

​Broward Schools is Open For Business! Learn about opportunities in procurement certifications, contractor pre-qualification and becoming a vendor.

SBBC’s SDOP promotes the economic development and growth of minority and women-owned business enterprises through its Minority/Women Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Certification Program, community outreach, contract review and monitoring, in addition to ongoing interaction with other municipal agencies, quasi-public agencies and the local marketplace.

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April 2016

Public Forum on Federally Funded Transit and Aviation Projects

April 5, 2016
3PM - 5PM

Miramar Branch Library
2050 Civic Center Place
Miramar, FL 33025

The Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD), as part of its triennial Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal-setting process, will host two public forums to discuss small business opportunities on federally-funded aviation and transit projects totaling more than $267,000,000, which are anticipated to be solicited in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

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Public Forum on Federally Funded Transit and Aviation Projects

April 9, 2016
10:30AM - 12PM

West Regional Library

8601 W. Broward Blvd.
Plantation, FL 33324

​The Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development (OESBD), as part of its triennial Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) goal-setting process, will host two public forums to discuss small business opportunities on federally-funded aviation and transit projects totaling more than $267,000,000, which are anticipated to be solicited in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Register Online.

Jim Moran Institute Advice Straight Up: An Expert Entrepreneur Speaker Series

April 12, 2016
8AM - 10:30AM

Urban League of Broward County
560 NW 27th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

​The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship created Advice Straight Up: An Entrepreneur Speaker Series to provide business leaders, non-profit CEOs and entrepreneurs access to nationally recognized speakers who can share their experiences in launching new ventures and building innovative businesses. These accomplished speakers not only demonstrate genuine passion for entrepreneurship, but will also share practical, valuable insight about surviving in today's agressive business marketplace. Featured speaker is Robert Yonover, CEO & Founder of SEE/RESCUE (R) Corporation.

Rgister Online. Fees apply.

Responding to Other Solicitations - Hollywood

April 13, 2016
3PM - 4:30PM

Broward County Government Center 115 S. Andrews Avenue

Annex A680
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

​Are you interested in exploring government work for your business? Learn how to develop and submit a complete response to a solicitation from local agencies beyond Broward County government. This four-part unit will feature procurement staff from valued Broward County partner agencies presenting helpful tools and tips on their purchasing process and more.

Register Online.

Protecting Your Contracts: Audits, Ethics and Fraud Prevention

April 14, 2016
3PM - 4:30PM

Broward County Government Center

115 S. Andrews Avenue
Room 422
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

​Held in collaboration with the Broward County Auditor’s Office and the Office of the Inspector General. Deepen your understanding of these two agencies including their role, responsibilities and services. Learn about terms of obligations including scope of services and invoicing, common audit findings and what to expect during a County audit. Get help identifying fraud, waste and abuse and find out how to report it.

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Export Sales Mission to Korea & Taiwan

April 15-23, 2016

Seoul, Korea and Taipei, Taiwan

Join the Secretary of Commerce, Bill Johnson, on an export sales mission to these two strong and growing Asian markets. Over the past several decades, South Korea has achieved a remarkably high level of economic growth and is now the United States’ sixth largest goods trading partner with a trillion-dollar economy. The United States is Taiwan’s third largest trading partner, accounting for more than10 percent of its total trade.

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How to do Bid Estimating

April 27, 2016
3PM - 5PM

Broward County Government Center
115 S. Andrews Avenue
Room 422
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Have you identified the perfect solicitation for your firm but need help calculating costs? This course will assist business owners with project planning and scheduling, creating an effective cash flow and improving essential business operations.

Register Online.

6th Maritime Transportation, Forwarding Logistics & Global Supply Chain Workshop

April 27-28, 2016

Residence Inn by Marriott
14700 Hotel Road
Miramar, Florida 33027

Interested in being part of a transportation workshop which is unique in the industry? Then join the MTFLGS Workshop. Participation limited to 28 students. Workshop will feature guest speakers from the Industry well versed in modern day transportation, logistics and regulatory matters.

refresher course for middle management. Fees apply to participate.

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South Florida Minority Supplier Development Council (SFMSDC)

April 28-29, 2016

Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316b

This premiere activity draws business leaders and corporations from across the state and around the county. The event consists of a trade fair, workshops and a luncheon that provides a forum to network and showcase your company's products and services. Learn from and network with procurement specialists, and much more. Fees apply to participate.

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May 2016

Responding to Other Solicitations - City of Hallandale Beach

May 11, 2016
3PM - 4:30PM

Broward County Government Center
115 S. Andrews Avenue
Annex A680
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Are you interested in exploring government work for your business? Learn how to develop and submit a complete response to a solicitation from local agencies beyond Broward County government. This four-part unit will feature procurement staff from valued Broward County partner agencies presenting helpful tools and tips on their purchasing process and more.

Register Online.

Exploring Opportunity for Nonprofits

May 14, 2016
10:30AM - 12:00PM

African-American Research Library and Cultural Center
2650 Sistrunk Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Held in collaboration with Broward County Human Services Department. Broward County is committed to “ensuring economic opportunities for all people and businesses” – including nonprofit organizations. Technical assistance and other services are available that help support our local nonprofit community. This workshop is designed to explore Broward County programs, including grants and contracting opportunities, which may be of interest to nonprofit entities.

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Awarded a Contract? Compliance and You

May 25, 2016
3PM - 4:30PM

Broward County Government Center
115 S. Andrews Avenue
Room GC 302
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 ​

Whether this is your first contract or your twentieth, as a prime contractor or a subcontractor there's much to do between winning the job and successfully reaching the closeout phase. Learn the ins and outs of effectively managing a Broward County contract including terms and processes. Get valuable dos and don'ts directly from Broward County OESBD compliance staff.

Register Online.

June 2016

Completing Your Federal Certification Application (DBE/ACDBE)

June 8, 2016
3PM - 4:30PM

Broward County Government Center 115 S. Andrews Avenue
Annex A680
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

​Let us help you in completing the U.S. Department of Transportation Uniform Certification Application (for the Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) or Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) programs) for your firm. Broward County OESBD certification staff will guide you step by step through the application providing tips along the way. At the end of the course, attendees will be better equipped to a complete application with all supplemental documentation to aid in minimizing processing time.

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Startup Acceleration Forum

June 8-10, 2016

Marriott Biscayne Bay
1633 North Bayshore Drive
Miami, Florida 33132

Join like-minded startup founders for 48 hours of inspiration and insight, networking and learning, and proven strategies to help your company grow. This invitation only events brings handpicked entrepreneurs and industry experts from the U.S. and Latin America together to discuss pain points and brainstorm about remedies on topics most relevant to you and your business. Fees apply to participate.

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You're Certified: Now What?

June 22, 2016
3PM - 4:30PM

Broward County Government Center
115 S. Andrews Avenue
Room GC 302
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Already certified in Broward County as a County Business Enterprise (CBE), Small Business Enterprise (SBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) or Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE), but not sure what to do now? This course will help new and previously certified firms develop a strategy to maximize their small business certification(s) and explore new opportunities.

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The Art of Business: Connecting Artists, Vendors and County Projects

June 25, 2016
3PM - 4:40PM

ArtServe
350 E. Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Held in collaboration with the Broward County Cultural Division. Did you know that there are opportunities for visual artists with Broward County government? Did you know that these arts-related projects also have opportunities in fabrication, installation, maintenance and conservation for carpenters, architects, landscapers, painters, power washers, videographers, welders and more? Join us at this innovative workshop to learn about the County’s Public Art & Design Program (PAD) and how you can participate in these projects.

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July 2016

Responding to Other Solicitations - City of Fort Lauderdale

July 13, 2016
3PM - 4:30PM

Broward County Government Center
115 S. Andrews Avenue
Annex A680
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Are you interested in exploring government work for your business? Learn how to develop and submit a complete response to a solicitation from local agencies beyond Broward County government. This four-part unit will feature procurement staff from valued Broward County partner agencies presenting helpful tools and tips on their purchasing process and more.

Register Online.

How to do Bid Estimating

July 27, 2016
3PM - 5PM

Broward County Government Center
115 S. Andrews Avenue
Room GC 302
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Have you identified the perfect solicitation for your firm but need help calculating costs? This course will assist business owners with project planning and scheduling, creating an effective cash flow and improving essential business operations.

Register Online.

August 2016

Effectively Using Your Insurance Agent or Broker

August 11, 2016
5:30PM to 6:30PM

Broward County Government Center
115 S. Andrews Avenue
Room 422
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Held in collaboration with Broward County Risk Management. When it comes to risk management and loss control, small business owners are unsure of all the options and small how to make the best decisions for their company in purchasing required insurance coverages effectively. This workshop was designed to inform business owners of opportunities that they may not previously have been aware of to increase their base knowledge and protect their bottom line.

SAVE THE DATE!

September 2016

Responding to Other Solicitations - U.S. Federal Government

September 14, 2016
3PM - 4:30PM

Broward County Government Center
115 S. Andrews Avenue
Annex A680
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Are you interested in exploring government work for your business? Learn how to develop and submit a complete response to a solicitation from local agencies beyond Broward County government. This four-part unit will feature procurement staff from valued Broward County partner agencies presenting helpful tools and tips on their purchasing process and more.

Register Online.

Doing Business with Broward County: Using BidSync

September 8, 2016
5:30 to 6:30PM

Broward County Government Center
115 S. Andrews Avenue
Room 422
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

​Held in collaboration with Broward County Purchasing Division. Get set up for success! Learn how to become a registered Broward County vendor and gain free access to County bid solicitations through Bid Sync. Discover how to boost your company profile to receive the bid notices you want with effective selection of NIGP codes. Get tips for navigating BidSync from searching for opportunities to responding to solicitations and everything in between.

SAVE THE DATE!

October 2016

Awarded a Contract? Compliance and You

October 12, 2016
3PM - 4:30PM

Broward County Government Center
115 S. Andrews Avenue
Annex A680
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Whether this is your first contract or your twentieth, as a prime contractor or a subcontractor there's much to do between winning the job and successfully reaching the closeout phase. Learn the ins and outs of effectively managing a Broward County contract including terms and processes. Get valuable dos and don'ts directly from Broward County OESBD compliance staff.

Register Online.

FY17 Capital Projects and Contracting Opportunities

October 12, 2016
3PM - 4:30PM

Broward County Government Center
115 S. Andrews Avenue
Annex A680
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

​​Whether this is your first contract or your twentieth, as a prime contractor or a subcontractor there's much to do between winning the job and successfully reaching the closeout phase. Learn the ins and outs of effectively managing a Broward County contract including terms and processes. Get valuable dos and don'ts directly from Broward County OESBD compliance staff.

SAVE THE DATE!

November 2016

TBD

December 2016

TBD

January 2017

TBD

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