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October 2014

Doing Business With:

October 31, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Broward College, Omni Auditorium
1000 Coconut Creek Blvd.
Coconut Creek, FL 33066


The Broward County Office of Economic and Small Business Development presents this free event focused on export opportunities featuring the Guyanese Inbound Import Business Delegation. There will be a special presentation by GO-Invest Guyana.

RSVP to or 954-357-7894.


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November 2014

South Florida Business Expo 2014

November 5, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sawgrass Conference Center
1711 N. University Dr.
Plantation, FL 33317

Top-level executives, professionals and key decision makers are invited to attend this event showcasing products and services. For exhibition opportunities, call 954-678-1075.

NIGP Reverse Trade Show

November 6, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Coral Springs Gymnasium
2501 Coral Springs Dr.
Coral Springs, FL 33065

Firms interested in doing business with government agencies in South Florida should attend this annual event featuring purchasing professionals from counties, municipalities, airport / seaport agencies, school boards, and more. Over 40 different entities are expected.

Doing Business With the World!

November 6, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Design Center of the Americas (DCOTA)
1855 Griffin Road, Atrium A
Dania Beach, FL 33004

You're invited to take a glimpse into the future during this free event which will launch the State of Florida's Official International Trade and Logistic Plan. Meet Consulates, Bi-National Chambers and key trade partners and visit the World Expo presented by South Florida Consular Corps to learn about Florida's top global trading partners.

Space is limited. RSVP via email to

Jamaican National Grow Your Business Conference

November 6, 2014
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

The Signature Grand
6900 State Road 84
Davie, FL 33317

Lear about business tactics in a global market and the financial benefits of becoming a Money Transfer Agent. Featured speakers include Hon. Hazelle P. Rogers, State Representative, District 95. Presentation topics will include Revenue Stream and Partnerships for Growth.

Refreshments will be served. Register online.

Democracy in the Americas Symposium (DITAS 2014)

November 6-7, 2014

Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus
Chapman Conference Center

245 N.E. Fourth Street
Miami, FL 33132

The Zambrano Foundation presents this gathering of world leaders seeking to preserve democracy through several channels including expanding economic opportunities across the hemisphere. Topics include "The Orange Economy: Innovative Trade Platform in Latin America" and "Venezuela: Case Study - Discussion on Human Rights, Economic Development & Rule of Law".

Fees apply to participate. Register online.   

Broward Health Supplier Diversity Business & Health EXPO

November 7, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m

Signature Grand
6900 W. State Road 84
Davie, FL 33317

Broward Health presents this annual event in conjunction with the Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council. Procurement staff, key end users and prime vendors will be on-site for matchmaking. Also health screenings and educational resources will be made available to attendees.

Register online.    


Business and Trade Development Mission 

November 11 - 19, 2014

Sao Paulo and Rio De Janeiro, Brazil 

Join Miami-Dade County Business and Trade Development Mission to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The market prospects and leading sectors for U.S. Exports to Brazil include: Aerospace/Aviation, Computers and Parts, Construction, Medical Equipment and Supplies, Information and Communication Technology, Sporting Goods, Travel and Tourism, Education, Safety and Security, and Professional Services.

Please contact Maria Dreyfus-Ulvert via email or 305-375-3885 for additional information.

Florida A & M University Industry Day

November 14, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

FAMU Foundation Building
625 E. Tennessee St.
Tallahassee, FL 32308-4933

Businesses are invited to come and learn about available contract opportunities for small businesses at the university. Meet purchasing and procurement representatives. Networking and on-site vendor registration will be conducted.

Register online. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.


Business Development Workshop 

November 15, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

West Regional Library
8601 W. Broward Blvd.
Plantation, FL 33324



Join OESBD for the 2014 Business Development workshop series, an update to the annual 12-part "How to Do Business with Broward County". This free series is focused on developing, creating capacity and providing resources to local small businesses.

Featured Topic:
Finding Business Financing - Uncover Funding Options for Startup and Growth

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December 2014

Buyers & Sellers Global Convention

December 9 & 19, 2014

Miramar Cultural Center Arts Park
2400 Civic Center Place
Miramar, FL 33025

Presented by Global Trade Chamber and hosted by the City of Miramar, this event will unite companies from around the world interested in purchasing or selling products or services. This event is for anyone interested in establishing new business contacts, expanding your business, exploring new markets and/or meeting potential buyers.

Fees apply to participate in this event. Register online.


Business Development Workshop 

December 13, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

South Regional / Broward College Library
7300 Pines Blvd.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024


Join OESBD for the finale of the 2014 Business Development workshop series, an update to the annual 12-part "How to Do Business with Broward County". This free series is focused on developing, creating capacity and providing resources to local small businesses.

Featured Topic:
Doing Business Overseas

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January 2015  

2015 Florida Venture Capital Conference

January 29-30, 2015

Diplomat Resort
3555 S. Ocean Dr.
Hollywood, FL 33019

This conference showcases high growth companies before a nation audience of angel investors, venture capitalists and industry professionals.

Register online. Fees apply to participate.

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June 2015

Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) Airport Business Diversity Conference

June 11- 16, 2015

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach
3030 Holiday Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

AMAC is a non-profit, trade association dedicated to promoting the full participation of minority-owned, women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises in airport contracting and the inclusion of minorities and women in the work force. Broward County will host this 31st annual conference.

Fees apply to participate. For information call Jasmine Jones at 954-357-6400. 

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Additional Event and Training Resources      

OESBD Kauffman FastTrac Training Affiliate Website - Learn more about upcoming courses for entrepreneurs 

Broward College Corporate and Continuing EducationFall 2014 Schedule   

Broward SCORE - Upcoming Business Workshops

South Broward SCORE - Upcoming Business Workshops

The Florida Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) - PTAC Seminars and conferences

If you are interested in submitting an event for inclusion in this listing, please email your inquiry including all event details. 

NOTE: Events featured in this calendar are provided for informational purposes ONLY. Event dates, times, locations, speakers and activities are subject to change. Users are encouraged to review the "Disclaimer Regarding Accuracy of Information" on the Terms of Use page of this web site.

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