CONFERENCE AGENDA

INNOVATE, MOTIVATE, FOCUS ON SUCCESS

8:00am 9:00am

RIBBON CUTTING

PRE FUNCTION AREA

9:00am 9:30am

MORNING PLENARY

SALON ABC

9:30am 10:50am

WORKSHOP 1

SALON ABC

Projects for Local Government

Get motivated, Be creative. Businesses will have the opportunity to directly connect and interface with multiple local and state agencies gaining knowledge about upcoming projects and related qualification requirements.

SPEAKERS

Robert Major

Moderator

Kevin Volbrecht

Jerry Allen

Colleen M. Robbs

Clinton B. Forbes

Amanda L. Ray

David Dolan

Steven Carrier

11:00am 11:30am

WORKSHOP 2

SALON ED

Opportunities for Local Small Businesses in the Healthcare Industry

Find out who, what, when and where of procurement. This workshop will explain how to participate in the procurement process with the Healthcare Industry and list the upcoming business opportunities.

SPEAKERS

LaRae P. Floyd

Tim Piper, AA, CMRP

11:35am 12:30pm

WORKSHOP 3

SALON ED

Innovation & Technology for Small Businesses

Innovative technology in today’s work environment, speakers will focus on implementation, utilization and transformation of ever evolving resources. Take a look at software and apps integration challenges, cloud hosting, cyber security, remote access and more…

SPEAKERS

Don Maxwell

MODERATOR

Dion Taylor

Sam Spear, Jr.

12:35pm – 1:30pm

LUNCHEON

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Dr. Willie Jolley

Dr. Willie Jolley Helps Organizations Maximize Profits and Elevate the Performance of Their People…to Achieve Greater Results!

Read more about Dr. Willie Jolley

1:30Pm 4:00Pm

TRADESHOW

PRE FUNCTION AREA

2:00Pm 4:00Pm

POWER TALKS

SALON ED

The best 15 minutes of the Day. Power Talks with following Government Agencies and Private Corporations:
Paragon Florida
TED Center/Florida Women’s Business Center
City of West Palm Beach
PBC OSBA
PBC Water Utilities
PBC Facilities
PBC Engineering
Solid Waste Authority
PBC School District
Hotwire Communications
The City of Riviera Beach CRA

2:00Pm 4:00Pm

Focus Groups Workshop

SPEAKERS

Marlon D. White

Carole Hart

Tim Thompson

4:00Pm 6:00Pm

RECEPTION (AWARDS PRESENTATION)

SALON F

REGISTRATION

$75.00

ADMISSION TO ALL DAY EVENTS

SOLD OUT

WHO WE ARE

The Palm Beach Partners is a coalition of City, County, State and non-profit agencies aligned to maximize economic development opportunities for small businesses throughout the South Florida region.
The group includes: South Florida Water Management District, City of Riviera Beach, Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, (Office of Small Business Assistance, Department of Airports and Palm Tran), School District of Palm Beach County, City of West Palm Beach, Center for Technology Enterprise and Development (TED Center), and PARAGON Florida, Inc.

2018 STEERING COMMITTEE

OUR GOAL:

Our goal is to extend this distinctive business opportunity beyond our respective geographic and organizational borders to benefit small, women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises (SBEs, M/WBEs, or DBEs) throughout the entire South Florida region.

Please join us in making the 2017 Palm Beach Partners Business MatchMaker Conference & Expo an unrivaled, collaborative success.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

  • Workshops exposing business owners to the latest social media and marketing technology, how to build your credit and obtain a small business loan and how to build connections and contracting opportunities with government agencies.

  • Power Talks with Government Agencies and Private Corporations.

  • Keynote Luncheon and Spotlight on Vendor Awards.

  • The "Real Business" Networking Reception And Awards Presentation

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