SPEAKER

Robert Major, FCCM

Vendor Relations Coordinator
Moderator for
Workshop 1
Florida Department of Management Services

Robert Major is the OSD Vendor Relations Coordinator, where he is responsible for building and managing relationships with certified woman-, veteran- and minority-owned small businesses. His primary focus is to help small businesses better understand how they can work with the state of Florida to secure government contracts.

Robert brings nearly 26 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. Prior to his role with OSD, Robert served as a Purchasing Specialist with the Florida Department of Children and Families.

Before his state government work, Robert served in a variety of roles with Habitat for Humanity and Prison Rehabilitation Industries. He has also worked for private sector companies including Proctor and Gamble, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and Genesis Health Care.

Robert is a small business owner, and enjoys capturing photographic memories for his clients. He is an experienced manager and sales consultant, with extensive knowledge in vendor relations, client management, materials management, logistics and procurement.

Robert was born in Okinawa, Japan and grew up in Americus, Ga. He is a husband and father of three beautiful daughters. His family has made Tallahassee, Fla., their home for the past six years.

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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