The Palm Beach Partners invite you to participate in the 12th Annual Palm Beach Partners Business Matchmaker Conference & Expo to be held on Friday, September 21, 2018 at the Kravis Center, Cohen Pavilion beginning promptly at 8:30 a.m.
With a booming local economy, recent passing of the One-Penny Surtax Referendum and three Disparity studies concluding, the Small Business climate couldn’t be better positioned with an abundance of business opportunities! This year’s Business Matchmaker will be filled with capacity building tools, tips on future work and small business networking opportunities.
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: Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, School District of Palm Beach County, City of West Palm Beach, City of Riviera Beach, Solid Waste Authority and Center for Technology Enterprise and Development (TED) and Paragon Florida, Inc. Our theme this year is “Innovate, Motivate, Focus on Success.”
The Business Matchmaker Conference & Expo attracts over 400 participants from a variety of business disciplines; major corporations and government entities and is a fantastic opportunity for Small and Minority/Women Business Entrepreneurs and representatives from government agencies and private sector organizations to network and build stronger business relationships. Your participation is crucial in making this event even more successful! One of the features this year is the Keynote Speaker Luncheon with the Keynote being delivered by Dr. Willie Jolley, named the “Motivational Inspirational Speaker of the Year and Best Seller Author. Dr. Jolley is best known for his ability to elevate profit margins for Fortune 500 companies such as; Ford, Comcast, McDonald’s, Nordstrom and Marriot to name a few. In addition, the Luncheon Mistress of Ceremonies will be Ms. Hollani Davis, News Anchor, WPTV News Channel 5.
The Business Matchmaker Conference & Expo will be held on Friday, September 21, 2018 at the Kravis Center Cohen Pavilion. Palm Beach County Convention. Your Sponsorship includes your Company name/logo listed in the Matchmaker Conference promotional materials and website along with other perks and benefits included in your selected Sponsorship category! The Sponsorship Registration deadline is Monday, August 24, 2018.
Workshop 1 – 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.
Workshop 2 - 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.
Workshop 3 - Innovation & Technology for Small Businesses nnovative 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….
Please see full Workshop descriptions here
The Sponsorship Registration deadline is Monday, August 24, 2018.
All sponsorship opportunities are subject to availability, so act now!
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.