UF Annual Small Business Conference & Trade Fair

Published: March 1st, 2013

Category: Memos

Curtis A. Reynolds, Vice President for Business Affairs


We are inviting the campus community to join us for the 22nd Annual Small Business Conference Trade Fair.  The event is being hosted by the University of Florida’s Small Business; Vendor Diversity Relations Division.  This year’s event will be held at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center on March 28, 2013 from 10 am to 3 pm.

There are a number of ways the UF community may participate and help make this a successful event including:

By having an exhibit table at the trade fair where UF representatives will have the opportunity to network and speak with businesses attending the event;

By participating in our one-on-one sessions where vendors register for 15-minute appointments to speak one-on-one with UF staff to learn about opportunities to do business with our campus; and

By coming out and walking the trade fair floor to network with the various businesses and agencies that will be exhibiting or attending the event.

We are asking for your support to encourage your administrative purchasing/buying staff from each of your areas to participate in the trade fair.  We appreciate your assistance in helping to get the campus community to attend and show our support by speaking with the businesses in attendance about potential opportunities to do business with UF.

UF Departments and Academic Units exhibit free of charge at the event. General admission to attend the event and parking is free.

The UF Campus Cab will be available to transport UF employees who have prearranged rides to and from the Hilton. Persons wishing to utilize the cab services may do so by calling 392-RIDE (392-7433) at least 24 hours in advance to schedule their pickup and return. The Shuttle Service will also be making scheduled trips, to and from the Hilton for persons wishing to attend the trade fair, at these scheduled pickup/drop-off locations:

At the Quarter Hour              Health Science Center (parking lot east of HPNP Building)
At the Half Hour                   Criser Hall area (parking lot in front of Criser Hall off Union Road)
At Forty-Five Minutes on the Hour  Connell Center (Stadium Road across from Gator Corner’sDining Facility)
At each O’clock on the hour  Drop-off/Departing Hilton UF Conference Center (In Circular Drive – On the East Side of Building)

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