UF Annual Small Business Conference and Trade Fair

Published: March 12th, 2014

Category: Memos

Curtis A. Reynolds, Vice President for Business Affairs

We are inviting the campus community to join us for the 23rd Annual Small Business Conference & Trade Fair.  The event is being hosted by the University of Florida’s Small Business & Vendor Diversity Relations Division.  It will be held at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center on March 20, 2014 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. 

For additional information or questions about participating in the trade fair, please contact the UF Small Business & Vendor Diversity Relations Division at (352) 392-0380 or via e-mail to Darlean Manning at dmannin@ufl.edu or Faylene Welcome, fwelcom@ufl.edu or visit our website at www.sbvdr.admin.ufl.edu.   Thanks so much for your support and participation.

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