This fall, a first-of-its-kind experience for local business owners is coming to St. Pete. The city announced that it will be hosting the inaugural Supplier Diversity Day on Wednesday, October 4 from 10 am – 3 pm at The Coliseum.
Put on by the City of St. Petersburg Office of Supplier Diversity, the convention will serve as a networking and educational resource for small business owners in the area, with a focus on supporting diversity in the local economy. In addition to networking and educational resources, the event will help connect local businesses with procurement opportunities in St. Pete and the Tampa Bay Area.
Registration for business owners is free and includes the keynote address, panels, and five breakout sessions, as well as light breakfast, snacks, and lunch. Registration can be found here through the Office of Supplier Diversity.
What to know
- What: A one-day convention for business owners focusing on supporting diversity in the local economy
- When: Wednesday, October 4, 10 am – 3 pm
- Where: The Coliseum, 535 4th Avenue North in St. Petersburg
- How: Attendance is free, but owners must register their business online by September 24
What to expect
- Educational opportunities – keynote speakers; engaging panel discussions; informative breakout sessions
- Networking and relationship building – interactive vendor exhibits showcasing contracting opportunities; business-to-business matchmaking; City officials, procurement analyst, and industry leaders on-site
- Light breakfast, snacks, and lunch provided
- Door prizes and more
From the Office of Supplier Diversity: “This event celebrates the importance of supplier diversity and aims to connect local businesses with procurement opportunities. Whether you’re a small business owner, entrepreneur, or simply interested in supporting local diversity, this event is for you.
“You’ll have the chance to connect with those who are committed to fostering an inclusive business environment. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to expand your network, gain valuable insights, and contribute to the growth of our local economy.”