2022 Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council Annual Kick-off Meeting Logo

Learn about our Goals for 2022 & Celebrate our 2021 Accomplishments!

Wednesday, January 26
10 AM EST - 12 PM EST

 Our 2022 Kick-Off Meeting is virtual.

During the meetings, you will:

  • Learn about statewide initiatives & FSMSDC’s 2022 Work Plan
  • Learn our plans to help grow your business
  • Hear from our featured speakers during our People You Should Know™ segment
  • Get strategies to improve your Supplier Diversity Program
  • Meet key decision makers, board members, corporate members, staff and government officials in the public and private sectors
  • Learn about our Book of the Year

Register to Attend!

People You Should Know

During our virtual meeting, we will introduce our new People You Should Know™ (PYSK) segment. PYSK will feature notable thought leaders across various industries to provide you with valuable information. Don’t miss the chance to expand your network and make important connections with People You Should Know™.

Meet the People You Should Know Speakers

Melissa Medina Jiménez
Founding Executive team member and President of eMerge Americas

A native to Miami, FL, Melissa Medina Jiménez is Founding Executive team member and President of eMerge Americas, a venture-backed platform focused on transforming Miami into the tech hub of the Americas. The eMerge signature event, launched in 2014, is a global tech conference held annually at the Miami Beach Convention Center. With Melissa’s leadership, the eMerge Americas conference now attracts more than 16,000+ attendees from over 40 countries.

eMerge gathers the brightest minds and convenes investors, entrepreneurs, innovators, business executives, government leaders, academia and renowned subject matter experts from across the globe to discuss technologies transforming our lives. In addition to the annual conference, eMerge organizes and hosts year-round executive summits, innovation challenges, startup pitch competitions, masterclasses, webinars, as well as publishes venture activity and investment insights reports and publications. Melissa has been at the forefront of helping to foster a thriving entrepreneurial and tech ecosystem in South Florida.

Melissa is also the President of the Medina Family Foundation (MFF). As President of the foundation, Melissa defined the foundation’s mission as funding and playing an active role in local initiatives that focus on mentoring children and empowering families by enhancing education and quality of life.

Alfonso Costa Jr.

Executive Vice President of Falcone Group

Learn about the $125 million Hungerford Property project, an 88-acre mix-used development in the Historic Town of Eatonville (Orlando/Orange County). Alfonso Costa Jr. will be sharing information on how to get involved with this project.  

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