8a – 10a | ARRIVAL
- Continental Breakfast
- Registration: Attendees/Exhibitor Set up
10a – 10:15a | WELCOME
With the onset of covid, the last Small Business Opportunity Fair was 2019. We’re excited to relaunch our signature event in giving small businesses across the north central Florida region an opportunity to market themselves to the institution. Here at UF, we have a decentralized procurement process, where 600+ units make their own decisions.
At this event, decision-makers from across the institution will attend to meet and learn of potential suppliers to do business with.
10:15a – 11:00a | RECOGNIZE SPONSORS
Servicing the small business community is truly a collaborative effort! We want to recognize our sponsors for their support of our efforts in helping small businesses be successful in working with UF.
11:00a -12:45p | TRADE FAIR (UF/UF Health employees will attend to meet small businesses and other exhibitors)
There will be exhibitors across various industries that service the institution. Exhibitors include:
- Small business owners (interested in working with UF/UF Health, current UF suppliers, contracted suppliers)
- Agencies (local, state, federal)
- Large businesses (with subcontracting opportunities)
- NEW*** UF Approved Caterers will be exhibiting providing tasty samples of their delicious menus
1:00p -1:50p | PANEL DISCUSSION: Working with UF (Construction)
There are various construction-related opportunities at UF. At this panel discussion, here directly from the decision-makers and come prepared with questions. List of panelists coming soon!
2:00p- 2:40p | PANEL DISCUSSION: Working with UF/UF Health (Non – Construction)
There are various non-construction-related opportunities at UF/UF Health. At this panel discussion, here directly from the decision-makers and come prepared with questions. List of panelists coming soon!
3:00p – 3:45p | PANEL DISCUSSION: Starting a Business and Making UF Your Customer!
Being a small business owner AND successfully working with UF is possible! Hear from small business owners who explain their journey with starting their business and making UF their customer while doing so!