What is the Veterans Florida Expo?
The Expo is the state’s official economic opportunity event for the military and veteran community. The two-day event connects veterans, transitioning servicemembers, and their families to all of Florida’s solutions to transition and professional challenges. Get expert advice at career and entrepreneurship panels and workshops, ease your transition with the first-of-its-kind Florida SkillBridge Initiative, hear success stories, network with other veterans and veteran-friendly employers at the career fair, and watch our statewide pitch competition featuring Florida’s top veteran entrepreneurs.
When is the Veterans Florida Expo?
The panels and speakers are on Friday, June 17th from 1:00 to 3:15 PM. Veterans Florida will be on-hand afterwards to provide one-on-one assistance in preparing for the next day’s career fair. A networking reception will follow at 5:30 PM. The career fair and Battle of the Pitches begin at 9:00 AM on Saturday, June 18th.
View the full schedule here.
Where is the Expo?
The Hilton Orlando, right off of I-4. Room blocks are full, but you can find lodging options here.
What’s the parking situation?
Veterans Florida will validate self parking (while supplies last) for those not staying at the Hilton.
What other things I can do at the Expo?
Good question! The Expo is an opportunity to network with employers, entrepreneurs, and other veterans during the career fair and Battle of the Pitches on Saturday. A networking reception is also scheduled Friday the evening before.
Can my spouse attend the Expo?
Yes, the Expo is open to spouses and family of veterans, active duty, and members of the Guard, and Reserves.
What should I wear to the Expo?
We recommend Business Casual.
What should I bring?
If you’re attending the Career Fair you should bring your resume and anything else you would bring to a job interview.
Will food be served?
Veterans Florida will provide snacks and coffee on Friday, and breakfast and snacks on Saturday. Restaurants are also on site.
What’s the Battle of the Pitches?
The Battle of the Pitches is a statewide pitch competition featuring Florida’s top veteran entrepreneurs competing for funding. The 14 finalists were selected among statewide submissions, and past winners have gone on to win industry awards and compete in nationwide pitch competitions.
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