10:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Registration desk will remain open through the end of the evening Networking Reception.
Sponsor Exhibit Area Open
Visit our Sponsors during the event and learn about what they offer. Be sure to thank them for supporting military and veteran families!
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Networking time is available during the entire Expo. Get started when you arrive.
Welcome Message – Main Hall
Greetings! Join everyone in the Main Hall for the event kick-off.
Get To Know Florida – Main Hall
Beautiful beaches, the nation’s 3rd largest veteran population, and a robust economy and entrepreneurship network — Florida combines an unbeatable lifestyle with limitless opportunities to work and operate a business. Meet veterans who are proof of what you can accomplish in the Tampa Bay region and beyond.
It’s Who You Know – Main Hall
Networking is something not everyone is good at, but it’s something everyone must do. Simply attending the Expo will greatly expand your professional career network. While you’re here, learn additional proven methods to grow your network both online and offline.
Sell the Sizzle, Not the Steak – Breakout
Selling the benefits of your product or service to your customer is more important than simply listing off all the features. Veterans tend to be too technical or literal, when their marketing needs to show a solution to the customer’s problem. Reach customers with the right message using the latest tools and tips from marketing professionals and other entrepreneurs.
Florida, it’s Different Here – Main Hall
The hottest industries and job markets in Florida might not be what you think, and we’re here to help you find out more. Also, discover veteran specific state benefits and learn about quality of life amenities for you and your family that make Florida the most sought after.
Knowns and Unknowns – Breakout
Sole proprietorship, LLC, franchise, acquisition, etc. – what’s the best for you and your business idea or plan? Strike out on your own, buy and improve an existing business, or research franchising opportunities. Learn about all the options available to you.