Department of Management Services

Supplier Diversity Exchange - Orlando 2018

Orlando 7-31-18 Event Flyer


July 31, 2018

12:30 p.m. -  5:00 p.m. EDT

Live Oak Event Center
University of Central Florida
4115 Pyxis Lane
Orlando, FL 32816


AGENDA (Adobe PDF Document 186.39 KB)   




EVENT REPORT (Adobe PDF Document 1.42 MB) 



Event Description

The Office of Supplier Diversity and the University of Central Florida are please to present the 2018 Orlando Supplier Diversity Exchange.  The event will include training, a panel discussion, networking opportunities, and scheduled one-on-one interviews.


Scheduling your One-on-One Interviews During the Business Exchange

Suppliers & Small Business Attendees: after completing your registration and prior to the event, you will receive an email with a survey asking you to select the top agencies and organizations you would like to meet with.

Interviews are scheduled based on the order of the completed surveys. Complete this survey as soon as possible to secure interview appointments with your top choices.

We do our best to match attendees with at least four of the top six entities selected.


Driving Directions

Google map of Live Oak Event Center, 4115 Pyxis Lane, Orlando, FL 32816



UCF Parking Garage B located at 4799 Hydra Ln, Orlando, FL 32816 is the closest parking area to the Live Oak Event Center. Parking Lot B-9 is another parking option.

For Registered Event Attendees:

  • Prior to the event, registered attendees will receive an email with an event code for FREE parking. The event code must be entered at the parking garage pay station. Once the code is entered, a ticket will print from the pay station and that ticket must be displayed on the vehicle’s driver side dash. 
  • The event code is valid for student parking lots and garages. These lots are marked with green signs that include the letter ‘D’, which denotes a student permit. 
    • Faculty (B), Staff (C), and specialty spaces are prohibited.

For Event Attendees Who Did NOT Register:

  • Event attendees who do NOT register will need to purchase a parking pass for $5.00 from pay stations in the garage. You can also purchase a pass at the Visitor and Parking Information Center located at the corner of Central Florida Boulevard and Gemini Boulevard South.
  • The pass will be valid on all of the “D” parking lots and unreserved garages.

Parking Maps and Walking Directions for Campus

  • Walking Directions (Adobe PDF Document 572.90 KB): Print and use this map to help you navigate walking from UCF Parking Garage B to the Live Oak Event Center. 
  • UCF Campus Map (Adobe PDF Document 1.08 MB): Live Oak Event Center is labeled “FC”, Parking Garage B is labeled “PGB” and lot B-9 is labeled “B9”



The University of Central Florida has guest Wi-Fi available for attendees.



Please use the below resources if overnight accommodations are needed. The Office of Supplier Diversity and the University of Central Florida do not have any contractual relationships with hotels included in the below guides, nor do the below guides represent any endorsement.


Meet with these Government Entities and Professional Organizations
 (list continually updated)
Please see the provided list for the description and types of goods or services purchased (Microsoft Excel Document 16.98 KB) by each organization.
Organization Meet during
Meet during
Open Networking/
Exhibit Hall
Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services X
Department of Children & Families X
Department of Economic Opportunity: Business Development X
Department of Health X
Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles X
Department of Juvenile Justice X
Department of Management Services: Office of Supplier Diversity X
Department of Management Services: State Purchasing & MyFloridaMarketPlace X
Department of Transportation: DBE Support Services, Construction Estimating Institute (CEI)
(DOT outreach and recruiting of potential DBEs and DBE certification assistance)
Department of Transportation: District 5 Procurement X
Department of Transportation: Florida's Turnpike Enterprise X
Department of Transportation: Specialized Development Program Ariel Business Group
(DOT program assisting prime contractors in identifying qualified DBEs)
Department of Veterans' Affairs X
Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission X
Florida Lottery X
Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council X
Greater Orlando Aviation Authority X
Lane Construction X
Lynx X
Moffitt Cancer Center X
Orange County Business Development Division X
Orange County Public Schools X
Orlando MBDA Business Center X
Polk County X
Prospera X
Small Business Administration X
Small Business Development Center at UCF X
St. Johns River Water Management District X
University of Central Florida Facilities Planning and Construction X
University of Central Florida Procurement X
Veterans Florida X