Future of Florida Panel
This panel will cover the various business opportunities from county to federal level that impact Florida’s economic development. Panelist will discuss what industries are poised for growth and where there is room for innovation and deals to be made. In addition, panelists will discuss what programs each entity has in place for our professionals to pursue to aide in the growth of their businesses.
Breakout Workshops I
The Secrets to Making Your Business Your Asset
“Recruiting and Developing Talent That Enables Your Company to Grow and Thrive.”
Opportunity Zones and Me
Business Resource Fair
Hustle & Grit: A CEO Forum
This is a candid conversation from founders and CEOs from various walks of life who will share their journey at what it took to start and grow their business. Get insightful lessons on switching a hustle to an enterprise.
Breakout Workshops II
Shaping Your Legacy in Your Exit Strategy
Panel: Leveraging the Digital Space
How to Win Government Contracts
Leveraging the Game: Opportunities in Sports
Opportunities of 2020 and Beyond Panel
This panel will highlight entrepreneurs and agencies leading the cause in new industries that will take 2020 and beyond by storm. Learn about the opportunities in cannabis, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, data mining, blockchain, and 3D printing. Attendees will get insight on how these industries and innovations will impact and cause disruption across other industries and professions.
The Business Behind Show Business
Launching his career as an assistant to the Jonas Brothers, Benoni Tagoe quickly became a part of the band’s day-to-day management team and through that experience developed a keen sense of entrepreneurship. Since then, Tagoe has produced content for both TV and New Media on platforms that have collectively garnered over 20 million views. In his current dual role, Tagoe is the Head of Business Development for Issa Rae Productions (The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl and HBO’s ‘Insecure’) and President of Radio (Issa Rae’s music initiative). Additionally, Tagoe has been profiled as a “Modern Man” in Black Enterprise magazine for his work with his management & consulting company, The Bizz Plan, which has worked with various media brands, including Uninterrupted (LeBron James’ sports platform), beauty entrepreneur Peakmill, and financial expert Tonya Rapley.
Benjamin Carlton is an actor, activist, and social entrepreneur. He received his MBA from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University before moving to Miami to pursue a career in accounting. In 2013, while in Miami he co-founded the iconic BMe Community, a national movement of community builders that are led and inspired by Black people.
Jerveris "Jey" Floyd
(bio coming soon)
Presidential Delegates Roundtable
During this session hear from the African-American Outreach Delegates from the Campaigns of Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Julian Castro, Andrew Yang, and more to be announced.
Tastes of the Diaspora
Invite and BP Luxe Ticket Holders Only.
Content: The New Currency
Short Takes is a quick conversation with our Keynote Speakers Erika Bennett, Youtube and Kevin Stuckey, Manager of Multicultural Publicity at NETFLIX. Moderated by Jerveris V. Floyd.
This panel provides attendees the opportunity to learn from top corporate executives and workforce agencies on what it takes to succeed and thrive in South Florida.
Exhibitor and Resource Fair
Erika Bennett, Global Head of Social Marketing, YouTube Shows. Erika has sparked conversation, shaped opinion and driven results for some of the world's most prestigious entertainment and consumer brands through insights-driven campaigns that have created meaningful and mutually beneficial brand/consumer relationships. Erika currently serves as Global Head of Social Marketing, YouTube Shows, where she oversees all social marketing and influencer efforts for YouTube Originals, Features and Specials. Previously, she was senior vice president of Allied Moxy, a division of Allied Integrated Marketing, dedicated to developing and executing best-in-class marketing campaigns that speak to the full diversity of the African-American consumer. Under her three-year leadership, she shepherded the division to unprecedented year-over-year growth in new business and helped drive groundbreaking campaigns that delivered record-breaking results for such successes as ABC’s “black-ish”, NBC’s “The Wiz Live!” Netflix and Marvel’s “Luke Cage” and theatrical phenoms HIDDEN FIGURES, FENCES, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, RIDE ALONG and the FAST AND FURIOUS franchise.
Closing Keynote Address
Kevin Stuckey is the Marketing Manager of Multicultural Publicity for NETFLIX