Conference Agenda

Day 1 Wednesday, May 22


  • 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM HBC Registration & Networking
    Rosen Plaza Hotel

  • 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
    Rosen Plaza Hotel

  • 8:45 AM - 10:30 AM HBC Breakfast and General Session
    Topic - The Legacy Leader Unleashes the Power of Cultural Intelligence
    ● Speaker: Anthony López, Leadership Expert, Organizational Architect, Author
    ● Room: Ballroom B

  • 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Breakout Session A
    Workshop 1A - Grow Your Business by Winning Bids as a Subcontractor or Joint Venture
    ● Speakers: TBA
    ● Room: Salons 11 & 12
    Workshop 2A – Business Secrets to Grow Your Business Profitably and Become #1 in Your Market
    ● Speaker: John de Armas, CEO at PrimEngage & Profit Maker
    ● Room: Salons 13 & 14

  • 12:00 PM - 1:00PM HBC Luncheon
  • 1:00 PM - 3:30PM Keynote Speakers - Kevin Harrington & James Smiley
    Topic - From Capitalism To Capability-ism: How Small Businesses Are Using Online Technologies To Dominate
    ● Speaker: Kevin Harrington, original "Shark" from the hit TV show Shark Tank & James Smiley, Disruptive Marketing Solutions Expert
    ● Room: Ballroom B

  • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM VIP Reception - By Invitation Only

Day 2 Thursday, May 23


  • 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM HBC Registration & Networking
    Rosen Plaza Hotel

  • 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM HBC Supplier Diversity Matchmaking Expo
    Presented by Orlando Health and Sponsored by Wells Fago & Wyndham Destinations

    Rosen Plaza Hotel Ballroom C

  • 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM General Morning Session – The Women Inclusion Strategy: Key to Ignite Profits and the Economic Growth of Orlando! **
    ● Speaker: Frances Rios Founder and President of Women Who Lead
    ● Room: Ballroom B

  • 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Breakout Session A
    Workshop 1B - Healthy Financials to Have Access to Capital and New Contracts
    ● Speakers: Ballroom B
    ● Room: TBA
    Workshop 2B – Innovative Way to Increase Your Reputation Online <br data-preserve-html-node="true"
    ● Speaker: Jorge Cruz, President of Marketing Innovations Group
    ● Room: Ballroom C

  • 1:00 PM - 2:30PM Legislative Update
    Topic - Policy, Practice and Profits: How Government is Impactict Your Bottom Line
    ● Sen. Victor Torres (D) District 15
    ● Rep. David Smith (R), District 28

    ● Rep. John Cortes (D) District 43
    ● Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith (D), District 49

    ● Rep. Rene Plasencia (R) District 50
    ● Room: Ballroom B