15th Annual Florida Black Expo
Thomas Media Group, LLC, publishers of Florida Black Pages and producers of multi-city Black Expo are excited about the Crystal Anniversary of the Florida Black Expo.
According to Nielsen, Black Buying Power is expected to reach $1.2 trillion in 2016, which makes Black America the 15th largest economy in the world in terms of Gross Domestic Product. Utilizing the power of relationship marketing, and strategic partnerships, the Black Expo offers exhibitors cost effective methods to boost business visibility and build brand awareness. The promotional strategy consists of traditional media, digital content, and a print campaign, which all drive traffic to BlackExpoSouth.com, where each vendor is listed for 9 months.
Kicking off the weekend is the Black Expo Sponsors’ Kick-off Reception & Florida Black Pages Top 20 Under 40 Awards Presentation & Recognition. The invitation only event will be held at the Ritz Theatre and Museum on October 6, 2016. There are several events being held on Friday, October 6, beginning with the Business Opportunity Summit, presented by Jacksonville Transportation Authority. This invitation only event will be held at the University Club and will feature guest speaker, who will be announced at a later date.
The 6th Annual Taste of Black Jacksonville will be held at a new location – Jacksonville Public Library, located at 303 N. Laura Street. Attendees of the Taste will be able to sample dishes from local caterers, chefs, and restaurants who will be vying for three coveted titles – Best Savory Chef, Best Dessert Chef, and Best Display. The event will close with a performance by R&B Recording Artist, Kelly Price. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Shannon Smith McCants Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Jack and Jill Foundation. The Jacksonville chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated will serve as hosts.
The 15th Annual Florida Black Expo will be held at Prime F. Osborn Convention Center on October 8, 2016. The annual event will feature a job fair, seminars, Greek Village, health and wellness village, and celebrity guest performances and appearances, including Grammy ® Award Winner and Activist David Banner as guest speaker. Closing out this year’s event is, new addition to the Black Expo, Beat Battle Jacksonville, sponsored by Dream Leadership Academy. This battle of the drumlines will feature 8-10 high school drumlines from throughout the North Florida Area. Last year’s event drew over 20,000 attendees.
$15 Black Expo only, $20 Black Expo & “Beat Battle” Jacksonville Drumline Classic and $20 “Beat Battle” Jacksonville Drumline Classic.
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Previous dates at the Prime Osborn: October 24, 2015