South Florida Business & Leadership Conference - June 24, 2015 - Ft. Lauderdale

 Event Information  Agenda  Speakers & Session Topics  Sponsorship  Exhibitors  Register




Thank you for your interest in the 5th Annual South Florida Business & Leadership Conference on June 24, 2015 at  the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center.  The registration fee provides full access to the Networking Reception Breakfast, Keynote Luncheon, Business & Leadership Workshops and Exhibit Hall.  Please note, space is limited to the first 350 people.  The conference has sold out two years in a row, so don't delay, reserve your seat now and register today! 

Registration Fees

  • Early Registration: $45 until June 16
  • Registration: $55
  • At The Door: $60 on June 24  

         register now



Event Information

The Jim Moran Institute is pleased to host its 5th annual business and leadership conference in South Florida on June 24, 2015.  The conference is sure to give you fresh ideas, powerful insights, resources and business strategies you can implement right away!  Whether you are an entrepreneur, nonprofit CEO, business executive, team leader/manager or business owner, there will be many opportunities to learn, share and network together.  Through the conference we strive to bring our diverse business community together and all business types are welcome… Small or Large - Minority or Women Owned - International or Local - Nonprofit or Faith Based - Government or Education - Family Owned.  You will hear from great speakers covering subject matters that are important to every business.  There will also be breakout workshops where you can join smaller groups to spend more time reviewing topics that interest you most.  And at every stage of the event, you’ll have opportunities to meet business experts, mingle with your peers and find out about resources available to support your business.   View pictures from the 2014 conference by clicking here.





Business Workshops

Keynote Speaker

 Exhibit Hall

Breakfast & Luncheon

Networking Reception





Coming Soon!







Greater Fort Lauderdale

Convention Center

1950 Eisenhower Boulevard

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Floridian Ballroom - 3rd Floor





 8:40 a.m.

 At the door registration opens



  9:00 a.m.

  Breakfast Networking Reception & Exhibit Hall  (registration check-in)



  9:45 a.m.

  Opening Plenary Session



  11:00 a.m.

  Individual Breakout Workshops



  1:00 p.m.

  Keynote Luncheon



  2:30 p.m.

  Individual Breakout Workshops


  4:30 p.m.

  Closing Plenary Session







Speakers & Session Topics


Opening Plenary Session Speaker

    • Bo Burlingham, Editor-at-Large for Inc. Magazine and Author of Small Giants & Finish Big

      Topic:  coming soon


 Keynote Luncheon Speaker

    • Ingrid Vanderveldt, Founder of EBW2020 and Vanderveldt Global Investments. Winner of Forbes' 2014-2015 "Entrepreneur in Excellence Award" and Listed as the #1 "Superconnector" in 2014 by Fast Company

      Topic: coming soon!


Closing Plenary Session Speaker

    • Andy Henriquez, Strategic Storytelling Expert

      Topic: Unlocking The Power Of Story


Breakout Workshops

    • Coming Soon!


Sponsorship & Conference Contact

The Jim Moran Institute is pleased to offer businesses an opportunity to support the South Florida Business & Leadership Conference. We offer numerous opportunities for you to advertise your business at any price range.  For more information on the conference and being a sponsors or exhibitor, please contact:

Jennifer Brin Kovach, South Florida Outreach Director
email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   phone: 954-228-3082 


Check out all of the Sponsorship and Marketing Opportunities available:

  • Download Sponsorship Information Packet
  • Pay Online Here: Sponsorship, Program Ads, Exhibit Table & More


2014 Sponsors:


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Exhibitors, Sponsors & Marketing Partners

The Jim Moran Institute is supported through contributions from Jim and Jan Moran, JM Family Enterprises, Inc. and The Jim Moran Foundation, Inc. Additional support for the 2014 Soutth Florida Business & Leadership Conference was provided by the following organizations:  (stars indicates Exhibitor *)



7-11 Franchising*

Broward College*

Broward County Office of Economic & Small Business Development*

Broward County Library*

Buy Your Local App Now*

CareerSource Broward*

Children's Services Council

of Broward County

City of Fort Lauderdale*

Community Foundation of Broward*

Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce*

Dale Carnegie, South Florida*

ECO Solutions Group




FSU Alumni Association

Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce*

Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

Hispanic Unity of Florida*

Impact Computers & Electronics

JM Family Enterprises Inc.

Legacy Bank of Florida*

Mad 4 Marketing*

McKinely Insurance Services*



Miramar Pembroke Pines

Regional Chamber of Commerce*

My Personal Business Coach*



Not Paragon Florida*

ProFi Facility Maintenance*

Promotions Rock

SBA, U.S. Small Business Administration*


Small Business Development Center*

South Florida Business Journal*

Simon Architectural Group

S&J Catering

Student Life Matters*

Success Technologies Inc.

The Bookkeeping Center*

USACO Worldwide

Urban League of Broward County*

Women's Business Development Council*



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