City to Host 1st Annual Supplier Diversity Day

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City of St. Petersburg to Host 1st Annual Supplier Diversity Day, Celebrate Local Business Inclusivity and Growth

September 8, 2023 – The City of St. Petersburg Office of Supplier Diversity is excited to announce its inaugural Supplier Diversity Day on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Coliseum.

The open house-style event is designed to highlight the significance of business diversity and connect local businesses with procurement opportunities in St. Pete and the Tampa Bay area. Supplier Diversity Day will offer a platform for small business owners, and advocates for local business diversity to engage, learn, and contribute to St. Pete’s vibrant economic landscape.

Supplier Diversity Day
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2023, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Coliseum
535 4th Ave. N, St. Petersburg


  • Educational Opportunities - Attendees can benefit from inspiring keynote speakers, informative panel discussions, and engaging breakout sessions. These sessions will cover the bidding process, contracting opportunities, business growth, networking strategies, and more.

  • Networking and Relationship Building – Attendees can participate in business-to-business matchmaking, on-site engagement with City officials and industry leaders, and interactive vendor exhibits with contracting opportunities.

  • Light breakfast, snacks, and lunch included in registration.

  • Door prizes and more


Those interested in attending are encouraged to register before Sunday, September 24. More information and registration can be found at Questions can be directed to the Office of Supplier Diversity at or 727-892-5351.

The Office of Supplier Diversity would like to thank Suncoast Credit Union for being a sponsor and facilitator of the “Access to Capital” breakout session.


The City of St. Petersburg created the Office of Supplier Diversity to promote fair and equal business opportunities through the intentional implementation of diversity programs to ensure equity in contracts and procurement for all members of our community who want to do business with the City. The Office of Supplier Diversity was created in response to the Disparity Study, which was conducted in 2021. More about the Office of Supplier Diversity can be found at