For Immediate Release
September 25, 2023
Contact Information

Luisa Martinez, Sonshine Communications
(305) 948-8063

(BPRW) Get Access to Government and Commercial Contracts and Financing at Florida’s 41st Annual MEDWeek 2023

Event set for Friday, October 6; To register, visit

(Black PR Wire) MIAMI, FL –  Mark your calendar for South Florida’s premier event for minority-owned businesses! Presented by M. Gill & Associates, Inc. and  its MBDA Programs, the  41st edition of Florida’s MEDWeek Financial Power Lunch and B2B Matchmaker Conference is set to take place Friday, October 6, at the FIU Kovens Conference Center, located at 3000 NE 151st Street in North Miami, Florida.

Themed “Close the Equity Gap - Build a Stronger America!” This premier gathering will connect  government agencies, major corporations, and international business delegations with U.S. small, minority, and women-owned firms to explore unprecedented opportunities for accessing export markets, securing contracts, and obtaining financing, for business growth.

“For over 40 years, Florida’s MEDWeek has been a beacon of empowerment and growth for small and minority-owned businesses,” said Marie Gill, Founder & CEO of M. Gill & Associates, Inc. and Executive Director of several MBDA Programs. “We are excited to be hosting MEDWeek in Florida, and encourage all business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals to join us and seize this exceptional business opportunity.”

Florida’s MEDWeek 2023 will welcome prominent figures from government and commercial entities, and business delegations from various countries in the Caribbean; Africa; North, Central and South America; Europe and Asia; thus, creating an environment that fosters international collaboration and business growth. In addition to the dynamic plenary session, panel discussions and interactive workshops, Florida’s MEDWeek Conference will highlight the MEDWeek B2B Matchmaker Expo and Job Fair, and the official launch of the MBDA Capital Readiness Program.

Come and meet with several banks, community lenders and grant-givers, with financing available from Florida’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI, and other resources, who will be conducting B2B Matchmaker Meetings, and are ready to lend to your business!

In expressing the excitement that usually surrounds  the MEDWeek Awards, Marie Gill explained that “The 41st Annual MEDWeek Recognition Awards to be presented during the MEDWeek  Power Lunch, are designed to showcase best practices, honor the achievements of minority businesses and advocates in creating jobs and generational wealth in minority communities, and to celebrate the contributions of minority businesses in “Building a Stronger America.”

Sponsorship opportunities for Florida’s MEDWeek 2023 are still available. For more information, please call 786-515-0670, email,, or, or visit the official website at  Don’t miss this opportunity to connect, collaborate, and take your business to a higher level.  Register now at

WHO: Miami MBDA Business Center; Florida MBDA Export Center; MBDA Capital Readiness Program - Operated by M. Gill & Associates, Inc.

WHAT: Florida’s 41st Annual MEDWeek 2023 B2B Matchmaker Conference &  Financial Power Lunch

WHEN: Friday, October 6, 2023 |  9 AM – 5 PM

WHERE: FIU Kovens Conference Center

3000 NE 151st Miami, FL 33181

INFO: For more information on sponsorship and exhibit opportunities, please call 786-515-0670, email,   or,  or visit the official website at

M. Gill & Associates and its MBDA Programs

M. Gill & Associates, Inc. (M. Gill) operates the Florida MBDA Export Center, the Miami MBDA Business Center, and the Florida MBDA Capital Readiness Program. All MBDA Programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). All MBDA-funded programs provide high quality technical assistance services, free of cost, to assist minority businesses in building scale and capacity, increasing revenues and investments, creating and retaining jobs, and expanding into new and global markets. M. Gill also provides management and economic development services to U.S. and International corporations, government agencies, and educational institutions.

M. Gill also manages the City of Miami’s Small Business Center, providing specialized services, free of cost, to businesses within the City of Miami—in exchange for the City’s Cost Share Strategic Partnership on the MBDA Programs. For more information on M. Gill & Associates and its specialized programs and services, please call 305-576-7888, email or or visit or To stay connected with resources, including training, funding, grants, and support for Minority-owned businesses in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, follow M. Gill & Associates on  X (formerly Twitter), Facebook, and Instagram @MGillAssociates.

Florida’s MEDWeek

Florida’s MEDWeek is hosted by the MBDA Programs that are operated in Florida by M. Gill & Associates, and is coordinated by M. Gill’s CEO and Founder, Ms. Marie R. Gill.  MEDWeek is designed to help small, minority, women and veteran-owned firms in the U.S. and its Territories,  to succeed and grow, by providing cutting-edge information and resources, as well as domestic and international business matchmaker meetings and networking opportunities.  MEDWeek offers a unique opportunity for government and corporations to increase their supplier diversity vendors, and for small, minority women and veteran-owned businesses to hone their management and branding skills, and gain greater access to capital, contracts, and global markets.

For more information, visit

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