What is the Veterans Florida Expo?

The Expo is a one day event with everything that veterans and their families need to know about living and working in Florida. You can network with veteran-friendly employers at the Career Fair, learn about earned state benefits from state agencies and resource partners, and listen to speakers on topics like nailing your next job interview or marketing your veteran-owned business.

When is the Veterans Florida Expo?

The Expo is Saturday, June 15th from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM. View the full schedule here.

Where is the Expo?

The Hilton Orlando, right off of I-4. View Map

If you’re staying overnight, make sure to use this link to receive our discounted rate of $129/night.

What other things I can do at the Expo?

Good question! The Expo is a great opportunity to network with employers, entrepreneurs, other veterans. Many people are staying overnight and will be around the hotel after the event ends.  

Can my spouse attend the Expo?

Yes! The Expo is open to spouses and family of veterans, active duty, and members of the  Guard, and Reserves.

What should I wear to the Expo?

We recommend those attending the Career Fair dress in business attire (coat and tie). Business Casual is fine if you’re just learning about resources and watching the Battle of the Pitches.

What should I bring?

If you’re attending the Career Fair you should bring your resume and anything else you would bring to a job interview.

What’s the parking situation?

Veterans Florida will validate free parking for 150 attendees after the career fair has ended. If you don’t get your ticket validated, we’ve secured a reduced parking rate of $10/day.

Will food be served?

Veterans Florida will provide a light breakfast, coffee, and a limited number of box lunches. Restaurants are also on site.

What’s the Battle of the Pitches?

The Battle of the Pitches features graduates of the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program competing for funding in a Shark Tank-style pitch competition. The pitchers already won the pitch competition in their respective regions to advance to the final round. You can learn more about the program and apply here.

Here are the amounts for each place:

Gold: $10,000

Silver: $5,000

Bronze: 2,500

Will there be other Expos?

This is the first year of the Expo, and we plan to make it an annual event.

Other questions? Shoot us an email at expo@veteransflorida.org.