Nov. 9, 2006 -- The 2006 Matchmaker Conference and Trade Fair will be held in Orlando, Fla., from Nov. 15-17, organizers said today.

Hosted by the state's Office of Supplier Diversity, the annual event seeks to help minority vendors connect with state purchasing agents and private industry leaders by providing a forum for minority- and women-owned businesses to discuss ideas and form partnerships.

Registration is required prior to the event and can be completed online.