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In one day, you can connect with hundreds of buyers from public and private organizations who want to do business with small, minority, women and veterans owned businesses. This half-day conference features workshops, vendor education, and access to the Procurement Technology Center.

Conference: December Conference

Conference Information:

SMWVBO Contracting Conference
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Freeman Expo Hall
3201 E. Houston
San Antonio, TX 78219 (External Website)

The contracting conference is a forum for Small, Minority, Women and Veteran business owners (SMWVBO) to develop relationships, acquire knowledge, and access opportunities that exist with public and private sector entities for the procurement of goods and services. A forum to further enhance the knowledge of procurement staff of the availability and ability of local firms with the desire to do business.

Because of the tremendous contribution of Bexar County, University Health System and sponsors, the event is free to the public.

Download the 2014 Conference Agenda PDF Document

Conference Details:

Agenda Tentative

Registration (Lobby) 7:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Networking Breakfast (Exhibit Area A) 7:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

(Complimentary continental breakfast and entrance with registration prior to December 1st)

Keynote Speaker: TBA
Joint Base San Antonio

Procurement Exhibits: 9:30 a.m. - Noon
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Workshops (Rooms A, B, & C): 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Doing Business with the Healthcare Industry – University Health System

Strategic Planning for Business Success! - UTSA Institute for Economic Development

Federal/State/Local Contracting Opportunities – UTSA SDBC Procurement & Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Lunch Program (Exhibit Area A) (Exhibit Area B: Floor Closed): Noon - 1:30 p.m.

(Complimentary box lunch and entrance with registration prior to December 1st)

Keynote: TBA
Focusing on Technology for Your Business

Conference Ends 3:00 p.m.

Exhibit Floor Briefing Areas

Texas Department of Information Resources – Getting On and Buying Off of the DIR Contract

SBA Loan and Certification Programs for start-up & existing Small Businesses

Workforce Solutions Alamo – Finding & Hiring Employees

State of Texas Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program

South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (SCTRCA)


Veterans Business Center - Department of Defense - Department of Transportation
Local Government Agencies - State Agencies/Universities - General Services Administration
Financial/Technical Assistance - General Contractors - Corporations

Free Parking

Free Admission

Plenty of Networking Opportunities! Sponsorships and Exhibit Space are Now Available!
(All Exhibitors must have Contracting Opportunities for SMWVBE/DBE)

For questions or for more information, e-mail RWatson@Bexar.org or call 210.335.2478

Free Admission
and Parking:

Lunch 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
(Exhibit Floor Closed)

You will receive a complimentary box lunch and admission to the Lunch Program when you register prior to December 1st.


For additional questions or comments, please contact:

Renee Watson, Manager
Bexar County SMWBE Program
210.335.2478 or email rwatson@bexar.org

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