Conference: December Conference
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
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.
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)
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
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