Conference: December Conference
SMWVBO Contracting Conference
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 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 (Hall A) 7:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
(Complimentary continental breakfast and entrance with registration prior to December 1st)
Ms. Betty Bueche, Director, Bexar County Facilities and Parks
Remarks:The Honorable Tommy Adkisson, County Commissioner, Precinct 4
The Honorable Kevin N. Wolff, County Commissioner, Precinct 3
The Honorable Lloyd Doggett, US House of Representatives, Texas - District 35(Video)
Mr. Ira Smith, Member, Board of Managers, University Health System
Col. Michael Luft, Director of Contracting, Air Eduction Training Command at US Air Force
Keynote Speakers: Mr. Emmitt Smith & Mr. Eugene Walker, EJ Smith Construction Company, LLC
Procurement Exhibits: 9:30 a.m. - Noon
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Workshops (Rooms A, B, C & D): 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Doing Business with the Healthcare Industry - University Health System
Affordable Care Act: Latest Update & How to Operate Your Business...From Anywhere! - UTSA IED
Federal/State/Local Contracting Opportunities - UTSA SDBC Procurement & Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
Federal Small Business and Veteran Owned Business Programs and Opportunities
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)
Moderator: Ms. Renee Green, County Engineer and Executive Director, Bexar County Public Works Department
Remarks: The Honorable Nelson W. Wolff, County Judge, Bexar County
The Honorable Sergio Chico Rodriguez, County Commissioner, Precinct 1
The Honorable Paul Elizondo, County Commissioner, Precinct 2
Mr. George Hernandez, CEO, University Health System
Keynote: Mr. Tony Dorazio, President, OCI Solar Power
OCI Solar Power and Consortium Partners - Harnessing the power of the sun in San Antonio
Closing: Mrs. Francine Wilson, Vice President Supply Chain Management, UHS
Conference Ends 4:00 p.m.
Exhibit Floor Briefing Areas
SBA Loan and Certification Programs for start-up & existing Small Businesses
Workforce Solutions Alamo - Finding & Hiring Employees
San Antonio Housing Authority - Section 3 Contractor Program
State of Texas Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program
South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (SCTRCA)
Exhibitors - View Complete List
Veterans Business Center - Department of Defense - Department of Transportation
Local Government Agencies - State Agencies/Universities - Department of Labor
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
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 email@example.com