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Conference:

Pre-Registration is now closed.


Registration will Open at the Freeman Expo Hall on December 11, 2013 at 7:00 AM Be sure the get there early! Thank you. See you at the Conference

Conference Details:

Agenda Tentative


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)


Moderator:7:30 a.m.

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 PDF Document


Veterans Business Center - Department of Defense - Department of Transportation
Local Government Agencies - State Agencies/Universities - Department of Labor
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

Contact Information:
Renee Watson
SMWBE Program Manager/DBE Liaison
Phone: 210.335.2478
Fax: 210.335.0673
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