Thursday, June 16, 2016

 AWIB Annual Procurement Opportunities Conference

Asian Women in Business understands that for minority and women-owned businesses to grow, they need additional opportunities with corporations and government agencies and as a part of our mission, we strive to build the connections between MWBE's and corporate and government buyers.

On an annual basis, AWIB sponsors a procurement opportunities conference which not only provides information on the processes but also matches pre-qualified minority and women-owned businesses with corporate buyers. 

The AWIB 2016 Procurement Opportunities Conference

The AWIB conference fosters partnerships for minority and women-owned businesses. Now in its 13th year, the Procurement Conference has become one of the premier events for small businesses in the tri-state area. It is designed to help minority and women owned 
firms grow in an increasingly competitive business environment.
Attendees can network and learn about government and private opportunities in our extensive exhibition area; and pre-qualified vendors have a chance to meet privately with Corporate buyers looking for specific products and services. The conference also includes industry expert-led panel discussions, which offers valuable insight into the procurement process, how to sell and maximize networking, and new initiatives designed for MWBEs.  Make the connections to propel your businesses forward.  

Guest Speakers
The Honorable Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President
Michael Owh, Director of the Mayor's Office of Contract Services

  • Doing Business with Corporate America
    A panel of corporate experts share best practices to close the deal

  • Marketing to the Government 
    Government & regional representatives discuss secrets to landing those coveted contracts

  • Selling made Simple: Refining your Sales Technique
    Improve your sales techniques and learn how to be strategic about finding clients, network with a purpose, close the deal, and grow your customer base. Maximize the time you spend at the conference with what you learn at this workshop and start making all your meetings and engagements more productive.

  • How MWBEs can become involved in the Affordable Housing Mandate
    Be a part of Mayor de Blasio's newest initiative while making New York City more diverse.  Learn about affordable housing opportunities (development, construction, other) and resources available to MWBEs to assist them in competing for these opportunities.

Wellness Lounge
Relax in between conference events at our on-site retreat with a variety of complimentary services ranging from manicures and massages to meditation and acupressure, using natural, eco-friendly products! Let SUNDAYS, your personal health, happiness and well-being provider, guide you into a relaxing state and leave feeling transformed. Reduce your stress while sipping some healthy refreshments and for more luxury, give your hands a treat with natural products.  

AWIB Small Business Members are eligible for an exhibition table to showcase their products and/or services. As an exhibitor, they are able to readily network with government and corporate buyers as well as the many small business owners in attendance. More information on becoming a Small Business Member can be found at:

Online Registration (an automated process) and a completed Pre-Qualification Form are required for matchmaking. Please do not submit a pre-qualification form without registering for the event.  MWBE certification is not required. The deadline to submit the pre-qualification form is June 1, 2016.  The form is fillable and should be emailed to us at or faxed to 877-686-6870. Matches are made according to product/service requested by the corporations, and therefore not guaranteed.  As always, AWIB members receive special consideration - if you support us, we support you.

BNY Mellon
101 Barclay Street/Murray Street entrance
New York City
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

View the procurement flyer.

Corporations, government agencies, and regional authorities in attendance
(check back for the latest; this section is updated daily)


BNY Mellon
CBS Corporation
Citigroup Inc.
Columbia University
Enterprise Holdings

Goldman Sachs & Co.
Jacob Javits Center
Major League Baseball
Morgan Stanley
New York University
New York Yankees

Pitney Bowes
Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Government Agencies
City University of New York 
Office of the NYC Comptroller 

NYC Department of Citywide Administration Services
NYC Department of Design and Construction
NYC Department of Education
NYC Department of Environmental Protection 
NYC Department of Parks & Recreation
NYC Department of Sanitation
NYC Department of Transportation
NYC Economic Development Corporation
NYC Emergency Management
NYC Fire Department
NYC Department of Housing, Preservation & Development

NYC Police Department 

NYC Small Business Services
NYS Empire State Development
NYS Office of General Services
State University of New York
US Department of Defense
US Department of Education
US Department of Labor

US General Services Administration
US Small Business Administration

Regional Authorities

Battery Park City Authority
Dormitory Authority State of New York 
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
New York Power Authority 
NYC Housing Authority
NYC School Construction Authority
The Port Authority of NY & NJ


AWIB would like to thank BNY Mellon for their long term support.   

Check back for updates!
Call (212) 868-1368 or e-mail


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