The 2011 AWIB Annual Procurement Opportunities Conference

The 2011 AWIB Annual Procurement Opportunities Conference for Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprises was held on Friday, July 15th at BNY Mellon from 8:30am to 3:00pm.  There were informative workshops to help businesses grow, over 30 exhibitors were on hand, ready to meet with vendors and there were corporations that met one-on-one with pre-qualified minority and women-owned businesses. Participants met buyers from various corporations and government agencies to find out what opportunities were available and what steps they must take to be competitive. Attendees really took advantage of the multiple channels to meet the right people: extensive exhibition area, one-on-one corporate matchmaking sessions, B2B networking and industry expert led panel discussions.

Conference Highlights:

  • Corporate Procurement
    Get your foot in the door – experts shared the best approach and ways you can close the deal.
  • Corporate Matchmaking
    One-on-one meetings for pre-qualified vendors. This was a chance to pitch directly to the buyers
  • Government Procurement
    Covered was how to land that coveted government contract. Representatives from New York City, the states of New York and New Jersey and various regional authorities and federal agencies were on hand.
  • Success Stories
    Business owners who have been successful in obtaining government and corporate contracts shared their experiences and actions they took to win contracts.

View the conference brochure to learn more about the event. Those requesting a one-on-one appointment with a corporate buyer, had to complete this  form.  Vendors for one-on-one appointments were selected based on their qualifications and if their products/services were requested by the corporate buyers.

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  AWIB is proud to have the support of BNY Mellon in ensuring the success of this event. 

 Corporations, government agencies, and
regional authorities in attendance.


BNY Mellon
Campbell Soup Company
CBS Corporation
Con Edison
Dun & Bradstreet
Emblem Health
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Fannie Mae
Fresh Direct

National Grid
NBC Universal
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
 Tishman Construction Corporation
Weil, Gotshal & Manges
and more

Government Agencies:

Empire State Development Corporation
NYC Department of Education
NYC Department of Sanitation
NYC Economic Development Corp
NYC Parks & Recreation
NYC Police Department
NYC Small Business Services
NYS Council on Arts
NYS Office of General Services
State University of New York (SUNY)
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
U.S. Department of Interior
U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. Department of Treasury
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. General Services Administration
U.S. Postal Service

U.S. Small Business Administration

Regional Authorities:

Battery Park City Authority
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
NJ Economic Development Authority
NY Power Authority
NYC Housing Authority
NYC School Construction Authority
NYS Dormitory Authority
Port Authority of NY/NJ

 2011 AWIB Annual Procurement
Opportunities Conference


July 15, 2011

BNY Mellon
101 Barclay Street, 10th Fl.
New York, NY 10007

Exhibitor Area Open from 9:30 AM to 1:45 PM

8:30    Breakfast and Registration

9:00    General Session

            Keynote Speaker: Denise L. Pease,
            Regional Administrator,
U.S. General
            Services Administration, Northeast &
            Caribbean Region

9:30    Selling to the Federal Government

10:30 to 12:45 Corporate Matchmaking
                         *by appointment only*

10:30 Opportunities with Public/Regional

11:30  Winning Contracts in New York,
            the State and City

12:30  Lunch Break

1:15    Success Stories

2:15    Doing Business with Corporate America

3:15    Close

For questions, call 212.868.1368 or email

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