The 2013 AWIB Annual Procurement Opportunities Conference

Asian Women in Business understands that for minority and women-owned businesses to grow, they need additional opportunities with Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies.  AWIB facilitates procurement opportunities between minority and women-owned businesses 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. 

AWIB's 2013 Procurement Opportunities Conference for Minority and Women Owned Businesses once again offered ample opportunity to meet the right people: extensive exhibition area, one-on-one corporate matchmaking sessions, B2B networking and industry expert led panel discussions - all designed to help minority and women business owners grow their enterprises.

John C. Liu, Comptroller of the City of New York kick-started the conference and spoke about the importance of including MWBE's in City contracting. There were over 40 Federal, State and City exhibitors, who met with vendors and shared information that would assist them in bidding for business.

Pre-qualified minority and women owned firms had private appointments with purchasing officers from Fortune 1,000 corporations. Depending on the needs of the Corporations, minority/women owned firms had up to 15 appointments, making the day a wonderful opportunity to get additional business.  Engaging workshops gave attendees valuable insights into the government and corporate procurement processes. Attendees left the conference more knowledgeable and motivated with the tools to take their own businesses to the next level.


Conference Highlights

Doing Business with Corporate America
Experts shared the best approaches to close the deal on corporate contracts

Corporate Matchmaking
Pre-qualified vendors had the opportunity to pitch directly to the buyers through one-on-one meetings

Government Procurement
Representatives from New York City, the states of New York and New Jersey and various regional authorities and federal agencies were on hand to discuss the secrets to landing coveted government contracts

Success Stories
Business owners who were successful in obtaining government and corporate contracts shared their experiences 

Target Marketing to Win More Business 
Attendees learned how to market their business to get the government and corporate contracts they want

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

  The following is a list of corporations, government agencies, and regional authorities who were in attendence.







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