Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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 2015 Procurement Opportunities Conference
The conference fostered partnerships for minority and women-owned businesses. Now in its 12th 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.
MWBE's met with government agencies and regional authorities at our extensive exhibition area. Pre-qualified vendors had one-on-one appointments with Corporations during our corporate matchmaking sessions. The conference also included industry expert-led panel discussions, which offered valuable insight into the procurement process and how to maximize networking opportunities such as this conference. Those in attendance made the connections to propel their businesses forward.
AWIB Small Business Members were eligible for an exhibition table to showcase their products and/or services. As an exhibitor, they were 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: www.awib.org/membership.
Online Registration and a pre-qualification Form required for matchmaking. MWBE certification was not required but recommended. The deadline to submit the pre-qualification form was June 10, 2015 (extended to June 18) and this fillable form was emailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Matches were made according to product/service requested by the corporations, and therefore not guaranteed. As always, AWIB members received special consideration - if you support us, we support you.
View select photos from the conference.
Corporations, government agencies, and regional authorities in attendance
AWIB would like to thank BNY Mellon for their long term support.
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