The San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce announces the annual Business Showcase & Procurement Expo event that will focus on procurement opportunities from Federal, State and regional agencies as well as important private sector industries such as construction and transportation. The purpose of this regional conference is to provide small and minority-owned businesses access to procurement opportunities from across the state and it is FREE to the general public to attend.
The event will be held on Thursday, October 9th from 8:00am-12:00pm at the Hilton Hotel in Stockton. Past participants and supporters include the High Speed Rail Authority, RTD, Caltrans, DGS, Arcadis Construction, AECOM and the Western Petroleum States Association. This event will feature a business expo with purchasing and procurement contacts, several break-out educational workshops and a dynamic panel discussion about upcoming opportunities to gain contracts on large-scale projects.
A dynamic panel discussion will take a comprehensive look at the procurement process with large scale infrastructure projects and how small business can play a role in gaining contracts. Attendees will learn about the importance of certification, competitive requirements, advocacy efforts and the role civic and social engagement can play in procuring contracts. Special free workshops will assist business owners to get certified, develop their business connections and hear more about changing healthcare guidelines for business owners.
Established in 1972, the San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce provides assistance in opening businesses, accessing capital, and links members-to-members through its many events held throughout the year. For more information contact the Chamber offices at (209) 943-6117 or visit our website at www.sjchispanicchamber.com
Who: San Joaquin County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
What: Business Showcase & Procurement Expo
When: Thursday, October 9, 2014
Where: Stockton Hilton, 2323 Grand Canal Blvd., Stockton