Press Release

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
1 Aviation Circle - Washington, DC 20001-6000 - (703) 417-8370 - Fax: (703) 417-8371

Thursday, July 19, 2001

Dulles International and Reagan National Airports Host Minority and Women-Owned Business Outreach Seminar

 Dulles International and Reagan National Airports
Host Minority and Women-Owned Business Outreach Seminar

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority will sponsor a Small Business Outreach Seminar on Thursday, July 26, 2001 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City. Local entrepreneurs and small business owners are invited to learn about the retail and food & beverage concession opportunities that exist at both airports. Procedures for opening and operating an airport business will be discussed with representatives from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Westfield Concession Management, Inc. and HMS Host.

This Outreach Seminar is one of several ongoing programs to ensure that local business operators and entrepreneurs have the information and access they need to participate in the opportunities that exist at Washington Dulles and Reagan National Airports.

Any person interested in owning and operating an airport retail or food & beverage concept is invited to participate in this event. Call 703/572-6080 for more information and reservations. Reservations may be placed online at airports@westfield.com.

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is responsible for the operations at Ronald Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airport. Westfield Concession Management, Inc., a division of Westfield, Inc., oversees the development, leasing, management and marketing of retail concessions at Dulles and Reagan National Airports. HMS Host manages the food & beverage concession programs at both airports.