Press Release

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

Monday, October 26, 1998

Washington Airports Hosts Business Opportunity Seminar

Alexandria, VA— The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority will offer its 9th Annual Business Opportunity Seminar for Local Disadvantaged Enterprises, Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, and Minority and Women Owned Businesses on Thursday, October 29, 1998. The Airports Authority operates Washington Dulles International and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airports.

The Seminar will be held from Noon until 5:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Crystal City Hotel located at 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA.

This year's Seminar, "Landing the Right Opportunity", is designed to provide first-hand information on upcoming contract opportunities in the Airports Authority's Capital Development Program, Repair and Rehabilitation, Operations and Maintenance and Goods and Services programs. Goods and services firms and staff from the Airports Authority's Equal Opportunity, Procurement, Materials Management and Engineering offices will be available to provide information. This seminar is designed as a "one stop" networking opportunity for firms wishing to explore business opportunities with the airports.

In addition to an Exhibit Hall and workshops, a special session will provide an overview of airport concession contracting. The food and retail developers at Dulles and National Airports -- Host Marriott and Westfield Corporation, will present information on their procurement process and future concession opportunities at the airports.

To register for this free seminar, call Ms. Barbara Barnes at (703) 417-0017.

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