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November 29, 2011

Airports Authority Hosts 21st Annual Business Opportunity Seminar

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority will hold its 21st Annual Business Opportunity Seminar for Local Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (LDBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), and Minority and Woman-Owned Businesses (MBE/WBE).  Local, small, minority and woman-owned businesses are strongly encouraged to attend.

        What:  21st Annual Business Opportunity Seminar for Local Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, 
                   Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, and Minority and Woman-Owned Businesses

        When: Friday, December 9, 2011
                   10:00 am to 5:30 pm

        Where: Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel 
                    999 9th Street, NW
                    Washington, DC

        Who:  Local Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, and Minority and
                   Woman-Owned Businesses should register to attend. 
                    Pre-registration is available at

The seminar is designed to provide information on upcoming contracting opportunities in construction, concessions and goods and services at Reagan National and Dulles International airports.  Additionally, representatives from prime contractors will discuss subcontracting opportunities with their firms.  Airports Authority Purchasing Representatives will also present information about ongoing contract opportunities for suppliers, vendors and service-related companies.

Agenda items include:
• “Doing Business with the Airports Authority”
• Introduction to Vendor Registration and Navigating the Airports Authority’s Website
• “Construction, Goods and Services and Concession Opportunities Information Sessions” for 12-18 month forecast
• “Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project Information Update”
• Exhibit Hall Networking opportunities

The seminar is intended to maximize the opportunity of LDBE, DBE and MBE/WBE participation in competing for Authority-sponsored contracts.