Press Release

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

Tuesday, October 08, 2002

Airports Authority Hosts Business Opportunity Seminar

 Airports Authority Hosts Business Opportunity Seminar

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority will hold its Annual Business Opportunity Seminar for Local Disadvantaged Enterprises, Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, and Minority and Woman-Owned Businesses on Wednesday, November 6, 2002. The Authority operates Washington Dulles International and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airports.

The Seminar will be held from 1:00 -5:30 pm at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, located at 2660 Woodley Road, in Northwest Washington DC.

Said James A. Wilding, President/CEO of the Airports Authority, "This is the twelfth year we've held this event. Each year we are gratified by the number of local business people who we are able to meet and assist to get more information about opportunities at our region's airports."

The Seminar will provide information on upcoming contracting opportunities in construction as well as goods and services for the airports. In addition to information about contracting directly with the Airports Authority, representatives from prime contractors will be available to provide information about their companies and how a contractor may qualify for business opportunities with their firm. Airports Authority purchasing representatives will also be available to discuss ongoing contract opportunities with the Airports Authority for suppliers, vendors and service-related companies.

The program this year will include information sessions on the 12-18 month forecast of construction, goods and services and concession opportunities coming up at both Ronald Reagan Washington National and Washington Dulles International Airports with emphasis on Dulles' expansion program over the next several years.

Two special workshops, "Airport Orientation" and "Construction Licensing" will be offered and an Exhibit Hall will be open for networking and business card exchange.

To register for this free seminar, please log on to the Authority's website: www.mwaa.com and click on Equal Opportunity Program or call 703-417-0017.