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Bexar County Business Conference 2019 - Commodities, Services, Construction

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Freeman Expo Hall 3201 E Houston St

3201 East Houston Street

San Antonio, TX 78219

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The SMWVBO Conference is a forum to develop relationships, acquire knowledge, and access opportunities within the public and private sector.

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The Small, Minority, Women and Veteran Business Owners (SMWVBO) Conference is a forum to develop relationships, acquire knowledge, and access opportunities that exist with public and private sector entities for the procurement of goods and services. A forum to further enhance the knowledge of procurement staff of the availability and ability of local firms with the desire to do business.

This event is free to the public thanks to the tremendous contribution of Bexar County and our sponsors.

SMWBVO 2019 Agenda Tentative

Registration (Lobby) 7:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Networking Breakfast (Exhibit Area B) 7:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

MC: Diane S. Sanchez, President/CEO, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Pledge of Allegiance: Veteran

Program: Business Opportunities in the Public & Private Sector

Greetings: _________________, Chair, Bexar County SMWBE Advisory Committee

Javier Salazar, Bexar County Sheriff

Jada Andrews Sullivan, City Council, District 2, San Antonio

Lloyd Doggett, US House of Representatives, Texas District 35 (video)

Remarks: Karen Beyer, Customer Service Director, General Services Administration (GSA)

James Josey, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), U.S. State Dept.

Anthony Ruiz, San Antonio District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Speaker: Mr. George B. Hernández, President/CEO, University Health System

Procurement Exhibits Open 9:30 a.m. - Noon & 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Exhibit Floor Briefing Areas

CPS Energy’s Veterans Business Center

Texas Department of Information Resources – Getting On and Buying Off the DIR Contract

SBA Loan and Certification Programs for start-up & existing Small Businesses

Workforce Solutions Alamo – Finding & Hiring Employees

State of Texas Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program

South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency (SCTRCA)

Exhibitors

Veterans Business Center Department of Defense Department of Transportation

Local Government Agencies State Agencies/Universities General Services Administration

Financial/Technical Assistance General Contractors Corporations

Workshops (Rooms A, B & C) – 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. & 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Doing Business with the Healthcare Industry – University Health System

Digital Marketing Trends in 2020! - UTSA Institute for Economic Development

Federal/State/Local Contracting Opportunities – UTSA SDBC Procurement & Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Lunch Program (Exhibit Area A) (Exhibit Area B: Floor Closed) - Noon - 1:30 p.m.

MC: TBA

Pledge of Allegiance: Veteran

Greetings: Nelson Wolff, Bexar County Judge

Albert Uresti, Bexar County Tax Assessor Collector

Lucy Adame - Clark, Bexar County Clerk

Mr. Ira Smith, Vice Chair, Bexar County Hospital District Board of Managers

Remarks:

_________________, CPS Energy

_________________, Spectrum

Presenter (s): Bexar County Disparity and Availability Study update by Consultant Firm

Keynote Speaker: “American Competitiveness” - TBA

Conference Ends 3:00 p.m.

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