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Accelerate your business growth & connections at ProcureCon Hampton Roads Buyer Xpo 2022! Register now!

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VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, PARTNERS AND VIRGINIA ASIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PROUDLY PRESENT:

ProcureCon 

Hampton Road Buyer Xpo

Conference Theme: OPPORTUNITY 757

Date: Thursday, March 10, 2022

Time: 8:15 am – 2:00 pm

Location: VDOT Hampton Roads District HQ Office

7511 Burbage Drive, Suffolk, VA

Dress code: Business/Professional

Breakfast and catered hot Filipino Lunch

Parking: Ample Free parking

Registration site: https://ProcureconHamptonroads.eventbrite.com

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:

By popular demand, our theme this year will focus on 757 Region growth and opportunity. Hosted by our long time community partner, Virginia Department of Transportation’s Hampton Roads Headquarters, and against the perfect backdrop of Virginia’ iconic maritime region bustling with growth, the titles for our some of our popular speaker Buyer Xpo themes include:

• How To Double, Triple, Quadruple YOUR Chance for Small, Minority Business Success Through Processes, Partnerships, Innovations, Possibilities, and Profits (Best Small Business Story)

• How To Identify Your Best Markets in the 757 Regions (Best Targeted Industries)

• How To Win Contracts with Major Projects in 757 Regions (Contracting Best Practices)

• How To Connect with Key Power House Agencies in the 757 Region (Strategic Networking with our power house agency leaders)

As the economy is opening, our Xpo 2022 takes pride in drawing together a diverse community of businesses and institutions, our dependable strategic partners and executive sponsors. We appreciate all our sponsors and guests representing the government, universities, businesses of all sizes.

This year we bring on prominent industry leader speakers and successful entrepreneurs to share best success stories and create spirited and enthusiastic interactions among local, state, federal agencies, and national nonprofit procurement advocacy organizations in engaging speaker’s programs, exciting networking opportunities, and robust small business development opportunity briefings meant to instill business interest and actions for growth and sustainability.

See you on March 10 at VDOT in Suffolk.

CONFERENCE XPO 2022 ACTIVITIES: 

Federal/ State/Local Government & Commercial Buyer EXPO with 15 Buyers * Round Robin Match Making * Procurement Speaker program * Procurement Briefings * Vendor Briefings * Financing Resources* Government Contracting Technical Assistance * Procurement Resources * Networking * Breakfast/Lunch * Small Company’s Explosive Growth Through Government Contracting * State and Federal SWAM – 8A-HUBZones * DBE Small Business Certification Counseling *Procurement Counseling

PROCURECON AGENDA: Flexible-Subject to Change

7:30 am- 8:15 am: Vendor set up (completed by 8:45 am)

8:15 am – 8:45 am: Registration opens

8:45 am to 8:55 am: Welcome and Appreciation to Sponsors

8:55 am to 9:05 am: Major Sponsor Kick Off Remarks – Speaker: Chris Hall, VDOT Hampton Roads District Director (Invited)

9:05 am to 10:05 am: Conference Speaker Program

**** 9:05 am to 9:30 am: Session 1 – Speaker: TBD

**** 9:30 am to 9:55 am: Session 2 – Speaker 2: Malcom Kates: Supplier Diversity Manager, Hampton Roads Connected Partner

9:55 am to 10:00 am: Program transition break

10: 00 am to 11:15 am: Xpo Showcase:

***** Individual Vendor-Buyer Matchmaking (Round robin style)

***** Business certification Counseling booth with Certification Counselors

***** Group Networking with the Buyers Fair

11:15 am to 12:00 pm: Procurement Lunch

MR JOHN LARSON, DIRECTOR, PUBLIC POLICY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, DOMINION ENERGY ( CONFIRMED)

12:00 pm to 2 pm: Networking * Xpo continues

2:00 pm: Wrap up * Adjournment

TICKET BENEFITS

  1. Entrance to Buyers XPO – Buyer Day – 1 Exhibit Table for free with Promo Partnership
  2. Speaker remarks by Top Fortune 500 Company – Major Government Buying Agency
  3. 2 Tract Procurement Speakers Program ( By both Buyers & Vendors)
  4. Power Networking with major government agencies and large primes
  5. Continental Breakfast
  6. Home made Filipino Lunch
  7. Business Counseling
  8. Networking with the Decision Makers
  9. Ample Free parking – Free wi-fi
  10. On site SWAM- EvA- DBE Registration and Business Assistance – walk ins appointments accepted on site (Private Meeting Room)
  11. Learn about opportunities for growth through government and commercial contracting
  12. Hear from insightful industry leaders and procurement providers

EXPLORE THE TWO TYPES OF CONTRACTING BUSINESS

 Corporate Procurement

 SMALL MEET BIG: Get the inside scoop on how to win by establish long term relationships with larger corporations

Did you know that large companies work with enterprises of all sizes to help meet their purchasing needs? Hear from some of the world’s biggest enterprises on what they look for in quality vendors – how they procure – and common problems to avoid when bidding for contracts at these larger firms.

Government Contracting

HOW TO WIN IN GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING   The federal government spends more than $900 billion in products and services annually. How can you win the trust from the government buyer? Our speakers will share with you how to grow in the public sector by positioning your firm as a unique business by working hard on your NAICS codes, registering to participating in relevant government programs, and obtaining appropriate certifications

Invited and Confirmed Participating XPO Buyers include

  • Sentara
  • Hourigan Construction
  • City of Hampton
  • COX Communications Inc.
  • Dominion Energy
  • Elizabeth River Crossings OpCo LLC
  • James Madison University
  • S.B. Ballard
  • Hampton Roads Connected Partners
  • Port of Virginia Procurement Division
  • U.S Navy
  • VDOT Business Opportunity and Workforce Development Center
  • Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)
  • Virginia Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD)
  • Small Business Administration Hampton Roads
  • Christopher Newport University
  • Norfolk State University
  • BAE Systems
  • Old Dominion University

Procurement Counseling

Make meaningful connections with prospective Hampton Roads primes and government agency buyers are ready to meet qualified vendors. First come first served- There is no preset meetings. 

DBE – SWaM On site Information and Resources 

Small businesses enjoy specialized counsel from the greatest procurement minds in the business regarding DBE business certification types and uses in contracting and how they are tied to business opportunity and eligibility. 

Table-Top Exhibits: 

Exhibitors are typically companies that provide products and services to small businesses or prime contractors and government agencies that wish to reach small businesses.  At our formal exhibit hall, Table-top exhibits will be located in the high-traffic registration area of the conference.

Exhibit Showcase Hours:

From 8:15 am to 2 pm

Exhibit Set-Up: 

From 7:30 am to 8:15 am

Exhibit Tear-Down: 

from 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm

Exhibiting opportunities:

Contact us for Table Exhibition details at:

E: aabac@aabac.org – Tel: 04 502 8081.

Other Sponsorship opportunities:

Please contact us at: Email: aabac@aabac.org  * www.aabac.org

SPEAKERS

GOLD SPONSOR

SILVER SPONSOR

SMALL BUSINESS COMMUNITY SPONSOR

INVITED & CONFIRMED BUYERS

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