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Buyer/Seller Matchmaking. Speaker Sessions. Workshops. Networking and More.


The Federal Government awards nearly $100 billion in contracts annually to small business

owners.[1] This free event is designed to give attendees the opportunity to participant in

buyer/seller matching, hear from government contracting experts and network with other

business owners to get one step closer to securing these contracts.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites
8:00 am – 3:00 pm


Based on your registration selections, you will receive a personalized agenda featuring
sessions such as:

  • VIP Contract Connections: meetings between buyers and sellers

  • A variety of working sessions on the following topics to give you the tools you need to succeed in Government Contracting:

    • Researching Opportunities

    • The GSA Schedule

    • Certifications

    • Teaming

    • Capabilities Statement and Pitching your Business

  • A day of free insights from government officials, procurement officers and successful small business owners to help you win government contracts

  • Opportunities to network with other small business owners looking to partner

  • Expert business counseling through SCORE® Roundtable Coaching

This event is a free day-long event, courtesy of OPEN.

For more information on the American Express OPEN Victory In Procurement® Initiative, visit

Please note that space is limited and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Previous American Express OPEN events have sold out, so register now!

*Refers to event registration only; does not include cost of travel and/or lodging.

[1] US Small Business Administration 2010



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