Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority Hosting Expo To Seek New Business Partners

RDU Airport, N.C. – The Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority is hosting the 2015 Business Opportunity Expo on Wednesday, April 1 to offer local businesses an opportunity to learn about upcoming purchases and network with the Airport Authority staff .

The event is open to vendors who would like to explore future business opportunities with the Airport Authority. Staff will share about the procurement process, upcoming purchasing opportunities and provide one-on-one sessions with staff that make purchases for the organization.

The event is geared toward companies that provide goods and supplies such as auto parts, office supplies, printing, emergency service supplies, janitorial services and other non-professional goods and supplies. The Airport Authority held a similar session in 2014 for professional services firms such as engineers, architects, planners and similar services.

Small and minority-owned firms are encouraged to attend. The Airport Authority has a strong small business program and includes minority firm participation goals in its purchasing processes.

The event agenda includes:
• Overview of upcoming contracting opportunities
• Speed networking with RDU purchasers
• Business-to-business networking opportunities
• Presentation on the Airport Authority’s procurement process
• Overview of the Airport Authority’s Minority and Women-owned Small Business program

The Expo will be held at the Durham Convention Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is free of charge. Exhibitor space is available for a nominal fee. Learn more and register.

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