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The 2015 New York State MWBE Forum! October 1st & 2nd in Albany

Join New York State agencies and public authorities on Thursday, October 1 and Friday, October 2 in Albany at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center for the 5th Annual New York State MWBE Forum.

New York State’s MWBE Forum is the largest statewide business opportunities event for MWBEs. Learn about contract opportunities in New York State, meet New York’s leading public and private sector leaders and procurement decision makers and identify the right opportunities for your company. This informative two-day event will help you chart a new roadmap to business success. For Program details and to register today, click here

New York State is here to help you. In fiscal year 2014, New York State achieved over 25% MWBE utilization on all state contracts – that represents nearly $2 billion in awarded contracts.

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MWBE Forum Location

Workshops: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Empire State Plaza Convention Center
9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Forum Reception: Thursday, October 1, 2015
The Egg
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Industry Roundtables: Friday, October 2, 2015
Empire State Plaza Convention Center
8:45 AM – 3:00 PM

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Workshops, Seminars, Exhibitions, Special Networking Opportunities and more.

Over 2,000 professionals will gather in Albany to examine new business opportunities in New York State.

It’s the best opportunity to meet the right people, identify the latest projects and business opportunities, learn what you need to know about government procurement and leverage a two-day experience into 365 days of business success.


OCR_4005The New York State MWBE Forum is all about opportunities to make new professional connections, to learn new information, to become more competitive and to get new contracts.

Day 1 of the New York State MWBE Forum (“Forum”) will focus on examining new contract opportunities and exploring market sectors untapped by MWBEs. Be prepared to attend sessions led by public and private sector decision makers who will provide information on current and future procurement opportunities.

Day 2 of the Forum translates Day 1’s information into your own “how to” action plan for your company.

  • What types of capabilities and competencies will your company need to succeed in this market?
  • How can your company become more competitive?
  • How can your company become profitable?
  • How can you shape an effective business for public sector work?
  • Where are the challenges in your company’s market sector for entry and future success?

Through targeted, interactive action-agenda Industry Roundtables, Day 2 will help you answer these questions and share your suggestions and insights for improving the procurement process for MWBEs.

MWBE NYS Forum Exhibition HallExpanded EXPO Experience. This year’s Exposition will take place in the Empire State Plaza Convention Center. You will have the opportunity to visit over 150 information and demonstration booths in construction, architecture and engineering, financial, legal and other professional services and select commodity suppliers.

The latest advances in new products and best practices for diversity, sustainability, capacity building and more will be featured in two full-day expositions that complement the workshop series. Come away with best practices from industry leaders, learn about new products and new approaches and build new relationships with hundreds of leading firms, public agencies and authorities.

Specialty EXPO Track. Learn more about new technologies, new product innovations, new opportunities in growing markets such as infrastructure, high-speed rail, airports, public-private partnerships and more.

Fast Track Your Business Connections. This year, we designed new informal networking opportunities to meet New York State’s leading decision makers to match your company’s expertise with the right projects.

A Program Designed for You. Select workshops, general sessions and special industry roundtables that have been planned with your needs in mind. This year, you can learn firsthand about New York State’s large contracting opportunities in construction, financial services, architecture and engineering, information technology and more.

New Supply & Demand Opportunities. Emphasis on areas of high government spend and low MWBE participation will be a highlight of several sessions.




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