MARKETPLACE 2012 Governor’s Conference on Minority Business Development: Monday Oct., 15th-16th, 2012 at Potawatomi Expo Center

MARKETPLACE is the premier MBE business capacity building conference of the year and an excellent opportunity for minority business entrepreneurs to make deals, build business capacity and network with buyer and supplier diversity managers.

For over 30 years this premier Minority Business conference has provided opportunities to meet prospective buyers, connect with small business resource agencies and programs, and learn how to leverage local, state, and federal certification program.

Early Registration Bonus! FREE pre-conference workshops!

At Marketplace 2012, you will have the opportunity to meet with Federal, State, Local and Prime contractor representatives one on one. Some of this year’s include:

  • General Services Administration
  • US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Wisconsin Department of Transportation
  • Naval Facilities Command Midwest
  • Wisconsin Department of Corrections
  • Milwaukee Public Schools
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • And many more!

If you are a Minority, Woman, Veteran, Service Disabled Veteran of HUBZone located business…

Or an already certified 8(a)/ SDB, SDVOB, VOB, EDWOSB, WOSB, HUBZone, SBC, EBE MBE, DBE, VOSB or WBE…

And are serious about entering or growing your business with the Government or Government Primes and are going to be attending MARKETPLACE 2012 on October 15th and 16th…

Then you should attend one of the following:

Preparing to Sell to the Government and Government Primes

FOR ALL Minority, Woman, Service Disabled Veteran and HUBZone located firms-
Getting Your Competitive Edge for MARKETPLACE 2012
September 26th, 2012 –
8:30am – 11:15am
Milwaukee Yacht Club – Milwaukee, WI
http://www.wispro.org/eventdetail. asp?ID=534
October 4th, 2012 – 8:30am – 11:30am
Lac Courte Oreilles Casino Convention Center, Hayward, WI
http://www.b2gconnect.org/eventdetail.asp?ID=548
October 5th, 2012 – 8:30am – 11:30am College of Menominee Nation – Cultural Resource Center – Keshena, WI
http://www.b2gconnect.org/eventdetail.asp?ID=547

MARKETPLACE 2012 is being held on October 15th and 16th at the Potawatomi Conference Center in Milwaukee.

At this event, you will have the opportunity to present your business to buyers and buyer’s representatives from Federal, State and Local Governments as well as Corporations both large and small.

The market is competitive. Understanding your customer, understanding what your customer is looking for and understanding how to present your value and capabilities are critical to success.

Are you ready? Topics will include:

  • Understanding the Government Customer
  • Understanding Government Requirements and Limitations
  • Understanding the Value of Certifications
  • Evaluating your companies capabilities, capacity and limitations
  • Preparing your message
  • Can the Government find you