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The 10th Annual Alliance Texas Small Business Procurement Fair is returning to the Arlington Convention Center!

Gregory will be a speaker for the 8:45a workshop on Capability Statements.  This event has grown in size and depth each year and we are excited about the prospects for this year.

The networking at this event cannot be compared to any other single marketing medium.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE OPPORTUNITIES!

WHY ARE ALLIANCE PROCUREMENT EVENTS UNIQUE?

  • YOU pre-schedule your own meetings…no one does it for you.
  • E-GUIDE: MatchMaking Hosts have access to your company information – NAICS, certifications, website and company description.
  • E-GUIDE: You have access to ALL attendees – not just exhibitors!
  • E-GUIDE is available immediatly upon registration and for 6 months after the event.

Event Information:

Where: Arlington Convention Center
1200 Ballpark Way
Arlington, TX 76011 (map)
Phone: 817-459-5000
Event Hours: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 includes the Trade Show, MatchMaking Meetings, Continental Breakfast, Lunch and workshops.

Early Bird: $150.00 per person through May 25.
Standard Registration: $185.00 per person through May 25
Late Registration: $225.00 per person after June 22.
Exhibitor Booths: $525 thru May 25; $595 after May 25; Government/Non-Profit $325($395 after May 25) (includes 2 attendee registrations.)

Schedule – Alliance Texas 2012

June 26, 2012


7:00 am – 11:30 am EXHIBITOR MOVE-IN
We invite exhibitors to move in and be set up early to take advantage of the morning workshops. Exhibit Hall opens at 11:30.
7:30 am – 12:00 pm ATTENDEE REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:00 am – 8:30 am OPENING REMARKS
Let’s get the day started!
8:45 am – 10:00 am 1. FIRST IMPRESSIONS ARE LASTING IMPRESSIONS
How do you get on a buyer’s radar? Don’t waste the opportunity to have a COMPLETE CCR profile and the best Capability Statement possible. Learn how to put your best foot forward by enhancing your CCR Small Business Profile and the checklist for your two page Capability Brief.
Moderator: Julie Suarez, Procurement Specialist, Contract Opportunities Center (PTAC) El Paso Community College
Speaker: Gregory James, Project Director, Dallas-Fort Worth MBDA Business Center
Speaker: Paul Stone, Procurement Center Representative, US Small Business Administration
8:45 am – 10:00 am 2. PREPARE – PRESENT – PURSUE: WHAT TO DO BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER YOUR MATCHMAKING MEETINGS
Points to ponder: How do you make your matchmaking meetings mutually productive? What is the beneficial use of time and money? Are you passionate and persuasive? How do you convince the “matchmaker” you are the right one to provide goods and/or services to their company or agency? Perspectives from ‘both sides of the table’ will be presented during a lively discussion led by a dynamic duo! They will share “Eleven P’s” to help you at the matchmaking table and guarantee to educate, entertain and empower you as a successful entrepreneur!
Speaker: Velina Willis, HUB Program Coordinator, Tarrant County Purchasing
Speaker: Rachel Snell, HUB Coordinator, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
8:45 am – 10:00 am 3. NEW GSA MUTIPLE AWARD SCHEDULE (MAS) REQUIREMENTS
This session will provide you with the detailed requirements for completing your offer to GSA for your offer to the GSA Schedule Solicitation. Learn about the newest requirements such as a digital signature, check list of requirements a vendor must meet before starting the process, training requirements, and detailed requirements that must be sent in your offer. This is a good time to ask questions and make your decisions about getting on “the Schedule”.
Speaker: Willie Heath, CEO, Heath International Enterprises, Inc
10:15 am – 11:30 am 4. WHAT IS THE “411” ON CERTIFICATION (ANOTHER TOOL IN YOUR MARKETING TOOLBOX)?
Learn why, where and how to determine if you want to apply for certification. Presenters will help you make sense of this confusing world of DFW and National Certifications, that can help your business grow. Who are the “players” and how does your business get to the field using the marketing tool called Certification?
Moderator: Emilia Menthe, Brazos Business Strategies
Speaker: Andrew Nash, Director of Operations, D/FW Minority Supplier Development Council
Speaker: Sheena Morgan, Director, North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency
Speaker: Nancy Alvarez-Hernandez, Supervisor, Business Development Speicalist, US Small Business Administration
Speaker: Rachel Snell, HUB Coordinator, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
10:15 am – 11:30 am 5. YOUR TARGET MARKET FOR FEDERAL CONTRACTING: Point your arrow at your REAL Target!
Finding your entry point for doing business with the federal government can be overwhelming. Discover where to begin; How to overcome roadblocks; Common challenges such as knowing where to look, adequate resources, narrowing down the playing field. This session will help you with practical strategies THAT WORK for navigating the federal maze!
Speaker: Royalyn Reid, , Consumer and Market Insights LLC
10:15 am – 11:30 am 6. THE POWER OF EMAIL MARKETING
This information-packed seminar will demonstrate how email marketing – the hands-on, low-cost marketing tool – can really help drive business success. Discover how communicating with customers regularly can help a small business stay connected, and generate increased referrals, repeat sales, and unwavering customer loyalty. Build a strong permission-based customer list and get your audience to open, read and act on your email. and use their past results to sharpen their email marketing program as they go along. Learn the latest best practices and proven strategies to get your emails to work for you! Plenty of time to ask questions, share experiences, and network with peers.
Speaker: Dale Berkebile, BRANDWISE/ Inbound Marketer / Brand Strategist, Constant Contact
10:15 am – 11:30 am 7. ALTERNATIVES FOR ACCESS TO CAPITAL… WHAT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO ADD CASH TO YOUR BUSINESS?
Cash flow is vital to your business. In addition to traditional loans from your bank, there are options that can provide loans to your business for:

  • Operations
  • Payroll
  • Equipment purchases
  • Vehicle purchases
  • Real Estate purchase
  • Real Estate upgrades (improvements to your existing building)
  • Accounts Receivable

Join us for this information session to help your business GROW!
Speaker: Catherine Pena, ACCION Texas
Speaker: Veronica Wallace, Vice President of Business Development, Bridgeport Capital

11:30 am – 4:00 pm EXHIBITS AND LUNCH
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm MATCHMAKING MEETINGS
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm DESSERT AND DOOR PRIZES
Join us for treats and door prizes donated by our participants. Winners MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!!
ShoWorks, Inc.
1205 N Napa St
Spokane, WA 99202
Voice: (509) 838-8755
Fax: (509) 838-2838
Email: info@showorksinc.com