Civil Rights Division Small Business Development Program
2017 TDOT DBE Small Business Annual Meeting
August 28 – 29, 2017
Embassy Suites by HILTON
The Premier Conference for Small Businesses in the
Transportation Construction Industry
The DBE Small Business Annual Meeting, presented by the Tennessee Department of Transportation Civil Rights Division, brings together the transportation construction industry’s best experts to help attendees build their people, systems and processes and to be able to compete on a level playing field. Small Businesses are the economic engine of Tennessee. The 2017 TDOT DBE Small Business Annual Meeting is a platform whereby small business owners and key managers can enhance and develop their company’s strengths to meet the challenges of new opportunities in Tennessee. The theme of this year’s meeting is People, Systems & Process: The Pathway to Success.
This event is open to all businesses; small or large, architect-engineering firms, subcontractors, prime/general contractors, small businesses, minority and women-owned businesses, construction industry suppliers/vendors, local, state and federal procurement specialists, small business advocates and state DOT Supportive Services Providers – are all welcome.
Make Plans Now To Attend!
Tentative Session Topics
Monday, August 28, 2017 ———————————————————————
Welcome & Opening Session
Do State and Local Government Agencies Buy What I’m Selling?
Doing Business With the Federal Government
Exhibitor Showcase and Business Card Exchange
Communication: Crisis Management and the Media
Systems of Internal Controls: Creating Profitability through Accountability
Marketplace Hall and Business Networking Reception
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 ———————————————————————
Updates on Legal Issues for Small Business Owners
DBE Panel Discussion – Using Innovative Technologies
Transportation Construction Industry Update
Civil Rights Division Awards Luncheon
How Do You Become My Chosen?: Tips for Subcontractors /Consultants