Announcing the return of the DBE Small Business Annual Meeting. We are excited to bring the industry back together for an in-person event in Franklin, Tennessee.
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 present thought-provoking ideas, tools and techniques to help DBE attendees to compete on a level playing field. The goal of the annual meeting is to put Small Businesses in the spotlight as the economic engine of Tennessee.
The 2022 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 Building Relationships Today to Meet Tomorrow’s Infrastructure Needs.
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.
Attendance is for anyone including DBEs, Small Businesses, Large Businesses, Prime Contractors, Consultants, DOT employees, Local and State Procurement, Vendors, Small Business Advocates, and other interested small business stakeholders.
TDOT DBE Small Business Annual Meeting is where you will meet face-to-face with key industry technology leaders with the power to make decisions and the power to buy.
Build Your Network: Establish partnerships with leaders in Tennessee’s transportation construction industry in an intimate and productive setting.
Plenty of networking time. Find Solutions: Sessions and company presentations will demonstrate how they can enhance your business performance and project outcomes.
Improve Your Business: In today’s world it is more important than ever to stay ahead of the curve and utilize the latest technologies and processes for your business,
Who have you been trying to make a presentation to? You just may find them here at the Annual Meeting during our Marketplace Hall Matchmaker Session.
Our Speed Networking /Matchmaker Session is your opportunity to make introductions in an informal setting on Monday, August 8th from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. The Speed Networking /Matchmaker Session will consist of a representative from your company and a Prime Contractor, large business or agency procurement officer exchanging information for approximately 10 – 15 minutes. We will schedule your appointment times prior to event and will be adhere to the allotted times in order to accommodate as many as possible.
We are especially requesting participation from large Prime General Contractors, DBEs, Small Businesses, Large Businesses, State and Federal Agency Procurement representatives. If you and/or others from your company are willing to be a part of this session, please provide names and contact information on your registration intake form.
The Annual meeting is the perfect place to showcase your business. If you would like to secure exhibit space please submit your request on the registration form prior to Friday, July 15.
We have a limited number of exhibit spaces available, and all requests will be assigned on a first come basis. We will provide a table, table covering and two (2) chairs at no charge. Early booth / table display set-up is available on Sunday, August 7th, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
All booth / table display should be set up Monday, August 18th NLT 8:30 and to remain on display until 6:00 pm. Please check in at the Event Registration Table for your booth location.
AUGUST 8, 2022
6:30 am – 8:30 am: Marketplace Exhibitor / Vendor Move-in
7:00 am – 5:00 pm: Registration (Continental Breakfast)
8:00 am – 8:15 am: Welcome & Opening
8:15 am – 9:30 am: Procurement Opportunities in Tennessee
9:30 am – 9:40 am: BREAK
9:40 am – 10:55 am: Keynote Address
10:55 am – 11:05 am: BREAK
11:00 am – 12:30 pm: Speed Networking For DBEs & Primes
(Must register in advance)
11:45 am – 12:45 pm: Lunch Provided
11:00 am – 6:00 pm: Marketplace Hall (Must register in advance)
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm: HOT TOPICS for Small Businesses
Topic 1 - TBD
Topic 2 - TBD
Topic 3 - TBD
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Business Networking Meet & Greet Reception
TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2022
7:00 am – 12:00 pm: Registration (Continental Breakfast)
8:00 am - 9:50 am: Construction Workforce Discussion
9:50am – 10:00 am: BREAK
10:00 am – 11:30 am: State Transportation Industry Updates and
11:30 am – 11:45 am: BREAK
11:45 am – 1:30 pm: Luncheon & Civil Rights Division Bridge Awards
1:30 pm: Annual Meeting Ends
Tyler Construction Engineers, P.C.
Program Managers for TDOT Supportive Services
Christine's Events Planning
Tyler Construction Engineers, P.C.
810 Dominican Drive, Suite 313, Nashville, Tennessee 37228, United States
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