Press Release

2013 AWIB Annual Procurement Conference
for Minority and Women Businesses


(New York, NY) May 28, 2013 – Asian Women In Business (AWIB) will hold its Annual Procurement Conference for Minority and Women Business Enterprises on Thursday, June 6, 2013, at BNY Mellon, 101 Barclay Street, 10th Floor, New York City, from 8:30am to 3:15pm. 

AWIB’s annual conference is designed to provide the M/WBE community with the resources and connections to make their business stand out in a competitive market. It is a must attend conference with ample opportunity to meet the right people.  There will be an extensive exhibition area, one-on-one corporate matchmaking sessions, B2B networking and industry expert led panel discussions. Over 40 Federal, State and City exhibitors will be participating and ready to meet with vendors. Pre-qualified minority and women owned firms will have private appointments with purchasing officers from over 20 Fortune 1000 companies.

The Honorable John C. Liu, Comptroller of the City of New York will be a featured speaker at the conference.

Conference Highlights

  • Doing Business with Corporate America – Corporate officers will talk about the best approaches to get your foot in the door.
  • Corporate Matchmaking – Pre-qualified vendors get a chance to pitch directly to the buyers through one-on-one meetings.
  • Doing Business with the Government -- Find out what you really need to know to get government deals, whether you want to contract directly with the government or work as a subcontractor.
  • Success Stories – Business owners from diverse fields will share their experiences on how they successfully obtained government and corporate contracts.
  • Target Marketing to Win More Business –Let the professionals show you how to market your business so that government and corporate entities know who you are.
  • Social Media as an Effective Business Tool –Plant the seeds to build a vibrant business that will attract corporations and government agencies alike by learning today's most effective social media strategies.

Below is a partial list of participating corporations, government agencies and regional authorities. Please visit AWIB’s website – for the latest updates.

Corporations: BNY Mellon, CBS Corporation, Colgate-Palmolive, Con Edison, Dun & Bradstreet, Enterprise Holdings, FreshDirect, HBO, IBM Corporation, JPMorgan Chase & Co., National Grid, NBCUniversal, News Corporation, New York Yankees, Proskauer, Restaurant Associates, Skanska, Thompson Hospitality Group, Time Warner Inc., Tishman Construction (an AECOM Company) and more.

Government Agencies and Authorities:City University Construction Fund, NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services, NYC Department of Design and Construction, NYC Department of Education, NYC Department of Sanitation, NYC Department of Transportation, NYC Economic Development Corporation, NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation, NYC Housing Authority, NYC School Construction Authority, NYC Small Business Services, NYPD, NYS Department of Health, NYS Empire State Development, NYS Homes & Community Renewal, NYS Office of the State Comptroller, NYS Office of General Services, US Army Corps of Engineers, US Department of Labor, US General Services Administration, US Small Business Administration, Battery Park City Authority, Dormitory Authority State of NY, Long Island Power Authority, New York Power Authority, Port Authority of NY & NJ and more.  

AWIB sponsors this conference as a public service. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Admission is FREE, but RSVP is required by June 4, 2013 at Call 212-868-1368 or email for additional information.

Founded in 1995, Asian Women In Business (AWIB) is the only non-profit, tax-exempt organization in the country with the primary mission of assisting Asian women entrepreneurs. Over the years, AWIB, a dynamic organization, has expanded its mission to address identified needs and issues affecting the business and professional development of Asian Americans. AWIB also serves on various tasks forces and boards to promote the inclusion of minority and women owned businesses and professionals. Visit us at




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