Press Release

Business Opportunities Conference
For Tristate Minority and Women Businesses

(New York, NY) April 30, 2014 - Grow your small business at AWIB's Procurement Opportunities Conference, designed to foster business partnerships between government agencies and Fortune 1000 corporations with minority and women-owned businesses.

Now in its 11th year, the Asian Women in Business (AWIB)'s Procurement Opportunities Conference for Minority and Women Business Enterprises will be held on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at BNY Mellon, 101 Barclay St., 10th Floor, New York City, from 8:30am to 3:00pm. 

This one-day event is a one-stop shop for MWBEs and will include an extensive exhibition area, B2B networking, industry expert-led panels, and one-on-one corporate matchmaking sessions.  The keynote speaker is the Honorable Maria Torres-Springer, the first Asian American to serve as the Commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services.

Other conference highlights:

  • Doing Business with Corporate America - Corporate officers will discuss the best approaches to successfully obtain corporate contracts
  • Using Social Media to Market your Business - Learn how to keep your business current by employing today's most effective social media strategies
  • Doing Business with the Government - Representatives from government agencies and regional authorities discuss tips and advice on how to land government contracts
  • Success Stories - Women business owners from diverse fields share their experiences in 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
  • Corporate Matchmaking - Pre-qualified vendors will get a chance to pitch directly to corporate buyers through one-on-one meetings

To view the full list of participating corporations, government agencies, and regional authorities that will be at the conference, visit 

AWIB sponsors this conference as a public service. Admission is FREE but an RSVP is required  by May 30, 2014. To register for this event, go to or call (212) 868-1368.


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. For more information, visit



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