Press Release

2015 AWIB Annual Procurement Conference
for Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises


(New York, NY) May 14, 2015-Asian Women In Business (AWIB) will hold its Annual Procurement Opportunities Conference for Minority/Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. It will take place at BNY Mellon, 101 Barclay Street, 10th Floor, New York City, from 8:30am to 3:00pm.

This annual conference is designed to provide the M/WBE community with resources and connections to make their business stand out in a competitive market. Networking with like-minded people, and meeting buyers from corporations and government agencies are just a few of the activities. The conference also includes industry expert-led panel discussions, which offer valuable insight into the procurement process and how to maximize networking opportunities.

Counsel to the Mayor and M/WBE Director Maya Wiley, Esq. will be the keynote speaker at the conference and will speak about the Mayor’s OneNYC Plan to increase awards to M/WBEs.


Conference Highlights:

- Doing Business with Corporate America - Experts from a variety of corporations will share best practices on how to close the deal on corporate contracts.
- Government Procurement -Representatives from NYC, NY, regional authorities and federal agencies will discuss the secrets to landing government contracts. Billions of tax dollars are spent by the government, buying every conceivable product and service.
- Corporate Matchmaking - Pre-qualified vendors (must complete an AWIB fillable form) get a chance to pitch directly to the buyers through private one-on-one meetings.
- B2B Networking -Plenty of opportunity to network with other business owners at breakfast, lunch and throughout the day.
- Skills Building Workshops -Industry expert led seminars to help grow your business and take it to the next level.


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

- Corporations: BNY Mellon, CBS Corporation, Comcast NBC Universal, Columbia University, Cushman & Wakefield, DDB Worldwide Communications Group, Enterprise Holdings, Estée Lauder Companies Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Mount Sinai Health System, New York Yankees, New York University, Nielsen Corporation, Pitney Bowes, Taro Pharmaceuticals U.S.A.
- Regional Authorities: Battery Park City Authority, Dormitory Authority State of New York(DASNY), Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), NYC Housing Authority, NYC School Construction Authority, Port Authority of NY/NJ
- Government Agencies: City University of New York, NYC Departmentof Citywide Administrative Services, NYC Departmentof Design & Construction, NYC Departmentof Environmental Protection, NYC Department of Fire (FDNY), NYC Departmentof Sanitation, NYC Departmentof Transportation, NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation, NYC Parks & RecreationDepartment, NYC Small Business Services, NYC Economic Development Corporation, NYC Police Department (NYPD),NYS Departmentof Health, NYS Empire State Development, NYS Homes and Community Renewal, NYS Office of General Services, NYS Office of the Comptroller, US Army Corps of Engineers, US Departmentof Education, US Departmentof Labor, US General ServicesAdministration, US Small Business Administration


AWIB holds this conference as a public service. Admission is FREE but an RSVP is required  by June 10th, 2015. Registration and pre-qualification forms are available 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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