Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Port Sets Century Agenda Breakfast Date

On Thursday, Oct.10, as part of its Century Agenda Breakfast Series, the Port of Seattle will conduct a panel discussion on how to successfully compete for government contracts.

The discussion will include agency experts who will explain what they look for when awarding government contracts, followed by a Q&A.

Participants can learn how to increase their success when competing for contracts; access opportunities for women and minority owned businesses; locate open Requests For Proposals and Requests For Qualifications; discern which information they should be providing; understand the niches agencies are trying to fill; and find opportunities for disabled populations and military veterans.

Panelists include Servando Patlán, Business Diversity & Outreach Manager, Contracts & Legal Services Division of The Department of Enterprise Services; Vicki Schiantarelli, Strategic Advisor - WMBE Coordination, Environmental Justice and Service Equity Seattle Public Utilities; Frank Lemos, Founder & CEO, LDC, Inc., The Civil Engineering Group; Regina Glenn, Vice President, Multicultural and Small Business Development, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce; and Luis Navarro, Director, Office of Social Responsibility, Port of Seattle.

The Port of Seattle’s Century Agenda is a 25-year strategy for building a sustainable regional economy through targeted business initiatives and partnerships with public and private sectors. The breakfast series is an extension of the agenda.

The event, which is sponsored by The Capella Group, takes place at the World Trade Center, 2200 Alaskan Way, Suite 410, Seattle, WA 98121, starting with breakfast at 7:30 am. The main program follows from 8 am to 9 am. Cost is $40 for World Trade Center Seattle members and $50 for non-members. For more information or to register, visit: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/466303.