The conference is set for Thursday, December 7, from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, 9801 International Drive. Executives from GOAA and its Small Business Development Department, construction managers, purchasing officials, and others will be available to meet one-on-one with small business owners interested in doing business with Orlando International
Airport. Several small business owners who are current contractors for GOAA will provide guidance and answer questions to participants.
Also on the event agenda is a discussion about several projects at GOAA, including updates on the $2.1 billion South Terminal expansion. Attendees will learn about opportunities for contractors to work with GOAA on service and technology- skilled projects, including airport concessions, operations and maintenance, automated systems, and purchasing.
A spending budget of up to $300-350 million in contracts is available for qualified small businesses. Officials will distribute a comprehensive list of all open contract opportunities and
Representatives specializing in bonding, financing, and other business fundamentals will describe the bidding process and how small business owners can gain an edge over competitors with the proper preparation.
Representatives from SBDD will also explain certification and pre-qualification requirements to help small businesses understand the criteria before submitting bids.
Dr. Anumba is a renowned international civil engineer, author and magazine editor who has published over 450 articles in the fields of collaborative design, construction engineering
and informatics, intelligent systems, knowledge management, cyber-physical systems and project management. His research has received over $150 million from national and international agencies, including The National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, National Institutes for Health, and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
He earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, specializing in Computer-Aided Design at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, was awarded the highest doctorate of Doctor of Science by
Dr. Anumba’s keynote speech will focus on the impact small businesses bring to the development of large-scale projects and the importance of collaboration with community partners.
Details at a Glance
✈ Event begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 12:30 p.m. on December 7, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Hotel, 9801 International Drive in Orlando.
✈ Registration and parking are free.
✈ RSVP and register by using the SBD Connect mobile app by December 5th. On-site event registration available.
✈ Panel discussions with successful small businesses.
✈ One-on-one networking event with construction managers, prime contractors and concessionaires.
✈ Schedule of upcoming construction bids for the South Terminal Complex.
✈ New concession opportunities for the South Terminal.
✈ For more information call 407-825-7133.