2012 Engineering Business Forum – Call For Participation

The Chinese Institute of Engineers – DFW Chapter (CIE-DFW) and the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce (GDAACC) will host the 2012 Engineering Business Forum at the Maribelle Davis Library, 7501 Independence Parkway, Plano, Texas on Friday November 16, 2012.  The forum is free and open to the public. The event will begin at 12:30PM and conclude by 4:30PM.  The forum seeks to connect minority owned small businesses with major corporate and government buyers who are in need of diversified procurement for engineering services and technology products.  Anticipated participants at this year’s event include the U.S. Patent Office, Huawei, DISD, Trinity Infrastructure, Dallas Public Works and Transportation, Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer LLP and more.

The program will include informational sessions regarding company and government procurement procedures and networking time for all participants. Buyers will provide short presentations about their procurement process, goods and services needed.  The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion in which the buyers answer questions from the participating suppliers. Afterwards, suppliers can visit each buyer’s booth for further discussions.

Last year, the event attracted 9 buyers and 60 suppliers. The buyers included Lockheed Martin, American Airlines, the City of Dallas, DART, NTTA, and DFW Airport. The list of procurement needs included complex machined parts, 3rd party logistics support, electrical components, construction services, information technology services/products, direct materials, capital equipment, and spare parts/services. Additional information regarding this year’s event and featured corporate and government buyers is available on the website at http://www.cie-dfw.org.

To participate, please pre-register online at the website. Please register early and secure your space. For any additional inquiries, please contact us at minoritybusinessforum@gmail.com.

About CIE and CIE-DFW

The Chinese Institute of Engineers was founded in 1917 in New York by a group of Chinese engineers who graduated from American universities and served in various industries in the United States. CIE’s mission is to serve members from all over the United States.  The DFW Chapter was established in January, 1989 and registered in the state of Texas as a non-profit organization in 1992. Over the years, the DFW chapter has established close ties with major corporations and government bodies around the world. Leaders from these sponsoring organizations are featured in the chapter’s annual convention by sharing their experiences and insights in business and technology.  For more information, visit http://www.cie-dfw.org.

About GDAACC

The Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce (GDAACC) was established in 1986 to serve the Asian American business community in North Texas. GDAACC’s mission is to advocate for its members and the Asian American business community while assisting the economic development in North Texas.  Our programs, events and affiliates are designed to facilitate the economic development in this region.  Today GDAACC has over 1,200 members that include entrepreneurs, business owners, corporations and public service entities, representing 17 Asian ethnic groups.  For more information, visit http://www.gdaacc.com.

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