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Airport Authority Hosts 2020 “Meet the Primes” Virtual Event to Connect Businesses

Small and Disadvantaged Businesses Gain Insight from Public Agencies, Business Services and Airport Construction and Concessionaire Prime Contractors

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (Airport Authority) will host the annual “Meet the Primes” event for the first time in a virtual format on October 27-29 and November 3-4, 2020.  Offered in two sessions, this unique opportunity will introduce small and disadvantaged businesses to representatives of the Airport Authority, multiple other public agencies, and construction and concessionaire primes. 

In the virtual format, attendees will log on through Zoom to scheduled presentations and hear from participating exhibitors to gain valuable information on successful business strategies, obtain resources and receive points of contact to follow up on opportunities.

Participants will learn about doing business with the Airport Authority, how to apply for the Authority’s Local Business Enterprise (LBE) certification, future projects and available small business opportunities. In addition, participants will hear about regional contracting opportunities from San Diego County agencies and obtain available resources provided by support services centers and organizations within Southern California.

First introduced in 2015, participation in “Meet the Primes” has grown significantly to holding more than 400 one-on-one business matchmaking meetings between small businesses, prime contractors, the Airport Authority, other public agencies and support service centers annually.  Despite the pandemic and shift to the virtual format, the Airport Authority anticipates more than 400 participants this year.

To view all sessions of the virtual “Meet the Primes,” please visit the Airport Authority’s registration page here. For more information on the Airport Authority’s Small Business Development program, please click here.

“Meet the Primes” is one of a number of outreach events lead by the Airport Authority’s Small Business Department to ensure the local, small, historically underutilized, service-disabled veteran and emerging businesses have every opportunity to do business with the Airport Authority.

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