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Sabrina LoPiccolo
Senior Communications Specialist
T: 619.400.2454
M: 619.929.9277
E: slopicco@san.org

Nicole Hall
Senior Communications Specialist
T: 619.400.2859
M: 858.531.2863
E: nhall@san.org

After hours and weekends please email comms@san.org or call the Airport Communications Center at 858.531.2863

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San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Hosts Virtual “Meet the Primes” Event

Free Event Connects Small, Local, and Disadvantaged Businesses to Opportunities with San Diego International Airport and Primes

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (Airport Authority) will host two virtual “Meet the Primes” events on November 1 and 8. First introduced in 2015, “Meet the Primes” is a free annual event for the business community to connect with and learn from the Airport Authority, the Airport Authority’s partners, San Diego’s small business support service centers, and public agencies.

Through our Small Business Development department, the Airport Authority works towards maximizing small, local, veteran, and underrepresented business participation in contracts with the Airport Authority and its partners. Attendees will learn how to do business with the Airport Authority, construction and concession opportunities for the New T1 program, and more. Attendees will also learn about regional teaming, partnership, and contracting opportunities through one-on-one matchmaking meetings with prime contractors and Airport Authority departments including Small Business Development, Revenue Generation & Partnership Development, Accounting, Airport Design & Construction, Procurement, Quieter Home Program, Information & Technology Services, Labor Compliance, Finance, and Risk Management.

“This is a great opportunity to learn how to do business with the Airport Authority and our partners,” said Kimberly Becker, Airport Authority President and CEO. “These events provide useful information to small, local, veteran, and underrepresented businesses looking to grow their operation in an airport environment. We hope business owners will join us for one of our two events.”

The “Meet the Primes” event and virtual matchmaking sessions will be conducted virtually on November 1 and 8. The event is free to businesses and registration is now open at https://mtp2022.mbmapp.com/. For more information on the Airport Authority’s Small Business Development Program, please visit san.org/smallbusiness.

ABOUT SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (SAN)

Owned and operated by San Diego County Regional Airport Authority (Airport Authority), San Diego International Airport (SAN) is one of the busiest single-runway commercial service airports in the world and the third-busiest airport in California. SAN contributes nearly $12 billion in economic activity for the region by connecting the world to San Diego and San Diego to the world. In November 2021, the Airport Authority began construction on the New T1 which includes the replacement of a new Terminal 1, improvements to the airfield, improved transportation connectivity to the airport, and a new administration building. The New T1 program’s total project budget is $3.4 billion and is estimated to create between 15,000 to 20,000 construction-related jobs. For more information about the New T1 please visit newt1.com. For more information about SAN please visit san.org.

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