Alexandria Teams with U.S Department of State to Host Small Business Conference and Expo

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When:      Wednesday, July 6, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Where:    The Westin Alexandria
                 400 Courthouse Square
                 Alexandria, VA

Who:       Bibi Hidalgo, White House Senior Policy Advisor, Office of Public Engagement
                Patrick F. Kennedy, U.S. State Department Undersecretary for Management
                William D. Euille, Mayor of Alexandria

In response to a White House initiative to support small business development, the U.S. Department of State is sponsoring a free conference and expo for small business contractors to learn more about opportunities for domestic and overseas contracts. Attendees will attend workshops to increase their understanding of United States Department of State bureaus, offices and programs. The afternoon session offers networking opportunities to meet with program office representatives, contracting officers, and large prime contractors for informal discussions about the types of goods and services that are purchased by the U.S. Department of State.

The program will open with a general session that includes remarks by White House Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Public Engagement Bibi Hidalgo, and keynote addresses by U.S. State Department Undersecretary for Management, Patrick F. Kennedy and City of Alexandria Mayor, Bill Euille. Participants will learn about doing business with U.S. Department of State offices and bureaus and have an opportunity to network with U.S. Department of State program office representatives, contracting officers and invited prime contractors.

This event is coordinated by the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization and
co-sponsored by the City of Alexandria, the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership, and the Alexandria Small Business Development Center. There is no cost for this event, but registration is required.  To register, visit

For more information, contact Stephanie Landrum, Senior Vice President, Alexandria Economic Development Partnership, at 703.739.3820, ext. 102 or