Networking Event Highlights Small Business Opportunities at Orlando International Airport

Press Release
WHAT: The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) is hosting its 13th annual How to do Business with GOAA networking event. Aviation Authority representatives will meet with small business owners to discuss opportunities and the contracting process at Orlando International Airport. Several small business owners, who are current contractors for GOAA, will host panel discussions for participants.
A budget of up to $300-350 million in contracts is available for qualified small businesses. Attendees will learn about opportunities in construction, information technology, airport concessions, operations and maintenance, and purchasing.
Representatives specializing in bonding, financing, and other business fundamentals will also be available to provide assistance to small businesses.
 WHEN: Thursday, December 7, 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
 WHERE:  Hyatt Regency Orlando Hotel 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL
WHO:  Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority
 Frank Kruppenbacher, Chairman, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority
Stan Thornton, Chief Operating Officer, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority
Kathleen Sharman, Chief Financial Officer, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Chimay J. Anumba, University of Florida College of Design, Construction & Planning
George Morning, Director of Small Business Development, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority