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ICBS Show focuses on HUBZone program

Oklahoma’s premier government procurement event, the ICBS Show, attracts participants from businesses and government agencies from all over the nation.

This year’s focus is on the U.S. Small Business Administration’s HUBZone program with an overview, detailed training and testimony from businesses with HUBZone certifications. Covering various aspects of government contracting, speakers will include Oklahoma Native Shawn Pensoneau, assistant administrator for the SBA’s Office of Native American Affairs, who will open the event Aug. 20; Matt Moriarty, partner at Koprince Law; and Keynote Speaker Robb Wong, associate administrator of the SBA Office of Government Contracting and Business Development.

In addition, participants will have the opportunity to attend breakout sessions conducted by Albert Garza, General Services Administration supervisory small business specialist; Wendy L. Clark, Oklahoma Central Purchasing vendor specialist; and Rhett Davis, SBA Region 6 small business advocate.

The event, which will be Aug. 20-21, in Norman, will also include a matchmaking session in which registered participants may set 10-minute appointments with representatives of various federal, state, local and tribal buying offices, as well as large prime contractors looking for suppliers and subcontractors.

The summit will also include an exhibition hall filled with businesses, tribes and government agencies talking to summit participants about the public marketplace. Exhibitors include General Services Administration, Lockheed Martin, Pratt & Whitney, the Muskogee Nation and the SBA Oklahoma City district office.

Registration for the event is at www.icbsshow.com. Information about signing up for the matchmaking session and arranging for exhibit spaces is also available on the website.

The ICBS Show is organized by Oklahoma’s two procurement technical assistant centers, OBAN, a program of Oklahoma’s CareerTech System, serving companies located in Oklahoma, and TGI, a Native American PTAC serving Native American owned businesses and tribal enterprises in two BIA districts covering Oklahoma and some surrounding areas.

For more information, email info@icbsshow.com.

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