"We don't expect to see contracts signed on the spot, of course, but the event is an introduction," said Ashley Frye, executive director of the Tennessee Automotive Manufacturers Association, which represents 930 suppliers.
"These initial conversations allow you to tell a potential customer what products you sell and what your capacity capabilities are. The practice began at the Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association and has since been hosted in South Carolina and is scheduled in Kentucky in August.
Matchmaking appointments between vendors and large businesses and governments are filling up fast, and interested participants should register immediately.
The appointments give businesses that sell everything from janitorial services to computer parts an opportunity to connect with other businesses and governments interested in their goods or services.
Join members of the Cal Asian board along with local and regional elected officials and key community stakeholders to network with and dialogue on the needs of our members, and issues that affect the API business community in California.
NASHVILLE — Auto parts suppliers in Tennessee mingled and table hopped from customer to customer here last week in a bid to "speed date" their way to new business contracts.
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About 650 small business owners attended the event, which was geared toward businesses owned by women, minorities and disabled veterans.
1 for a day of speed dating-style meetings and 20 seminars led by the Small Business Administration and national experts in the fields of foreign trade, manufacturing and procurement.
The third annual Southern California Procurement, Trade & Manufacturing Summit will run from 8 a.m. at the Riverside Convention Center in downtown Riverside.
Cal Asian encourages small businesses to compete for both public and private contracts, which provide opportunities for API and small businesses to expand into the new market.
Our matchmaking session will provide attendeses the opportunity to meet one-on-one with procurement buyers and decision makers of major agencies and corporations.
We don't find anything romantic about whistles, name-tags or over-the-top party trimmings typically found at singles events so we have done away with them.