SMWVBO December Conference

In one day, you can connect with hundreds of buyers from public and private organizations who want to do business with small, minority, women and veterans owned businesses. This half-day conference features workshops, vendor education, and access to the Procurement Technology Center.


SMWVBO Business Conference
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Freeman Expo Hall
3201 E. Houston
San Antonio, TX 78219

The business conference is a forum for Small, Minority, Women and Veteran business owners (SMWVBO) to develop relationships, acquire knowledge, and access opportunities that exist with public and private sector entities for the procurement of goods and services. A forum to further enhance the knowledge of procurement staff of the availability and ability of local firms with the desire to do business.

Because of the tremendous contribution of Bexar County and sponsors the event is free to the public.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 (Expo Hall A & B)

Registration (Lobby)
7:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Networking Breakfast (Exhibit Hall A)
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Complimentary continental breakfast — registration by Dec.1st

Program: Leadership for Growing Your Small Business
7:30 a.m.

Moderator: TBA


The Honorable Tommy Calvert, County Commissioner, Pct 4
The Honorable Ivy Taylor, Mayor, City of San Antonio
The Honorable Lloyd Doggett, Congressman, TX Dist. 35
Mr. Anthony Ruiz, District Director, SA District Office, SBA

Keynote Speaker:

Mr. Kenyata Wesley, Acting Director
Office of Small Business Programs
Department of Defense

Procurement Exhibits
9:30 a.m. - Noon & 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Workshops (Rooms A, B & C)
10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Doing Business with the Healthcare Industry – University Health System
Strategic Planning for Business Success! - UTSA Institute for Economic Development
Federal/State/Local Contracting Opportunities – UTSA SDBC Procurement & Technical Assistance Center

Lunch Program (Exhibit Hall A)
Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall B: Floor Closed
Complimentary box lunch — registration prior to December 1st

Program: Operating & Growing Your Business in a Secure Environment

Moderator: David Marquez, Executive Director
Economic Development Department, Bexar County


The Honorable Nelson W. Wolff, County Judge
The Honorable Sergio Rodriguez, County Commissioner, Pct. 1
The Honorable Paul Elizondo, County Commissioner, Pct. 2
The Honorable Kevin A. Wolff, County Commissioner, Pct. 3
The Honorable Tommy Calvert, County Commissioner, Pct. 4


The Honorable Susan Pamerleau, Bexar County Sheriff

Keynote Speaker: 
Mr. Lyn Watts, Senior Privacy Program Manager
OSG Enterprise & Security Research and Development