14th Annual Transportation Symposium Helps Connect Businesses with Opportunities at Area Transit Agencies

November 26, 2010
The Chicago Transit Authority joins the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Metra and Pace to present the 14th Annual Transportation Symposium & Business Exchange.  The symposium takes place on Tuesday, November 30 from 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Chicago Hilton and Towers located at
720 South Michigan Avenue.
The Transportation Symposium is an opportunity for vendors and contractors to engage with the leading suppliers, contractors, purchasing representatives and officials from each of the Chicago area’s major transportation agencies and learn what business prospects are available and how to apply for contracts.
Attendees will find a variety of presentations.  They include: agency procurement forecasts for 2011, open business discussion with procurement administrators, a procurement workshop, vendor exhibits and a networking reception. Vendors and contractors will have one-on-one business exchanges with architects, engineers and professional service firms.
This event is also an excellent networking opportunity for disadvantaged business enterprise firms (DBE).  DBE firms can meet with procurement representatives from each transportation agency.
Originally founded by the CTA as the Strategic Alliance Initiative in 1994, the symposium evolved to include the RTA, IDOT, Metra and Pace, which have served as co-sponsors for the last 13 years.
To register for the 14th Annual Transportation Symposium & Business Exchange, call MGPG Events at 312-243-3554 or visit their website, http://www.mgpgevents.com to register online.  There is a $75 advanced registration fee.  Registration on the day of the events is $95.
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