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May 16, 2019 Press Release: Registration Open

May 16, 2019 Press Release: Registration Open

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May 16, 2019

For Immediate Release

Contact:
Carter Merkle
carter.merkle@careertech.ok.gov
405-612-7386

Berbon Hamilton
tgi@coxinet.net
405-329-5542

Registrations open for annual Indian Country Business Summit

The ICBS Show is accepting online registrations from attendees and exhibitors of the annual business conference focused on government markets.

This year’s summit spotlight is on the HUBZone program. Large and small businesses will meet with buyers and agency officials from federal, state and local governments at the 2019 ICBS Show Aug. 20-21 at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center, Norman.

The show, now in its 13th year, is hosted by the Oklahoma Bid Assistance Network and the Tribal Government Institute, Oklahoma’s two procurement technical assistance centers. Event information and registration forms are at www.icbsshow.com. Discounted early bird rates expire Aug. 1.

Participating firms will have the benefit of marketing their products and services to procurement representatives and small business specialists from government agencies. Companies may choose to set up an exhibit booth to showcase their capabilities or may come as attendees.

ICBS organizers are excited to introduce a new opportunity for ICBS exhibitors and private business participants: a business-to-business matchmaking event from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 19. The event will give ICBS business participants an opportunity to network and build stronger business referral networks. B2B matchmaking offers ICBS participants a unique opportunity to find new products and services from other businesses engaged in government contracting.

The ICBS Show generates business networking and training centered on federal, state, local and tribal procurement. The business summit is a regional conference fostering business partnerships among the federal government, its prime contractors and small, minority, service-disabled veteran-owned, veteran-owned, HUBZone and women-owned businesses.

OBAN, Oklahoma’s PTAC, offers business counseling through 12 local technology centers across the state. OBAN locations and contact information are available at www.okbid.org.

TGI is a Native American PTAC providing counseling and services to tribal enterprises and native-owned companies within the service areas of the Southern Plains and Eastern Oklahoma regions of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Information regarding TGI is available at www.tgiok.com.

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ICBS is a business summit designed to meet the needs of government contractors seeking new business opportunities or new partners to meet contract requirements. This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency. To learn more about ICBS visit www.ICBSshow.com.