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Press Release: ICBSSHOW 2017 General Information

Press Release: ICBSSHOW 2017 General Information

OKLAHOMA BUSINESS OWNERS CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING FROM BUSINESS LEADERS, GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND TRIBAL LEADERS AT THE INDIAN COUNTRY BUSINESS SUMMIT 2017 IN AUGUST IN NORMAN.

Attendee and exhibitor registration is now open for the government procurement conference, which willbe Aug. 30-31 at the Embassy Suites in Norman. Registration is available at ICBSShow.com. The earlybird rate expires Aug. 14.

The regional conference fosters business partnerships among the federal government, its primecontractors and small, minority, veteran-owned, service disabled veteran owned, HUBZone and womenownedbusinesses. ICBS has become the premier event for small businesses throughout the Southwest.

David Nimmo, president and CEO of Chickasaw Nation Industries will be a keynote speaker at thesummit. Other speakers include Gene Snyman, deputy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Tulsa DistrictSmall Business Office; Albert Garza, supervisory small business specialist, General ServicesAdministration; and Lori Engle, president and owner of Ultimate HR.

“We are very excited about the level of enthusiasm we have received from speakers, sponsors andattendees for this unique conference,” said Carter Merkle, Oklahoma Bid Assistance Network programmanager with Oklahoma CareerTech. “We look forward to bringing together many small businesses for adiscussion of real-world solutions to issues facing the companies interested in government contracting.”OBAN, which is administered by the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, is cosponsoringthe summit with Tribal Government Institute. 

OBAN and TGI are both procurement technicalassistance centers that provide marketing and technical assistance to businesses interested in sellingproducts and services to federal, state, local and tribal governments.

“The speakers at ICBS represent many important facets of government contracting – business,government, tribes and service providers,” said Berbon Hamilton of TGI. “We feel it’s important all thesevoices are heard as we work toward our common goal of enhancing economic diversity in Oklahoma.”

ICBS panel sessions will include Know Your Competition; Cyber Security for Government Contracts;Contracting Issues Update; Mentor Protege Program Update; Doing Business with BIA & Indian HealthService; GSA and Using the Construction Schedule; Bonding for Federal Contractors; TribalConstruction Panel; Doing Business with the Army Corp. of Engineers; OSHA compliance for FederalContractors; Doing Business with the Military; Strategies for Keeping your Contract in the Black;Chickasaw Industries and Government Contracting as a Growth Strategy; Marketing to the Governmentfor Smaller Purchases; and “Don’t Risk It”: Make Sure Your Human Resources Manual Will Pass anOFCCP Audit.