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Press Release: ICBSSHOW Gives Businesses Opportunities to Meet With Government Contractors

Press Release: ICBSSHOW Gives Businesses Opportunities to Meet With Government Contractors

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

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

Victoria Armstrong
405-227-0382

For Immediate Release

Norman, Okla. – Business people attending the ICBSSHOW in August will have the chance to meet personally with buying personnel from federal, state and local government and tribal agencies, as well as government prime contractors.

The show will be Aug. 30-31 at the Embassy Suites in Norman. It is co-sponsored by OBAN, which is administered by the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, and Tribal Government Institute.

The matchmaking event runs on the second day of ICBSSHOW and allows business attendees at the conference to have short one-on-one appointments with key buyers to introduce their companies and capabilities.

This year, the No. 1 U.S. federal contractor, Lockheed Martin, will meet with companies at ICBSSHOW. The prime contractor is looking for companies of all kinds, but especially HUBZone-certified and Native American-owned suppliers.

To participate in the matchmaking event, attendees need to register at www.icbsshow.com. More information about the event and exhibit space is available there and on Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Other buying and partnering organizations participating include Tinker Air Force Base, Sheppard Air Force Base, Fort Sill, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Federal Aviation Administration, Altus Air Force Base, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Indian Health Service, the General Services Administration, Oklahoma Central Purchasing, the Chickasaw Nation, the Choctaw Nation, the Osage Nation and the city of Oklahoma City.

ICBSSHOW, in its 11th year, opens with a day of training and networking with sessions related to all levels of government contracting. Keynote speakers include Holly Schick, director of the

newly formed all-small mentor-protege program at the Small Business Administration, and David Nimmo, president and CEO of Chickasaw Nation Industries.

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

Registration is $175 until Aug. 14; after that date, registration is $225. Call 405-227-0382 for more information.

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


ICBSSHOW is designed to meet the government contracting needs of minority and small businesses. The goal of ICBSSHOW is to provide innovative solutions for small and minority business to the problems they encounter in government contracting. To learn more about how the ICBSSHOW works visit www.ICBSShow.com.