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Networking, Education Event Highlights Upcoming Construction, Concessions Contracts

DENVER – Oct. 31, 2018 – DEN Business Connect, a networking and education event hosted by Denver International Airport (DEN), will be held on Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel. The annual event provides minority and women-owned firms with free guidance on pursuing construction and concessions business opportunities at the airport.

DEN Business Connect brings together nearly 500 small businesses, government officials and community members to discuss a variety of subjects ranging from how to do business at DEN, to current and future procurement opportunities.

The event, formerly known as DEN Days, is focused on helping Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) and Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (ACDBE) gain a better understanding of the procurement and bid process at DEN while building relationships with prime contractors.

DEN Business Connect is organized by DEN’s Commerce Hub, which advocates for small businesses through educational programs, business development assistance and additional services.

Plans for this year’s event include a panel discussion about strategies for reaching MWBE/ACDBE participation goals in airport projects, an overview of the DEN procurement process, presentations on the ways prime contractors and subcontractors can benefit from working with the Commerce Hub and more.

Event Details:

When: November 1, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel, 3801 Quebec St., Denver, 80207

Who: Remarks by Mayor Michael B. Hancock Construction and concessionaire management companies, local industry groups

About the DEN Commerce Hub:

The Commerce Hub acts as an advocate for small businesses, championing efforts that improve policy, increase access, and position firms to bid on projects across all DEN departments. This includes providing direct assistance to external business customers requiring training, guidance, tactical support, and mentoring. Click here for more information about the Commerce Hub and current opportunities at DEN.

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