The Latin Business Association

is proud to partner for the first time with

The Asian Business Association Orange County

in presenting:

The 2012 Procurement & Export/Import
Opportunities Conference

“Qualify, Source and Win Contracts Through Corporate & Government Procurement and Supplier Diversity”

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Disneyland Resort Hotel Exhibit Hall

1150 Magic Way
Anaheim, CA 92808

Special Admission to LBA and Supporter Members: 25% off the Regular Admission Prices

ABAOC Members and Community Partners with Luncheon & Free Parking- $40.00
ABAOC Members and Community Partners Free Parking and NO Luncheon- $20.00


Here are just a few of the exciting features you will find at the Conference:

  • Business Matchmaking Meetings for Graduates from the Contract Development August Workshop
  • Luncheon Reception with Keynote Speakers from Presidents/Executives of Government Agencies and Fortune Companies
  • Business Seminars with Opportunities for You to Ask Questions Directly to Any Panel Speaker
  • First 500 Attendees Receive FREE Parking Validation for Exhibit Hall Parking Lot- a $10.00 Value
  • Networking Lounge After-Event
  • Who Should Attend?


    Qualified Companies who engage in providing contracts or supply chain opportunities to potential buyers or vendors; whose company may have an established supplier diversity program. These companies are in all industries of diverse major corporations, government entities, utility companies, as well as international companies.


    Business owners who are qualified buyers, vendors, Certified MBE/WBE/DVBE’s, commercial, government, trade brokers, and business owners all seeking opportunities to bid on supplier diversity contracts and/or become a preferred vendor source. These companies reside in Orange County, but not to exclude all of Southern California, in addition to national and international companies, government agencies, and investors. Attendance for Business Veterans is FREE.

    Featured Reception Guest Speaker

    Mary Niven- Vice President of Disney California Adventure Park & Guest Services


  • Will Kempton

    OCTA- Orange County Transportation Authority

  • Adalberto Quijada

    District Director
    SBA- Small Business Administration

  • Rosa Casey

    Director Highway Programs

  • Mazia Zafar

    Interim Director- Policy and Planning Division
    CPUC- California Public Utilities Council

  • Eugene Eng

    Vice President External Affairs
    Verizon California Inc.

  • Moderator/Facilitator

    Virginia Gomez
    SCMSDC- Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council

    Conference Workshops

    Winning Contracts

    Understand the fundamentals of what Corporations and Government Sectors are seeking. The process is just as important as the presentation. The workshop will give tips on how being strategic assists in building and maintaining successful partnerships. You will learn:

  • Pursuing business opportunities productively- how to go about it
  • Capturing business opportunity when it knocks
  • Challenges facing businesses and how corporate contracts are won
  • What corporations look for in a bid proposal
  • Is low bid enough to win the bid?
  • How can Corporate Supplier Diversity Programs work to your advantage?
  • What are the considerations when giving contract opportunities to new vendors?
  • Overcoming pitfalls through lessons learned…and many more topics
  • Global Technology and Sustainability

    Technology is the key to being efficient. Many companies are requiring that businesses have documents and data readily available.

  • Where is technology going, what are the predictions for new brands or systems?
  • Is technology being re-engineered to improve the process for you to win contracts?
  • What exactly does sustainability mean for business?
  • Are Corporations and Government Agencies seeking me to be sustainable? How important is it?
  • What does sustainability mean in contract negotiations?
  • Export/Import: Exploring Global Opportunities & Trends

    The world is for me to explore. There are as many domestic opportunities as there are internationally. Learn how you may seek global business opportunities in this informative workshop.

    Topics to be discussed:

  • Market opportunities in Asia
  • Market opportunities in Latin America
  • Finding your overseas clients and potential buyers & distributors
  • Learn how you can benefit from recent trade agreements
  • Learn about the financial programs available
  • Government resources available
  • Visit for further details, or to REGISTER,
    or call ABA-OC Office at (949) 222-2291
    Ms. Bernie Cruz- Office Manager

    Thank you for your support!

    The Asian Business Association Orange County is an LBA Community Partner. Read more about LBA Community Partners.