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Learn How to Do Business With Public Agencies during the 8th Greater Los Angeles Vendor Fair at L.A. Convention Center

Friday March 30, 2001

The eighth annual Greater Los Angeles Vendor Fair will take place Wednesday, May 2, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

The vendor fair, which is co-sponsored this year by the MTA, County of Los Angeles, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Unified School District and the Metropolitan Water District, will begin at 8:15 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.  

The fair, one of the largest business outreach efforts in the United Sates, provides small and medium size business owners and executives valuable information on how to do business with the County, City, LAUSD, MWD and MTA, as well as many other public agencies, municipalities and companies participating at the event.

Information on contracting opportunities totaling more than $6 billion will be available at the fair.

With more than 300 exhibit booths, the fair is the largest public outreach event in the county where vendors can interact directly with contract administrators, buyers, managers and other procurement personnel from host agencies.

This year’s show will feature a technology pavilion where vendors can learn about the latest technology tools including hardware, software, programming and e-commerce.

Various workshops will be presented throughout the day. The Small Business Administration will be conducting morning and afternoon e-commerce workshops, including two mega-projects workshops focusing on major contractors. In addition to the workshops, vendors can learn how to do business with the City and County of Los Angeles, LAUSD and MTA at their exhibit booths.

Admission to the Greater Los Angeles vendor fair is $35 and includes entry to all exhibit areas and a buyers guide including a staff directory of all sponsoring agencies’ procurement departments and admission to all workshops and luncheon. A $10 ticket includes all of the above but does not include luncheon.

For more information about the Greater Los Angeles Vendor Fair, call the Vendor Fair Hotline at 1 (800) 267-0106.

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