April 24, 2019 -- The Westchester County Office of Economic Development has announced conXpo, a conference designed to connect Minority/Women-Owned Businesses (MWBEs), Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOBs) and Disadvantage Business Enterprises (DBEs) to procurement opportunities within Westchester County.

The half-day conference is being held May 14 from 8 am to noon at the Westchester County Center, White Plains.

At conXpo, participants will have the opportunity to network with hundreds of businesses and municipalities within the County including colleges and universities, hospitals and New York State Power Authority. Workshop topics will include:

  • What MWBEs, SDVOBs and DBEs need to know about purchasing and contracting opportunities

  • How to successfully bid on RFP opportunities

  • Accessing capital to help grow your business

  • Guiding through New York State and Westchester County MWBE Certification process

“Westchester’s businesses are the key to economic growth in the County, and we want to help facilitate that growth in any way we can,” said Westchester County Executive George Latimer. “ConXpo is a unique opportunity for minority and women owned businesses, service disabled veteran owned businesses and disadvantaged business enterprises to learn about contracting and procurement opportunities throughout the County. We want to partner with all businesses, both large and small, to help them achieve success.”

“We are very pleased to present this exciting and important conference which is tailored to MWBE, SDVOB and DBE businesses that want to do business with government, higher education and healthcare institutions. Exhibitors will have an opportunity to connect with hundreds of businesses that could be future customers,” said Bridget Gibbons, Director of the Westchester County Office of Economic Development. “This conference is part of Westchester County’s ongoing commitment to helping businesses grow and thrive.”

“Many of Westchester’s newest businesses are unaware of all of the resources and opportunities that are available to help them thrive in the County,” said Martha Lopez. “ConXpo is an exciting opportunity for businesses that were previously unable to compete on an equal level, to get their foot in the door.”

General admission is $10. Business exhibitor table is $250 and includes five tickets. Exhibitor table of non-profits and municipalities is $100 and includes five tickets.   

To register for the conference, visit http://bit.ly/conxpo2019 Deadline for registration and/or participation in the conference is May 7. Space is limited. For any questions about the conference contact: