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Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise
2022 Matchmaking Event

Heifer International Headquarters

The 2022 Arkansas Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Matchmaking Event is a resource and networking opportunity for minority and women-owned businesses and local, state, and federal government buyers across Arkansas.

This is a one-day event to help minority and women-owned businesses match with private and public sector buyers for contract opportunities. Registrants will have 15-minute, pre-arranged matchmaking appointments that would be otherwise difficult to schedule independently.

The event is the signature event for the Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Division. The MWOBE Division is partnering with the Arkansas District Office of the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Arkansas Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).

The event is provided at no cost for all attendees and will be taking place at Heifer International Headquarters on Wednesday, May 11 from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Registration is free. Whether you are a buyer or a supplier, please make sure you register here.

(Registration for the 2022 Matchmaking Event closes Friday, May 6. You must register to participate in the event.)

Click here to download the full agenda for this year's event:

Workshop Sponsors

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Supporting Sponsors

Arvest Bank Logo
Clinton Airport Logo
Razor Logo

Matchmaking Event

This training provides an overview and best practices for understanding what government buyers need and communicating your company's value proposition to them.
Topics include the role of certifications, vendor registration sites, market research sources, and marketing tools specific to the government marketplace. This training will be especially useful for those attending the May 11th Minority and Woman Owned Matchmaking Event. At the beginning of our training, we will provide a Matching Event overview.
You only have one chance to create a good impression, if you are ready and prepared you can come away with good contacts, valuable insights and business leads. Preparation is essential, you never have a second chance to make a good first impression.

This is a virtual event being held through the Zoom platform. Once you have registered, a joining link along with instructions will be sent to you via email.
If you need assistance registering, please contact Arkansas PTAC: 501-671-2390 or PTAC@uada.edu