The CUNY & CUCF Contract Opportunities Conference for MWBE’s and SDVOB’s was a hit this year. The colleges, city agencies and even prime contractors were there looking to do business. This year was particularly interesting in that several key people in government that have worked specifically with certified companies have moved on to other positions in public and private organizations, bringing with them the vast experience needed at the ground level.
People like Lourdes Zapata and Anthony Peterson that have worked at the diversity legislative and compliance level respectively, are now working closer to the front lines where the expertise is needed.
The conference itself was well worth attending. Not only were there opportunities at the tables, but the networking with other business was very fruitful for many.