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WIPP and Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce to Hold United Nations Opportunity Forum

Monday, September 08, 2014  
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                      September 5, 2014                                                                                                                                       

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Kristie Arslan

415-434-4314

media@wipp.org

 

WIPP AND FAIRFAX COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HOLD UNITED NATIONS OPPORTUNITY FORUM FOR AREA BUSINESS OWNERS

 

Washington, DC  –  Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) and the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to hold an Opportunity Forum for business owners interested in procurement opportunities with the United Nations.  On Tuesday, September 9th, area business executives will have an opportunity to hear from leaders at the UN and The United Nations Procurement Division (UNPD) about procurement prospects, process and interests in an array of fields. 

The goal of this UN Opportunity Forum is to serve as a catalyst in providing business owners with information about UNPD’s corporate development programs, details on how to register as a UN vendor, UNPD procurement needs, guidelines for current UN procurement activities, and corporate and community confidence in UN procurement activities.  

 “The United Nation’s global network represents a new marketplace of procurement prospects for businesses. With $3 billion in annual purchasing power, WIPP is excited to co-host this forum and work with The United Nations Procurement Division to specifically educate women-owned firms on the procurement opportunities at the UN,” said Barbara Kasoff, WIPP President.

Additional information on the United Nations Procurement Opportunity Forum: 

WHO:     Atefeh Riazi, Chief Information Technology Officer, United Nations; Dmitri Dovgopoly, Director of Procurement, United Nations; Jennifer Bisceglie, Chair of Women Impacting Public Policy’s Board of Directors and President of Interos; Jim Corcoran, President & CEO, Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce

WHAT:  United Nations Procurement Opportunity Forum – an educational event for business owners in the D.C. metro area to engage with UNPD leaders on procurement prospects

WHEN:  Tuesday, September 9, 2014  - 7:30am Registration; 8:00am – 10:00am Program

WHERE:  USA Today, 7950 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA  22108

REGISTER:  Please click here to register - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/united-nations-procurement-opportunity-forum-tickets-9344719307

MEDIA RSVP:  Please make all media requests to Alicia Lewis via phone, (571) 247-6744

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