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Event: 13th Annual Veterans Business Conference

The El Paso Community College Contract Opportunities Center will host the 13th Annual Veterans Business Conference. The conference will be held at the Centennial Banquet & Conference Center, 11199 Sergeant E. Churchill, Fort Bliss, Texas 79916 on December 4, 2018 from 8:00am 4:00pm.


This conference is open to all businesses, contractors, and vendors interested in contracting with government agencies. There will be a focus on Veteran/Service Disabled Veteran Owned businesses, but all businesses are invited.

This conference provides a venue for local and regional Veteran-Owned businesses to make federal agencies and their prime contractors aware of their existence and capabilities. It further allows businesses of all socioeconomic categories to network and begin the development of business relationships. Historically, this conference has been a resource for government agencies and contractors to extend their outreach to West Texas and its veteran and commercial business community.

Active duty military personnel that are about to transition to civilian life and have an interest in being entrepreneurs are strongly encouraged to attend this conference. Organizations that assist in business development have been invited to participate.

Registration Fees: The registration fee is $35 per person (presenters & panelist excluded). The registration fee includes continental breakfast and lunch. To register please visit the registration page.

Booth Space: Requests for booth/exhibitor space must be received at the time registrations are submitted or no later than two weeks prior to the event. There will be a fee of $100, for booth /exhibitor space, in addition to the $35 registration fee. Electricity is available for an additional fee of $25. Priority for booth/exhibitor space will be given to sponsors, government agencies, and government prime contractors. All others will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis as long as space is available. All booths must be paid 1 week prior to the event. Booth space is 8ft wide. Any display that is wider than 8ft must be noted when registering so that proper accommodation can be made. Please note that any display wider than 10 ft may require the purchase of an additional booth space.

Sponsorship Opportunities: Conference sponsorship opportunities are available. All corporate partners, supporting organizations and interested firms are invited to sponsor this event. For more information about sponsorship please click here.

Lodging: If you are in need of lodging a list of hotels in close proximity to the event is provided at the following link.

Should you need any additional information or have any questions or concerns please contact Pablo Armendariz, 915‐831‐7747 email: or Keith Gutierrez, 915‐831‐7749 email

Time: December 4, 2018
Location: Centennial Banquet & Conference Center
11199 Sergeant E. Churchill
Fort Bliss, Texas 79916
The Contract Opportunities Center is administered by the El Paso Community College