La Tech To Host Small Business Symposium

RUSTION, La. — On behalf of the State of Louisiana and GE Aviation, we would like to invite you to participate in the 2010 GE Aviation Small Business Supplier Symposium, December 10th, 2010 at Louisiana Tech in Ruston, Louisiana. This symposium will provide an exclusive opportunity for small businesses to connect directly with GE Aviation (GEA), GEA’s regional Tier 1 suppliers, as well as other local Louisiana buyers.

The Committee of 100 Louisiana, The Northwest Louisiana Government Procurement Center (PTAC), the University of Louisiana at Lafayette – LA PTAC and Louisiana Tech University are facilitating the symposium to stimulate new market opportunities for your company and others across Louisiana. Its purpose is to match various small business interests with large corporations and defense contractors that offer contract opportunities. Small businesses and buyers will have the opportunity for private, one-on-one appointments, and are expected to generate new public and private contract leads for your business.

Appointments will be established at the event to identify the right buyer businesses with your commodity focus. These one-on-one appointments will be in a structured environment to maximize your time and ensure your comfort during the event and allow you the opportunity to meet GE Aviation and their Tier 1 suppliers.

The event will begin at 8:30am in the IFM Auditorium on Louisiana Tech’s Campus. Please refer to the registration website listed below for further details on location and parking. Featured speakers will include the Congressman of Louisiana’s 5th district, Rodney Alexander, and the Global Sourcing Leader of GE Aviation, Melissa Twiningdavis.

We hope you will consider participating in the upcoming symposium. You can register online immediately at The registration fee will be $25. Payment information is provided on the website. The deadline for registration is December 3rd, 2010. If you have any questions please contact, Les Guice, at (318)257-3056 or by email at

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