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The Federal Procurement Center – under the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) – has a critical mission to support the 9.7 Million Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) throughout the Nation in gaining access to and succeeding in performing Government contracts.

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Bridging the Gap: The Year End Sprint and IAEOZ SUMMIT 2023 - A New Era of Federal Procurement and Accelerated Business Matchmaking

Landscape of Opportunity and Why It's Not Just Another Networking Event 

In a rapidly evolving business landscape, the need for increased collaboration between Federal agencies and small businesses has never been more critical. The MBDA Federal Procurement Center and the Louisiana MBDA Business Center are at the forefront of this movement, offering groundbreaking events – “The Year End Sprint” virtual matchmaking sessions and the upcoming IAEOZ SUMMIT 2023 serves as a collaborative platform for contract ready businesses to support Federal agencies’ final acquisition needs during the last month of the fiscal year and in preparation to fulfill Q1 forecasted opportunities with vetted Federal contractors, including qualified SDBs, 8(a), HubZone, GSA Schedule Holders and other socio-economic categories. 

The Year End Sprint: A Virtual Matchmaking Marvel 

What We Need from You: 

  • Put these two dates on your calendar: September 6 & September 20, 2023
  • Block off the time: 1:30-4:00pm
  • Register on this link: Registration: https://diversifyla.com/event/iaeozsummitprecon
  • Identify your Agencies’ buying needs, i.e., via NAICS codes.
  • Carve out 10 minutes to go into the platform to confirm your solicitation requirements and view capabilities and “Scored” Matches.
  • Join a quick Information Brief to learn more about the events and ask questions.


Day of Event: Join “Year End Sprint” Right from Your Desk!! 


  • Arrive Early: 1:30-4:00pm EST – join 15 minutes before your first meeting.
  • Location: Virtual Platform - Meetings are 20 minutes with 5 minute breaks.
  • Go Live: https://diversifyla.com/event/iaeozsummitprecon
  • Inform, Access and Connect: Highlight the opportunity, verify core capabilities and expand access to vetted and verified registered vendors.


IAEOZ SUMMIT 2023: The Next Big Thing Event Details 

  • Event Name: IAEOZ SUMMIT 2023
  • Dates: October 17-19, 2023
  • Location: Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Registration: https://iaeozsummit.com/
  • In-Person Matchmaking and Exhibit Boot Opportunities


Objectives and Benefits 


  1. Diverse Engagement: The event features a range of businesses and organizations, including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs).
  2. Showcase Opportunities: Agencies can highlight their initiatives to a receptive audience.
  3. Economic Empowerment: The event aims to foster relationships that contribute to economic growth.


Your Support Team: Always Available 

For any inquiries or further information about either event, please contact us at [email protected] or 225-771-3120. 

[email protected] or 609-206-1440. 

[email protected] or 202-578-5291. 

Conclusion: The Future is Collaborative 

The Year End Sprint and the IAEOZ SUMMIT 2023 are not just events; they are catalysts for change. They offer a unique opportunity for Federal agencies and businesses to come together, collaborate, and contribute to a more economically empowered future. 

As we approach the end of the year and look forward to the IAEOZ SUMMIT 2023, these events stand as landmarks in the journey towards a more collaborative and innovative future. Don't miss the chance to be part of this transformative experience. 

Join us in setting the tone for a prosperous and collaborative year ahead. We look forward to your participation in these groundbreaking events. 

See you at the Year End Sprint and the IAEOZ SUMMIT 2023! 

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