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2008 Procurement Connection Seminar & EXPO

August 5-6, 2008

Vendors: attend this free seminar to discover tools to help your business flourish and introduce your products and services to state purchasers.

Purchasers and HUB Coordinators: receive additional tips on building relationships with potential bidders and learn more about the HUB Report. Continuing Education Units will be issued for this free event.


Download full agenda with class descriptions (PDF, 448KB)

August 5 - Pre-Seminar Workshops

9:30 a.m. Registration begins

10:00 a.m. Put HUB Certification and CMBL Registration to Work for You

11:45 a.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. From a Purchaser’s View

1:40 p.m. Complete Look Into TPASS Resources

2:20 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m. Winning Proposals
4:30 p.m.

August 6 - Seminar & EXPO

8:00 a.m. Registration

8:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15 a.m. Boost Your Business Connections

11:00 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. Break-Out Sessions

  • Vendors - Doing Business With a State Agency
  • State Purchasers - Communication With Your Vendors/ HUB Reporting

11:45 a.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. EXPO - Meet the Buyers
4:00 p.m.

Event Location

Texas Capitol Extension - the Capitol’s North Wing elevators will take you to floor E1. Go to Auditorium E1.004 for check-in and on-site registration.
Lunch Options - the Capitol Cafeteria is directly across from the Auditorium and offers several options for lunch. Other restaurants are located nearby.

Download a floor map of the Capitol Extension (PDF, 148KB)


Garage A has been reserved for both vendors and purchasers.

Download a Capitol Complex Parking Map (PDF, 457KB)


Online registration is now closed.

Event presentations will be posted online after the HUB EXPO.  Please check back for tips on selling to the state of Texas and taking advantage of HUB vendor status.

If you have any questions about your registration, please call (888) 863-5881 or e-mail

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