Event Information

On September 29, 2011 the Tuscaloosa County Industrial Development Authority (TCIDA) and GE Aviation (GEA) will host the GE Aviation Business Supplier Symposium at Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. This symposium will provide an exclusive opportunity for small and midsized businesses to connect directly with GE Aviation, GEA’s regional Tier 1 suppliers, as well as other local Alabama buyers.  

The TCIDA is facilitating the symposium to stimulate new market opportunities for your company and others across Alabama.  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.  

At the event there will be an opportunity to request an appointment with your commodity focus.  The one-on-one appointments will create a structured environment to maximize your time and ensure your comfort during the event.  Each buyer will also have an exhibit area for additional networking opportunities to meet various commodity focal points for GE Aviation and their Tier 1’s.

We hope you will consider participating in the upcoming symposium. Registration cost, which includes lunch, is $25.00 per Person to be paid in cash at check-in of event with no more than two representatives per business. You can register online by clicking the Register Now! button on this page to confirm your attendance. Registrations are limited by facility capacity and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.


Thursday, September 29, 2011

7:30-8:30am Registration & Networking
8:30-9:10am Opening ceremonies
9:10-10:10am Panel 1: How To Do Business with GE Aviation
10:10-10:30am Location Advantages for Aerospace companies in Tuscaloosa County
10:30-11:00am Break: Sign up for One-on-One Networking Appointments
11:00-12:00am Panel 2: Aerospace Qualification
12:00-12:30am Keynote Address
12:30-1:30pm Business Luncheon
1:30-4:00pm One-on-One Networking Appointments

If you have any questions please contact Andy Jocham, Director - Industrial Recruitment and Retention, TCIDA at phone: 205.349.1414 or via e-mail at andy.jocham@TCIDA.com.

Register Now!