JPL to Host High-Tech Small Business Conference


image PASADENA, Calif. -- NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., will host the 25th annual High-Tech Conference for Small Business on Tuesday, March 5, and Wednesday, March 6, at the Westin Hotel located near Los Angeles International Airport.

The conference will provide an opportunity for small businesses to discuss contracting and subcontracting opportunities with major corporations, federal agencies, local government agencies and JPL's purchasing and technical communities.

Various "how-to" workshops will include information about conducting business with JPL and the federal government, certification programs offered by the federal government and JPL's future needs.

"This conference is a great platform for small businesses to become informed about potential opportunities through workshops and networking," said Edgar Murillo, High-Tech Conference coordinator and a small-business administrator at JPL.

Due to limited space, only prime contractors and government agencies will be allowed to exhibit. There is no fee to exhibit. Interested and qualified exhibitors should contact Jasmine Colbert at 818-354-8689, or at Jasmine.N.Colbert@jpl.nasa.gov .

It is estimated there will be 1,000 attendees, including prime contractors, as well as various JPL subcontractors and government representatives participating as exhibitors.

Interested attendees are encouraged to register early for this event. Online registration is available at: http://acquisition.jpl.nasa.gov/boo/2013HT/index.asp .

The cost is $150 per person. The Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel is located at 5400 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif. 90045.

JPL is managed for NASA by the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

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