8th Annual Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Summit and Networking Symposium November 6

public meeting

October 5, 2018


Media Contacts

Terry Owens  — (202) 763-8635, terry.owens@dc.gov

Lauren Stephens — (202) 465-6112, lauren.stephens@dc.gov 



8th Annual Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Summit and Networking Symposium: Linking Businesses to Opportunities for Growth


The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the D.C. Division of the Federal Highway Administration in the U.S. Department of Transportation today announce that the 8th annual Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Summit and Networking Symposium will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. 


The Summit is an opportunity for DDOT and Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA)-certified DBE firms and other small businesses to learn about upcoming federal-assisted business opportunities.  It will also offer a chance for attendees to network with highway and bridge construction-related prime contractors, architectural and engineering consultant firms, DDOT project managers, and other DBE firms and small businesses within the transportation industry.  


The 2018 Summit will include a focus on partnerships between prime and sub-contractors and between DDOT and the private sector, and it will also provide important information about insurance and other requirements for firms doing business with DDOT.


Although the DBE Summit is free, space is limited and advanced registration is required.


What:                   2018 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Summit and     
                             Networking Symposium:  Linking Businesses to Opportunities for 



Who:                    Christopher Lawson, D.C. Division Administrator, Federal Highway
                             Jeff Marootian, Director, District Department of Transportation


When:                  Tuesday, November 6, 2018; 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
                             (Check-in begins at 8:00 am; program begins at 9:00 am)


Where:                 The Kellogg Conference Hotel, Gallaudet University

                             800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC  20002


Advanced registration for attendees is required by October 29, 2018 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/8th-annual-dbe-summit-and-networking-symposium-tickets-50286774095.


For more information about registration, please contact Ingrid Gutierrez at Ingrid.gutierrez2@dc.gov or call (240) 605-6357.

For information about DDOT’s DBE Program, please visit https://ddot.dc.gov/page/disadvantaged-business-enterprises .


The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, its projects, programs, activities, and services on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act and other related statutes.


In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code sec. 2-1401.01 et seq. (Act), the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, status as a victim of an intra-family offense, or place of residence or business.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in a violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.  



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