Virginia PTAP Announces RTI International as Gold Sponsor of Veterans International Small Business Conference


November 6, 2015

Fairfax, Virginia: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is partnering with the Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) at George Mason University (GMU) this year to host the 2nd Annual Veterans International Small Business Opportunities Conference (VISBOC).  The VISBOC conference is specifically designed to benefit Veteran owned small businesses.  This conference will take place on November 10, 2015 in Arlington, VA.

“We are proud to announce that RTI International is partnering with us to be a Gold Sponsor for the VISBOC Conference. We appreciate their commitment to supporting veteran-owned small businesses,” said Virginia PTAP Director, Anna Urman.

RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. RTI’s supplier diversity initiative fosters economic growth and is designed to engage the suppliers that provide the needed expertise and best value solutions. RTI engages and empowers staff members to embrace and expand utilization of veteran owned-, service disabled veteran owned-small businesses. “The viability of small business concerns is an integral element of domestic and international economic development, and we hope to expand our utilization of Veteran Owned-, Service Disabled Veteran Owned-Small Businesses,” said Hudson Oliveira, Director – Supplier Intelligence and Monitoring, RTI International.

This year, VISBOC will draw over 200 participants, including small businesses, large primes, and several government agencies that operate in the international space, including USAID, Department of State, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation.

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