Calendar of Events


Doing Business with Defense Logistics Agency, Pt 1 – Gov Contracting Webinar

Date:  June 24, 2020
Time:  10:00 – 11:30 am
Location:  Online webinar

This free webinar will cover the basics of doing business with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), the DoD agency that manages the global supply chain for the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, Coast Guard, 11 combatant commands, other federal agencies, and partner and allied nations. Topics to be discussed will include DLA’s various buying activities, DLA’s DIBBS site, and required registrations.

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U.S. DOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certification Program – Gov Contracting Webinar

Date:  June 25, 2020
Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location:  Online webinar

Free online training session covering the U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program for minority and woman owned businesses. We will discuss eligibility requirements and certification process for NY- and PA-based firms. Presented by Pennsylvania & NY PTACs.

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Date: June 25, 2020
Time: 8:00am – 3:00pm

International Business: Why now?

 Date:  June 26, 2020
Time:  10:00 am – 11:00 am EST

(Login details will be provided upon registration: participation is at no cost)

 In close partnership with Pennsylvania’s Authorized Trade Representative located in the Netherlands, the Northwest Commission and the World Trade Center in Harrisburg are pleased to offer this free webinar.

The use of social media has increased exponentially in the past few months. LinkedIn is not an exception. In the past weeks, the amount of messages between users on LinkedIn has increased by over 55%. As a result, online business communities are very suitable for generating B2B sales contacts abroad, using a targeted 1-on-1 approach.

Depending on the industry, 25% of your online contact requests will get accepted. Of that 25%, 20% will be interested in getting to know more about you or your product or service. Only using cold calling for sales is outdated, a mixed approach of both online and offline is where true sales shines!

The webinar will provide the following insights:

  • How to position yourself online professionally
  • How to define a lead? Determine your go-to-market strategy
  • Create your own lead list in an instant
  • Online messaging: not only what you tell them, but how you tell them
  • How to take intercultural differences into account in an online environment

To register for this webinar, please click here.

Doing Business with Defense Logistics Agency, Pt 2 – Gov Contracting Webinar

Date:  July 22, 2020
Time:  10:00 – 11:30 am
Location:  Online webinar

This free webinar is a continuation of the “part 1” session held June 24. On July 22, PTAC Manager Robyn Young will cover navigating the DLA website, searching for RFQ’s, Solicitation overview, cFolders and more — attendees will get a basic overview of information needed to help them become successful bidders on DLA opportunities.

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August 11, 2020 – Government Contracting Webinar

“COSTARS – We Connect Suppliers with Buyers” SUPPLIERS WEBINAR

Join PTAC and the COSTARS team for a deep dive into PA’s COSTARS cooperative purchasing program. Learn how COSTARS can be an effective business aid in business growth and allow you to play a part in savings to the Commonwealth’s taxpayers. In this session, we will discuss how to become a COSTARS authorized supplier, the make up of COSTARS members and why this program plays an important role in their procurement, and discover strategies in marketing to this valuable group of procurement units.

Hosted by PA DGS Bureau of Procurement–COSTARS with guest speaker Robyn Young, NW Commission PTAC Manager

Location: Webinar
Time: 10:00 – 11:30am


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