8th Annual SBA Southern California Small Business & Government Contracting Conference April 12, 2018


2018 Matchmaking Floorplan (download)

Download the floorplan to view where each company will be seated for the matchmaking meetings. Here >

Business Matchmaking

Business Matchmaking will be offered as a value-added opportunity to meet with buyers in special, pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with participating buyers during the conference. This portion of the event is limited in availability and is offered to small business participants registered for the overall conference. Business Matchmaking “matches” small company “sellers” with participating “buyers” represented by government agencies and large business Prime Contractors. These buyers and sellers will convene for a series of one-on-one meetings that will occur throughout the event in a special matchmaking meeting room.


If you are interested in scheduling a ten minute appointment(s) for this event, you must register your business and complete an online profile by 5:00pm (PST) on April 2, 2018 to be eligible. The matchmaking link will be emailed to you after a successful event registration, or you can follow the instructions on the Sign Up page to make and keep track of your appointment(s). No onsite matchmaking appointments can be made on the day of the event. Business Matchmaking appointments will be sent out after April 9, 2018. All meetings will be pre-scheduled. Please note meetings are scheduled based on a direct match between the supplier capabilities and the buyer’s needs; consequently, vendors are not guaranteed an appointment.

About Matchmaking

Each matchmaking meeting is approximately 10 minutes long.  IMPORTANT: If you miss your scheduled time, you will NOT be able to reschedule or make up for the missed meeting.  WBEC-West’s Matchmaker system matches buyers’ needs with suppliers’ services/products to schedule appointments.

Your 10 minute appointment(s) will take place on Wednesday, April 12, 2018 from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm. 

Requests for additional meetings will not be accommodated. Business Matchmaking meetings are truly strategic and we hope you see the benefit of only presenting to representatives who are currently sourcing for your product/service.

IMPORTANT: The Small Business and Government Contracting Conference will provide many opportunities to network and build relationships with government agencies, utility companies, and other business resources. Furthermore, you will have the chance to network with other businesses which may lead to new business prospects. The event will provide you with valuable information and resources that will help you take your business to the next level.  Make sure you do not miss out on this wonderful opportunity! 

For more information on the Matchmaking process, head to the FAQs page.