Business-to-Business Matchmaking

AGC of America in collaboration with American Express OPEN and the National 8(a) Association are providing general contractors, sub contractors, and suppliers a window during the AGC Convention where buyers and sellers take part in one-on-one meetings with government agencies and large prime contractor representatives (February 27, 2018: 2-5PM | meetings will occur in 15 minute increments). American Express Contract Connections will allow selected businesses the opportunity to pitch their services, ask questions, and get real-time information on upcoming contracts.



February 27, 2018 | 2:00 – 5:00 PM (meetings occur in 15 minute increments)

Your Meetings:

  • The Contract Connections Team will determine your meetings for the company
  • Meetings will be based on the contracting representatives’ needs and your company’s contracting experience and expertise
  • Each company will need to complete a Matchmaking Profile by January 30, 2018
  • Your schedule of meetings will be emailed to you 1 (one) week prior to the conference

On-Site Meetings:

  • Due to availability, your company may not get pre-scheduled meetings, however there are two options to get meetings:
    – Cancellations
    – Open-Call
  • To see availability due to cancellations, come see representatives at the Contract Connections Registration Desk for assistance
  • Open-Call tables will be announced every 20 minutes, after the pre-scheduled meetings begin. If tables become available you will need to be waiting outside of the room in the designated area to be accommodated


Preparing for Your Meetings:

  • Perfect your elevator pitch about what sets your company apart from others
  • Identify what your objective is for each meeting
  • Have plenty of business cards and brochures/capability statements
  • Do research before the event on who you will be meeting with
  • After your meetings, you should follow-up with who you met with for next steps

Do’s & Don’ts:

  • Please make sure to be early for your appointment time. If you miss your pre-scheduled meeting time, your meeting will be cancelled and given to another business
  • Listen to the “Gate Keepers” at the main door, who will provide instructions on where to stand and when it’s time to enter the room for your meeting
  • After your meeting go back outside the room; don’t wonder around to find an available table

NOTE: Sellers MUST be registered for the AGC Convention to participate in the matchmaking.  Participating Buyers are not required to register for the AGC Convention, but can do so at a discounted rate (Please contact us for details)