California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce 33rd Annual Convention

San Diego, California
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

10:00AM to 4:00PM
Friday, August 17, 2012

Procurement 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 CAHCC 33rd Annual Statewide Convention. This portion of the event is limited in availability and is offered to small businesses registered for the overall convention on a first come, first serve basis. Procurement Matchmaking "matches" small company "sellers" with participating "buyers" represented by government agencies and large business Prime Contractors, and Corporations.

How Does Matchmaking Work? How Do I Participate?

  • Register for the Conference:  In order to participate in Procurement Matchmaking, you must first register for the conference. Registration for the Procurement Matchmaking program will be offered on a first come, first serve basis to the first 300 companies that register for the overall conference and select participation in Procurement Matchmaking.
  • Receipt of Confirmed Matchmaking Registration:  Upon completion and verification of your registration for the CHCC 33rd Annual Convention, you will receive an email confirming your position in the Procurement Matchmaking event within 48 hours. If the event is “sold out” you will be placed on a wait list.
  • Complete Separate Registration for Procurement Matchmaking:  Starting August 13th, or within 48 hours of registering for the CAHCC's 33rd Annual Convention, all businesses registered for the Matchmaking event will receive an email inviting them to go to the Matchmaking registration page and complete their company profile in anticipation of being matched with buyers for a custom schedule.
  • This registration process will entail providing a company description, contact information and special keywords/codes that will be used to match your company with participating procurement representatives for a special, customized Matchmaking meeting schedule.
  • Set your Custom Face-to-Face Schedule of Matchmaking Meetings:  During the first week of August 2012the Matchmaking Team will send you an email inviting you to return to the system to begin the matchmaking scheduling process. During this process you will be presented with a schedule for the day and the selection of procurement representatives that match with your organization based on the keywords you provided at the time of registration. With this information, you will be able to build a schedule of appointments with your matches to best organize your day.
Event logistics
  • Friday, August 17th
  • 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Room: TBD
  • San Diego Marriott Mission Valley Hotel (8757 Rio San Diego Drive • San Diego, CA, 92108)
If you would like to attend any other Convention events, please see the Convention agenda. [CLICK HERE]

For more information on Procurement Matchmaking or the CAHCC Statewide Convention, please visit: or call (800) 299-6033.

Frequently Asked Questions About Procurement Matchmaking
  • How do you match buyers and sellers?  Utilizing The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), small businesses are able to highlight their products and services. By entering keywords into our system, you will be provided matching NAICS codes. The Matchmaking system then uses the codes as the basis of determining the buying organizations these small businesses appropriately match with in order to set appointments. It is up to each registered small business to enter their keywords and codes order to set their appointment schedule before attending the event.
  • How Long Are the Matchmaking Appointments?  Appointments are in 15-minute increments with a five-minute break in between each appointment. There are three appointments per hour and the first appointment begins at 10:00 a.m. The last appointment of the day will occur at 3:45 p.m.
  • How many appointments will I receive?  The total number of appointments will be based on how well your firm matches up to the product and service needs of the participating procurement representatives. Keep in mind: the more complete your seller profile, the higher the likelihood of making good matches.
  • What if I don't match with participating buyers?  To help ensure meaningful appointments, small businesses will be unable to schedule meetings with buyers who don't match the firm’s products or services, (unless the organization/Corporation has expressed a willingness to meet with potential vendors outside of their requested needs).  Many of the buyers’ schedules will fill up early in the scheduling process. For this reason, we cannot guarantee matches and appointments. Our Matchmaking Team will do everything possible to assist you with securing appointments. If you are not able to secure an appointment please remember that these same agencies and companies will be exhibiting as well so there is more than one method to connect during the event.
  • Can I register onsite?  Due to the preparation that will go into the individual attendance and participation in the Procurement Matchmaking program, onsite registrations will not be accepted.
  • Who are the buyers that are expected to attend?  Participating corporations, government agencies and large business Prime Contractors that serve government agencies and corporations.  Currently the following companies will be in attendance:
Wells Fargo, State Farm Insurance, Southern California Edison, PG&E, The Gas Company, San Diego Gas & Electric Co, Blue Shield, Disney, Union Bank, Kaiser, CA Dept. of General Services (Partial list)...
  • Will small businesses be awarded contracts during Procurement Matchmaking?  Procurement Matchmaking provides unique opportunities for small businesses to meet with buyers who are motivated to award contracts and sub-contracts to smaller firms. While the program doesn't guarantee contracts, simply because of the nature of the normal bidding process between buyers and suppliers, it does create opportunities for small businesses to hold personal, one-on-one meetings with potential clients that would have taken weeks or months - if ever - to research and schedule on their own.
For questions regarding the Procurement Matchmaking Forum,
please email or call 1-800-299.6033.


Contact Information

  • Phone: 1-800-299-6033

Payment Instructions

  • CHCC Member - $295.00
    Non-Member - $395.00



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