The City of Chicago Department of Procurement Services (DPS) will host its annual 2024 Construction Summit at Malcolm X College on Feb. 22.
“The Summit is the ultimate gathering of construction enthusiasts that will feature an immersive agenda with interactive panel discussions, networking, and keynote presentations, offering businesses a must-attend opportunity for businesses to hear about upcoming projects,” says a statement on the summit website.
“Business owners can network in person with top government representatives from across the construction value chain who will be showcasing some of the latest projects, innovations, and opportunities driving improvement in our 77 neighborhoods. You will be able to gain a deeper understanding of the city’s construction sector to set up your business for future investments while finding new growth opportunities.”
Attendees will speak to key staff from the City of Chicago user departments, city sister agencies, government agencies, anchor institutions, assist agencies, and support organizations.
Janeen Harrell, founder and director of iJ Design Studio, will be the keynote speaker.
Other event highlights include:
- DPS “Spotlight on Infrastructure Construction Projects” featuring key City infrastructure departments: Aviation, Transportation, Water Management, Planning, Housing, and Assets, Information and Services
- Level Up Business Leadership Mixer Panel
- Hard Hat Chat with Women in Construction
- Fueling Business Growth with Access to Capital
There’ll be an opportunity to win a pair of Chicago Blackhawks or Bulls tickets to a future game, and attendees can take advantage of a special ticket offer on Feb. 22 for the Bulls vs. Celtics game!
Please register today to join us on Feb. 22 at Malcolm X College, 1900 W. Jackson Blvd., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. The event and parking are both free.