April 30, 2007 -- The Department of Energy's Office of Small and Disadvantage Business Utilization will host its 8th Annual Small Business Conference this summer in Washington.

The conference is expected to provide more than $1 billion in subcontracting opportunities for small businesses during one-on-one meetings with procurement representatives from the department's prime contractors, organizers said. The event will also highlight programs available to help small and disadvantaged, women-owned, and veteran-owned businesses, while providing information on a range of contracting opportunities.

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