Events / Conference

2019 Today's Challenge Tomorrow's Reward DBE Conference

in Springfield, Illinois

About the conference

The Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) conference, Today’s Challenge, Tomorrow’s Reward aims to educate through its skill building workshops and networking opportunities. It’s focused on statewide DBE firms and contractors and, as usual, the event’s organizer—the Illinois Department of Transportation—is expecting to see attendance from subcontractors, DBEs, and primes in construction, trucking, engineering, professional consulting, and design.

The workshops provided cover topics including, but not limited to, estimating and bidding, deletion of quantities, erosion control, and advanced financing. The event hopes to help its attendees increase their competitiveness and opportunities for work on federally-funded highway contracts.

SafeStart speakers

Gary Higbee – Beyond Compliance
March 25th, 3:30 pm–4:30 pm

Gary Higbee – Employee Engagement: Myth or Magic
March 26th, 8:15 am–9:30 am

Event website


President Abraham Lincoln Springfield - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
701 East Adams Street
Springfield, IL
United States 62701

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