The Governor’s Entrepreneur and Small Business Office, in partnership with the Asian-American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia Inc., is organizing the fourth annual Asian Procurement Symposium, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the Georgia Power Auditorium downtown.

The forum is designed to train small business owners on how to bid on and win contracts with government agencies as well as companies. Representatives from Fortune 500 companies and the local, state and federal governments are scheduled to participate.

“We really want all of Georgia’s Asian community to be successful at bidding on government contracts,” said Gail Webb, regional outreach manager in the Global Commerce Division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, which houses the Governor’s Entrepreneur and Small Business Office.

The Governor’s Asian-American Commission for a New Georgia, as well as Georgia Power Co., BellSouth Telecommunications Inc., Turner Broadcasting System Inc. and the U.S. General Services Administration are sponsors for this year’s forum.

The Georgia chapter of the Asian-American Chamber, which was founded in 1995, is an umbrella organization for 25 business organizations, international chambers and corporate members. The organization works to foster international business opportunities between the state of Georgia and its Asian-American communities.

The Entrepreneur and Small Business Office offers procurement and counseling services to small business owners across the state.

To register for the event, visit, or contact Subash Razdan at (770) 333-9781 for more information.