Encouraging Small Business Growth Is Goal of Annual “How To Do Business With GOAA” Event

Press Release

ORLANDO, FL. – The annual “How to Do Business with GOAA” (Greater Orlando Aviation Authority) event at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Orlando International Airport is fast approaching. The focus this year, ensuring maximum inclusion and encouraging growth of small, minority, women, veteran and locally owned businesses in authority procurement, capacity, building and development programs at Orlando International Airport.

“How to Do Business with GOAA is an important annual event that enables the small, minority and veteran owned business communities to learn how we operate and what it takes to start a business relationship with the airport,” says Frank Kruppenbacher, Chairman of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “This event is an excellent vehicle for us to let small businesses know their involvement at the airport is not only welcomed but encouraged.”

Along with highlighting $3.1 billion in construction projects, the annual event will also concentrate on other business opportunities and various aspects of working and supplying goods and professional services in the airport environment, including badging requirements, certifications and security operations.

Returning again this year is the popular “Speed Dating” format, where individuals and small firms can meet face-to-face with contractors and sub-contractors. The goal is to provide a platform for small companies to establish airport and community business relationships.

“How to Do Business with GOAA” is Friday, September 23 beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the Continental Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel Orlando International Airport. Pre-registration is encouraged by going to https://staging.orlandoairports.net/airport-business/ or downloading the SBD Connect App at:

Basic MCO information:
Orlando International Airport (MCO), serves more than 40 million passengers annually, of which over 13 percent are international. MCO is the second busiest airport in Florida and has more than 18,000 badged employees and generates over $31 billion in direct and indirect revenue for the regional economy. In its ongoing efforts to value and delight its customers, MCO has embarked on a series of Capital Improvements valued at over $3.1 billion and has approved designing a new South Terminal project all aimed at enhancing The Orlando Experience®.