Diversity and Inclusion

Every Impact with Local, Diverse Businesses Creates
a Powerful Multiplier in Communities

Our Commitment to
Supplier Diversity

The Organizing Committee of the 23rd World Petroleum Congress recognizes that partnering with Houston’s network of diverse-owned businesses is a powerful multiplier in innovation, economic growth and community development.

We aim to create lasting value through our business activities and commit to engaging with suppliers that reflect the diversity of the Houston market and share our core values in fulfilling our important mission.

Vendor
Registration

Vendor Diversity Portal

 

 

Through contracting opportunities, we place our supplier diversity commitment into practice, measure performance and elevate impact.

We’re utilizing the Houston First Corporation Vendor Diversity Portal (B2GNOW) to promote contracting opportunities associated with the 23rd World Petroleum Congress. Businesses already active within the Vendor Diversity Program do not need to take further action until opportunities are made available. We also welcome new registrations into the Vendor Diversity Program.

Potential
Opportunities

This section outlines the general categories of anticipated goods and services required in support of the 23rd World Petroleum Congress. These business opportunities may lead to prime or subcontracting awards – or referrals to companies and/or organizations associated with the Congress.

Categories

Audio Visual
Barricades
Catering
Courier Services
Destination Management
Event Décor
Electricians
Electronics (wire & supplies)
Entertainment Agency
Equipment Rental
Event Planning
Filming

Fencing
Florists & Flower
Furniture
Gift Baskets/items
Interpreter Services
Janitorial Services
Linens
Medical Services
Novelties & Promotional items
OfficeSupplies
Photography
Power (Generators, Solar)

Printings/Graphics
Portable Facilities
Security
Signage and Banners
Staffing
Staging/Lighting
Tables & Chairs
Tenting
Tour Services
Transportation
Video Equipment

Small Businesses with Mighty Impact

We celebrate American entrepreneurship and small businesses as the driving force to sustainable communities, economic diversity, vibrant town centers, and local jobs and wages. Elevate your impact by choosing local businesses when you work, eat, shop, and play.