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Release No: 138-03
November 07, 2003

Iraq Infrastructure Reconstruction Office Industry Day

The Department of Defense announces the Coalition Provisional Authority’s (CPA) Industry Day, to be held on Nov. 19 in Arlington, Va. at the Crystal Gateway Marriott.


This conference is CPA’s first step in a series of measures designed to make the contracting process and business opportunities in Iraq as transparent and accessible as possible. 


Industry Day is presented in coordination with the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and the Army Corps of Engineers Small and Disadvantaged Business Advocate in a joint government and non-profit partnership with the CPA Iraq Infrastructure Reconstruction Office (IIRO). 


The IIRO will emphasize full and open competition in awarding contracts and responsiveness to the needs of Iraqi citizens.  IIRO will manage the reconstruction program from Baghdad under the direction of retired Rear Admiral David Nash. 


Industry Day is an important feature of the partnering process in the infrastructure industry that blends the management and technical capabilities of industry with the vision and objectives of Government.  It will include presenting the vision for the rebuilding of Iraq, creating opportunities for small and large businesses to learn about contracting opportunities, and providing partnering prospects in support of reconstruction efforts.


For additional information on the event, visit http://www.rebuilding-iraq.net.


For questions not answered on the website please call the Industry Day information number during business hours 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday at (703) 317-6577.


Credentialed media will have access to conference common areas.  Media must register to have access to all Industry Day events by calling (703) 697-0657 or (703) 697-5131 for further information. 

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