About Section 3 East Coast Expo 2022

The 2021 Section 3 Expo (S3E) is the nation's only gathering of HUD-financially assisted entities who are required to meet federal mandates outlined in the 24 CFR 135.

This annual gathering brings together Section 3 Small Businesses, and HUD financially assisted entities in one place with one goal–to increase contracting opportunities for low-income, under-resourced entrepreneurs.

Each year, the ROBICONNECT platform hosts 4 annual events all geared towards improving compliance and contracting opportunities. Each expo will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, policy experts, engagement incentives, networking, and the amazing ROBI Piranha Pitch Competition.

The Resident Owned Business Incubator (ROBI). ROBI exists to train, license, and credential small resident-owned businesses and equip them with the tools to remain a growing concern in their local economy.

We need your help!

If you are a HUD-financial assisted entity required to meet the 50-year-old federal statute then we want to partner with you!

Help us strengthen and grow the nation's Section 3 business infrastructure, network and advocate as one unified voice for transparency and utilization of HUD’s $18.9 Billion annually triggered by the federal regulation.

Virtually yours!

Upcoming Events


Section 3
Mid-West Expo

Mid West Section 3 Small Business and Contractors Expo

June 30, 2022

The Mid West Section 3 Small Business and Contractors Expo focuses on HUD financially assisted entities and Public housing authorities in the mid west region of the United States.

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Section 3
West Coast Expo

West Coast Section 3 Small Business and Contractors Expo

September 30, 2022

The West Coast Section 3 Small Business and Contractors Expo focuses on HUD financially assisted entities and Public housing authorities in the West Coast region of the United States.

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Section 3
National Contractors Council

Section 3 National Contractors Council (NCC)

December 29, 2022

The National Contractors Council brings all contractors seeking to improve the federal mandate for a convening of policy recalls, updates and advocacy efforts. HUD financially assisted entities and Public housing authorities from across the United States should attend this event.

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Why You Should Register for This Event


  • Your Mission: Section 3 is the starting point for self-sufficiency. Help move residents forward!
  • Your Goal: Meet Section 3 compliance goals and requirements with ease. No hassles or complications!
  • Your Communities: Thriving families create thriving communities. Help strengthen families!
  • Your Business: Connect with contractors, learn how to compete, and bid for opportunities!
  • Your Skills: Enhance and develop the skills you need to grow!
  • Your Network: Connect with like-minded professionals, build powerful relationships, grow your network!

Registration Tickets


Private Companies

$99.00

This ticket gives Private Corporations virtual access to our plenaries, workshop, business matchmaking, virtual exhibit hall and virtual networking lounge where attendees will be able to connect with others and schedule audio and video calls with all attendees without leaving our virtual platform.

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Government Agencies

$79.00

This ticket gives Government Employees & Public Housing Staff virtual access to our plenaries, workshop, business matchmaking, virtual exhibit hall and virtual networking lounge where attendees will be able to connect with others and schedule audio and video calls with all attendees without leaving our virtual platform.

Register

Section 3 Business Concerns

$49.00

This ticket gives Registered Section 3 Businesses virtual access to our plenaries, workshop, business matchmaking, virtual exhibit hall and virtual networking lounge where attendees will be able to connect with others and schedule audio and video calls with all attendees without leaving our virtual platform

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Resources


Press

FREE

Our press partners get to tell the story from an entirely different perspective.  Attend the Expo for free and get behind the scenes footage and interviews with staff, partners and attendees.

Register

Promote

Download Media Kit

We've put together easy to use kits and resources to help you prepare for the upcoming expo. You'll find a social media kit with messages and graphics so you can spread throughout your social networks, friends and family.  Rep your City at the Section 3 Expo!  

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Partner

Become a Partner

This Expo represents the opportunity to close social and economic inequality gaps for low income families.  Learn of our approach to training, employment and contracting with our Section 3 Compliance Solution.

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Past Agency Partners


Agenda

March 31, 2022

10:00 AM

Welcome and Introductions (Partners Remarks)

10:30 AM

Section 3 Trends and Town Hall

11:00 AM

Section 3 Solutions / Compliance in a Box Overview

11:30 AM

Contractors / Networking Expo

  • Workshops
  • Panel Discussion
  • Meet and Greet
  • Prizes and Incentives
  • Trivia
1:30 PM

Expo Closing Remarks

2:00 PM

Event Break

3:00 PM

ROBI Piranha Pitch Competiton

Frequently Asked Questions

The deadline to register for the event is March 31, 2022 at 9:00AM.
You do not need to download any software. You can access the event from your desktop computer, laptop, and/or mobile device.
Visit the main page and enter the email address that you registered with to access the event.
Please send all inquiries to Racquel Williams-Jones at: rwjones@canilive.org.
Only ROBI Program participants/graduates and participants of our Section 3 Partner Membership Program will be able to access the site after the day of the event.