Transportation Symposium and Business Exchange
Transportation Symposium and Business Exchange
Transportation Symposium and Business Exchange

About the Event

Battle of the Bids is an exciting three part event that will not only bring out the drive and competition needed for business, but will also teach all participants how to effectively and successfully compete for government business.

If you have any questions about the events please contact: Mary Person, mperson@transitchicago.com, 312-681-2600.

Transportation Symposium and Business Exchange

Round One - Weigh-In

Join us for an exclusive social event to kick-off Battle of the Bids. Witness as we officially form teams that will compete for the coveted Battle of the Bids Champions title at this first of three part event.

September 21, 2017

Petterino's
150 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL

Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

Transportation Symposium and Business Exchange

Round Two - Training Camp

Up next, participate in informative and educational classes, which will prepare all participants how to properly respond to pregenerated and mock RFPs (Requests for Proposals). Participants will gain knowledge that will not only prepare them for their team battle but also obtain valuable information about how to do business with transit-related agencies.

October 10, 2017

Chicago Transit Authority
567 W. Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60661

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm

Transportation Symposium and Business Exchange

Round Three - Main Event - Transportation Symposium & Business Exchange

Last but not least, it's time for Battle! Participants will have the opportunity to showcase their RFP responses and compete for the title as the first Battle of the Bids business Champion. Awards and presentations will be highlighted at the 20th Platinum Anniversary Transportation Symposium & Business Exchange Luncheon.

February 23, 2018

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
5555 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018

Time: 10:00am-4:30pm

Participating Agencies

Countdown to Round One