BHM Hosts Airport Rental Car Supplier Diversity Outreach Event


Birmingham, AL – The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) will join more than 40 airports across the county in hosting a single day outreach and networking event geared towards connecting small and disadvantaged businesses with airport rental car concessionaires. The Birmingham Airport Authority’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program office will hold the Airport Rental Car Supplier Diversity Outreach event on Tuesday, April 30th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Event Room at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.

This free event is for small and disadvantaged businesses interested in providing goods and services to airport rental car concessionaires at BHM. Representatives from the rental car companies at BHM will be at the event to meet one on one and share details on their purchasing opportunities and processes. Participating companies include Avis, Budget, Payless, Dollar/Thrifty, Enterprise, and National Alamo Rental Car agencies.   The Birmingham Airport Authority’s DBE staff will also provide information on the Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) certification process that can benefit small businesses.

This event is a vital part of the Birmingham Airport Authority’s continuous efforts to increase opportunities for disadvantage business enterprises and small business companies. The Authority’s goal is not only for companies to do business at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport but also have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in DOT-assisted contracts. The Authority’s DBE program helps to remove barriers to the participation of DBEs and assists in the development of firms that can successfully compete in the marketplace outside of the DBE Program.


Space is limited. The deadline to register for this free event is April 26, 2019.

Event Date/Time:        Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Registration Link:        Click here to register 

Event Location:            Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport Event Room

Event Contact:             Diane Gillam at 205-599-0522 or

Who Should Attend:  Suppliers and services providers interested in providing goods and services to car rental agencies. Opportunities may include auto body repair, auto parts, car wash, janitorial supplies and services, vehicle maintenance services, safety supplies, towing services, and more.