Virtual Airport Rental Car Supplier Diversity Outreach Event Hosted by BHM


BIRMINGHAM, Ala.  – The Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM), along with more than 60 airports across the country, will host a single-day outreach and networking event geared towards connecting small and disadvantaged businesses with airport rental car concessionaires. The Airport Rental Car Supplier Diversity Outreach Event will be held virtually on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 with a free, national webinar followed by a local workshop.

Panelists on the national webinar will share insights on various goods and services small businesses can provide for rental car companies. The local workshop will spotlight upcoming contracting opportunities at the airport along with specific goods and services Birmingham-area rental car companies are looking for firms to provide, in efforts to increase opportunities for disadvantage business enterprises and small businesses.

Representatives from the rental car companies at BHM will be available to meet virtually during the local workshop along with the Birmingham Airport Authority’s DBE staff to provide information on the Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) certification process. Participating companies include Hertz, Avis, Budget, Payless, Dollar/Thrifty, Enterprise, and National Alamo Rental Car agencies.

The Authority’s goal is not only for companies to do business at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport but also have an 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.

The deadline to register for this free, virtual event is April 27, 2021.

Event Date/Time:  Tuesday, April 27, 2021
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. –  National Webinar
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Local Workshop

Who should attend:  Suppliers and service 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.

Registration Link:
Click here to register 

Registration Deadline:
April 27, 2021 12:30 p.m.

Event Location:
Virtual (Link provided after registration)

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