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Small Business Construction Expo

Build your network. Grow your business.

Aug 25, 2023 | 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach



August 25, 2023 | 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM *NEW DATE*
Long Beach Convention Center 300 E. Ocean Blvd Long Beach, CA 90802

SBCX will bring Small/Underrepresented Business (SUB) contractors together with public and government agencies, prime contractors, and specialty trades from across the state to build relationships, create opportunities, and strengthen our industry.

Keynote Speaker

The Southern California SBCX will be headlined by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) Chief Development Officer Terri Mestas. Ms. Mestas manages a $30 billion budget for the Capital Improvement Program that includes projects such as the Automated People Mover, the new Terminal 9, new Concourse 0, new Cargo Facilities, new Roadways into LAX, Runway and Taxiway Projects, among other projects. She leads a team of dedicated staff members with support from over 450 companies executing work at Los Angeles International (LAX), Van Nuys and Palmdale Airports.

Why Attend?

For SUB Contractors

Get direct access to public and government agencies, prime contractors, and specialty trades from across the state! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to build your network and your competitive advantage as you learn their tips and resources for landing contracts, and project forecasts for opportunities.

For Primes, Specialty Trades, & Local Agencies

Sponsor the event to invest in the future of the construction industry. Reserve an expo booth to connect with SUB contractors that are looking for opportunities to build and grow.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Join us as a sponsor at SBCX to get your company’s brand in front of SUB contractors, as well as public and government agencies, prime contractors, and specialty trades from across the state. Your sponsorship will ensure that your business is extensively promoted within the construction SUB community.

Learn more


  • 7:30-8:30 — Registration Open
  • 8:30-9:00 — Welcome & Keynote 
  • 9:00-9:30 — Panel Session
  • 9:30-12:00 — Expo Networking

Southern California Event Sponsors

The Southern California SBCX will take place August 25, 2023, at the Long Beach Convention Center.

Presenting Partners

BuildOut California

Department of General Services (DGS)

Los Angeles World Airports

LA Metro

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Port of Long Beach

Gold Sponsors

Hensel Phelps


Silver Sponsors

Clark Construction

Envision Inglewood Connected (Ferrovial)

Sully-Miller Contracting Co.

Turner Construction

Bronze Sponsors

The Northern California Small Business Construction Expo (SBCX) on May 24, 2023, in Richmond. Presented in partnership with BART, BuildOUT California, Caltrans, DGS, [San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, and Hensel Phelps, the event was headlined by keynote speaker Tony Tavares, Caltrans Director.

Stay tuned for information about our 2024 dates!

NorCal Event Sponsors

SBCX was developed in partnership with the following organizations and agencies.

Presenting Sponsors

BuildOUT California


California Department of General Services

San Francisco Water Power Sewer

Gold Sponsors

Hensel Phelps


Kiewit Shea Traylor (KSTJV)

Silver Sponsors

Turner Construction


Bronze Sponsors

Industry Voices

SBCX is where small business entreprenuers should go if they want to save years of learning. They can come and leave with useful tools and a list of new key business relationships.

Giroux Glass, Inc.

Nataline A. Lomedico, CEO & President
Giroux Glass, Inc.

Media Gallery

2023 Legacy Sponsors