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2013 Reverse Vendor Trade Show

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Early Registration $100.00

After 11-12-13


Local Event Connects Businesses with Governmental Agencies and Private Businesses

2013 Annual Reverse Trade Show


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Event Schedule

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Odds in Your Favor
All you need to know about RFP's including the questions you didn't ask, but should have.

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Ace the Interview
Don't gamble in front of a full house

Keynote Address
Justin Williams, Startup Tucson
"Growing Tucson’s Economy Though an Innovation & Entrepreneurship Ecosystem"

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2013 6th Annual Reverse Trade Show

On November 13, 2013, we will have our sixth annual Reverse Vendor Trade Show "Procurement, It's Not a Game of Chance" sponsored by the Copper Chapter of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing.

This function will be held at the Desert Diamond Center this year. The Desert Diamond is located at I-19 and Pima Mine Road (I-19 to Exit 80).

A  Reverse Trade Show is an event that allows businesses the opportunity to meet with procurement professionals from public and private agencies at one time and in one location.  The buyers are in the booths while businesses roam freely through the event hall, meeting with agency representatives and marketing their company’s products and services.  The show includes:

        • Networking with hundreds of local and regional businesses.
        • Direct access to over 25 local governmental agencies and private businesses in one place.
        • Booths staffed by various Chambers of Commerce, Small Business Association and others.
        • Information on Small/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise programs.
        • 2013 Edition of the Copper Chapter Procurement Professionals Directory.
        • Educational breakout sessions on how to do business with government.

The 2013 Trade Show will include representatives from the following agencies:

Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH)
Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT)
Alliance of Construction Trades (ACT)
Arizona Superior Court
Associated Minority Contractors of America (AMCA)                                                                        
CBIZ Benefits and Insurance Services, Inc.
City of Sierra Vista
City of Tucson - Housing and Community Development
City of Tucson – Office of Equal Opportunity Programs (OEOP)
City of Tucson - Procurement
Cochise College
Cochise County
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base 355 Contracting Sq.
D.L. Withers Construction
Gila River Indian Community
Marana Chamber of Commerce
Marana Unified School District
Marana Unified School District Public Works
Northwest Fire District
Pima Community College
Pima County Justice Court
Pima County Procurement
Pima County Small Business Enterprise Program/Vendor Relations
Professional Transit Management of Tucson dba Sun Tran
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Sundt Construction
Town of Florence
Town of Marana
Tucson Airport Authority
Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Tucson Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
Tucson-Southern Arizona Black Chamber of Commerce (TSABCC)
Tucson Unified School District
University of Arizona / Procurement & Contracting Services

Reverse Trade Show 2008


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