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2017 Governor's Marketplace Conference [Business Attendee]

Governor's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Affirmative Action

Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)

2017 Governor's Marketplace Conference [Business...

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2017 Governor's Marketplace Conference 

The Governor’s Office and the State of Oregon have made it a priority to create equity in public contracting and procurement; bringing opportunities, access and connection for small business to thrive in Oregon.

The Governor’s Marketplace Conference brings together industry professionals, public agencies and private organizations, diversity practitioners and small businesses to build valuable relationships. Small businesses will learn about opportunities, and local resources available.

If you are a small business interested in contracting with public agencies and/or private organizations, please attend this extraordinary event.

The Governor’s Marketplace activities will include:

  • Continental breakfast and networking
  • Training for startup, established and growing businesses
  • Workshop for agency buyers/procurement officers/diversity practioners
  • Luncheon with an engaging panel of professionals
  • Reverse vendor exhibitor fair

The training portion of the day is set up as a three path system.  Each path will address and provide resources to better understand the marketplace, financial and technical suppport, certifications, and public contracting and procurement as they relate to your business today.  Business owners will be able to select the path that best suits their business needs.

 

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE 

GMP

 

7:30 am

 

Check In & Continental Breakfast

 

8:00 – 9:30 am

SANTIAM RIVER ROOM AND GALLERY

Networking | Reverse Vendor Fair

 

SANTIAM 6

PATH 1 [START]

SANTIAM 4 & 5

PATH 2 [SUSTAIN]

CROISAN A & B

PATH 3 [THRIVE]

 

9:30 – 10:40 am

Turbo Boost Your Business

Learn how to locate contracting opportunities, learn the benefits of certification and build your profile on the spot. Also learn about free resources available to boost your business.

Crush the Myths

Real talk about government contracting, learn tips for successful proposal writing, find out where the opportunities are and how to access them.  

Don’t Go it Alone

Learn how to create solid working partnerships as you grow your business. Obtain an overview of the State’s top contracting opportunities by region and agency purchaser.

9:30 – 10:40 am

 CROISAN C

STEP IT UP

This workshop is for Diversity Practitioners, State Agency Buyers/Procurement Officers and/or those with contract decision making responsibilities ONLY.

10:40 – 10:50 am             10 Minute Break

 

SANTIAM 6

PATH 1 [START]

SANTIAM 4 & 5

PATH 2 [SUSTAIN]

CROISAN A & B

PATH 3 [THRIVE]

 

10:50–11:50 am

Find the Money

Learn about access to capital for your business needs.

 

Show Me the Money

Access to capital options to sustain your business.      

Show Me More Money

Learn from a panel of professionals about capital you may be eligible to access as your business expansion needs grow.

11:50 – 12:00 pm             10 Minute Break

12:00 - 1:15 pm

 

WILLAMETTE

Luncheon

 

1:30 – 2:45 pm

 

WILLAMETTE

Get the Word Out | Presented by Google

Help your business thrive through
marketing. Learn how to reach more customers and grow your business online by
building a search-friendly website and using Google tools, including AdWords,
Express, and MORE!  

3:00 – 4:30 pm

SANTIAM RIVER ROOM AND GALLERY 

 

Networking | Reverse Vendor Fair

 


*Continental Breakfast and Luncheon is included with your registration.

 

Sponsor Banner

 

Have questions about 2017 Governor's Marketplace Conference [Business Attendee]? Contact Governor's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Affirmative Action

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Salem Convention Center
200 Commercial Street, SE
Salem, OR 97301

Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM (PDT)


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Governor's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Affirmative Action

2017 Governor's Marketplace Conference 

The Governor’s Office and the State of Oregon have made it a priority to create equity in public contracting and procurement; bringing opportunities, access and connection for small business to thrive in Oregon.

The Governor’s Marketplace Conference brings together industry professionals, public agencies and private organizations, diversity practitioners and small businesses to build valuable relationships. Small businesses will learn about opportunities, and local resources available.

The Governor’s Marketplace activities will include:

  • Continental breakfast and networking
  • Training for startup, established and growing businesses
  • Workshop for agency buyers/procurement officers/diversity practioners
  • Luncheon with an engaging panel of professionals
  • Reverse vendor exhibitor fair

The training portion of the day is set up as a three path system.  Each path will address and provide resources to better understand the marketplace, financial and technical suppport, certifications, and public contracting and procurement as they relate to your business today.  Business owners will be able to select the path that best suits their business needs.

Registration:

Business Owners: If you are a business seeking public contracts, this is the event for you!  Come learn about the billions of dollars in public contracting opportunities and how to access them, as well as build your business network! Please register as a Business Attendee

State Agencies: Please register as a State Agency Exhibitor to join us on at this extraordinary event and share your contracting opportunities.

NON-State Agencies (Private, Federal, Non-profit): Increase your diverse supplier pool by exhibiting and connecting with small businesses who are ready to work with you.  Come network with us! Please register as a NON-State Agency Exhibitor.

 

 

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