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2017 Governor's Marketplace Conference [State Agency Exhibitor Registration ONLY]

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 [State Agency...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
State of Oregon Agency Registration - Exhibitor Table & Luncheon for Two   more info Mar 1, 2017 Free $0.00
Additional Luncheon Attendee   more info Mar 1, 2017 $25.00 $0.00
State of Oregon Agency - Speaker/Participant   more info Mar 1, 2017 Free $0.00
Workshop : STEP IT UP   more info Mar 1, 2017 Free $0.00

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2017 Governor's Marketplace Conference

This registration page is for State of Oregon agencies ONLY

We encourage all state agencies with contracting opportunities for small business to exhibit at this event. 

The Governor’s Office and the State of Oregon have made it a priority to create equity in contracting and procurement. We are excited to announce the Governor’s Marketplace will take place on March 23, 2017.

The Governor’s Marketplace brings together industry professionals, public 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 diversity practitioners and agency buyers
  • Luncheon and keynote speaker
  • Reverse vendor exhibitor fair

The reverse vendor exhibitor fair will provide state agencies with the opportunity to showcase contracting opportunities with small businesses throughout Oregon. You will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with local entrepreneurs who are interested in learning how to do business with the state and where to find opportunities within your organization.

Schedule

NEW  "STEP IT UP" Workshop for Diversity Practitioners, State Agency Buyers/Procurement Officers and/or those with contract decision making responsibilities.  As contracting decisions makers, with the ability to influence change in business practice for the purpose of supporting Oregon's small business, it's important to engage with small businesses, work collaboritvely and break down barriers inhibiting equity in contracting. Please register for this valuable workshop, Step it Up. (Link on registration page with further detail).

EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION INFORMATION

State Agencies with contracting opportunities for COBID Certified Firms and businesses are eligible for one 6' exhibitor table, conference attendance and lunch provided for two state employees.

  • Cost: Free to Oregon state agencies
  • Table Size: 6' table
  • Luncheon: Two employees per agency. Register additional Luncheon attendees for $25.

 

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Online payment option is available or make check payable to:

Governor's Marketplace

Send payment to:

Office of Governor Kate Brown

Attn: Eloisa Miller, Economic & Business Equity Manager

255 Capitol Street NE, Suite 126

Salem, OR 97301 

Please include luncheon attendee names when mailing payment.

 

EXHIBITOR EXPECTATIONS

  • Staff your agency/organization exhibitor table with buyers/procurement specialist and/or those who are directly responsible for making contracting decisions
  • Present valuable information such as forecast of future projects and current bid opportunities (specifically those accessible to small businesses)
  • Current business cards and other handouts
  • Be prepared to engage and follow through with all contacts made
  • Know if you are speaking with a COBID Certified Business. If they are not certified, take initiative and direct them to the COBID exhibitor table.

OTHER EXHIBITOR INSTRUCTIONS

  • Bring extension cord if electrical power is needed
  • Exhibitor Set-Up:  Must be set up by 7:30am.  Convention center is open at 6:30am for your convenience.
  • The convention center provides standard 256k wireless internet; higher speed available for additional fee, please contact our office.
  • Table runner or display boards; no wall attachments.

 

QUESTIONS?

Contact Eloisa Miller, Economic & Business Equity Manager at eloisa.miller@oregon.gov

 

Have questions about 2017 Governor's Marketplace Conference [State Agency Exhibitor Registration ONLY]? 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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