Upcoming Meetings and Events




2018 ETPA Business Matching & Tradeshow Event

June 06, 2018
9:00 AM EDT to 1:00 PM EDT
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Stratton Hall
3146 Broad Street
Chattanooga, TN 37408
http://www.strattonhall.com
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Join us in Chattanooga for the 13th Annual ETPA Business Matching and Tradeshow Event on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018. This is the premier event in East Tennessee for all businesses, and especially small firms, to meet purchasing officials in local government and learn about the business opportunities available in the East Tennessee region from both local governments and businesses.

This year, as in previous years, we anticipate at least 25 governments will participate plus up to 300 vendors attending the event! This event allows small/mid-sized businesses to meet with governmental agencies, create relationships to build future business opportunities, learn about “doing business” with the entities and to meet with private sector vendors. It's the perfect way to maximize your advertising dollars while making valuable contacts it would otherwise take weeks to make. Register now - earlybird registration (by May 15th) gets you a $25 discount!!

There are many ways to participate:

  • As a Free Business Attendee to meet with the Government Agencies and Tradeshow Vendors. Bring your business cards, walk through the Tradeshow to meet the contacts and learn about all the opportunities in East Tennessee.
  • As a Tradeshow Vendor for a fee of $325 (standard booth), $650 (double booth) or $950 (premier booth). You meet with the Government Agencies and Attendees, attend the exclusive Networking Lunch with the Government Agencies, and set up a booth to display your goods and services.
  • Not exhibiting in the Tradeshow but want to attend the Networking Lunch? Register to attend lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. for $30 per person with the government agencies and Tradeshow Vendors.
  • Sponsor a meal, session or the event in general - contact Terry McKee at tmckee@kcdc.org if you don't see a sponsorship option the registration page that meets your needs.

Give back - while networking, we will also give you the opportunity to give back and support ETPA's mission to donate to the community. To support the Chattanooga Food Bank, bring non-perishable food items like canned fruits and vegetables, cornmeal, flour, grits, pasta, rice, canned meats, dry beans, juice, oats, peanut butter and soups to the event or donate at www.chattfoodbank.org/involved.

Documents

Business Matching Flyer

Statewide Purchasing Forum
September 13, 2018

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Procurement and Contracts Management Seminar
September 17, 2018

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2018 ETPA/TAPP Fall Professional Development Conference
October 25, 2018

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