Upcoming Meetings and Events

2019 ETPA Business Matching and Tradeshow Event

July 18, 2019
8:00 AM EDT to 1:00 PM EDT
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Rothchild Catering and Conference Center
8807 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37923

Join us for the 14th Annual ETPA Business Matching and Tradeshow Event on Thursday, July 18th, 2019. 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.

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 $1000 (premier booth). You meet with the Government Agencies and Attendees, attend the Networking Lunch with the Government Agencies, set up a booth to display your goods and services, and have an hour of EXCLUSIVE tradeshow time with the government agencies.
  • Need to come by in the morning and then head on to work? Register for the exclusive "Meet-N-Greet" Breakfast. For $25 per person from 8:15 - 8:50 a.m. you can quickly meet with the Government Agency Procurement Officials at the event. You get to interact directly with the procurement officials and other vendors while enjoying a quick breakfast.
  • 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 Ellen Wentworth at ewentworth@chattanooga.gov if you don't see a sponsorship option the registration page that meets your needs.


Finally, the theme of the event this year is "Don't gamble away this opportunity at the Casino!" Vendors and Government Agencies, we encourage you to decorate your booth, put on your best poker face, and set up a casino game to give treats to attendees who hit the jackpot!


$0.00 Government Agency Booth - use this ticket ONLY if you are a government agency registering to have a booth at the event.


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