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Virginia SBDC

Meet the Buyers Extravaganza

Apr
25
2024
Thu 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Government Contracting

Meet the Buyers Extravaganza is a government contracting event where businesses can advance their contracting knowledge, connect with other business owners, and network directly with government representatives and buyers.

Extravaganza Outcomes:

  • Opportunity to learn from and engage with procurement, purchasing, prime and subcontractors.
  • A no schedule necessary networking portion where you can speak with as many agencies as you'd like.
  • Start new agency/prime relationships or advance existing ones.

We Welcome:

  • Business owners who are new to the government market
  • Business owners that are experienced government contractors

We encourage people in all stages of their government contracting journey to attend as everyone can learn something new, make important connections, and promote their business in a low-stakes environment.

What to Bring:

  • Multiple copies of your capability statement
  • Plenty of business cards.
  • Have a well-written elevator pitch ready to go is handy as well.

Event Schedule:

8:00 AM — Event Registration and Networking

8:30 AM — Welcome + Opening Remarks

8:45 AM — Unlocking Procurement Potential: Strategies from Government Acquisition Specialists - Panel of Government Representatives to be announced

9:45 AM — Navigating the Government Contracting Landscape: Insights from Successful Business Owners — panel of Business Owners to be announced

10:30 AM — Go-Connect: Networking Session with Government Buyers

11:30 AM — Meet the Buyers Extravaganza concludes

Registration Fees:

Business Owners - $15.00 per person to attend. Coffee, water and light refreshments are included with the registration.

Local, State, Federal Government Agencies - $30.00 per agency. The registration fee includes registration for two people from the same agency, a 20”x6’ table to share information about your agency before and during the Go-Connect session of the event, coffee, water, and light refreshments. The registration fee helps support advising and training for small businesses in our region. Contact Heather Fay, hfay@roanokesmallbusiness.org or 540-632-1174 to learn more and register.

Refunds are not available. The registration fee for the event covers the planning, preparation, and materials that are coordinated in advance.

Fine Print:

Our workshops, events, and programs are designed with a small business owner in mind. Actionable, sharing of ideas, and takeaways to keep things straight.  Pre-registration is required to receive the instructions to attend the workshop.

The SBDC reserves the right to cancel a workshop/event/program for insufficient enrollment, weather emergencies, and other unforeseen circumstances. Should a cancellation occur we will use the email you provided to contact you. Pre-registration is highly recommended. If an event is canceled or postponed and you have not pre-registered we will not be able to contact you.

All programs of the Virginia SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.


Fee: $ 15.00

The City of Roanoke is our fiscal host. The registration fee helps support advising and training for small businesses in our region.

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Phone: 540-983-0717

Location

Vinton War Memorial
814 E. Washington Ave. Vinton, VA 24179


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All programs of the Virginia SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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