One day event connecting small businesses with government agencies

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. It's time for the 11th Annual ETPA Business Matching and Tradeshow Event at the Rothchild Catering and Conference Center in Knoxville. This premier event is for all East Tennessee business, especially small firms, to meet local government purchasing officials and learn about the business opportunities available in East Tennessee.

Approximately 25 government agencies will participate and up to 300 vendors will attend the event! This is one of the best opportunities for businesses to meet governmental agencies (all in one place), 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 months to establish.

Business owners can register, attend and see the Government Reps and Tradeshow Vendors. The show packet includes the contact list & a list of anticipated bid opportunities for the fiscal year.

Meet-N-Greet Breakfast - Register for a limited number of spots to meet with the key Government Procurement officials in a quick breakfast to start the day. The cost is $25 per person.

Tradeshow Vendor - Register for a booth in the Tradeshow to display your goods & services plus attend an exclusive lunch with the Governmental Agencies. Standard Booth $325, Double Booth $650, Premier Booth $950.

Free Seminars - Attend sessions throughout the day to hear about the upcoming projects from key government agencies in the area, learn about subcontracting opportunities from construction companies, learn about state licensing requirements and hear success stories from small businesses like yours.