2013 Albany Matchmaker & Expo
June 19, 2013
At the Albany Matchmaker & Expo on June 19, 2013, small business owners can discuss potential contracting opportunities face-to-face with representatives from colleges and universities, large corporations and federal, state and local agencies. This annual event is a valuable networking opportunity with dozens of exhibitors and government contracting resources. Small businesses can participate in morning or afternoon sessions and send up to two representatives at a cost of $45 per person. Small businesses will schedule individual appointments with participating buyers during the online registration and payment process.
SMALL BUSINESS REISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. Please register as a supplier at https://albany.mybusinessmatches.com. If you have questions about registration, please contact MyBusinessMatches at (866) 853-3561. If you have questions about the event, please contact SBA at (315) 471-9393. Join the matchmaker mailing list for the latest event updates by emailing email@example.com
EVENT LOCATION: The 2013 Albany Matchmaker & Expo will be held at the Albany Marriott, 189 Wolf Road, Albany, NY, 12205.
BUYER REGISTRATION: Please contact Rachael Stanton for registration instructions at 315-471-9393 ext. 244 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION: To exhibit at the Albany Matchmaker, please contact Kate Baker at the Albany SBDC at 518-485-7647 or email@example.com.
SPONSORS: Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce, Albany Small Business Development Center, New York Business Development Corporation, New York State Contract Reporter, and the U.S. Small Business Administration.
PARTICIPATING BUYERS: Albany County Division of Affirmative Action, Albany County Purchasing Division, Albany Molecular Research, Inc., Ametek SCP, Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation, Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. (BPMI), Bristol Myers Squibb, CDTA, DASNY, Ecology and Environment, Inc., Empire State Development, General Dynamics – AIS, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, ITT Exelis, NY Army National Guard/ Division of Military and Naval Affairs, NYS DOCCS Diversity Management, NYS DOCCS Division of Industries CORCRAFT, NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation, NYS Dept of Health, NYS Dept of Transportation Purchasing, NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation, NYS Homes & Community Renewal, NYS Office of Children and Family Services, NYS Office of General Services MWBE & Community Relations, NYS Office of Mental Health, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historical Preservation, NYS Police, NYS Procurement, NYS Thruway Authority, NYS Thruway Authority Construction Management, Office of NYS Comptroller, Pioneer Credit Recovery, Purcell Construction Corp., State University of New York, State University Construction Fund, U.S. Army Contracting Command – Warren –Services, U.S. Army Contracting Command – Warren –Supplies, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. DOT Small Business Transportation Resource Center, U.S. Postal Service, University at Albany, Xerox Corporation.
FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS to help you prepare for matchmaker and government contracting success go to:
Making the Matchmaker Work for You!
May 23, 2013 – 10:00 a.m.
What will the matchmaker do for me? With only one chance to make a first impression, learn these “Tried and True” tips.
• How do I prepare for the matchmaker?
• Discover the importance of your “elevator speech”
• Create the ideal 10-minute buyer appointment
• Know your customer
Presenter: Erica Choi, SBA Albany Area Manager
A, B, C’s of Government Contracting
May 30, 2013 – 10:00 a.m.
Are you ready for government contracting?
• What are the first steps?
• What is SAM and how do I register to do business with the government?
• How does the government purchase my products?
Presenter: Steve Barr, North Country PTAC Program Manager
Opening Doors: Federal Procurement Certifications
June 6, 2013 – 10:00 a.m.
The U.S. Government is the world’s largest buyer of goods and services.
• Discover how federal contracting can help your business grow
• What federal small business certifications are available?
• Why are federal agencies and prime contractors interested in my certifications?
Presenter: James Quackenbush, SBA Business Opportunity Specialist