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2015 Albany Matchmaker & Expo

June 23, 2015

Albany Marriott
189 Wolf Road

Albany, NY 12205

Small business owners meeting with government agency buyers at the 2011 Albany Matchmaker

At the Albany Matchmaker & Expo on June 23, 2015, small business owners will have an opportunity to 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 may send up to two representatives at a cost of $50 per person. Small businesses schedule individual appointments with participating buyers during the online registration and payment process. If you have questions about the event, please contact SBA at (315) 471-9393.

Sponsor logos

2015 SMALL BUSINESS registration is a two-step process this year:
Step 1: Registration through Eventbrite is now open. REGISTER TO ATTEND HERE.
Step 2: Appointment scheduling with buyers
will open online on May 26, 2015.


2015 BUYERS: Albany County Division of Affirmative Action, Albany County Purchasing Division, Albany Medical Center, CDTA, Crane & Company, FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA, Inc., GE Global Research, Integrated Design Group, ITT Exelis, NY Army National Guard/ Division of Military and Naval Affairs, NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, NYS Department of Health, NYS Department of Transportation, NYS Homes & Community Renewal, NYS Office of Children and Family Services, NYS Office of General Services, MWBE & Community Relations, NYS Office of Information Technology Services, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, NYS Office of the Medicaid Inspector General, NYS Procurement, NYS Thruway Authority, Office of the NYS Comptroller, Raymond Corp, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory/RIBB, 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, and University at Albany. If you would like to participate as a buyer at the Matchmaker, please contact Dan Rickman at daniel.rickman@sba.gov or 315-471-9393 ext. 250.

2015 EXHIBITORS: If you would like to exhibit at the Matchmaker, please contact Kate Baker at kbaker@albany.edu or 518-380-5073.

2015 WORKSHOPS: The federal, state, and prime contractor buyers at the 2015 Albany Matchmaker are interested in contracting with small businesses. Learn from procurement resources in our free online workshop series so you can make the most of the matchmaker and other procurement opportunities.

  • 5/28/2015 @ 1:00 p.m.  -  Making the Matchmaker Work for You
  • 6/1/2015 @ 2:00 p.m  -   Open the Door to Bonding (SBA Surety Bonding Guarantee Program)  
  • 6/4/2015 @ 1:00 p.m.  -  NYS Contract Reporter
  • 6/11/2015 @ 1:00 p.m. -  SAM System & PTAC Resources
  • 6/16/2015@ 1:00 p.m.  -  SBA Business Development Programs

For all workshops, please use the following codes to attend:

Dial in #: 1-888-294-8505, Access Code: 6832881#

EventID: 86832881 https://connect16.uc.att.com/sba/meet/?ExEventID=86832881

2014 PowerPoint presentations on a variety of government contracting topics are available for download: Making The Matchmaker Work For You, Federal Contracting Programs, What Women Need To Know About Government Contracting Programs & Certifications, and ABCs of Government Contracting. Recordings of these workshops and the Doing Business with NYS webinar are available on the NYS SBDC website.

2015 AGENDA:

7:15 a.m.    Registration Opens

8:10 a.m.    Opening Remarks

8:35 a.m.    Matchmaker Meetings Begin

10:00 a.m.  Break

10:15 a.m.  Matchmaker Meetings Resume

11:40 a.m.  Break

12:50 p.m.  Matchmaker Meetings Resume

2:00 p.m.    Break

2:15 p.m.    Matchmaker Meetings Resume

3:10 p.m.    Conclusion


Co-sponsorship Authorization # 15-0248-53. SBA's participation in this cosponsored event is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products, or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accomodations for persons with disabilities will be made by request in advance to 315-471-9393.