2016 Albany Matchmaker & Expo

June 21, 2016

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 21, 2016 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.

2016 SMALL BUSINESS registration is a two-step process:
Step 1: Registration via Eventbrite (closes June 16)

Step 2: Appointment Scheduling with Buyers (closes June 16)

  • Eventbrite confirmation email will include a link and passcode to schedule up to 8 appointments online. Standby appointments will also be available at the event. 


2016 SPONSORS The 2016 Albany Matchmaker is cosponsored by the SBA, NYBDC, Albany SBDC, and the NYS Contract Reporter. 

2016 SMALL BUSINESSES If you are considering attending the 2016 Albany Matchmaker, please review the (NEW! Updated 6/7) 2016 BUYER LISTING PDF Version 2 to review the certifications, products and services sought by 2016 participating buyers.  If you have questions about how the matchmaker works or need a referral for local assistance to prepare for the matchmaker, please contact Rachael Stanton at rachael.stanton@sba.gov or 315-471-9393 ext. 244.

2016 BUYERS  (NEW! Updated 6/7) Confirmed Buyers include: Albany County, Albany County Division of Affirmative Action, Albany Medical Center, Albany Molecular Research, Inc., AMETEK SCP, Battery Park City Authority, Beacon Health Options, Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc., CDTA, Charter Contracting Company, LLC, DASNY (Dormitory Authority State of New York), DEW Construction, Ecology and Environment, Inc., Exelis, Inc. (a company of Harris Corporation), Fujifilm Medical Systems USA, Inc., GE Global Research, Governor's Office of Employee Relations (GOER), Harris Corp, Harris Corp Communication Systems Segment, Harris Corporation- RF Communications Division, Hudson Correctional Facility, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, NYS Thruway Authority, NY Army National Guard, NY Office of General Services Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises, NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, NYS Department of Health, NYS Department of Transportation, NYS DMV, NYS Gaming Commission, NYS Homes & Community Renewal, NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, NYS Office of Children and Family Services, NYS Office of General Services, NYS Office of General Services MWBE Commodities, NYS Office of General Services MWBE Construction and Consultant Services, NYS Office of General Services - Procurement Services Division, NYS Office of Information Technology Services, NYS Office of Mental Health, NYS Office of Temporary Disability, NYS Thruway Authority, Office of the Medicaid Inspector General, Office of the NYS Comptroller, State University Construction Fund, State University of New York, SUNY Albany, SUNY Cortland, The Pike Company, U.S. Army Contracting Command-Warren (WVA), U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. DOT Small Business Transportation Resource Center, and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

If you would like to participate as a buyer at the Matchmaker, please contact either Dan Rickman at daniel.rickman@sba.gov or 315-471-9393 ext. 250 or Steve Barr at stephen.barr@sba.gov or 315-471-9393 ext. 249.

2016 EXHIBITORS: Register online here! If you would like to discuss exhibiting at the Matchmaker, please contact Kate Baker at kbaker@albany.edu or 518-380-5073.

2016 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

Cosponsorship # 16-0248-139. 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 accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made by request in advance to 315-471-9393.