Albany Matchmaker & Expo

SAVE THE DATE! June 20, 2017

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 20, 2017 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. Subscribe to the free SBA Syracuse District e-newsletter It's Your Business to keep up to date on the Albany Matchmaker event at

2017 SMALL BUSINESS registration is a two-step process:
Step 1: Registration via Eventbrite (opens early May)

Step 2: Appointment Scheduling with Buyers (opens early June)

  • 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. 


2017 SPONSORS If you are interested in sponsoring the 2017 Albany Matchmaker, please contact Steve Barr at or 315-471-9393 ext. 249.

2017 SMALL BUSINESSES If you are considering attending the 2017 Albany Matchmaker, please review the 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 or 315-471-9393 ext. 244.

2017 BUYERS If you are interested in attending the 2017 Albany Matchmaker as a buyer to meet with small businesses, please contact Dan Rickman at or 518-446-1118 ext. 231. NEW for 2017! A free, three-hour SBLO Training is planned for Monday afternoon on June 19 at the Albany Marriott, subject to change. If you are interested in attending this training opportunity, please contact Steve Barr at or 315-471-9393 ext. 249.

2017 EXHIBITORS: If you would like to discuss exhibiting at the Matchmaker, please contact Kate Baker at or 518-380-5073.

2017 AGENDA:

7:15 a.m. Registration Opens
8:10 a.m. Opening Remarks
8:35 a.m.   Matchmaker Meetings Begin
11:00 a.m.  Break
12:05 p.m. Matchmaker Meetings Resume
3:10 p.m. Conclusion

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.