Albany Matchmaker & Expo


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, 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 to keep up to date on the Albany Matchmaker event at

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

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

  • 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. 


2018 SPONSORS If you are interested in sponsoring the 2018 Albany Matchmaker, please contact Steve Barr at or 315-471-9393 ext. 249.

2018 SMALL BUSINESSES If you are considering attending the 2018 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.

2018 BUYERS If you are interested in attending the 2018 Albany Matchmaker as a buyer to meet with small businesses, please contact Dan Rickman at or 518-446-1118 ext. 231. 

2018 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.