Albany Matchmaker & Expo


Albany Marriott
189 Wolf Road

Albany, NY 12205

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

2018 Albany Matchmaker Cosponsor Logos

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 (NOW OPEN

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: The 2018 Albany Matchmaker & Expo is sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Empire State Development and NYS Contract Reporter, New York Business Development Corporation, and NYS Small Business Development Center at University of Albany.

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 registered as of June 19: BMPC Knolls Atomic Laboratory, CDTA, Con Edison, County of Albany, DASNY, GE Global Research, Harris Corporation – SIS, NY National Guard, NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, NYS Department of Health, NYS Department of Transportation, NYS Department of Motor Vehicles, NYS Governor's Office of Storm Recovery, NYS Homes & Community Renewal, NYS Office of Children & Family Services, NYS OGS Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises, NYS OGS Procurement Services, NYS Office of Information Technology Services, NYS Office of Mental Health, NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, NYS Office of Temporary Disability, NYS School for the Deaf, NYS Thruway Authority, Office of the NYS Comptroller, State University Construction Fund, SUNY New Paltz, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, and Welch Allyn, Inc.

 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

Cosponsorship Authorization # 18-0248-76. SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any Cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made by request in advance to 315-471-9393.

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2016 Albany Matchmaker Buyer Listing VERSION 2 228Kb
2018 Albany Matchmaker Logos 44Kb