Wednesday, February 19, 2014

3 Business Opportunity Conferences

Whether you're a public agency or business, the following three conferences focusing on doing business with the government will be of interest to you.

2014 Alliance Northwest Conference

When:  March 13, 2014 

Where:  Puyallup, WA (Puyallup Fair & Events Center) 

What is it?  The 2014 Alliance Northwest Conference is a business-to-government conference.  This event features keynote speakers, workshops, and matchmaking sessions with government agencies and prime contractors. 

  • $100 to attend
  • $425 for exhibitor booth
  • Use discount code PURDY for a $10 discount off of attendee or exhibitor registration 
More information and registration:  Click here. 


2014 Regional Contracting Forum

When:  March 26, 2014 (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Where:  Seattle, WA (Washington State Convention Center)

What is it?  Opportunity for businesses to meet with the region's largest government agencies and the opportunity for government agencies to meet with businesses interested in working with them.  Includes one-on-one sessions between prime and sub-contractors during pre-scheduled interviews for both construction and architectural/engineering, and opportunity for businesses supplying goods and services to meet one-on-one with agency buyers. 

More information and registration:  Click here.


2014 Pacific Northwest Apprenticeship Education Conference

When:  April 14-15, 2014

Where:  Fife, WA (Emerald Queen Casino)

What is it?  The conference will focus on the following areas:
  • K12 and Apprenticeship
  • Career Pathways and Opportunities for Apprenticeship
  • Apprenticeship is a good business model
  • Recruitment and Retention Strategies; Methods to Diversity the Workforce
  • Transitioning Veterans to the Trades
  • Apprenticeship Opportunities for Tribal Members
  • Apprenticeship Utilization
  • Apprentice Success Stories
Cost:  $100

Information and registration:  Click here.

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