The Governor's Marketplace Conference was established in Governor Kitzhaber's previous administration. He continues to be a steadfast supporter of increasing access, opportunities and connections for minority-owned, women-owned and emerging small business. The Governor's Marketplace Conference brings together State, Federal and regional government entities along with private sector firms and non-profit organizations, to help Oregon small businesses achieve greater contracting success. The events of the day feature industry focused training, an inspiring luncheon and a reverse vendor exhibitor fair, where small business owners will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with organizations who could utilize their products or services.
2014 Governor's Marketplace (GMP) Conference - A TRUE SUCCESS!
We are pleased to have held the 12th Governor's Marketplace Conference on April 30 of 2014. With the generosity of our sponsors, we were able to coordinate one the best conferences to date and make it easily accessible to our community of small businesses. It's with much appreciation to our sponsors as well as exhibitors, speakers, volunteers, and the Salem Convention Center that we were able to have such a grand and successful event!
2014 GMP Program - Click Here to view the program
2014 GMP Presentations by topic:
The Roadshow is designed as a mini version of the Governor's Marketplace Conference targeting specific cities throughout the state to provide opportunities for local small businesses to meet directly with procurement professionals from state, federal, private and non-profit organizations.  Procurement staff and other supportive professionals from state, federal, private and non-profit organizations will share tips, tools, resources and strategies to aid in your business's growth as well as how to better navigate their contracting process and effectively connect and nurture ongoing relationships.  We're pleased to have so many partnering organizations providing high-value information at cities throughout Oregon during our Roadshows.
 Be on the look out for the calendar of upcoming Governor's Marketplace Roadshows coming to a location near you!