7th Annual Reverse Vendor Trade Show

October 09, 2018 10:44 AM | Jennifer Mauk (Administrator)

Idaho Public Purchasing Association

1 MONTH AWAY! Government Agency Registration: 7th Annual Reverse Vendor Trade Show


Thursday, November 08, 2018
8:00 AM to 3:00 PM


$0.00 One Participant

$0.00 Two Participants

$0.00 Three Participants

$0.00 Four Participants


Jack's Urban Meeting Place (JUMP!)
1000 W. Myrtle St.
Boise, ID 83702



Attention Government Agencies: We are pleased to extend an invitation to our 7th Annual Reverse Vendor Trade Show - we have only ONE booth available!! You may still sign up if your agency already has a booth reserved.


This year during our trade show, we will be holding a drive for some highly needed items for CATCH, Inc., which provides charitable assistance to the community's homeless. Please keep an eye out for future emails outlining the details for this piece of our event! Also, you can check out what CATCH does for our community at their website below. 


Planning is well underway for our 7th Annual Reverse Vendor Trade Show and we are excited to once again present this great networking opportunity, at Jack's Urban Meeting Place (JUMP!).  This unique event allows Government Agencies to meet and talk directly to vendors, suppliers, contractors, and other service providers from across the state at one time. As a public procurement professional,  you will be able to provide valuable information to the vendor community on how to do business with your agency.

The Agencies staff booths while vendors roam the trade show room and meet with individuals from each of the entities.


By joining in on the IPPA 7th Annual RVTS:

  • Your agency may be meeting its outreach goals much more effectively
  • You may reduce the number of supplier visits to your office
  • Your agency is viewed as being “accessible” to the supplier community
  • You'll make valuable business contacts for your agency
  • Your participation in this event raises scholarship funds for the IPPA Chapter to professionally grow


At least one to two members from your agency would be staffing a table and meeting with company representatives.  You may bring your agency display, literature about doing business with your agency, business cards, and giveaway items. 

Procurement professionals, project managers, representatives from IT, Engineering, and other agency departments active in contracting for goods and services should definitely attend! Suppliers want to meet with decision makers and those who specify or use goods and services.

Reach out to your agency departments and bring several people to help staff your booth!

A buffet lunch will be served to agency members that work their booths at no cost from 11:30 – 1:00 p.m., please make sure to let us know how many will be staying for lunch on your registration so that we can have an accurate head count.


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8:00-9:00 am

Government agency Check-in/Booth Set-up

9:00-9:30 am

Government Agency Social            

9:30 am

Day-of Registration Open/Vendor Check-in

9:30-11:30 am

Trade Show

11:30-12:15 pm

Lunch and Networking/Raffle Drawings

12:15-1:00 pm

Keynote Speaker - Rocky Detwiler

1:15-2:30 pm

Break-out Session

1:15-2:30 pm

Trade Show

2:30-3:00 pm

Show Closes/Agency Tear Down



Keynote Speaker Spotlight

IPPA is pround to announce our Keynote Speaker for this year's Reverse  Vendor Trade Show!

Rocky Detwiler, a local to Boise Professional Speaker, Author, and Entrepreneur. Rocky went from losing everything to becoming the inspirational leader he is today. He has been featured on various segments on A&E, ESPN, as well as on Bodybuilding.com. Rocky will be speaking about the Power of Connection and how it relates to our professions as vendors and government procurement specialists.

If you would like more information about Rocky's story, his book, and other ventures, please go to: http://www.rockydetwiler.com/


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