Reverse Trade Show

Date: 
November 27, 2019
Time: 
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: 
Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, 1171 Front Street
Whitehorse
Cost: 
Free
Contact: 
867-334-8045

Description 

The Reverse Trade Show to “meet the buyers” is hosted annually by the Government of Yukon. It is designed to bring suppliers into conversations with public buyers about the goods, services and construction government is looking to procure.

This year, on November 27, 2019, you will find a typical trade show setup at the Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre – with the roles reversed. Rather than businesses setting up for buyers to seek them out, public sector buyers are the exhibitors.

 

What else is happening?

Suppliers have the opportunity to learn more about public procurement processes and how to sell their goods and services to the public sector.

Alongside the trade show floor there will be presentations about how to do business with government from both Yukon and federal governments, director matchmaking sessions (ten-minute face-to-face pitch meetings), table topic discussions on commodity issues, networking opportunities with complementary businesses and a free lunch!

 

Agenda

8:30 a.m. - Lobby

Registration for matchmaking sessions begins

9 a.m. - Longhouse

Trade show begins

9 to 9:30 a.m. - Elders’ Lounge

Doing business with Government of Yukon

Presenter: Katie Munroe, Procurement Support Centre

9:30 to 10 a.m. - Elders’ Lounge

Doing business with Government of Canada

Presenter: John Johnstone, Office of Small & Medium Enterprises

9 to 10 a.m. - Classroom B

Goods super session

Commodity topics: groceries, fuel, vehicles, heavy equipment

Facilitators: purchasing officers from Acquisition Services and Planning

10 to 10:30 a.m. - Elders’ Lounge

Tips for bidding on government contracts

Presenter: Meaghan Griffin, Procurement Support Centre

10:30 to 11:15 a.m. - Elders’ Lounge

Third party equipment rental information session

Facilitators: purchasing officers from Acquisition Services and Planning

11:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Elders’ Lounge

Third party equipment rental information session (repeat)

Facilitators: purchasing officers from Acquisition Services and Planning

12:15 p.m. - Longhouse

Lunch served

2 p.m. - Longhouse

Trade show ends

 

Exhibitors

  • Government of Canada
  • Department of Community Services
    • Infrastructure
    • Operations
    • Wildland Fire
  • Department of Economic Development
  • Department of Energy, Mines and Resources
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Environment
  • Department of Health and Social Services
  • Department of Highways and Public Works
    • Acquisition Services and Planning
    • Capital Development
    • Facilities Management
    • Information and Communications Technology
    • Procurement Support Centre
    • Realty and Capital Asset Planning
    • Transportation Division
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Tourism and Culture
  • Yukon Housing Corporation
  • Yukon Liquor Corporation
  • City of Whitehorse
  • Yukon First Nation Chamber of Commerce
  • Yukon College
  • Whitehorse Chamber of Commerce
  • Yukon Chamber of Commerce
  • Yukon Contractors Association
  • Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor)