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FREDERICTON – More than 400 vendors and 23 exhibitors are expected to attend the 2017 Atlantic Provinces Reverse Trade Show at the Delta Fredericton on Oct. 25.
“This reverse trade show is a great opportunity for the private sector to network and learn about doing business with all levels of government,” said Service New Brunswick Minister Serge Rousselle. “Exhibitors from public sector organizations and procurement professionals from across Atlantic Canada will be available to discuss with vendors what types of goods and services are being purchased and how they can compete and sell their goods and services to government through the public procurement process. It is our way of saying we are open for business to get the best value for taxpayers, create jobs and strengthen the economy of our province and the entire Atlantic region.”
In addition to booths and displays, the trade show will offer information sessions on: trade agreements; procurement rules and processes; how to respond to requests for proposals; bid-rigging and compliance; and the federal government’s Build in Canada Innovation Program.
Registration is free, however vendors are encouraged to register in advance. New Brunswick also hosted the Atlantic Provinces Reverse Trade Show in 2009 and 2013. Find out more below:
Sign-in begins at noon on the day of the event, with the show taking place from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Exhibitors will include provincial governments, the federal government, municipalities, post-secondary institutions and Crown corporations.
Place: Delta Fredericton
Date: Wednesday, October 25
Time: 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m (sign-in begins at noon)
Download Event Schedule & Event Map (PDF)
Check out the Exhibitors registered to date!
- Atlantic Lottery Corporation
- Anglophone South School District
- City of Fredericton
- City of Moncton
- City of Saint John
- Competition Bureau of Canada
- Department of National Defense
- Department of Transportation and Infrastructure
- Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture
- New Brunswick Community College
- NB Power
- Office of Small and Medium Enterprises – Public Works and Government Services Canada
- Office of the Procurement Ombudsman
- Province of Newfoundland and Labrador
- Province of Nova Scotia
- Province of Prince Edward Island
- Service New Brunswick – the New Brunswick Opportunities Network
- Service New Brunswick – Strategic Procurement (incl. Health Services)
- University of New Brunswick
- Women’s Equality Branch
- WorkSafe NB
Frequently Asked Questions
I am a supplier; can I register as an exhibitor?
No. The Atlantic Provinces Reverse Trade Show is unique. This reverse trade show allows the suppliers to become the visitors and the “buyers” (Public Sector Organizations) to be the exhibitors. As a supplier, you would attend to be able to visit the various exhibitors in attendance at their respective booths.
Can I register to attend the Information Sessions?
No. There is no need to register to attend the information sessions. The spaces for the various information sessions are on a first come, first served basis. Three (3) information sessions will be delivered concurrently; therefore, if there is no space available for one session, you have the option to attend another. Information sessions will be delivered either in English, French, or in English with simultaneous translation in French.
Is there a fee to attend as an exhibitor or supplier and if so, what is the cost?
No. The event is free for both suppliers and exhibitors.
If I attended the Atlantic Provinces Reverse Trade Show in the past, should I still attend this year?
Yes, definitely! By attending again this year, you can learn about recent changes to public procurement processes and rules, network with new and experienced public procurement professionals from different organizations, and attend information sessions on the latest and most relevant public procurement topics.
Who can I contact if I have questions or require more information on this event?