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Board Meetings

Board meetings are held monthly at various locations, usually during lunch.  All members are invited to attend Board meetings. Time and location will be posted in the Membership Area or you can reach out to the President at [email protected].

Board Meeting Minutes can be found here: Board Meeting Minutes.


 

Vendor Registration: 9th Annual Reverse Vendor Trade Show - Gone Virtual

November 04, 2020
8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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Attention Vendors, Suppliers, and Contractors:

IF YOU SELL TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES - OR IF YOU WANT TO - THIS IS A MUST-ATTEND EVENT!

This is a once in a year opportunity to meet face-to-face (virtually) with public procurement professionals from all throughout Idaho and other nearby areas, all in one place at one time!

The Reverse Vendor Trade Show is a unique event that encourages vendors to meet and talk directly to procurement officials - typically they staff the booths and you move from booth to booth making new contacts or building upon current ones by showcasing your products and services. In return, the public procurement representatives provide valuable information about how to do business with their agency.  We recently had to make the decision to convert our highly anticipated event to a virtual platform due to COVID-19 and the limits in Idaho on large gatherings so this year we will offer the same vital agency connections but in a virtual setting.  While this will be different than what we are used to, we plan on delivering many of the same great benefits and a schedule full of many options for networking, education and inspiration!

Best of all, you won't have a booth to set up or materials to load and unload.  Just come with lots of questions for the agencies represented!

**New this year - RVTS website with vendor advertisement spotlights!  All vendors who register will get a spot on our RVTS website that includes a 1 minute video advertisement or image and links to your company's website, provided brochures and any applicable state or cooperative contracts.  This will be live on our website from now until 2 weeks post-event.

Why should you attend?

Introduce your business to procurement representatives from federal, state, and local government agencies. You will also have the chance to learn about their procurement needs, such as materials, equipment, and professional services and what it takes to do business with them.

Connect with other participants to build relationships and potential business partners during our Vendor Networking Lunch Session on November 4th.

Attend our lunchtime session on November 5th to learn more about IPPA's current efforts, hear from our philanthropic partner, a live raffle, as well as hear from a wonderful keynote speaker (more information to come)! 

We will have multiple educational break-out session opportunities this year for both government professionals and vendors alike. More details to come soon!

Individual Registration - now only $50 – Includes networking with procurement professionals and one (1) 3-day Reverse Vendor Trade Show registration.  Price goes up to $75 after October 23 at 5:00 PM!

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

First Class: $1,500 - Includes a 1-minute advertisement during a break-out session or keynote, a full page ad in the 2020 IPPA Buyers Directory, company logo on IPPA website for 1 year, networking with procurement professionals and four (4) free Reverse Vendor Trade Show registrations.

Executive Class: $1,000 - Includes a featured article in IPPA 2020 Winter Newsletter, a 2/3 page ad in the 2020 IPPA Buyers Directory, company logo on IPPA website for 6 months, networking with procurement professionals and three (3) free Reverse Vendor Trade Show registrations. 

Business Class: $750 - Includes a ½ page ad in the 2020 IPPA Buyers Directory, networking with procurement professionals and two (2) free Reverse Vendor Trade Show registrations. 

Economy Select: $500 - Includes a ¼ page ad in the 2020 IPPA Buyers Directory, networking with procurement professionals and two (2) free Reverse Vendor Trade Show registrations. 

Economy: $300 – Includes business card size ad in the 2020 IPPA Buyers Directory, networking with procurement professionals and one (1) free Reverse Vendor Trade Show registration.

Sponsorship Deadline is October 14, 2020 if you want to be featured in the directory and event presentations. If your company has questions about sponsorship please contact Robyn Swaney at (208) 287-7118 or [email protected]Sponsors are requested to provide their ad artwork in .jpeg/.png format no later than Wednesday, October 14, 2020 to be included in the directory and event presentations.  We will be open to accepting late sponsorships just know that your information will not be in the final materials.  

If you need additional information on the Trade Show please contact us at [email protected].


PHILANTHROPY SPOTLIGHT: JEM FRIENDS

We're very excited to feature JEMfriends as our philanthropic partner this year!

JEMfriends is a transition program for youth aging out of foster care. The basic areas of support that they offer these youth are a transition program plan, housing, community, life skills training, transportation, education support, and employment support. The goal of this program and what it provides is to equip JEMyouth for life and independence, so that they can be healthy and contributing members in their communities, their careers, and their future families.

Winter Drive

During the winter JEMfriends loves the opportunity to take their youth up to Bogus Basin for tubing and more. Making sure they have appropriate winter clothing makes this possible! So, in partnership with JEMfriends, IPPA would like you to bring new or gently used winter coats, ski pants, waterproof gloves, stocking hats, and women's winter boots (sizes XS & XL are needed most) to the trade show. If you prefer, you could bring a gift card to be utilized to purchase these items instead. We will have bins at local agencies for your donations - locations TBD.  Gift cards can be mailed to IPPA: P.O. Box 6512, Boise, ID 83707 or emailed to [email protected].

If you would like to learn more about JEMfriends, please visit their website: http://www.jemfriends.org/


9TH ANNUAL RVTS SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE

(Full detailed schedule available soon!)

NOVEMBER 4

9:00-9:30 am RVTS Opening Session
9:30-11:00 am Agency Virtual Booths
11:00-12:00 pm Break-out Sessions
12:00-1:00 pm Vendor Networking Lunch
1:00-4:00 pm Agency Virtual Booths

 

NOVEMBER 5

8:30-10:00 am Agency Virtual Booths
10:00-11:00 am Break-out Sessions
11:30-12:00 pm Lunch Session - Raffle Drawings & Awards
12:00-1:00 pm Keynote Speaker Presentation
1:30-4:00 pm Agency Virtual Booths

 

NOVEMBER 6

8:30-10:30 am Agency Virtual Booths
10:30-11:30 am Coffee with IPPA: RVTS Wrap-up

Registration

$1,500.00 First Class Sponsor: Includes a 1 minute advertisement during a break-out session or keynote, a full page ad in the 2020 IPPA Buyers Directory, company logo on IPPA website for 1 year, networking with procurement professionals and four (4) free Reverse Vendor Trade Show registrations

$1,000.00 Executive Class Sponsor: Includes a featured article in IPPA 2020 Winter Newsletter, a 2/3 page ad in the 2020 IPPA Buyers Directory, company logo on IPPA website for 6 months, networking with procurement professionals and three (3) free Reverse Vendor Trade Show registrations

$750.00 Business Class Sponsor: Includes a ½ page ad in the 2020 IPPA Buyers Directory, networking with procurement professionals and two (2) free Reverse Vendor Trade Show registrations

$500.00 Economy Select Sponsor: Includes a ¼ page ad in the 2020 IPPA Buyers Directory, networking with procurement professionals and two (2) free Reverse Vendor Trade Show registrations

$300.00 Economy Sponsor: Includes business card size ad in the 2020 IPPA Buyers Directory, networking with procurement professionals and one (1) free Reverse Vendor Trade Show registration

$50.00 Individual Registration VIRTUAL: Includes networking with procurement professionals and one (1) Reverse Trade Show registration
$75.00 after 05:00 pm October 23

Documents

9th Annual Reverse Vendor Trade Show Flyer - Gone Virtual

9th Annual Reverse Vendor Trade Show Sponsorship Packages - Gone Virtual

9th Annual RVTS - Vendor Instructions

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