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Government Agency Registration: 9th Annual Reverse Vendor Trade Show - Passport to Possibilities

November 05, 2020
7:30 AM to 3:00 PM
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Boise Centre
850 W. Front St.
Boise, ID 83702

Attention Government Agencies:   

Planning is well underway for our 9th Annual Reverse Vendor Trade Show and we are excited to once again present this great networking opportunity at Boise Centre. 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. Note that if you are signing up for this event it is expected that someone from your agency will be hosting a booth!

We are closely watching the developments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in our community and will keep everyone updated if plans change in any way regarding this trade show.


By joining in on the IPPA 9th 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 grow professionally


At least one to two members from your agency will 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 token 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 lunch will be served to agency members that work their booths at no cost, from 12:00 – 1:30 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.


For more information, contact:


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 registration for your donations.

If you would like to learn more about JEMfriends, please visit their website:


Hotel 43, 981 W. Grove St., Boise, ID 83702

  • Boutique Room Rate: $137 single or double occupancy
  • Upgrade to Capitol Rooms (6th Floor) or PURE wellness rooms: $157


Book under IPPA's special rate by October 13, 2020 by calling (208) 342-4622 or online via this link: Idaho Public Purchasing Association []



7:30-8:30 am Government agency Check-in/Booth Set-up
8:30-9:00 am Government Agency Social            
8:30 am Day-of Registration Open/Vendor Check-in
9:00-11:00 am Trade Show
11:00-12:00 pm Break-out Sessions
12:00-12:45 pm Lunch and Networking/Raffle Drawings
12:45-1:30 pm Keynote Speaker Presentation
1:30-2:30 pm Trade Show
2:30-3:00 pm Show Closes/Agency Tear Down


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$0.00 Two Participants

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$0.00 Four Participants


9th Annual Reverse Vendor Trade Show Flyer