The Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing Department will host the 2019 Cooperative Purchasing Expo at the Judson F. Williams Convention Center next week.
The Expo, which will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4, is free and open to the public. The event will include a Hole-in-One contest with a chance to win a car as well as other prizes.
The Cooperative Purchasing Expo is an opportunity for area businesses to grow by learning how they can participate in cooperative contracts used by governmental agencies across the country.
“Cooperative agreements provide vendors with the opportunity to have their goods and services sold in large quantities nationwide,” city officials shared via a news release. “Resource partners will be providing information on bonding, financing, state and federal certifications and more on how to do business with government agencies.”
The Expo will consist of breakout sessions with a wide variety of topics to benefit small businesses as well as an opportunity for attendees to visit exhibitor booths and network throughout the day.
Keynote speaker Gary Bradt will offer a dynamic presentation on how individuals and leaders can become resilient in the face of change.
“Navigating change successfully means being willing to change yourself first,” said Gary Bradt.
Expo officials added, “As a clinical psychologist, business owner, author and keynote speaker, Gary provides a one-of-a-kind conversation that combines science and heart with practical takeaways.”
More information is available online under the 2019 Cooperative Purchasing Expo banner at www.elpasotexas.gov or by calling the Purchasing and Strategic Sourcing Department at (915) 212-0043.