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Want to Win Government Contracts? Register for the PTAC Symposium

October 16 2015 - 12:45 pm

News Release
For Immediate Release
Oct. 16, 2015

Michael Sullivan, GOED Communications Director

Chuck Spence, PTAC Deputy Director

Want to Win Government Contracts? Register for the PTAC Symposium
10th annual Symposium celebrates years of success, provides training and selling opportunities

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH—If you had the opportunity to sell to the largest client that has ever existed, you’d take it in a heartbeat. The Procurement and Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) Symposium, held at the South Towne Expo Center on Oct. 20, provides that opportunity for your company to grow.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the PTAC Symposium features both helpful training and a reverse trade show—meaning exhibitors are there to buy from you. More than 50 exhibitors from the Utah Transit Authority to Hill Air Force Base will be represented at a trade show including both public and private entities.

Governor Gary R. Herbert will open the event, which draws about 500 participants each year. Morning keynote speaker Steven Koprince, managing partner of Koprince Law and federal contract expert will share his insights on the ever-changing federal contracting landscape.

Following the morning presentations will be a comprehensive set of breakout sessions. The symposium is designed to help companies at every stage of contracting, including beginners. This year’s event features four breakout session options: contracting basics, finding contracts, upcoming state and federal transit projects, plus tips for working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Lunchtime keynote speaker Kevin Grimes, CEO of CFO Leasing, a leading contract accounting and training firm, will present on best practices for winning government contracts.

Throughout the year, PTAC conducts workshops, seminars, one-on-one counseling and joint counseling with other economic development partners, including SBA, SBDC, MEP and SCORE to name a few. Utah PTAC helps Utah companies win hundreds of millions in government contract money each year. If your company wants in, the PTAC Symposium is the perfect place to start.

The Symposium will be held at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah on Tuesday, Oct. 20. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. Online registration closes Monday, Oct. 19.

Visit to register for the 10th Annual PTAC Symposium and to learn more about the program.


About the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED)

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) charter is based on Governor Gary Herbert’s commitment to economic development statewide. Utah’s economic development vision is that Utah will lead the nation as the best performing economy and be recognized as a premier global business environment and tourist destination. The mandate for this office is to provide rich business resources for the creation, growth and recruitment of companies to Utah and to increase tourism and film production in the state. GOED accomplishes this mission through the administration of programs that are based around targeted industries or “economic clusters” that demonstrate the best potential for development. GOED utilizes state resources and private sector contracts to fulfill its mission. For more information please contact: Michael Sullivan, 801-538-8811 or