Annual symposium connects Utah companies with big business opportunities

Pete CodellaNews

On Oct. 11, Utah businesses can explore more than $3 billion in new contracting opportunities. The 2017 Procurement Symposium, hosted by the Utah Procurement and Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC), is an opportunity for small businesses to learn how to compete in the government contracting marketplace.

“Winning a government contract can give small businesses a significant revenue boost,” said Val Hale, GOED executive director. “The symposium is an opportunity for Utah companies to meet large contractors and learn how to access new business opportunities.”

This year’s event will feature business-to-business matchmaking, how-to workshops, and rapid-fire presentations on new procurement opportunities. Participating vendors include more than 50 federal agencies, prime contractors and state and local buyers—including opportunities with Hill Air Force Base, Granite Construction and $3 billion in contracts with Salt Lake International Airport.

The symposium will be held at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah, on Wednesday, Oct. 11. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the event ends at 2 p.m. For more information, or to register for the symposium, visit