Early registration fee is $35, including lunch. Registration fee after August 7th is $50.

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2013 Kansas Procurement Conference
August 13th, 2013


Register as a General Attendee

2013 Kansas Procurement Conference

The 2013 Kansas Procurement Conference will bring buyers and small business suppliers together for pre-matched one-on-one meetings to discuss current or future procurement opportunities. Educational Workshops are designed with the needs of small business, will run concurrently throughout the day, and may be attended by any registrants.

Location: Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview Wichita
400 West Douglas Avenue, Wichita, Kansas 67202
Date: August 13, 2013
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

BUSINESS MATCHMAKING

Small Business Suppliers pre-register for the event and are scheduled for meetings with their matches. Each meeting is 15 minutes and is an opportunity for suppliers to meet face-to-face with procurement representatives from larger companies and government agencies, or "buyers". Matches are made based on the NAICS codes provided by the "suppliers" and the NAICS codes requested by the "buyers". These meetings will give both parties the opportunity to discuss current or future procurement opportunities with the "buyer".

Details and Prices

Business Matchmaking (Buyer registration): $35 Early Registration Fee (Expires August 7, 2013 – After, price goes up to $50 per attendee).

Registration includes:
- Business Matchmaking
- Luncheon
- Educational Workshops
- Access to Expo

Additional Option:
+$65 Exhibitor booth (Expo is separate from Business Matchmaking)
Business Matchmaking (Supplier registration): $35 Early Registration Fee (Expires August 7, 2013 – After, price goes up to $50 per attendee).

Registration includes:
- Business Matchmaking
- Luncheon
- Educational Workshops
- Access to Expo

Additional Option:
+$65 Exhibitor booth (Expo is separate from Business Matchmaking)

GENERAL ATTENDEE

General registration DOES NOT Include Business Matchmaking
Get access to the Educational Workshops designed with the needs of small business, and run concurrently throughout the day. Those interested may attend for a fee.

Details and Prices

General Attendee: $35 Early Registration Fee (Expires August 7, 2013 – After, price goes up to $50 per attendee).

Registration includes:
- Luncheon
- Educational Workshops
- Access to Expo

Additional Option:
+$65 Exhibitor booth (Expo is separate from Business Matchmaking)

Agenda

8:00 - 8:30AM Registration & Conference Check-In
8:30 - 9:00AM Welcome, Dignitaries
9:00 - 11:50AM One-on one matchmaking sessions
9:00 - 3:30PM Various Workshops
12:00 - 1:20PM Lunch and Keynote Presentation
1:30 – 4:00PM One-on one matchmaking sessions
4:00PM Conference Ends

Keynote speaker

Ed O’Malley, President & CEO, Kansas Leadership Center

As the first ever President & CEO of the Kansas Leadership Center, Ed O’Malley has a deep passion and commitment to Kansas.

Ed oversees all operations of the Kansas Leadership Center, which is charged with fostering civic leadership across Kansas for stronger, healthier and more prosperous communities. Started in 2007, the Kansas Leadership Center is a first-of-its-kind organization that equips almost 1000 Kansans each year with skills to tackle the state’s most daunting challenges. The center is funded by a multi-million dollar ongoing grant from the Kansas Health Foundation.

Ed served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 2003 to 2007. The Kansas City Star and the Johnson County Sun described Ed as a “rising star” in civic life. Originally appointed to the legislature, Ed won election in his own right in 2004 and 2006. Legislative accomplishments include authoring laws on education funding, economic development and financial asset development for low-income Kansans.

As an aide to former Governor Bill Graves, Ed directed the statewide visioning effort known as the Vision 21st Century Initiative. He also served as Director of Government Relations for the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce. Ed earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Kansas State University. He has attended executive education programs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and Business School and has taught leadership courses at Wichita State University.

Ed met his wife Joanna O'Malley, on the school bus in seventh grade and they are now the proud parents of Kate, Jack, and Lizzie O'Malley. When not chasing his children, Ed enjoys training for and running marathons and ultra-marathons. He is an avid fan of all K-State sports and of the Kansas City Royals.