is the purpose of the How to Market to State Governments Meeting?
The conference exists to build relationships among
the supplier community and state governments, the largest consumers of goods and services in the
country. The meeting shall be a place
where partnering, networking and learning come together to develop business
relationships to support public procurements that are effective, efficient,
transparent and fair.
What’s NEW at the 2016 How to Market to State Governments Meeting?
Register for the 2016 meeting to participate in a refreshed approach to building relationships with state government procurement professionals. The 2016 off-site reception on Sunday night is now open to ALL supplier participants, creating another opportunity to connect informally with state members. One-on-One sessions will remain, but they’ll be offered in shorter “bursts” to ensure all participants are at their best. The interactive roundtables will be conducted in various formats so you can meet not only with states in a particular region, but states looking to contract for specific goods, commodities, services and resources. Service projects and other informal networking opportunities are included on each day of the conference. Finally, the program has been expanded to include more dedicated sessions for suppliers experienced with state government as well as those new to state procurement.
How Much Does it Cost?
2016 Early-Bird Registration rates (for registrations prior to January 27):
Small Business: $550
Non-Profit, Academic, Other Government: $550
2016 Regular Registration rates:
Small Business: $650
Non-Profit, Academic, Other Government: $650
What happened to the sponsorship program?
As part of our ongoing effort to ensure that we are providing the best networking experience for all attendees and to cultivate an environment of transparency, NASPO has decided to discontinue the sponsorship program beginning in March, 2016.
What are the hotel check-in and check-out times?
Posted hotel check-in time for the Atlanta Marriott Marquis is 4:00 pm and check-out time is 12:00 pm.
Can I make changes to my conference registration?
Cancellations may be made until February 29 (less a $50 processing fee). Substitutions must now be made on-site at the Conference.
Is parking available at the hotel?
There is one parking option available at the hotel: Valet parking, fee: $35 daily, oversized vehicles are $40 including tax.
What should I wear?
Dress is business casual for all events including presentations and receptions. Golf shirts and khakis are fine; no jeans, please. Meeting rooms can get chilly so you may want to bring a sweater or jacket.
How can I register for the conference?
Conference registrations are handled through NASPO’s secure registration website through March 11 at noon ET. After that time, registration may be completed on-site at the NASPO registration desk. Any questions on registration can be directed to Susan Frank at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are registration substitutions possible?
Yes, however we are no longer accepting electronic substitutions. All substitutions must be made on-site at the conference; registration will be available in the Imperial Ballroom Foyer beginning at 10:00 am on Sunday, March 20.
Can I receive a conference roster?
All attendees receive the preliminary conference roster upon check-in onsite.
Note: Conference attendees are not permitted to harvest, sell, generate mailing lists or mine the data contained in the roster for promotional purposes. It is the responsibility of each attendee to ensure contact made with fellow participants, using information from the roster, is made in accordance with NASPO’s Code of Conduct and with the values of the meeting.
Can I get access to conference speaker presentations?
All presentations and handouts made available to us will be posted on NASPO's conference website after the event.
NASPO staff can be contacted at 859-514-9159 until Friday, March 18. The onsite NASPO registration desk will be open at 10:00 am on Sunday, March 20.