Thank you for your interest in exhibiting and/or attending the Fourth Annual Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) and University of Kentucky Supplier Diversity Fair, to be held October 12, 2016, from 1-4 p.m. (EST) at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero Street, Frankfort, KY 40601.
This exciting event will allow diverse businesses to meet directly with, and exhibit to, buyers from all of KCTCS’ 16 colleges throughout the state, as well as officials from the KCTCS System Office. Buyers and officials from other organizations such as University of Kentucky, Commerce-Lexington, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG), Small Business Administration, and more are anticipated to be in attendance.
Registration/exhibit space is FREE. Exhibitors will be provided with 6' table and two chairs. Table covers are not included. Please use the registration form below to register your company. Registrations will be honored on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registrants will receive an e-mail within 48 business hours that their event registration has been accepted. For additional information, please contact Brenda Nolan at (859) 256-3325 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register to Attend the Fair
From Lexington, KY
Take I-64 West to Frankfort Exit 53B (US 127 North). Take US 127 North approximately 5.5 miles. You will see Capital Plaza Hotel. The Frankfort Convention Center is one block east of the hotel.
From Louisville, KY
Take I-64 East to Frankfort Exit 53B (US 127 North). Take US 127 North approximately 5.5 miles. You will see Capital Plaza Hotel. The Frankfort Convention Center is one block east of the hotel.
The overall objective of the Supplier Diversity Initiative is to ensure KCTCS meets the 2010-2016 Strategic Plan goals to "reflect the diversity of the students and employees of our 16 colleges and the citizens of the Commonwealth of Kentucky."
KCTCS utilizes a Diverse Supplier Collaboration Portal to register and communicate with current and potential diverse suppliers of goods and services. Once registered, suppliers are eligible to receive or be notified of invitations to participate in opportunities to provide goods/services through a competitive Bid/RFP/RFQ process. There is no cost associated for suppliers to register or participate in identified opportunities. To be successful with KCTCS, suppliers must provide impeccable quality and deliver as promised at competitive costs.
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Exhibitor Set Up
1:00 - 1:15 p.m. Opening Remarks
1:15 - 4:00 p.m. Supplier Diversity Exhibit Open
2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Special Session 1: TBD
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Special Session 2: TBD
4:00 p.m. Supplier Diversity Exhibit Hall Closes