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2021 Virtual PA Procurement Expo 

The 2021 Virtual PA Procurement Expo that took place on Nov. 9, 10, 16 and 17 was a great success! This four-day event, focused on Business and Government, hosted suppliers, exhibitors, state goverment agencies and COSTARS members within our virtual platform.  Participants of the Expo were procurement professionals from across Pennsylvania including buyers, users, and decisions makers from state, county and local governments, as well as schools, colleges, non-profit entities, public safety agencies and healthcare institutions.

Being our first virtual Expo, we were delighted to see not only the great number of registrants but also the number of registrants who transitioned to attendees.  Attendance this year surpassed our expectations!  

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This year's Expo provided fantastic educational opportunities with some dynamic speakers!  Keynote speaker, David DeNotaris, Chief Inspirational Officer from Sky's the Limit Communications, kicked off the event with a memorable and humorous talk about the power of positivity.  Throughout the four-day event, he was quoted by participants and continuously mentioned as their hands-down favorite part of the event. 

The event closed with a special awards ceremony around emergency personal protective equipment procurement, and award winners were presented with their very own ePPE award.  The awards were expertly hosted by Procurated's, David Yarkin and Deputy Secretary of the Department of General Services, Ken Hess.  There were 10 categories in the ePPE awards, and the ceremony included 2 special awards - one given to the most active attendee at the Expo, earning 6,480 points on the Expo's leaderboard, and a certficate of appreciation to Chavous Consulting, the event planners of the Expo.

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We thank all who were able to participate in this year's Expo.  The next PA Procurement Expo will take place in 2023 with the expectation of it being a live event.  More information will be announced, here, as we continue plans for that event.  

Remember to regularly update your COSTARS member and supplier profiles so you don't miss the invitation for 2023!


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