In addition to meeting buyers and contracting officers from government and local large companies to discuss business opportunities, the Meet the Buyers Expo will provide a pre-expo workshop to help you prepare these meetings. You will receive advice as the  critical information needed to make successful contacts, market your business and follow up.  With government entities (local, county, state, federal) it may be appropriate for you business to have certain certifications in place.

We’ll help you learn how to ask pertinent questions and find out what an agency or contractor is looking for and how to qualify.

The Pre-Expo Seminar will help prepare you to make your best presentation to buyers. This seminar will be held 2-3 weeks prior to the Expo.  However, you are welcome to view the education seminars on this website for initial and subsequent review.

Read what several past attendees have said:
As a sales person this process made finding the right contact person or getting onto a vendor list a lot easier than “cold-calling”

(I liked) ” Everything, very professional and well organized. The vendors were very well informed and most helpful, every projecting past their own business information. No one had a problem referring me in a different direction. This was the most positive marketing venture I have ever have the privilege to participate. Thank-you for the invitation.”All your vendors seemed generally happy and willing to give me contact information or would pass our information along to the right person in their company.”


” All your vendors seemed generally happy and willing to give me contact information or would pass our information along to the right person in their company….Relevant companies in attendance.”

This Expo is being coordinated though the efforts of the following 10 Lehigh Valley community agencies. They have been working for more than a year to bring you this important opportunity.

Allentown Economic Development Corporation
Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley
Community Action Development Corporation of Allentown
Community Action Development Corporation of Bethlehem
Lehigh University SBDC
Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation
Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Board, Inc.
Manufacturers’ Resource Center
Nazareth-Bath Area Chamber of Commerce
Slate Belt Area Chamber of Commerce