For entrepreneurs who wish to conduct business with South Carolina governmental agencies, the South Carolina Association of Governmental Purchasing Officials has announced a pair of dates and locations for its 2018 Reverse Trade Show networking events.

At a Reverse Trade Show, representatives of South Carolina governmental agencies will be on hand to answer questions about the public procurement process and will be eager to offer networking opportunities.

Officials from municipalities, counties, school districts and state procurement agencies will help you connect with contacts of their agencies and make you aware of upcoming solicitations.

While these events are targeted to support Small, Minority and Disadvantage Business Enterprise businesses, they are networking opportunities for any size business.

If you register now, the fee is $50 per person, or $75 to visit both events. Tickets are $65 at the door. Governmental agency registration is free.

The locations and times for the events are as follows:
Lexington Municipal Complex, Lexington
Thursday, April 19, 9 a.m.-noon
111 Maiden Lane, 29072

Felix C. Davis Community Center, North Charleston
Tuesday, June 19, 9 a.m.-noon
4800 Park Circle, 29405

Visit the SCAGPO website for more information or to register.
Click here to see and print a PDF flyer for the events.
For more details, call 803.896.0670 or email Jo Marie Brown at
Here are samples of agencies that have participated in past shows:
Higher Education
University of South Carolina, Clemson, Lander, College of Charleston, Medical University of South Carolina, Trident Technical College, Midlands Technical College, Greenville Technical College, York Technical College.
State Agencies
Materials Management Office, Department of Education, Department of Transportation, Department of Natural Resources, Department of Corrections, Department of Employment & Workforce, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Administration, State Law Enforcement Division, Department of Mental Health, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, SC Housing Authority. 
School Districts
Lexington School District One, Richland School Districts 1 & 2, Lancaster County School District, Sumter County, Greenville County School District, Charleston County School District, Berkeley County School District. 
County/City/Special Purpose
Lexington County & Town of Lexington, Richland County & City of Columbia, Spartanburg County, Greenville County & Greenville City, Dorchester County, Berkeley County, City of North Charleston, Charleston County and City of Charleston, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden, Charleston Parks and Recreation, Ports Authority, City of Sumter.