Alliance Northwest
March 15, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Washington State Fairgrounds
Mattress Train ShowPlex
110 9th Ave SW
Puyallup, WA

Alliance Northwest 2018 Agenda

Day Before: March 14, 2018

8:30 a.m.—4:00 p.m.—NIGP Summit at Showplex Event Center in Puyallup, WA
Ideal for the state or local government purchaser who wants to attend high quality training, learn best practices, and connect with quality small and diverse vendors. This event is still being determined.  Check back for updates!

4:00pm – 6:00pm – Alliance NW Evening Reception at Showplex Event Center in Puyallup, WA – $25
An effective way to kick off your outreach and networking. Come enjoy a beverage and tasty hors d’ oeuvres with government buyers, prime contractors, and small businesses. Dress is business causal.

March 15, 2018

7:00 a.m.  –  Sign in & Registration for Alliance NW

7:30 a.m. – Video Welcome by Congressman Denny Heck

                    Morning Keynote – TBD

8:30am – 11:30am Exhibit Hall Opens

8:30am – Veteran Business Opportunity Keynote & Buyer Panel
Main Room

Veteran Owned Small Businesses will have an opportunity to hear from a panel of buyers on how to do business with their agency, upcoming contracting opportunities at the federal and state level, and what’s new in certifications.
Last year’s panel featured US Veteran Affairs, Federal Aviation Administration, and Washington State Department of Veteran Affairs and Enterprise Services.  The 2018 panel is expected to provide an update on these agencies and their efforts to buy from Veteran Owned Businesses.

9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. – Breakout Session 1:
Founders Room – TBD
Pioneer Room – TBD
Heritage Room – TBD

10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. – Breakout Session 2:
Founders Room – TBD
Pioneer Room – TBD
Heritage Room – TBD

11:45 a.m. – Lunch & Keynote

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Exhibit Hall Continues

1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. – Breakout Session 3:
Founders Room – TBD
Pioneer Room – TBD
Heritage Room – TBD

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Match-making Sessions –
Match Making is an opportunity for small businesses to meet with government agencies and prime contractors in a personal, one-on-one 8 minute meeting. At this meeting, the small business can share with the agency details about their products and/or expertise and the agency can meet new qualified suppliers.

4:00 p.m. – Expo Hall Closes, Event concludes

+denotes an extra fee

Get the Alliance Northwest Details


Come one come all government contractors! This event is geared toward small and large government contractors who are looking to expand their efforts or break into the government marketplace.

Meet prime contractors looking for subcontractors, government agencies looking for new small and qualified businesses and small businesses searching for partners in this marketplace.

For a list of current exhibitors and sponsors look at the right hand side of this page as the event approaches!  arrow


Alliance Northwest is the Premier Government Contracting Event in the Pacific Northwest drawing attendees from Western & Eastern Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, & California.

Here you will be able to meet the people responsible for buying over $8.6 billion worth of goods and services in this region each year as well as those interested in providing first class service to our regions procurement offices and prime contractors.

Check back soon for the agenda and workshop details.


March 15. 2018 from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Alliance Northwest 2018 is held at the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup, WA.
Parking is available in the Blue Lot
Mattress Train Showplex
110 9th Ave
Puyallup, WA
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The Thurston Economic Development Council, home to Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center is committed to increasing the amount of prime & sub contracts awarded to Washington State’s small business communities. We believe that keeping those contract dollars in the area in which they’re spent has a profound and lasting effect on our local economies.

The coordination of Alliance Northwest is just one of the many ways we lend ourselves to this mission. By facilitating meaningful relationships among small businesses, large businesses, and government buyers at Alliance NW as well as offering workshops and one-on-one government contracting assistance at no-cost all year long through our PTAC offices.

Recap of Last Year (2017)

The 2017 event attracted 1,000 government agencies, prime contractors, and small/diverse businesses.  Click HERE to view the 2017 Magazine.  Below are demographics from last year’s event.