The Reverse Trade Show is an event that allows suppliers, consultants, contractors, etc. the opportunity to meet with procurement professionals from numerous governmental agencies at one time. The governmental agencies man booths or tables and suppliers roam the trade show floor to meet with individuals from each of the entities.
Many of NIGP chapters have been extremely successful and have generated money for their chapter, scholarship programs, and even subsidize educational seminars.
How Some Chapters are putting together these programs: