Registration is free and now open for The Atlantic Provinces Reverse Trade Show (APRTS)!

October 18 – 24, 2021 (Small Business Week)

About the APRTS:

New Brunswick is pleased to be hosting this year’s APRTS from October 18 to 24, with a “live” day being held on October 20. The event was initiated in 2008 by the Council of Atlantic Premiers and has been held annually on rotation since.

Exhibitors at the show are public sector entities that procure goods, services, and construction services, while suppliers (current and potential) are New Brunswick companies. There will be representation across all the Atlantic provinces.

How it will work:

This year’s virtual trade show platform will be available to suppliers for seven days giving suppliers the opportunity to view various pre-recorded educational and informational videos and/or download materials at their own leisure for the entire week.

On Wednesday, October 20, a “live” day will include information sessions on topics including public procurement, tips, and tricks for supplier success, responding to a Request for Proposal, and a tribute to New Brunswick suppliers.

Exhibitors will have staff in the virtual booths, and suppliers will have the ability to interact with those individuals via the chat and video functions. Valuable live presentations with question and answer sessions will also be taking place.

Why attend?

The Atlantic Provinces Reverse Trade Show is a great occasion for the private sector companies to network and learn about selling goods, services, and construction services to public sector organizations. This is also an ideal opportunity:

  • To better understand what products and/or services government departments, crown corporations, municipalities, and universities can and do procure.
  • To connect with representatives from these public sector organizations and share more about your innovative, market-ready products or solutions.
  • To gain knowledge on the NB First Procurement Strategy, proper RFP writing, and all about NBON.

Register today HERE.

Registration is free but required.

Other information

  • For suppler info and tips to gain the most value from this event, click here.
  • Learn more about the NB First Procurement Strategy and why it’s important for suppliers, click here.
  • For more information on the New Brunswick Opportunities Network (NBON), click here.