Opportunities 2016

March 14, 2016

Asheville, NC - U.S. Cellular Center

What Is Opportunities?

The US Government alone spends more than $500 billion annually for various products and services, yet each year, thousands of contracts bypass small businesses that do not know about or understand how the government buys. Opportunities 2016 is your chance to learn how you can tap into this lucrative market. It is a regional biennial "reverse" trade show and conference.

Market Face-to-Face
Market your products and services directly to over 50 federal, state, and local government agencies and large prime contractors in ONE day with ONE sales call.
Learn New Skills
Attend series of seminars designed to provide the latest information on doing business with and selling products and services to the government.
Make Connections
Networking with other small businesses while at Opportunities could lead to contracting partnerships.

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What You'll Learn


Featured Speakers

Thanks to Our Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

NC Education Lottery

NC Education Lottery

The NC Education Lottery contracts with small businesses to to comply with the Standards Initiative promulgated by the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries. The NCEL has had several open requests for proposals for products and services including instant ticket printing services, gaming systems and services, and professional advertising and media services.



Curtiss-Wright provides highly engineered products and services with a focus on advanced technologies for high performance platforms and critical applications.

The Support Center

The Support Center

The Support Center is a statewide nonprofit and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that provides small business loans and financial training to start-ups and existing businesses and lending services to community-based organizations. Since 1990, The Support Center has been offering services to create economic opportunities for individuals, families and entrepreneurs throughout North Carolina. Our primary activities include small business lending, business services, our Western Women’s Business Center, and policy research. Learn more at TheSupportCenter-NC.org.