Why Should I Attend?

The University of Illinois has contracting opportunities and it is our goal to increase our pool of qualified vendors. We realize the importance of supplier diversity in our purchasing process and we want to help you understand how to do business with us. This conference will also have representation from the city, state, county, and other public and private universities.

The University of Illinois MAFBE Conference will take place on June 11, 2008 at the UIC Forum. This year’s theme Making the Connection 2008 is focused on connecting the University’s buying departments with qualified businesses. The goal of the conference is to build relationships with MAFBE firms in order to enhance our supplier diversity initiatives.

The conference Matchmaking Session will feature exhibitors from the University of Illinois, State of Illinois, City of Chicago, County of Cook, University of Chicago, Loyola University, Illinois State University, Northeastern Illinois University, Southern Illinois University, Illinois Department of Transportation, Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and many more.


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