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2020 Reverse Trade Fair

Date: October 14, 2020

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Virtual Exhibitor Hall

Agenda

8:30 am: Vitural Event Hall opens
9:00 am: Event Starts
9:00 am – 12:00 pm: Trade Fair
10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Breakout sessions with DPS representatives

General Admission for the 2020 Reverse Trade Fair is now open, click here to register.

Exhibitors booths still available, click here to complete the exhibitor registration form.

Exhibitor registration is now open

Click here to Register

The primary audience for this event has previously been construction and construction related service vendors. That said, with the new virtual format this event has opened up to all services currently being utilized by the district, all are welcome to exhibit who meet in the following parameters.

  • Company located withing the Denver Aurora combined Statistical Area (CSA)Consists of the following counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Gilpin, Jefferson, Park and Weld.
  • Hold Diversity certification for MWBE, MBE, WBE or SBE  or currently registered as a pre-qualified prime contractor with Denver Public Schools
  • Denver Public Schools Departments
  • Previously qualified community partner agencies (if you have not previously participated but feel you have services that would benefit the SMWBE community please email businessdiversity@dpsk12.org)

If a vendor wants to participate but does not meet the criteria above, they will be placed on a wait-list and remaining space will be provided in the order received.

There is no cost to exhibit.

If the answer to your question is not available in the provided FAQ information at the bottom of the page, please contact the Office of Business Diversity at businessdiversity@dpsk12.org.

General Admission for the 2020 Reverse Trade Fair is now open, click here to register.

There is no cost to attend this event. An exhibitor directory will be provided on the day of the event at the registration table.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a cost to participate?

This event is free to participate in; There is no charge to exhibit or attend this event.

When do Exhibitors gain access to their digital booth for set up?

Exhibitors will be granted access through the virtual platform following completion of the exhibitor registration form and review by the Office of Business Diversity.

If you do not receive a response in 48 hours following completing the registration form, please contact the Office of Business Diversity. Click here to email the Office of Business Diversity

Who should attend the Reverse Trade Fair (RTF)?

Exhibitor

The primary audience for this event has previously been construction and construction related service vendors. That said, with the new virtual format this event has opened up to all services currently being utilized by the district, all are welcome to exhibit who meet in the following parameters.

  • Company located withing the Denver Aurora combined Statistical Area (CSA)Consists of the following counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Gilpin, Jefferson, Park and Weld.
  • Hold Diversity certification for MWBE, MBE, WBE or SBE or currently registered as a pre-qualified prime contractor with Denver Public Schools
    Denver Public Schools Departments
  • Previously qualified community partner agencies (if you have not previously participated but feel you have services that would benefit the SMWBE community please email businessdiversity@dpsk12.org)

Attendee

General Admission registration is currently open. Please contact the Office of Business DiverstY with any questions approaching the event at businessdiversity@dpsk12.org.

What is the Exhibitor directory?

A directory of the vendors exhibiting in the Reverse Trade Fair will be provided on the day of the event for prime contractors, event attendees and DPS representatives to reference as they prepare for the upcoming construction season.

What is included in the Exhibitor Directory?

Vendors exhibiting in the Reverse Trade Fair will have their information added to the 2020 Reverse Trade Fair Exhibitor Directory. The information will be distributed to prime contractors, event attendees and DPS representatives and will include:

  • Company Name
  • Product/Service Description
  • Point of Contact information
  • Additional information as provided
  • Current Diversity Certification(s) held

How many people attended last year's event?

Over 85 exhibitors and 350 people attended the 2019 Reverse Trade Fair.

2020 Virtual Reverse Trade Fair

Presented by the Denver Public Schools' Office of Business Diversity

The Reverse Trade Fair (RTF) is an annual event offered by the Denver Public Schools’ Office of Business Diversity. The RTF offers local vendors an opportunity to participate in the largest connection event hosted for Construction trades in the school district. New this year, additional industries are welcome to attend and exhibit at this event.

The RTF is free to exhibit at and participate in. The purpose of this event is to showcase local talent and to help Denver Business owners develop beneficial relationships/partnerships while connecting with DPS Prime contractors, local businesses, DPS decision makers and department representatives.

Attendees and Exhibitors are encouraged to have senior staff with an intricate knowledge of your companies capabilities and work experience attend to maximize the interactions with the Prime contractors and DPS decision makers that will be in attendance.

2019 Reverse Trade Fair Exhibitors

  • 360 Engineering, Inc.
  • ADA Compliance by Whiteley Consulting
  • AET Environmental INC.
  • Alan Ford Architects PC
  • American Red Cross
  • Apache-3 Inc.
  • APCO Electric
  • B&L Supply Inc. of Colorado
  • B&M Construction Inc
  • Bedder Spreaders
  • Bond Placements LTD.
  • Brand Agents
  • Broxton Design & Development, Inc.
  • Burgess Services
  • Calco Concrete Pumping
  • City and County of Denver
  • CNS
  • Colorado Carpet Center, Inc.
  • Conserve-A-Watt Lighting, Inc.
  • CRJ Ventures
  • CWS Colorado,LLC. Concrete Washout Systems
  • Denver Electrical Contractors
  • Denver LED Direct
  • Denver Print Co.
  • Denver Public Schools Career Connect
  • Denver Public Schools Office of Business Diversity
  • Denver Public Schools Strategic Sourcing
  • DLR Group
  • Eidos Architects
  • Empowercom
  • Energy Advantage Roofing and Solar
  • enLighten Engineering
  • ETG Systems, Inc
  • Fastest Labs of South Denver
  • FHF Construction INC
  • Flink Supply Company
  • Fluency Architecture + Design
  • Front Range Commercial Windows & Doors, LLC
  • Gary Leimer, Inc.
  • Gilmore Construction
  • Ginball Digital Marketing
  • Gonzales Custom Painting, Inc
  • Harper Mechanical Inc
  • IBS Nationwide, Inc
  • Integrated Mechanical
  • JK Concepts, Inc
  • KelDav Industries
  • KenKo Co., Inc.
  • Krische Construction, Inc.
  • Kumar & Associates, Inc.
  • Loya Construction Inc.
  • Luminosity Supply & Solutions
  • Maintenance Resources Inc
  • Mayo Geophysical Services Limited
  • Metro Fence
  • Mi Casa Resource Center
  • Minority Business Office
  • Mountain Plains Minority Supplier Development Council
  • M-S Architecture
  • PG Construction Services, Inc.
  • Phoenix Masonry, Inc.
  • Pipe It Up
  • PostNet
  • Rhyolite Engineering Inc
  • Ri-Ky LLC
  • RTD
  • Roots To Roofs, Inc.
  • Servitech, Inc.
  • SET LLC
  • Shelf Image
  • Silent Solutions Security
  • Solutions Mechanical
  • Standard Mechanical Inc.
  • St. Andrew’s Construction Services
  • Stevens Equipment Supply
  • Streetscapes Inc.
  • Sunnyside Builders
  • SynEnergy
  • Systems Group
  • TechForward IT, LLC
  • Techno Rescue
  • The Art of Concrete LLC
  • TruLink LLC
  • United Materials LLC
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Wellness Tech Plus, Inc.
  • Women’s Business Enterprise Council – West