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HGACBuy '19 Conference

Class Schedule

In addition to opportunities to meet exhibitors and learn about available products and services in the exhibit hall, attendees will have the opportunity to several breakout sessions covering cooperative purchasing and procurement related matters. There will also be several H-GAC Spotlight sessions that lift up several agency programs such as Workforce Solutions, Economic Development, Transportation and other interesting topics.


Speaker Bios


 

Day 1 - October 1, 2019

 

9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Expo Opens

 

9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
Planning for Cooperative Purchasing: You Don't Have To Be a Lone Star
(Debbie Groat, C.P.M, CPPB, ACG)

 


9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
HGACEnergy: Energy Procurement Best Practices
(Bob Wooten, C.P.M., CEP)

 


10:45 AM to 11:00 AM
Break

 


11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
H-GAC Spotlight: Workforce Solutions – Build Todays Talent for Tomorrows Future
(Pedro Chavez)

 


11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
H-GAC Spotlight: Loans & Grants, Oh My! Integrating Financing options into small business & community projects
(Isaac Perez / Joshua Owens)

 


12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Lunch (Provided)
Keynote Speaker
National Cooperative Procurement Partners (NCPP)
Tammy Rimes

 


1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Procurement Fraud – Do You Look Good in Stripes?
(Janet Hasty)

 


1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
FEMA:
Presenter 1()

 


2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
H-GAC Spotlight: Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT)
(Texas State Univ Representative)

 


2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Mid-America Regional Council (MARC)
(Rita Parker/Connor Peterson)

 


3:00 PM
Break

 


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Networking Event

 


Day 2 - October 2, 2019

 

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Expo Opens

 

8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Breakfast provided

 

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Cooperative Purchasing: Like A Country Love Song
(Tammy Rimes)

 

10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
FEMA
Presenter 1()

 

10:50 AM to 11:00 AM
Break

 


11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
H-GAC Spotlight: Connecting to the Future; Autonomus Vehicles
(Chuck Wemple)

 


11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
H-GAC Spotlight: Elder and Vulnerable Adult Justice Program
(Jackie Pontello / Kelley McCann)

 

12:15 PM to 1:15 PM
Lunch (Provided by H-GAC)

 


1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG)
(Conor Peterson/Rita Parker)

 


1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Vendor/Contractor Orientation: Texas Two-Step, HGACBuy Style
(Bill Burton/LaWanda James/Brian Denzel)

 


1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
H-GAC Spotlight: Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT)

 


1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
H-GAC Spotlight: Loans & Grants, Oh My! Integrating Financing options into small business & community projects
(Omar Fortune/Joshua Owens)

 


1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
HGACEnergy: Electricity 2020 and Beyond
(Greg Pendley, MBA, BAAS, AAS)

 


3:00 PM
Expo Closes

 


Who's Attending

  • Municipalities, Cities, Counties and State Agencies
  • Council of Governments (COG's)
  • Schools, School Districts, Colleges, Universities Hospitals, Hospital Districts
  • Emergency Medical Services and Service Districts
  • Volunteer Fire and Rural Fire Departments
  • Not-for-Profit Corporations providing government functions and service
Helping Governments Across the Country Buy

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Conference Registration

Early Registration : $150.00 - March 15 to July 31, 2019

Late Registration : $200.00 - August 1 to September 23, 2019

Registration at the Conference : $250.00

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Exhibitor/Sponsor

As an exhibitor, you will have the opportunity to meet face to face with representatives and elected officials of local government, state government, state agencies as well as non-profit organizations providing governmental services. Sponsorship will raise your company's visibility at the conference and maximize your exposure, which will help make your time at HGACBuy '19 a huge success.

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Become a Sponsor

Join us for a Contractor Orientation Webinar

The orientation will discuss:

  • Our cooperative environment
  • Requirements for Member participation
  • Preparing Contract Pricing Worksheets
  • Purchase orders and Order Confirmations
  • Quarterly Activity Reporting

Join us for FRI – Fire-Rescue International Conference & Expo

HGACBuy Team will be attending FRI – Fire-Rescue International Conference & Expo

Join us for an HGACBuy End User Orientation

The HGACBuy End User Orientation objective is to introduce End Users to the HGACBuy program:

  • Who is HGACBuy?
  • Discuss what HGACBuy Cooperative does
  • The advantages of using HGACBuy
  • Discuss the purchasing process
  • HGACBuy Website.