Join Us Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Join us for an engaging half-day session to connect with university purchasing decision makers, gain access to resources, and learn more about university procurement processes. This free event will help you create connections to grow your business with us.

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Our Commitment

The State of Illinois established the “Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women and Persons with Disabilities Act” to support underrepresented businesses. The act states that “not less than 30% of the total dollar amount of State contracts shall be established as an aspirational goal to be awarded to businesses owned by minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.” As a state institution, the University of Illinois is committed to achieving this goal.

Our Campus

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign was established in 1862 as one of 37 land-grant institutions established under the Morrill Act and has grown to become an educational beacon for faculty and students around the world. With over 50,000 students enrolled in 15 colleges and instructional units, the University of Illinois is home to a stand-out list of notable faculty, staff, and alumni including athletes, musicians, actors, artists, and inventors of national and international acclaim.

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Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Hear from Chancellor Robert Jones and his leadership team about our commitment to increasing our utilization of diverse vendors.
  • Learn how the purchasing and payment processes work.
  • Explore opportunities to financially strengthen your business.
  • Connect with university purchasers with focused interest in your products and services.