Hosted by the Northeastern Nevada Regional Development Authority and the Nevada Mining Association (NvMA), the Elko Reverse Mining Expo is becoming one of the hottest events in Elko drawing attention from all over the United States and the World.
What is it?
A “reverse” expo literally turns the tables on a standard exposition where vendors set up a display and market to potential clients. At a “reverse” expo, operators occupy a table or booth where vendors quickly pitch their product in a set amount of time (approximately 5 minutes). It has been described as the “speed-dating” of the procurement world. The benefit? Multiple vendors get an opportunity to speak directly with supply chain professionals who, in turn, can rapidly assess whether their company has an immediate need for the product and/or service.
In Elko, we generally anticipate somewhere between ten and twelve tables. Prospective vendors request slots with desired operators by registering online via the Nevada Mining Association website. When registration opens, usually in late January, a link will be provided on the lower portion of this web page directing you to the appropriate NvMA registration site.