Regional Summit | Minneapolis

May 15th - May 16th, 2019


OMNIA Partners, Public Sector hosts can’t-miss cooperative purchasing events all throughout the year. We are committed to best practice sharing, community networking, and ongoing education with the goal of promoting strong partnerships focused on your growth and success.

Supplier Engagement Session (NEW THIS YEAR!)

Wednesday, May 15th | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Some of the highlights include:

  • Learn more about the vital tools and resources available from OMNIA Partners
  • Meet and share best practices with other OMNIA Partners suppliers operating in your market
  • Take the opportunity to ask questions of our panel of key OMNIA Partners participating agencies
  • Discover how to work directly with the OMNIA Partners team overall and specifically to your area

Expo Hall

Thursday, May 16th | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The supplier expo will provide:

  • Opportunities for you to interact with current and prospective customers
  • Discover growing trends and innovations in cooperative procurement
  • Hear from respected industry leaders and get to meet with your dedicated OMNIA Partners team members


DATE: May 15th - 16th | Add to Calendar

Minneapolis Airport Marriott
2020 American Blvd E | Bloomington, MN | 55425



Wednesday, May 15th | Supplier Engagement Session
12:00  PM - 04:00 PM Supplier Content Session with Training
05:30 PM - 07:00 PM Cocktail Reception at the Minneapolis Airport Marriott in the Lobby Bar 
Thursday, May 16th | Expo Hall & Lunch
08:30  AM - 10:00 AM Exhibitor set-up
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM Agencies/suppliers networking on exhibit floor
11:45 AM - 01:30 PM Complimentary lunch, presentations, giveaways and announcements
01:30 PM - 02:00 PM Continued agency/supplier networking on exhibit floor
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Exhibitor break down


Marcheta Gillespie Headshot
Marcheta e. gillespie, cppo, c.p.m, cppb, cpm

MG Procurement Consulting, LLC 
Retired Director of Procurement - City of Tucson
Past President of NIGP & Former Chair of UPPC

Marcheta E. Gillespie, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., CPM, is a dynamic speaker/trainer and experienced leader in the procurement profession. As the retired Director of the City of Tucson's Department of Procurement, Marcheta has over 26 years of experience in one of the country’s largest, most highly acclaimed procurement organizations. She now shares her extensive experience and expertise with public and private industry through her business, MG Procurement Consulting, LLC. Marcheta is a passionate advocate for the procurement profession. Her areas of expertise include organizational leadership, strategic planning, public sector contracting, project management, program development, contract administration and cooperative procurement.

Marcheta was the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Service Award, the 2nd highest award given by NIGP – The Institute for Public Procurement for her extensive contributions to the public procurement profession. Marcheta is a former Chair of the UPPCC Governing Board, was the 2013-2014 President of NIGP and served on the NIGP Board of Directors for 10 years. She was the first Chair of the NIGP Talent Council and Chair of the NIGP 2.0 Task Force, a historic project of governance model transformation. Marcheta chaired the NIGP Task Force for the Values & Guiding Principles Initiative and numerous NIGP committees over the past 26 years.

Marcheta has spoken and trained at hundreds of international, national, regional and local conferences and events. She has developed numerous training programs, contributed to dozens of articles/interviews for national publications and is highly sought-after instructor in the profession. Marcheta provides professional consulting, training and speaking engagements for government agencies and private sector businesses. You can follow Marcheta on social media platforms including LinkedIn (Marcheta Gillespie) and Twitter (@MarchetaG1) For more information, contact Marcheta at (520)940-7194 or at

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