July 22, 2019

ALL STAFF AT UCSD (Including UC San Diego Health)

SUBJECT:    Regional Supplier Diversity Expo 2019

The UC San Diego Small Business Development Office will be hosting its second biennial Regional Supplier Diversity Expo 2019 (formerly Small Business Fair) at the Price Center West Ballrooms A&B on Tuesday, August 27, 2019. This year's theme is "Building Bridges, Fusing Power, and People." The event will showcase small and disadvantaged business exhibitors with environmentally friendly products and services, door prizes, and refreshments. UC San Diego is committed to local small business and seeks to increase their earnings potential by including participants in the region such as the Salk Institute, The Scripps Research Institute, and Sanford Burnham Institute.

In addition to being introduced to a variety of small and disadvantaged suppliers, you will have the opportunity to speak with professional buyers and ask questions regarding the procurement process and how to purchase goods and services for your departmental needs.

Don't delay...Early Bird Registration Ends July 31.

Register now for a chance to win an early door price and two additional door prize tickets. Opportunity drawings will be held throughout the event. Free lunch will be offered for the first 300 attendees.

Date: Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Location: UC San Diego, Price Center West Ballroom
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sponsored by: UC San Diego IPPS, Small Business Development Office

Examples of products and services offered by this year's participating MarketPlace suppliers are:
- computer supplies and peripherals
- office supplies
- printing and publication
- promotional and marketing products
- industrial and custodial supplies
- and more...

If you are involved in buying goods and services as a part of your job responsibilities, I encourage you to mark your calendar for this event today.

Do you know a small business that can provide products and services to UC San Diego? If so, please direct them to, where they learn more about this exclusive small business event.

If you have more questions regarding this event, please contact the Small Business Development office at or 858-534-SBDO (7236). We look forward to seeing you on August 27.

Ted Johnson
Associate Controller/
Chief Procurement Officer
Business & Financial Services/
Integrated Supply Chain