Meeting/Event Information


November 09, 2016 8:00 AM to November 11, 2016 12:00 PM
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Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes
8400 Costa Verde Drive
Myrtle Beach , SC 29572
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 Dear Valued Vendor:

The South Carolina Association of Governmental Purchasing Official’s (SCAGPO) Annual Professional Development Forum and Trade Show will be held November 9-11, 2016 at Myrtle Beach’s Marriott Resort and Spa at the Grand Dunes.

This year's theme will be centered on the spirit of SERVICE and will be announced soon.

With your support, the last few years have been hugely successful and we look forward to your participation again this year.  For those of you who were unable to attend last year, we want to extend a special invitation for you to join your peers in showcasing your company’s products or services while meeting procurement professionals representing State Government, School Districts, City and County Governments, and Municipalities from around the State. This event will offer you a great opportunity for networking with these professionals. 

 As we move closer to this year’s Forum, we will post our agenda and update it frequently.   As we did last year, we will offer the educational format of our Annual Forum to allow vendors the opportunity to mingle with SCAGPO members in most of the work sessions offered.   This greatly increased the amount of face-time with procurement professionals; and also made the event even more beneficial through networking as well as the professional development of your representatives. We encourage you to revisit our Agenda often to see the great sessions planned for attendees.

We also have Pre-Forum events (Golf & Bowling) scheduled for more networking opportunities.  Registration for these are provided at a very affordable rate and will be open later this summer as a different event.

SCAGPO’s co-sponsorship program offers various opportunities for Vendor Partnerships.   The levels remain $1500.00 - $5,000.00, and are as follows:

  • Platinum - $5,000.00
  • Gold - $3,500.00
  • Silver $2, 500.00
  • Bronze $1,500.00


More information regarding Partnership Levels may be found on our website. You may also contact our Co-Sponsorship Chairperson, Steve Pullie, regarding opportunities to Partner with us or our Certification Chair, Janice Bradford, to donate to our Silent Auction.

We’ve received great feedback regarding the vendors’ ability to choose your own booths; therefore, we are offering this same feature this year.  As you are registering, we will ask you to give us (three) options to choose from.  Once your payment has been received and confirmed, we will assign your booth based on your choice of the booths remaining available. A copy of the Trade Show Map will be updated regularly and published in the document section below.  Please consult it before you begin registering in order choose the best booth for your organization.  Because booth assignment will not be made until payment is received, we encourage you to pay online or forward your checks to our Treasurer as soon as possible. NOTE:  All checks must be mailed to the current Treasurer's Address: P O Box 61989; North Charleston, SC 29419.

The registration process is somewhat different now as well.  Therefore, we suggest you please review the directions we’ve provided to you (below) prior to beginning.

Vendors are also encouraged to participate in our annual Silent Auction, hosted by the Certification Committee.  Proceeds from the auction are used to provide scholarships to members in pursuit of Procurement Certifications.  You may participate either by donating an item to the auction or by bidding on items at the Forum.

 Finally, we ask that you please adhere to our deadlines as follows:

Early Registration– August 15, 2016:  The ($700.00) registration fee is discounted to $600.00 until this date.  All payments received after 5:00 pm on August 14, 2015 will not received the $100.00 discount.

Late Registration-  October 1, 2016:  The registration fee is substantially greater after this date. Please make sure your registrations and payments are received in order to avoid paying more.

Registration Closes- October 14, 2016:  We will not make any exceptions to this registration closing.  Any changes made to your registration after this date will incur a $10.00 fee for processing of a new name badge and tickets. Again, NO EXCEPTIONS!

Hotel Reservations Close - October 1, 2016: Please book your reservations early with the host hotel, Marriott Resort & Spa at Grand Dunes.  The cost for the hotel is $118.00 per night.  Be advised that the website  does not reflect the complimentary resort fee, which will be removed upon check-in.

On behalf of SCAGPO’s Board and Membership, I extend a heartfelt thank you for your company’s continued contribution to the success of our Annual Forums.  As always, please do not hesitate to contact the Forum or Program Committees if we may be of assistance to you through the event’s registration and attendance.


Clarissa G. Clark

Clarissa G. Clark, CPPO, CPPB

Annual Forum Chairperson


$5,000.00 Platinum Partner Level

$3,500.00 Gold Partner Level

$2,500.00 Silver Partner Level

$1,500.00 Bronze Partner Level

$700.00 Standard Vendor Level
$800.00 after 05:00 pm October 14
$600.00 Earlybird rate before August 15

$150.00 Extra Ticket

$10.00 Name Badge Change

$12.00 Breakfast Ticket