Registration now open

Versailles, Ky. The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) and the University of Kentucky (UK) are sponsoring the fourth annual Supplier Diversity Fair on October 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. (EST). The event is free and will be at Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero Street. Minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned and differently-abled businesses interested in potential business opportunities with KCTCS and UK are invited to exhibit and/or attend the event.

This event offers opportunities to diverse suppliers that want to do business with both of our organizations within the communities we serve, said KCTCS System Director of Business Services Vikki Parman.Its a great venue for exhibitors to meet purchasing decision makers.

The KCTCS/UK Supplier Diversity Fair is a matchmaking event that allows suppliers to meet face-to-face with representatives from the 16 KCTCS colleges, the KCTCS System Office and buyers from UK. Buyers and officials from other organizations may include, Commerce-Lexington, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, Small Business Administration, Toyota and many more.

Last years Supplier Diversity event featured 100 booths and was attended by more than 300 guests.

Registration/exhibit space is free, but extremely limited. Registrations will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis. For additional information, please contact KCTCS Procurement Manager Brenda Nolan at (859) 256-3325. To register your business, visit