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Discover the opportunity: Brampton’s Third Annual Reverse Vendor Trade Show returns

​BRAMPTON, ON (May 13, 2024)— The City of Brampton is gearing up for the return of the popular Reverse Vendor Trade​ Sh​​ow for a third year. This unique opportunity is for businesses and organizations to discover the possibilities for collaboration and partnerships with the City. 

A joint initiative with the City’s Purchasing team and the Brampton Entrepreneur Centre​, this event is a platform for the business community to build connections and foster collaboration between the City and the private sector. 

With an overwhelming response of nearly 900 prospective vendors already registered to attend this year’s event, participants will have an opportunity to share their offerings, explore procurement opportunities with Canada’s fastest-growing big city and ask questions about the process of doing business with the City. 

The City of Brampton has a diverse pool of talent and businesses contributing to the success of the local economy. The City is committed to making it easier for vendors to do business with Brampton, expanding its robust vendor base for the future and enhancing the transparency of the City’s procurement processes. 

Register for Brampton’s Third Annual Reverse Vendor Trade Show 

Visit​ to register for the City’s Third Annual Reverse Vendor Trade Show. Registration for this event is free and on a first-come, first-serve basis with limited spaces remaining. 

​Date: Thursday, May 23, 2024

Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Location: The Rose, 1 Theatre Ln, Brampton, ON L6V 0A3

About becoming a vendor with the City of Brampton

The Purchasing team, a part of the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, is a centralized group responsible for the procurement of all goods, services and construction for the City. 

Purchasing uses a variety of procurement methods, in accordance with the Purchasing By-law, to facilitate a competitive bid process. Purchasing adopts the goal of fairness by ensuring that all who wish to compete for the opportunity to sell to the City, can do so. 

Every year, the City procures more than $300 million in goods, services and construction. The City is expanding its pool of vendors to extend more opportunities to support businesses, ensure fair and competitive pricing and to help serve the City’s customers more effectively. 

For more information about becoming a vendor, visit

In addition to the Annual Reverse Vendor Trade Shows, Vendor Information Sessions are also available to provide more insight into how to do business with the City of Brampton. They cover: 

  • The various procurement methods the City uses.
  • Where to register to be on the City’s Vendor List.
  • Invitational procurement process.

Visit this website​ for the full schedule and to sign up for an upcoming session. 


 “The return of Brampton’s Reverse Vendor Trade Show marks an exciting milestone for our city. Brampton continues to set the standard for fostering collaboration and partnership between the public and private sectors. This event underscores our commitment to supporting local businesses and creating opportunities for growth and prosperity within our community, and we are delighted to welcome this event back after a five-year hiatus. Register to save your spot today!” - Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton
 “The Reverse Vendor Trade Show reflects Brampton’s commitment to transparency and accessibility in our procurement processes. The overwhelming response to this year’s event demonstrates the value it brings to both vendors and the City of Brampton. By expanding our vendor base and enhancing partnerships, we aim to create a vibrant business ecosystem to better serve the needs of our residents and businesses."- Marlon Kallideen, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton ​

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