2022 Meet the Buyers and Business Resource Expo banner.


Join us for this 
free event!

Take advantage of valuable networking opportunities, business education workshops and timely content to help make you more competitive to win SMUD contracts. 

Meet with our purchasing team to: 

  • Learn about upcoming contract opportunities and how vendors are chosen.
  • Know how to navigate contract requirements.
  • Hear stories from successful vendors.

Connect with your personal SMUD advisor to:

  • Maximize the benefits of our programs and rebates.
  • Learn how to adapt with the latest technology and trends as we lead the way to a cleaner future.
You'll also learn about our 2030 Clean Energy Vision and how energy efficiency and electrification can enhance your business and our community.

In-person mixer

Welcome Mixer

6301 S Street, Sacramento, CA

5 - 7 PM  Join us at this in-person networking mixer for an opportunity to meet all buyers, Strategic Account Advisors and representatives from local government agencies (Sacramento County, DGS, Caltrans, Regional Transit and more). Refreshments will be provided. 

Virtual break-out sessions

SMUD Buyer Panel 9 - 9:45 AM Hear from a panel of SMUD buyers for construction, materials, IT and professional services and learn about the procurement process, how vendors are chosen, tips for preparing bids and proposals and much more. 
2030 Vision - Clean PowerCity℠ Champion 10 - 10:45 AM  Your business can become a Clean PowerCity Champion today! This session will teach you about SMUD’s bold journey to eliminate 100% of our greenhouse gas emissions from our electric generation by 2030. Learn about the why and how that are driving this ambitious community goal.  From existing programs to new technology, this session will show you how every business, startup and national corporation can be a SMUD Clean PowerCity Champion. 
Meet the Buyers Live 11 - 11:45 AM Join these live virtual sessions where you can speak with a SMUD Buyer — ask questions, introduce your product or service and network with other vendors in your industry. Buyers from each industry (construction, materials, IT and professional services) will hold individual sessions.
Hotel Industry Session 1 - 1:45 PM This session will discuss ways that hotel owners and operators can reduce their energy consumption and lower their electric bill. Whether a small, boutique hotel or a larger chain, we will review tips and techniques, as well as incentives offered through SMUD that will not only benefit your bottom line but enhance guest comfort.
Meet the Buyers Live 2 - 2:45 PM  Join these live virtual sessions where you can speak with a SMUD buyer — ask questions, introduce your product or service, and network with other vendors in your industry. Buyers from each industry (construction, materials, IT and professional services) will hold individual sessions.

Virtual break-out sessions

Successful Supplier Panel 9 - 9:45 AM Hear from a panel of successful suppliers — learn about how they prepared their business to win contracts with SMUD. Get tips for creating your best proposal, networking, partnering with other vendors and more. 
Lighting for All Industries 10 - 10:45 AM Did you know lighting can impact your mood? More importantly, it can positively (or negatively) affect your customers' perception of your business or product. Learn how lighting can enhance food to make it look more appetizing or make the colors on clothing pop! Better yet, find out how lighting can help keep employees alert and productive. This lighting session has tips for every industry so be sure to join us!
Meet the Buyers Live 11 - 11:45 AM Join these live virtual sessions where you can speak with a SMUD buyer — ask questions, introduce your product or service, and network with other vendors in your industry. Buyers from each industry (construction, materials, IT and professional services) will hold individual sessions.
SMUD Programs & Rebates 1 - 1:45 PM In this session, we will discuss the multiple incentive programs built to fit your needs as a customer. Our rebates range from simple to custom energy upgrades including lighting, HVAC, refrigeration and more. Programs cover DIY upgrades, one-stop shop program and larger, complex, industrial custom projects. Common programs include Express Energy Solutions, Complete Energy Solutions and Custom Retrofit Program.
Meet the Buyers Live 2 - 2:45 PM Join these live virtual sessions where you can speak with a SMUD buyer — ask questions, introduce your product or service, and network with other vendors in your industry. Buyers from each industry (construction, materials, IT and professional services) will hold individual sessions.
Government Contracting 3 - 4:30 PM Meet representatives from Caltrans District 3, California Department of General Services, County of Sacramento and SMUD to learn how to become a vendor and best practice information related to winning government contracts.