Wednesday, July 12 | 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

At this year's 2023 Small Business Forum & Expo, small businesses will have a unique opportunity to meet with with federal and large company buyers in special, pre-scheduled meetings taking place on Wednesday, July 12 from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm.

Small businesses (Suppliers) are matched with participating DOE program offices, laboratories, site offices, other government agencies and large business prime contractors (Buyers) for a private 15-minute meeting. These highly sought-after meetings allow small businesses to hold meetings with potential clients that would have taken weeks or months to schedule on their own.

How does it work?

To participate in Matchmaking Sessions, you must first register online for DOE's 2023 Small Business Forum & Expo. 

After you register and sign up to participate, you will have the opportunity to participate in matchmaking by signing up through our new matchmaking portal. To get started, visit the matchmaking portal (, register as a Buyer or Supplier, enter your offerings and interests, and the platform will find similarities and help connect you. The actual appointment setting opportunities will start the week of June 26.

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