SUDBURY -- One of the largest two-day tradeshows of the year gets underway on Tuesday at Sudbury's Holiday Inn, with a focus on all things business.

Speakers from across the region will be speaking at the third annual Procurement, Employment and Partnerships Conference and Tradeshow this week.

Among some of the speakers will be Dave Smith, MPP for Peterborough-Kawartha and Parliamentary Assistant to Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines Greg Rickford.

Topics will include procurement frameworks, strategies to develop local and regional workforces, and the advantages of partnerships.