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Conferences and Events

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Request an OSDBU Speaker or Booth at your event.  Interested in making OSDBU a part of your event?  Please complete the VA OSDBU Conference Invitation Request.  Requests can be emailed to osdbuconfinvitations@va.gov.  Please allow 10 business days for final decision.

Calendar of Upcoming Conferences and Events

July
2015 National Small Business Contracting Summit - DC Summer Conference
Date:  July 9, 2015; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (EST)
Location:  Embassy Suites Washington D.C.
900 10th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
POC:  Margot Dorfman
1-888-418-7922 ext. 1211
Synopsis: 

The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce jointly presents a one day education and matchmaking opportunity for small businesses to meet prime vendors and government agencies.

This popular event boasts a robust agenda that includes:

• Increased focus on assuring small business federal contractors secure their fair share of federal contracting (taxpayer) dollars
• Access to federal agencies and prime contractors
• Timely education and information on current trends, opportunities and threats to small business contractors
• Legal education important for teaming, joint ventures and related topics
• Connections to potential teaming and joint ventures partners
• Taking new ground- setting a course for the future with specific FY 2015 objectives
• Influence on The Hill - connecting votes to action for our congressional leaders

Please register to join us on July 9th

Government Contractors Summer Soiree – 6th Anniversary Event
Date:  July 14, 2015; 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (EST)
Location:  The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20566
KC Café — Terrace Level
POC:  Jennifer Schaus
202-365-0598
Synopsis: 

Network with over 200 Federal Government Contracting officials. Representatives from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Office of Personnel Management and the Department of Homeland Security will be in attendance. Advance tickets are required; please go to Gov't Contractors Summer Soiree at Eventbrite for registration information.

Veterans Career Summit
Date:  July 14, 2015; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PST)
Location:  LA Trade Tech College, Bob Hope Patriotic Hall
1816 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Synopsis: 

Veterans Career Summit will be held on July 14, 2015 to celebrate the one year anniversary of the launch of “10,000 Strong.” The summit will aim to connect 1,000 veterans with career and business resources. This one day event will help veteran job seekers and entrepreneurs’ network with career and business experts, connect job seekers with on-site hiring managers, and provide valuable tools for veteran entrepreneurs to access capital, develop business proposals, and compete for government contracts. Go here for registration and additional information.

Matchmaking Opportunities for the Construction Industry
Date:  July 15, 2015; 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (PST)
Location:  Rancho Santiago Community College District
2323 N. Broadway, Room 107, Santa Ana, CA 92706
POC:  Elizabeth Arteage
714-564-5200
Synopsis: 

At the sound of the bell, the conference room swirls with movement as entrepreneurs in power suits scurry to find their next assigned table. There, potential buyers from Government, School Districts, and large Prime Contractors wait to hear their pitch. Those seasoned companies with strong communication skills and well honed “elevator pitches” gain the attention of buyers and take their 1st step in getting a government or corporate contract! DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY – LEARN HOW TO PREPARE FOR MATCHMAKING AND THEN MEET LIVE BUYERS WITH REAL OPPORTUNITIES! • Meet Government Buyers. • Meet Large Construction Prime Contractors. • Learn best practices for matchmaking. • Learn how to team with Large Primes. • Learn how to grow at a healthy pace. Register Online at: Matchmaking opportunities for the Construction Industry! Payment of seminar fees may be made cash or check payable to RSCCD.

August
19th Annual Government Procurement Conference
Date:  August 7, 2015; 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (CDT)
Location:  1200 Ballpark Way
Arlington, TX 76011
POC:  Gwendolyn Smith
817-272-0543
Synopsis: 

The University of Texas at Arlington, the Cross Timbers Procurement Center, TMC, and the Small Business Administration is hosting a regional conference to connect your small business with local, state, and Federal government agencies and its prime contractors. The Government Procurement Conference has become a premier event for small businesses throughout Texas. Visit us for conference details and registration

NDIA 27th Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event
Date:  August 25, 2015; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (PST)
August 26, 2015; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (PST)
Location:  San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, CA
POC:  events@sandiegositepros.com
619-584-4738
Synopsis: 

The San Diego Chapter of NDIA (National Defense Industrial Association) is proud to present the NDIA 27th Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event.

The purpose of Gold Coast is to provide a forum to educate, guide, and assist businesses, especially small businesses, in working with the government, primarily the Department of Defense.

NDIA is working to bring Informative and motivating speakers to present topics of interest regarding working with the government, specifically the Department of the Navy. Plan on attending exciting and relevant general/plenary and break-out sessions. Visit over 250 industry and government exhibitors along with dozens of posters containing company information and opportunities. There will also be plenty of opportunities for networking. Register for Navy Gold Coast.

 

September
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November
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January
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February
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March
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