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Conferences and Events


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  Please allow 10 business days for final decision.

Calendar of Upcoming Conferences and Events

The 25th Government Procurement Conference
Date:  April 15, 2015; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (EST)
Location:  Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
POC:  Federal Business Council
Synopsis:  The 25th Government Procurement Conference is a national conference fostering business partnerships between the Federal Government, its prime contractors, and small, minority, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned, Veteran-Owned, HUBZone, and Women-Owned businesses. Registration website >>
Alliance Texas Small Business Procurement Fair 2015
Date:  April 23, 2015; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (CST)
Location:  Texas Rangers Stadium
1000 Ballpark Way
Arlington, TX 76011
POC:  Cathy Doerr

ShoWorks hosts its 13th annual Alliance Texas conference which provides opportunities for small business owners to meet buyers and contracting officers from major military bases, surrounding states, and large companies. Discuss business opportunities and share success stories during MatchMaking Meetings and take part in Educational Sessions for current information on emerging new standards and to gain valuable knowledge of the tools to bid and contract successfully. This event also includes a Trade Show and continental breakfast. Lunch is not included, but may be pre-ordered during registration for $10 each. Registration now for ShoWorks Alliance Texas 2015.

Early Bird: $150.00 per person through March 20.

Standard Registration: $165.00 per person through April 17.

Late Registration: $195.00 per person after April 17.

Exhibitor Booth: $400; $495 after March 20. $300 for Government/Non-Profit; $395 after March 20.
Includes 2 attendee registrations.

5th Annual VISN 18 Vendor Fairs
Date:  April 29, 2015; 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. (MST)
Location:  Northern Arizona VA Health Care System 500 Highway 89N, Theater Building Prescott, AZ 86313
POC:  Catalina Fernandez
915-217-1244 or 915-433-7348
Synopsis:  VISN 18 presents the 2015 Annual Vendor Fair bringing small businesses and local facility customers together. The first two hours of the VISN 18 Vendor Fair will include presentations from SBA, FedBid, and PTAC. Learn more about the products and services that VA utilizes, including construction, medical, office, furniture, and many others. Limited seating is available.To register, contact Ms. Fernandez before the 4/22/2015 cutoff date.
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