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Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization

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

October
Doing Business with VISN 21 - Monthly Meeting
Date:  October 29, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (PDT)
Location:  VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, 3180 Miranda Avenue, Building T-50, Palo Alto, CA 94304
POC:  Jeanne Chun
Synopsis:  A monthly meeting for small businesses interested on how to get a potential contract with VISN 21.  The meeting will be held every last Thursday of each month.  Please email jeanne.chun@va.gov for more information and to sign up.  Space is limited to the first 10 people who sign up.  Conference Room can accommodate up to 10.  Register at http://www.visn21.va.gov/smallbusiness.asp.
November
2014 National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit - DC Fall Conference
Date:  November 6, 2014; 8:00am - 4:00pm (EST)
Location:  Embassy Suites, 900 10th Street, NW, Washington, DC
POC:   
Synopsis:  Join the 2014 National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit - DC Fall Conference presented jointly by the National Association of Small Business Contractors (the Supplier Council of The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce) and the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce being held in Washington DC.

This popular event boasts a robust agenda that includes:
» Increased focus on assuring small business federal contractors secure our 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 protests and appeals and related topics
» Connections to potential teaming and joint venture partners
» Taking new ground - setting a course for the future with specific FY 2015 objectives
» Influence on The Hill
View the agenda and register at the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce website.
2nd Annual Government & Business Matchmaker 2014
Date:  November 7, 2014; 8:00am - 5:00pm (EST)
Location:  Con Edison Learning Center, 43-82 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, NY 11101
Synopsis:  Attend the LaGuardia Business Services Matchmaking. Meet with government agencies and primes one-on-one for 10 minute appointments. Learn about upcoming procurement opportunities. Network with businesses from across the Northeast. Attend 6 workshops throughout the designed to grow your business. Get 15% off tickets, offer expires October 22, 2014; enter promo code "1weeksale".
Registration website >>
2014 Michigan Veterans Expo featuring State Opportunity Showcase
Date:  November 7, 2014; 9:00am - 3:00pm (EST)
Location:  Cobo Center, Room 411, 1 Washington Blvd. Detroit, MI 48226
POC:  Patty Russ, (517) 284-5215
Synopsis:  Businesses have the opportunity to meet with Program Decision Makers (PDMs), network with professionals and peers, and access resources for Veteran-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. This will feature the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs State Opportunity Showcase program and is intended for businesses and entrepreneurs in the state of Michigan. Please register here.
Doing Business with VISN 8 (VA Sunshine Healthcare Network)
Date:  November 18, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (EST)
Location:  Tampa, FL
POC:  Derrick Williams, (813) 631-2830
Synopsis:  Small Businesses interested in conducting business with VISN 8.  Email the POC to register; seating is limited to the first 12 Small Businesses that sign up.
Doing Business with VISN 21 - Monthly Meeting
Date:  November 21, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (PST)
Location:  VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, 3180 Miranda Avenue, Building T-50, Palo Alto, CA 94304
POC:  Jeanne Chun
Synopsis:  A monthly meeting for small businesses interested on how to get a potential contract with VISN 21.  The meeting will be held every last Thursday of each month.  Please email jeanne.chun@va.gov for more information and to sign up.  Space is limited to the first 10 people who sign up.  Conference Room can accommodate up to 10.  Register at http://www.visn21.va.gov/smallbusiness.asp.
December
2014 National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE)
Date:  December 9-11, 2014
12/09/2014; 07:00am - 08:00pm (EDT)
12/10/2014; 07:00am - 07:00pm (EDT)
12/11/2014; 07:00am - 04:00pm (EDT)
Location:  Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Boulevard, NW, Atlanta, GA
POC:  NVSBE Team
Synopsis:  VA’s premier event for the Veteran small business community, NVSBE connects small businesses with government and commercial Procurement Decision Makers, committed to working with Veterans.  NVSBE offers attendees an unprecedented level of engagement which shall assist Veteran-Owned Small Businesses in competing for and winning business.  Registration begins October 6, 2014.  Visit the Engagement’s official site for additional information.
Doing Business with VISN 21 - Monthly Meeting
Date:  December 11, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (PST)
Location:  VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, 3180 Miranda Avenue, Building T-50, Palo Alto, CA 94304
POC:  Jeanne Chun
Synopsis:  A monthly meeting for small businesses interested on how to get a potential contract with VISN 21.  The meeting will be held every last Thursday of each month.  Please email jeanne.chun@va.gov for more information and to sign up.  Space is limited to the first 10 people who sign up.  Conference Room can accommodate up to 10.  Register at http://www.visn21.va.gov/smallbusiness.asp.
January
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February
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March
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April
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May
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June
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July
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August
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September
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