National 8(a) Association
2018 Small Business Conference

January 30 - February 1, 2018
Nashville, Tennessee

The 2018 National 8(a) Small Business Conference is the premier supplier diversity networking event for small businesses. The Conference offers educational sessions and resources for small businesses, minority businesses, current 8(a) companies, and graduated 8(a) companies as well as supplier diversity matchmaking with federal agencies, large business primes, and commercial companies and multiple networking opportunities to meet federal agencies, buyers, and prospective teaming partners.

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Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center, Nashville, TN

2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, Tennessee 37214
Phone: (615) 889-1000

Group rates have been set aside for the event including per diem rates for government employees. Click on the link below or contact the hotel at 877-491-7397 and reference group code "NAB"

National 8(a) Association has teamed up with Delta Airlines for your special discounts to and from Nashville, TN. Click the link below and use the meeting code:  NMQX5

2018 national 8(a) small business Conference sponsors


This year's agenda includes pre-intensive sessions, plenaries, educational and Federal breakout sessions, two days of matchmaking, dedicated exhibit hall hours, and networking opportunities.

Exhibit Registration

This year's event anticipates over 200 exhibitors with a formal exhibit hall. Exhibit registration includes two individual registration as well as booth space. Members receive a discount on exhibit space.


Confirmed Agencies

Coming Soon!



Call for Sponsors

Sponsoring offers significant opportunities for distinct marketing and competitive advantages, as well as showing support for small businesses and minorities.