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Sep
4
to Sep 5

2019 National HUBZone Conference

As a proud partner of the National 8a Association, the HUBZone Contractors National Council would like to offer a$ 50.00 discount on registration for your members to attend the 2019 National HUBZone Conference.  The HUBZone Conference is held at the Westfield’s Marriott Conference Center in Chantilly, VA, on September 4-5, 2019. This 2-day business and networking summit is the largest HUBZone event of the year, attracting hundreds of  Small Businesses, Prime Contractors from across the nation.   For more information about the event please visit our website at https://hubzonecouncil.org/2019-National-HUBZone-Conference or click here to view the full agenda With over 90 agencies and prime contractors registered to participate in 2 full days of match-making, this is an event you will not want to miss. 

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Sep
29
to Oct 1

2019 USHCC NATIONAL CONVENTION

  • JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The National Convention of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is the country's largest networking venue for Hispanic-owned business and Fortune 1000 corporations interested in the Hispanic market. The USHCC is the acknowledged leader in actively promoting the economic growth and development of the more than 4.1 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the United States. The organization serves more than 260 major U.S. corporations and 200 local chambers and business associations nationwide. Attendees at the USHCC event include corporate buyers, Hispanic business enterprises, and chamber members. Held over three days each Fall, the USHCC National Convention offers a plethora of networking opportunities, business training sessions, workshops, and roundtables. Business matchmaking sessions that pair business owners with corporate buyers also are a key to engagement at the conference.

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Oct
13
to Oct 16

2019 NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange

  • Atlanta, Georgia United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

MBDA is honored to celebrate Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week, October 13-16, 2019 in collaboration with the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange.

MBDA will present a series of Powered by MBDA workshops and seminars at the conference that will focus on Federal Government resources including trade/exports, infrastructure, and federal procurement opportunities. MBDA will also host the MBDA Pavilion where minority entrepreneurs and business owners can obtain one-on-one business counseling and coaching sessions.

Since 1983, every president has issued a Presidential Proclamation designating a National Minority Enterprise Development Week to recognize the contributions of the minority business community to the U.S. economy.  For 35 years, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) has led the National MED Week program to convene business leaders, honor outstanding MBEs and advocates, promote business opportunities, and report industry trends.

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Nov
20
to Nov 22

2019 Small Business Conference for the A/E/C Industry

  • Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SAME's Federal Small Business Conference for the A/E/C Industry is where attendees from both the private and public sector engage with teaming and subcontracting partners, ascertain upcoming areas of infrastructure investment to position their firms for success, hear from experts on best practices for operating in the federal market, discover the available capacity and capability that exists in industry, and learn how other agencies operate in order to achieve more consistent standards and contract application to improve project delivery.

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Aug
21
2:00 PM14:00

The National 8(a) Association Webinar: Mid-Sized or Go Large!

Gloria Larkin and Cindy Gaddis will be talking about understanding your market, fast-tracking your growth in the federal market, and what to leverage. 

This webinar will discuss:

  • Federal marketplace trends affecting growth

  • Identifying and creating achievable goals

  • Differentiators role in growth

  • Structuring contact with agencies

  • Strategic growth plan

Key Takeaways:

  • Expertly understand your market

  • Leverage expertise, experience & past performance

  • Fast-track aggressive federal market growth

Who Should Attend:

Experienced contractors and anyone new to government contracting, business owners, Presidents, CEOs, COOs, VP’s of Business Development, business development professionals, contracting professionals, sales administrative assistants, marketing research analysts, everyone involved in growing business for your company

To register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1741389323931358989?source=8a

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information to join the webinar.

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Aug
15
8:00 AM08:00

Small Business Cyber Security Workshop

  • Marriott - University of Dayton (or Online) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Northrop Grumman in collaboration with the USC Center for Economic Development is hosting a Free Cyber-Security Workshop on 15 August 2019, to small businesses through an Air Force Small Business Office Mentor Protégé Program. The primary purpose of our one-day 8-hour workshop is to ensure that small businesses are aware of the cybersecurity requirements mandated under Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS) Subpart 204.73.

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Aug
13
to Aug 14

NASA's HBCU/MSI Technology Infusion Road Tour at New Mexico State University

  • New Mexico State University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

About the NASA HBCU/MSI Technology Infusion Road Tour:

 Designed to assist NASA and Large Prime Contractors meet and/or exceed the mandated HBCU/MSI goal through utilization of the NASA’s various programs (i.e. SBIR/STTR, Mentor-Protégé Program, etc.)

  •   An open platform for HBCU and MSI representatives (i.e. Deans, Professors, Faculty) to learn about the NASA MPP, SBIR/STTR and processes on how to become involved in NASA contracts

  •   Objective will be reached through various methods of communication and presentations including workshops and lectures from various technical and business POCs from NASA, HBCUs/MSIs and large prime contractors

  •   In addition, lessons learned discussions will be held with past and present MPP and SBIR/STTR participants

  •   Lastly, HBCU/MSI representatives will be able to participate in face-to-face joint counseling sessions with large prime contractors and various NASA personnel

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Aug
8
7:00 AM07:00

ChallengeHER

  • Norris Conference Center – San Antonio Park North Shopping Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

ChallengeHER provides women-owned small businesses the information and tools they need to succeed in the world of federal contracting.

●Basic Training for Emerging Federal Contractors

●High Level Track for Experienced Federal Contractors

●Networking with Primes, Agencies and other WOSBs

●Match Making with Agencies and Primes

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Jul
24
to Jul 26

NDIA 31st Annual Department of the Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event.

  • San Diego Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The San Diego Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is proud to present the NDIA 31st Annual Department of the Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Event.

The NDIA Department of the Navy Gold Coast Event is the premier Navy procurement conference in the country. Gold Coast provides a forum to educate, guide, and assist businesses, large and small, in support of the warfighter mission within Department of the Navy and throughout the DOD.

The event provides exciting and relevant topics delivered by government and industry experts – and boasts insightful panels, workshops and networking events. Of course, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to meet key government and industry contracting personnel through our one-on-one matchmaking sessions – the hallmark of Gold Coast. On the exhibit floor, you will have an opportunity to visit over 200 government agencies and industry organizations, including the ten Navy Systems Commands.

Each of you play a vital role within our Defense Industrial Base to support our National Defense Strategy and the warfighting men and women that keep our nation, and the world, secure.

As the only Department of the Navy co-sponsored procurement event, we are confident that you will find this to be a most valuable and rewarding event.

The NDIA Department of the Navy Gold Coast Event is Big Business for Small Businesses.

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Jul
24
2:00 PM14:00

The National 8(a) Association Webinar: Building Relationships Mentor-Protégé

Join Jon Williams, partner in PilieroMazza PLLC’s Government Contracts Group, for an informative discussion on SBA’s Mentor-Protégé Program and how 8(a) businesses can use this fantastic program to leverage growth, gain experience, and win contracts.  This webinar will discuss the benefits for 8(a) companies to get into the SBA’s Mentor-Protégé Program, the program requirements, navigating the application process, and what to do once you get in.

Key Takeaways:

  • SBA’s Mentor-Protégé Program

  • The program requirements

  • Navigating the program application process

Who Should Attend:

Experienced contractors and anyone new to government contracting, business owners, Presidents, CEOs, COOs, VP’s of Business Development, business development professionals, contracting professionals, sales administrative assistants, marketing research analysts, everyone involved in growing business for your company.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information to join the webinar.

Questions? Call us toll-free 1-866-579-1346 x 325 or email info@targetgov.com

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Jul
7
to Jul 14

Tech Cruise 2019

A great small business networking event — Tech Cruise is a seven night tech networking cruise onboard the Royal Caribbean ‘Oasis of the Seas’ Cruise Ship. With small business owners able to networking a relaxed environment, it is the perfect place to build a professional network, find business partners, generate new ideas, and learn in the technical realm.

Tech Cruise 2019 is your chance to …

  • Hear from the most audacious and provocative speakers in the digital marketing industry.

  • Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices.

  • Network with thought leaders, build your network and collaborate with your peers.

Tech Cruise 2019 takes place June 7th to 14th, 2019 onboard the Royal Caribbean ‘Harmony of the Seas’ Cruise Ship departing Orlando (Port Canaveral), Florida, sailing to CocoCay (Bahamas), Costa Maya (Mexico), Roatan (Honduras) and Cozumel (Mexico), then back.

It’s the one digital marketing event you can’t afford to miss! Whether your goal is to reinforce customer loyalty, improve lead generation, increase sales, or drive stronger consumer engagement, Tech Cruise 2019’s agenda will help attendees enhance their marketing efforts. Sessions will focus on building traffic, expanding brand awareness, improving customer service and gaining insight into today’s latest digital tools.

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Jun
26
8:00 AM08:00

2019 SAME Southeast Tri-Regional Joint Engineer Training Symposium (JETS)

SAME Savannah is proud to host the 2019 Southeast Tri-Regional Joint Engineer Training Symposium (JETS) in Savannah, GA from 26-28 June 2019 at the Savannah Riverfront Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. June 26th is a golf tournament with a full day of technical training sessions on June 27th and then a half day of presentations by USACE and other Federal agencies on June 28th. Our Keynote Speaker will be Rear Admiral John W. Korka, Commander, Naval Facilities Engineering Command.

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Jun
25
to Jun 27

WBENC National Conference & Business Fair

  • Baltimore Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The National Conference & Business Fair is the largest conference of its kind for women business owners in the U.S. The WBENC National Conference & Business Fair is attended by Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs); senior executives and procurement representatives from the Fortune 500 and the U.S. Government; and select partner organizations whose missions align with WBENC’s vision of expanding women’s business opportunities in the marketplace. With three days of robust programming, the conference features lectures and presentations from today’s thought leaders, engaging panel discussions, 1:1 MatchMaker sessions, networking receptions, and a notable Business Fair.

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Jun
23
to Jun 25

WIPP 2019 Business Leadership Conference

  • Washington Court Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, DC this summer for a full-day of federal contracting education, 1:1 match making meetings, as well as receptions and networking opportunities with decision makers.

WIPP programming is capped with their Legislative Day, where attendees meet with your members of Congress!

Register by May 17th.

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Jun
18
to Jun 19

2019 Alaska Regional Conference

  • Anchorage Marriott Downtown (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 2019 Alaska Regional Conference offers educational sessions, matchmaking, networking and resources for all small businesses including: minority, aspiring, current and graduate 8(a); HUBZone; SDVOB; VOSB; SDB, WOSB, DBE, and teaming partnerships.

The Alaska Regional is specifically limited to a smaller size to allow for greater networking and more exclusive access to primes, agencies, and teaming partner.

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Jun
14
8:00 AM08:00

HHS Getting Back 2 Business (B2B) Small Business Procurement Conference

  • University of Maryland, College Park Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Secretary (OS), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) is hosting a series of outreach events to educate small businesses about federal procurement opportunities with HHS and their top large business prime contractors. Small businesses interested in pursuing government contracts should register to attend one of the “Getting Back 2 Business” (B2B) Small Business Procurement Conferences.

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Jun
13
8:00 AM08:00

AMERICAN EXPRESS® SUMMIT FOR SUCCESS: WASHINGTON, D.C.

The American Express® Summit for Success: Washington, D.C. is a free one-day event designed to help grow your business.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Learn how to grow your business through government contracts, corporate procurement and exporting. 

  • Attend interactive learning and development workshops for all experience levels.

  • Connect with fellow business owners, decision makers, large prime contractors and government resources.

  • Opt-in to matchmaking and mentoring opportunities with industry experts.

EVENT DETAILS

Date: June 13th, 2019
Time: 8:00am - 5:00pm ET
Location: Marriott Marquis Washington, D.C.  - 901 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Business owners and leaders, professionals in finance, procurement and business development at companies looking to grow and expand.

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Jun
11
to Jun 12

2019 HUBZone Small Business Summit

  • Sam Nunn Federal Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) region 4 office is proud to host the 2019 HUBZone Small Business  Summit. This is the 2nd largest HUBZone event of the year attracting hundreds of accomplished HUBZone small businesses from across the nation. This  networking and educational summit consists of Government & Industry match making with Federal agencies & prime contractors, training and educational seminars from top industry professionals, panel discussions, small business networking and much more. 

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Jun
10
to Jun 12

2019 Federal Contractors Conference

The AGC Federal Contractors Conference brings federal agencies directly to the table alongside attendees to generate more candid dialogue and fewer generic presentations. In addition to agency budget and policy overviews, the conference focuses on addressing specific issues facing the construction industry and particular agencies from public-private partnerships to source selection; multiple award contracts to small business; and design-build to bonding.

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May
29
to May 31

9th Annual Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium

The Goal: Provide the knowledge and relationships needed for Veterans to transition into Business Owners to service the Federal Government.

The Difference: The VETS agenda is crafted by Veterans already doing business with the Federal government—Veteran Entrepreneurs who have walked in your shoes.

VETS 19 will bring together Federal agencies, Prime contractors, and Veterans to discuss how to take full advantage of the Federally mandated contracting opportunities set aside specifically for Veteran-owned small businesses.

Do you run a Veteran-owned or service-disabled Veteran-owned small business (VOSB/SDVOSB) and want to work with the government? Or do you want to team with a Veteran-owned company but aren’t sure how? Are you ready to take your business to the next level?

The National Veteran Small Business Coalitions has created VETS to help you accomplish your small business goals. The conference will provide you with the information you need to navigate the Federal acquisition process – from the government perspective as well as from successful veteran small business owners.

VETS connects thriving Veteran business owners with emerging Veteran entrepreneurs to expose the knowledge needed to acquire government contracts and teaming opportunities. While attending, also expect to network with government agencies, large companies, and potential clients and customers.

Veterans who have attained success are one of the best resources to help other Veterans follow suit. Register Now and see your small business succeed!

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May
23
9:00 AM09:00

DHS Vendor Outreach Session for HUBZONE companies

  • Homeland Security Acquisition Institute (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) will be hosting a Vendor Outreach Session. Vendor Outreach Sessions are a series of pre-arranged 15-minute appointments with Small Business Specialists from various components of the Homeland Security procurement offices. These sessions provide the small business community an opportunity to discuss their capabilities and learn of potential procurement opportunities. Also in attendance will be Prime Contractor Small Business Liaisons from several of the large businesses who have contracts with DHS.

Scheduling opens Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:00 noon (Eastern Time).

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May
22
9:30 AM09:30

GSA's OSBU Presents Making Connections that Count! A Matchmaking Event

This event will include discussions on category management and commercial platforms, and will also include a presentation by SBA on how to become a Certified 8(a) and Women Owned Small Business.

Matchmaking sessions will take place in the afternoon and offer, *REGISTERED ATTENDEES ONLY, 10 minute meetings with a GSA prime contractors seeking to do business with small businesses; with an emphasis on WOSBs and SDBs.

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May
22
8:15 AM08:15

Camp Lejeune Small Business Outreach Event

Learn about small business mentor protege program and legislative updates (pre-event) from the North Carolina Military Business Center team and post-Florence rebuilding opportunities via NAVFAC and the latest contract opportunities from the major tenants of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune:  MCIEAST, MARSOC and NMCCL

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May
22
8:00 AM08:00

HHS Getting Back 2 Business (B2B) Small Business Procurement Conference

  • Crowne Plaza Downtown Union Station (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Secretary (OS), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) is hosting a series of outreach events to educate small businesses about federal procurement opportunities with HHS and their top large business prime contractors. Small businesses interested in pursuing government contracts should register to attend one of the “Getting Back 2 Business” (B2B) Small Business Procurement Conferences.

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May
21
to May 23

2019 NHOA Business Summit Conference

The 2019 Business Summit Conference sponsored by National Hawaiian Association will focus on legislative, legal and business issues relevant to small businesses in the federal contracting industry.  Conference attendees will gain valuable knowledge, insight and practical tips for working with the federal government.  In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to network with other businesses, contracting officers and other government representatives, as well as to the opportunity to form and develop relationships with potential teaming partners.  

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May
21
8:00 AM08:00

15th Procurement & Contracting Symposium

  • Centennial Banquet & Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The El Paso Community College Contract Opportunities Center will host the 15th Procurement & Contracting Symposium. This symposium has historically been an important event for the business communities in El Paso County, West Texas and Southern New Mexico.  It has also presented an opportunity for government agencies and government prime contractors to extend their outreach to the region. 

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May
17
7:30 AM07:30

2019 Pathway to Growth Procurement Conference

  • The Universities at Shady Grove, Rockville, MD​ (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Pathway to Growth Procurement Conference

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) GovConNet Pathway to Growth Procurement Conference is a seamless intersection between networking, insightful knowledge, and opportunity.
 
The Procurement Conference provides over 800 attendees the unique opportunity to gain valuable insights and meet directly with key purchasing agents from a variety of prime contractors and federal, state, and local government agencies. 



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May
8
9:00 AM09:00

U.S. Department of Treasury Vendor Outreach Session

On behalf of the Department of Treasury (Treasury), Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), we cordially invite you to attend our Prime Vendor Outreach Session.  Our VOS fosters communication and relationships with the small business community and is a critical element of Treasury’s acquisition and procurement mission.  To promote contracting opportunities and meet our SBA mandated small business goals, VOS are aimed to close the information gap by offering small businesses direct access to Treasury Bureaus and their procurement needs.  By attending, small businesses learn about our resource partners, Treasury Bureau programs, initiatives, challenges and upcoming requirements that lead to opportunities.  To learn more about our planned projections for FY 19 please visit https://sbecs.treas.gov/Forecast.aspx.

Admission

Event is Free.

RSVP NLT Friday, May 3, 2019 to Melissa.Jenkins@treasury.gov

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May
7
to May 8

National Business Week- Virtual conference

The U.S. Small Business Administration and SCORE Association will host a free, 2-Day Virtual Conference during National Small Business Week. The conference will take place Tuesday, May 7 – Wednesday, May 8. Registration is free to the public. Participate in all the webinars or pick and choose the topics you like.  You will also have the opportunity to meet other business owners and chat with industry experts. The Virtual Conference offers all the best parts of an in-person conference, but without the hassle of traveling.

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