2011 SMALL BUSINESS CONFERENCE
April 7, 2011
JW Marriott Hotel, Washington, DC.
MARTHA JOHNSON AND DAN GORDON TO KEYNOTE
Join GSA Administrator Martha Johnson, OFPP Administrator Dan Gordon and Marie Johns, Deputy Administrator of the US Small Business Administrationat the Fifth Annual ACT-IAC Small Business Conference. The 2011 conference will focus on the role of small businesses as “Drivers, Leaders and Key Players” in the government marketplace and the economy. This conference is designed for:
Small businesses seeking to be successful in the government marketplace;
Small businesses looking to grow to the next level;
Large businesses interested in learning more about innovative small businesses and pursuing partnering opportunities; and
Government employees seeking to promote their agencies and contracting opportunities for small businesses.
A View From the Administration
The Honorable Martha Johnson (Administrator, General Services Administration), the Honorable Dan Gordon (Administrator, OMB Office of Federal Procurement Policy) and the Honorable Marie Johns will discuss the Administration’s priorities for small businesses in the government marketplace
Attendees will be able to choose from six interactive workshops designed to provide practical advice and information on how to be successful and grow your business. The workshop topics are:
1. RFP in Hand, What Now? Preparing, Responding, Differentiating and Being Compliant
2. Rising Tides for Small Business: Success Stories
3. IDIQs and GWACs – What is the Best Direction for Your Business?
4. The Acquisition Process – From How to Increase Win Profitability to Addressing COI
5. Funding Your Growth: America is Counting on You. Are You Prepared to Perform?
6. Get Into the Game – DoD, Military and Intelligence Agencies Contracting
Lunch With Leaders
A highlight of the conference is the Lunch with Leaders -- an opportunity to participate in small group discussions with senior government executives. Each attendee will have the chance to eat lunch with a government official and chat about issues of mutual interest.
A View From the Top: Meet the Federal CIOs
Agency leaders and the audience are involved in a dynamic interactive discussion. Conversation will focus on how the government and industry can successfully work together.
The panelists are:
Darren Ash, Nuclear Regulatory Commission
David Bowen, Federal Aviation Administration
Casey Coleman, General Services Administration
Larry Gross, Department of the Interior
Chris Smith, Department of Agriculture
Simon Szykman, Department of Commerce
Tom Temin, Federal News Radio - Moderator
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with companies who serve the small business community, companies who are looking for partners and Federal agencies seeking to increase awareness of their opportunities. Current exhibitors include: Blackberry, Cornerstone onDemand, Department of Homeland Security, HP, Input, National Government Services, GSA-SAM, Insperity, Sekon, Vangent, Well Fargo, SunTrust, XL Associates, Networking and Relationship Building
Throughout the day and at the conclusion of the program attendees will have the opportunity to make new acquaintances and forge relationships.
Pre-registration for SBC has closed but on-site registration will be available. Please join us for this not to miss event.
Special thanks to the sponsors who make this conference possible.