National Small Business Contracting Summit | Midwest Conference – 8/17/17

National Small Business Contracting Summit | Midwest Conference – 8/17/17Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017. 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Central Standard Time [Columbus, OH]

Join us on Thursday, August 17, 2017 in Columbus, OH,  for the National Small Business Contracting Summit | Midwest Conference, jointly hosted by The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce.

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 (scroll to the bottom of the page to see the list of agencies and prime contractors who have confirmed)
  • Timely education and information on current trends, opportunities and threats to small business contractors
  • Legal education important for teaming, joint ventures and related topics
  • Connections to potential teaming and joint venture partners

Midwest Summit Details

Date & Time: Thursday, August 17, 2017. 8:00 am – 4:00 pm Central Standard Time
Location: Embassy Suites Columbus Airport
2886 Airport Drive
Columbus, OH 43219Sleeping Rooms: $139
Time Item
7:30 am Registration – Coffee
8:00 am Welcome/Introductions

Cris Young – President, The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce              Margot Dorfman – CEO, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce                                Vikki Hawthorne – National Director, Supplier Development ASBCC/USWCC

8:15 am Legislative Update & Policy Initiative Discussion

Margot Dorfman – CEO, U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce

8:45 am US Spending.gov – Maximizing Use of Market Research Tools to Secure Federal Contracts

Howard A. ‘Tony’ Griffin – Ohio PTAC Network

9:30 am Doing Business with the US Department of State

Dr. Anthony Josey – Procurement Analyst , Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization, US State Department

10:00 am Break
10:15 am Doing Business with Department of Defense – Panel
Defense Finance Accounting Services – Michael Turner, Director, Office of Small Business Programs
Defense Information Systems Agency – Brenda Leonard, Small Business Professional, Office of Small Business Programs
Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime – Coleen McCormick, Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs
 11:00 am Doing Business with Battelle

Lynnise Smith – Small Business Liaison Officer, Battelle

11:30 am Matchmaking Logistics/Instructions
11:45 am Lunch (On Your Own)
12:45 pm Matchmaking with Government & Large Prime Representatives
4:00 pm Adjourn

Sponsorship

Sponsorship provides extra visibility and summit registration. To register for the summit and/or purchase a sponsorship, click here.

  • Gold Sponsorship: Includes — Full Page Ad in summit program, 6′ display table, 2 summit attendees. Price – $1,000
  • Silver Sponsorship: Includes — 1/2 Page Ad in summit program, 2 summit attendees. Price – $500
  • Bronze Sponsorship: Includes — 1/4 Page Ad in summit program, 1 summit attendee. Price – $400

General Registration & Fees

Note: Registration fees are based on membership level. Members and non-members are welcome to register for the summit.

Fees for this summit are as follows:

Government Agency and Large Prime Contractor Representatives (as approved by ASBCC) – Complimentary.

Join today and save on this summit and future meetings: If you are not currently a Supplier or Business Member, consider joining here and then returning to this page to purchase your discounted registration.

At the start of the matchmaking session, Agencies / Primes will introduce themselves. You then meet with any of the agencies/primes in which you have interest in doing business. There are no sign up sheets or bells and whistles. You are allowed 5 minutes – or longer if there is no line behind you. If you are patient, you will have the opportunity to meet with everyone. Make sure to bring your one-page capabilities statement and business cards that include your information.