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 3140 - 10th National Small Business Conference 

3140 - 10th National Small Business Conference 

Theme

Small Business: Opportunity is Knocking

Event Number
3140

Event Date

9/25/2013
 to 9/25/2013

Event Location
Waterford at Springfield

Event Contact
Rebecca Danahy at rdanahy@ndia.org or (703) 247-2561

Introduction

The National Defense Industrial Association is hosting the 10th National Small Business Conference at The Waterford in Springfield, VA on September 25, 2013. 

Sequestration and declining defense budgets make this a challenging time for anyone who sells to the federal government. Yet, despite the challenges, there is a bright spotlight being focused on small business. This means small businesses, now more than ever, have an opportunity to get their foot in the door or grow their market to help ensure America’s defense remains the strongest most innovative defense in the world.

NDIA is gathering program managers and other customers from across the military services, Homeland Security, and other federal agencies to talk about actual, upcoming requirements for FY14. The focus will be on small business: who is looking for small businesses, for what opportunities, and when will requirements be shaped and publicly released? Attendance at the National Small Business Conference is mandatory for any small, medium or large-sized business looking to win prime contracts, find good partners for winning teams, and gather business intelligence for the upcoming fiscal year.

In addition to talking directly with program managers and other requiring authorities, attendees will hear from government leaders in Homeland Security about cyber security threats to small business and from policy and legislative front line managers who will share how small businesses can get involved in shaping laws, regulations and department policy. Whether you’re a seasoned, well-established contractor or a business looking to join the government contracting world, this Conference is a must-attend event.

Please join us on September 25 and be prepared to make connections, get actionable intelligence, and follow up on multiple leads.

Agenda

Download/Print/View the full agenda (as of 9-10-13)

Agenda at a glance:

SEPTEMBER 25, 2013

7:00-5:00pm Registration Open
7:00-8:00am Networking Breakfast
8:00am-8:20am Opening Remarks
8:20am-9:15am  Keynote Speaker
9:15am-10:20am Panel: Small Business Outlook for FY14
10:25am-10:40am Networking Break
10:40am-11:00am Kathleen P. Sridhar Small Business Executive of the Year Award
11:00am-12:00pm Panel: Show Me The Opportunity
12:00pm-1:00pm Networking Luncheon
1:00pm-1:45pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

1:45pm-2:00pm Networking Break
2:00pm-2:45pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions
2:45pm-3:00pm Networking Break
3:00pm-3:45pm  Concurrent Breakout Sessions
3:45pm-5:00pm No Host Networking Reception

Concurrent Breakout Topics
Session I:

  • ITAR Compliance and International Defense Opportunities
  • Multiple Award IDIQ Contracts and Small Businesses:
  • The Questions and Answers
  • Government Contract Compliance: How To Maximize Your Profit and Stay Out Of Jail

Session II:

  • Cyber Security Tools and Resources Every Small Business Should Be Aware Of
  • DCAA Hot Button Issues
  • How To Reach Congress

Session III:

  • The DoD SBIR Program: Providing Cost Savings & Innovation in DoD Acquisition Programs
  • New Opportunities For Small Business - Other Government Agencies
  • Approaches to Successful Prime Contractor Relationships

Location

Waterford Springfield
6715 Commerce St
Springfield, VA 22150-1633
Tel: (703) 719-5700

Recommended Lodging:

Courtyard Marriott
6710 Commerce St,
Springfield, VA 22150
Phone: (703) 924-7200
Room rate: $189.00

*This hotel is located cross the street from the Waterford.

Registration

This event is SOLD OUT.

Registration Fees

Early

Regular

Late

(Before 08/10/13)

(08/10/13 - 09/13/13)

(After 09/13/13)

Government/Academia

$100

$110

$125

Small Business (0-100 Employees)

$100

$110

$125

Medium Business (101-500 Employees)

$225

$250

$280

Large Business (500+ Employees)

$275

$300

$340

 Cancellations

All cancellation, substitution, and refund requests must be submitted in writing no later than September 20, 2013 to NDIA, attn: Rebecca Danahy via e-mail at rdanahy@ndia.org. There is a $45 cancellation fee for all refunds. Refunds will not be given for no-shows. If an attendee shows a balance and does not attend the conference, he/she will be invoiced for payment. This cancellation policy applies to all attendees regardless of their method of registration or reason(s) for cancellation.

Substitutions are welcome in lieu of cancellations. All substitutions must be made in writing to Rebecca Danahy at rdanahy@ndia.org

Sponsorship

 

THANK YOU TO OUR CURRENT SPONSORS:

 Raytheon  American Systems
 BAE Systems  Deltek

Raytheon
American Systems
BAE Systems
Deltek
VSE Corporation
Chain Bridge Bank
General Dynamics
Katz, Nannis + Solomon PC
TAPE
Battelle
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Bank of America Corporation 

To download/print/view all sponsorship opportunities, please click here. All opportunities are also listed below.

Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions:
Rebecca Danahy, rdanahy@ndia.org or (703) 247-2561

Executive Sponsorship:
Cost: $15,000 (2 Opportunities)
Exclusive Sponsor in your field
5 Minute speaking opportunity during general session
30 Second company infomercial looping during the morning break
Podium recognition
Company logo on back cover of onsite brochure
750 word company description in onsite brochure
Company logo on signage in break area
Hot link to company website from NDIA Small Business Conference site
Logo included on sponsor banner displayed in conference registration area
5 Complimentary attendees
Special sponsorship recognition on conference badge

Platinum Sponsorship:
Cost: $7,500
Podium recognition
Company logo on back cover of onsite brochure
500 word company description in onsite brochure
Company logo on signage in break area
Hot link to company website from NDIA Small Business Conference site
Logo included on sponsor banner displayed in conference registration area
4 Complimentary attendees
Special sponsorship recognition on conference badge

Gold Sponsor:
Cost: $5,000
Podium recognition
Company logo on back cover of onsite brochure
350 word company description in onsite brochure
Company logo on signage in break area
Hot link to company website from NDIA Small Business Conference site
Logo included on sponsor banner displayed in conference registration area
3 Complimentary attendees
Special sponsorship recognition on conference badge

Silver Sponsorship:
Cost: $2,500
Podium recognition
Company logo on back cover of onsite brochure
Company logo on signage in break area
2 Complimentary attendees
Special sponsorship recognition on conference badge

Bronze Sponsorship:
Cost: $1,000
Podium recognition
Company logo on back cover of onsite brochure
1 Complimentary attendee
Special sponsorship recognition on conference badge

Flyer Sponsorship:
Cost: $500
Your company’s one page marketing piece can be placed on a shared table (to be printed/delivered by company to conference). 

Contact Info/Inquiries/Questions

NDIA POC: Rebecca Danahy at rdanahy@ndia.org or (703) 247-2561

 

Affiliate Associations

The Association for Enterprise Information    National Training and Simulation Association    Precision Strike Association    Women in Defense