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 4140 - 11th National Small Business Conference 

4140 - 11th National Small Business Conference 

Theme

Small Business & Leveling the Competitive Field for Government Contracts

Event Number
4140

Event Date

9/9/2014
 to 9/10/2014

Event Location
Waterford at Springfield

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

Introduction

Don't Miss Your Opportunity to Network With Attendees From The Following Large Businesses:
ACADEMI, LLC
Alion Science and Technology
BAE Systems
Booz Allen Hamilton
CACI Inc.-Federal
Cherry Bekaert, LLP
Computer Sciences Corporation
Concurrent Technologies Corporation
Engility Corporation
Harris Corporation
IBM Global Business Services
KBR
L-3 Communications Integrated Systems
Lockheed Martin Corporation
MacAulay Brown, Inc.
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Orbital Sciences Corporation
Raytheon Company
The Boeing Company
USIS
Wyle

Top Issue #8 – Small Business & Leveling the Competitive Field for Government Contracts

The National Defense Industrial Association is hosting the 11th National Small Business Conference at The Waterford in Springfield, VA on September 9-10, 2014. 

NDIA’s Top Issues serve to guide the Association’s advocacy and educational activities throughout the year. The issues are broad in nature and essential to maintaining a strong, viable defense industry capable of meeting U.S. national security requirements.

Each year, the Top Issues are developed by the senior industry leadership of the Association, prepared by the Government Policy Advisory Division, reviewed by the Education and Lobbying Committee, and formally approved by NDIA’s Board of Directors.

All goals for 2014 have been focused on Maintaining a Strong National Defense in the Face of Significant Fiscal Challenges.  Small Business Issue 8: Make it Easier for Small Businesses to Compete for Government Contracts is the heart of this year’s conference.

Small businesses face special challenges when competing for contracts with the government, whether that competition involves only other small businesses or also large corporations. The U.S. Government must take care that its programs meant to protect small business competitiveness are accomplishing their intended goals.

• Even the Playing Field When Small Businesses Compete with Each Other
• Fix Flaws Created by the Reauthorization of SBIR and STTR in 2012
• Keep the FAR Fair to Small Businesses

NDIA is gathering legislative experts, program managers and PEO’s, along with customers from across the military services, Homeland Security, and other federal agencies to talk about actual, upcoming requirements for FY15 and beyond. The focus will also 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 on real opportunities.

Please join us on September 9-10 and be prepared to make connections, get actionable intelligence, and follow up on multiple leads.

Agenda

To view/print/download the full agenda, please click here. (Updated as of 9/8/14)

Agenda at a glance:

September 9, 2014
8:00AM-12:00PM Displayer Move-in & Registration Open
1:00PM-1:15PM Welcome & Overview
1:15PM–2:00PM Keynote Speaker
2:00PM-2:45PM Speaker/Panel
2:45PM-3:00PM Networking Break
3:00PM-3:45PM Speaker/Panel
3:45PM-4:30PM Speaker/Panel
4:30PM-5:00PM Speaker/Panel
5:00PM-5:10PM Wrap up
5:15PM-6:45PM Networking Reception

September 10, 2014
7:00AM- 8:00AM Registration
8:00AM-8:05AM Welcome
8:00AM-8:50AM Speaker/Panel
9:00AM-9:50AM Concurrent Breakout Sessions - Session 1
9:50AM-10:00AM Networking Break
10:00AM-10:50AM Concurrent Breakout Sessions - Session 2
11:00AM-11:50AM Concurrent Breakout Sessions - Session 3
12:00PM-1:00PM Networking Luncheon
1:00PM-1:45PM Speaker/Panel
1:45PM-2:35PM Speaker/Panel
2:35PM-2:45PM Networking Break
2:45PM-3:30PM Speaker/ Panel
3:30PM-4:45PM Panel
4:45PM-5:00PM Closing Comments/Adjourn

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
- Mr. Victor Gavin, Enterprise Information Systems
- Lt Gen Chris Bogdan, USAF, F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office
- Mr. Kevin Boshears, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- Mr. Mark Teskey, U.S. Air Force
- Mr. Seán Crean, U.S. Navy
- Mr. Kevin Brancato, Bloomberg Government

Location

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

Recommended Lodging:

Courtyard Marriott
6710 Commerce St,
Springfield, VA 22150
Phone: (703) 924-7200
To make reservations online, please click here.
Room rate: $159.00 - To secure the room rate, please mention NDIA when making your reservation.

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

Registration

**This event is NOT open to the press.

Online Registration is now CLOSED.

To view/print/download the full registration form, please click here.

Registration Fees

Early

Regular

Late

Before
07/26/14

07/26/14- 08/29/14

After
08/29/14

U.S. Government

$0

Academia

$175

$225

$275

Small Business (0-100 Employees)

$175

$225

$275

Medium Business (101-500 Employees)

$325

$375

$425

Large Business (500+ Employees)

$375

$425

$475

 

Cancellations

Cancellations and substitutions must be made in writing via email to Rebecca Danahy, rdanahy@ndia.org. Cancellations received before August 29, 2014 will receive a refund, minus a $75 cancellation fee.  No refunds will be given for cancellations received after August 29, 2014 .  Substitutions are welcome in lieu of cancellations.

Sponsorship Opportunities

To view/print/download the full sponsorship menu, please click here. To request a sponsorship contract, please email Rebecca Danahy at rdanahy@ndia.org.

 

Thank you to our Sponsors!

BAE Systems

Deltek

Raytheon

 

Unanet

Thank you to our Bronze Sponsor!

  • General Dynamics

Thank you to our Small Business Sponsors!

  • AEG-Group

  • Banneker

  • Brighton Cromwell, LLC

  • True North Logistics, LLC


Reception Sponsorship:
Cost: $15,000 (1 Opportunity)
- Exclusive Sponsor in your field
- 5 Minute speaking opportunity during general session
- 30 Second company infomercial looping during the morning break
- Podium recognition
- Table top display in display area
- 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 high traffic area
- 5 complimentary attendees
- Special sponsorship recognition on conference badge

Platinum Sponsorship:
Cost: $7,500
- Podium recognition
- Table top display in display area
- 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 high traffic area
- 4 complimentary attendees
- Special sponsorship recognition on conference badge

Gold Sponsorship:
Cost: $5,000
- Podium recognition
- Table top display in display area
- 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 high traffic 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 attendees
- Special sponsorship recognition on conference badge

Small Business Sponsor:
Cost: $750
- Available to the first 5 small businesses to complete and return the displayer contract
- Table top display in display area
- Company name on back cover of onsite brochure
- Special sponsorship recognition on conference badge

Displays

DISPLAYS ARE SOLD OUT!

Display Requirements:
All displays must be of the simple table-top/pop-up style standards.  Space per pop-up display shall not exceed 10 ft. wide by 6 ft. deep.  Space per table-top display shall not exceed 6 ft. wide.  Minimal hardware to be utilized (computer systems for demonstrations are OK).  No formal decorating company is involved.  Companies must bring their own displays and plan to do their own set-up.  Standard 2.5 x 6 ft. draped folding table and chair will be provided for each display space.  No other props or setups (pipe & drape, plants, etc.) will be utilized.

Display Hours:
You may begin setup of your display at 8:00 am on September 9. Displays should remain in place through the conference ajourn, and must be completely removed by 6:00pm on September 10.
 
Table Location: Tables may be selected on Tuesday, September 9 upon arrvial. Tables are first come, first selected.

Cost:
Small Business/Government : $500* (1-100 employees)
Medium Business : $1000* (101-500 employees)
Large Business : $1300* (501+ employees)
 *includes one complimentary displayer’s conference registration, 6’x30” table, chair, and electrical hook-up. Any additional display personnel must register as attendees and pay the attendee fee.*

Display Rules & Regulations:
1. If NDIA should be prevented from holding the conference for any reason beyond NDIA’s control (such as, but not limited to, damage to the building, riots, strikes, acts of government, or acts of God) or if a displayer cannot occupy the assigned display space due to reasons beyond NDIA’s control, then NDIA has the right to cancel the conference or any part thereof, with no further liability to the displayer other than a refund of display space fee, less a proportionate share of the conference cost incurred.

2. Neither the management of the host facility nor NDIA shall be liable for the damages, loss or destruction to the displays by reason of fire, theft, accident or other destructive causes.  Displayer shall lease space at his sole risk.  Neither the management of the host facility, NDIA nor any of their agents, servants or employees will be accountable or liable for accidents to displayers, their agents or employees.

3. The displayer shall be liable to the host facility and/or NDIA for any damage to the building and/or the furniture and fixtures contained therein which shall occur through acts or omissions of the displayer.

4. Displayer assumes the entire responsibility and hereby agrees to protect, indemnify, defend and hold harmless NDIA, the host facility, their officers, employees, and agents against all claims, losses and damages to persons and property, governmental charges or fines, and attorney’s fees arising out of or caused by displayers installation, removal, maintenance, occupancy or use of the display premises or any part thereof, including any outside display areas.

5. Displayer acknowledges that NDIA does not maintain and is not responsible for obtaining insurance covering displayer’s property.  Displayers are advised to obtain business interruption and property damage and loss insurance to cover such occurrences.

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