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Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization

Conferences and Events

Calendar

Request an OSDBU Speaker or Booth at your event.  Interested in making OSDBU a part of your event?  Please complete the VA OSDBU Conference Invitation Request.  Requests can be emailed to osdbuconfinvitations@va.gov.  Please allow 10 business days for final decision.

Calendar of Upcoming Conferences and Events

July
How To Do Business with The Department of Veterans Affairs
Date:  July 29, 2014; 12:30pm - 5:00pm (CDT)
Location:  Forward Financial W8159 US-2, Iron Mountain, MI
POC:  Don Makowski, (906) 789-0558 ext. 244; or Joe Smetak, (414) 270-3600
Synopsis:  This free event focuses on how to do business with the VA, small business programs, and government contracting basics.  Register with PTassist.
Doing Business with VISN 21 - Monthly Meeting
Date:  July 30, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (PDT)
Location:  VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, 3180 Miranda Avenue, Building T-50, Palo Alto, CA 94304
POC:  Jeanne Chun
Synopsis:  A monthly meeting for small businesses interested on how to get a potential contract with VISN 21.  The meeting will be held every last Thursday of each month.  Please email Jeanne Chun for more information and to sign up.  Space is limited to the first 10 people who sign up.  Conference Room can accommodate up to 10.  Register at VISN 21 Small Business web site.
CEO Business Summit with Expo and Matchmaking and White House Briefing
Date:  July 30-31, 2014
07/30/2014; 8:00am - 7:00pm (EDT)
07/31/2014; 09:30am - 4:30pm (EDT)
Location:  Washington Marriott, Georgetown 1221 22nd Street, NW, Washington, DC
POC:  Roger Campos
Synopsis:  12th Annual Minority Business Roundtable (MRBT) Meeting.  Register at the MRBT web site.
August
VISN 17 - Procurement Technical Acquisition Center Government Procurement Conference
Date:  August 4, 2014; 8:00am - 5:00pm (CDT)
Location:  1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX
POC:  Natalie Burden, (817) 272-0543
Synopsis:  Vanessa Morton will present VISN 17 medical supplies/services business opportunities and conduct face-to-face matchmaking.  Small Business training provided by Procurement Technical Acquisition Center.
13th Annual Defense and Economic Development Trade Show & Government Procurement Workshops
Date:  August 5, 2014; 8:00am - 4:30pm (EDT)
Location:  Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC), Fayetteville, NC
POC:  Scott D. Dorney, (910) 678-0190
Synopsis:  Building relationships with senior representative from the Congressional delegation, DoD & other Federal agencies and numerous defense contractors.  20+ estimated number of attendees; 150+ maximum capacity.
8th Annual Volk Field Small Business Conference
Date:  August 6-7, 2014
Location:  Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Camp Douglas, WI
POC:  Carol Murphy
Synopsis:  Growing Your Small Business - Businesses have the opportunity to take advantage of two days of technical training, networking, selling and marketing.  This year featuring the US Department of Veterans Affairs State Opportunity Showcase.  Learn more at the event website.
SABOC Small Business Workshop (How to do Business with VA)
Date:  August 12, 2014; 6:30am - 5:30pm (CDT)
Location:  Norris conference Center at Wonderland of the Americas Mall, 4522 Fredericksburg Road, A-100, San Antonio, TX
POC:  Sheriley Smith, SABOC; (210) 458-2458
Synopsis:  Business Opportunity Showcase VISN 17 with matchmaking.  We are looking for Medical Equipment and Supplies.  180-200 businesses estimated number of attendees.
Doing Business with VISN 8 (VA Sunshine Healthcare Network)
Date:  August 12, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (EDT)
Location:  Tampa, FL
POC:  Derrick Williams, (813) 631-2830
Synopsis:  Small Businesses interested in conducting business with VISN 8.  Email the POC to register; seating is limited to the first 12 Small Businesses that sign up.
22nd Annual Tampa Bay Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Conference 2014
Date:  August 19 - 22, 2014; 8:00am - 3:45pm (EDT)
Location:  Sheraton Tampa East Hotel, 10221 Princess Palm Avenue, Tampa, FL
POC:  Ms. Lynette Darrell, 2014 Chairperson, (813) 228-4623
Ms. Machelle Maner, 2014 Co-Chairperson, (813) 225-4319
Ms. Angela Mitchell, Committee Member, (813) 826-7338
Synopsis:  The purpose of the conference is to enhance business opportunities while strategically developing the necessary tools for business growth.  This joint public-private sector event also highlights the significant contributions made by (MBEs) in Tampa Bay and surrounding areas and focuses on “empowering minority business leaders” to be key stakeholders in diversifying the economy and helping to continuously grow businesses in and around the area.  Register at the MED web site.
VISN 19 Monthly Procurement Fair
Date:  August 21, 2014; 1:00pm - 3:00pm (MDT)
Location:  4100 E. Mississippi Suite 900, Glendale, CO
POC:  Dwane Nevins, (303) 372-7015
Synopsis:  Doing Business With The VA & Becoming Procurement Ready VA Style.  30 to 40 estimated number of attendees.
Doing Business with VISN 21 - Monthly Meeting
Date:  August 27, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (PDT)
Location:  VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, 3180 Miranda Avenue, Building T-50, Palo Alto, CA 94304
POC:  Jeanne Chun
Synopsis:  A monthly meeting for small businesses interested on how to get a potential contract with VISN 21.  The meeting will be held every last Thursday of each month.  Please email jeanne.chun@va.gov for more information and to sign up.  Space is limited to the first 10 people who sign up.  Conference Room can accommodate up to 10.  Register at http://www.visn21.va.gov/smallbusiness.asp.
September
TRIAD Conference
Date:  September 8, 2014; 8:15 am - 4:15 pm (EDT)
Location:  Waterford, 6715 Commerce Street, Springfield, VA
POC:  Rebecca Danahy, (703) 247-2561; or Britt Bommelje, (703) 247-2587
Synopsis:  The TRI-Association Small Business Advisory Panel provides an opportunity to exchange pertinent information concerning small and small disadvantaged business and related matters and to foster broad-based government-industry communications, cooperation, and understanding.  Register at the National Defense Industrial Association web site.
Doing Business with VISN 8 (VA Sunshine Healthcare Network)
Date:  September 9, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (EDT)
Location:  Tampa, FL
POC:  Derrick Williams, (813) 631-2830
Synopsis:  Small Businesses interested in conducting business with VISN 8.  Email the POC to register; seating is limited to the first 12 Small Businesses that sign up.
Doing Business with VISN 21 - Monthly Meeting
Date:  September 24, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (PDT)
Location:  VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, 3180 Miranda Avenue, Building T-50, Palo Alto, CA 94304
POC:  Jeanne Chun
Synopsis:  A monthly meeting for small businesses interested on how to get a potential contract with VISN 21.  The meeting will be held every last Thursday of each month.  Please email jeanne.chun@va.gov for more information and to sign up.  Space is limited to the first 10 people who sign up.  Conference Room can accommodate up to 10.  Register at http://www.visn21.va.gov/smallbusiness.asp.
October
VISN 20 Showcase/Tradeshow
Date:  October 8, 2014; 7:00am - 3:00pm (PDT)
Location:  3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Road, Portland, OR
POC:  Marc Frederick, (253) 888-4913
Synopsis:  Trade show format linking vendors with buyers and end users.  Hosted by Government-Expo, please contact Melissa Cintron-Munoz at Melissa Cintron-Munoz to register.  Deadline for registration is February 1, 2014.  18-45 estimated number of attendees.
VISN 20 Showcase/Tradeshow
Date:  October 9, 2014; 7:00am - 3:00pm (PDT)
Location:  913 NW Garden Valley Boulevard, Roseburg, OR
POC:  Marc Frederick, (253) 888-4913
Synopsis:  Trade show format linking vendors with buyers and end users.  SDVOSB with FSS holders.  Hosted by Government-Expo, please contact Melissa Cintron-Munoz at Melissa Cintron-Munoz to register.  Deadline for registration is February 1, 2014.  18-45 estimated number of attendees.
Doing Business with VISN 8 (VA Sunshine Healthcare Network)
Date:  October 14, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (EDT)
Location:  Tampa, FL
POC:  Derrick Williams, (813) 631-2830
Synopsis:  Small Businesses interested in conducting business with VISN 8.  Email the POC to register; seating is limited to the first 12 Small Businesses that sign up.
Doing Business with VISN 21 - Monthly Meeting
Date:  October 29, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (PDT)
Location:  VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, 3180 Miranda Avenue, Building T-50, Palo Alto, CA 94304
POC:  Jeanne Chun
Synopsis:  A monthly meeting for small businesses interested on how to get a potential contract with VISN 21.  The meeting will be held every last Thursday of each month.  Please email jeanne.chun@va.gov for more information and to sign up.  Space is limited to the first 10 people who sign up.  Conference Room can accommodate up to 10.  Register at http://www.visn21.va.gov/smallbusiness.asp.
November
Doing Business with VISN 8 (VA Sunshine Healthcare Network)
Date:  November 18, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (EST)
Location:  Tampa, FL
POC:  Derrick Williams, (813) 631-2830
Synopsis:  Small Businesses interested in conducting business with VISN 8.  Email the POC to register; seating is limited to the first 12 Small Businesses that sign up.
Doing Business with VISN 21 - Monthly Meeting
Date:  November 21, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (PST)
Location:  VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, 3180 Miranda Avenue, Building T-50, Palo Alto, CA 94304
POC:  Jeanne Chun
Synopsis:  A monthly meeting for small businesses interested on how to get a potential contract with VISN 21.  The meeting will be held every last Thursday of each month.  Please email jeanne.chun@va.gov for more information and to sign up.  Space is limited to the first 10 people who sign up.  Conference Room can accommodate up to 10.  Register at http://www.visn21.va.gov/smallbusiness.asp.
December
Doing Business with VISN 8 (VA Sunshine Healthcare Network)
Date:  December 9, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (EST)
Location:  Tampa, FL
POC:  Derrick Williams, (813) 631-2830
Synopsis:  Small Businesses interested in conducting business with VISN 8.  Email the POC to register; seating is limited to the first 12 Small Businesses that sign up.
2014 National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE)
Date:  December 9-11, 2014
12/09/2014; 07:00am - 08:00pm (EDT)
12/10/2014; 07:00am - 07:00pm (EDT)
12/11/2014; 07:00am - 04:00pm (EDT)
Location:  Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Boulevard, NW, Atlanta, GA
POC:  NVSBE Team
Synopsis:  VA’s premier event for the Veteran small business community, NVSBE connects small businesses with government and commercial Procurement Decision Makers, committed to working with Veterans.  NVSBE offers attendees an unprecedented level of engagement which shall assist Veteran-Owned Small Businesses in competing for and winning business.  Registration begins September 1, 2014.  Visit the Engagement’s official site for additional information.
Doing Business with VISN 21 - Monthly Meeting
Date:  December 11, 2014; 9:00am - 10:30am (PST)
Location:  VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, 3180 Miranda Avenue, Building T-50, Palo Alto, CA 94304
POC:  Jeanne Chun
Synopsis:  A monthly meeting for small businesses interested on how to get a potential contract with VISN 21.  The meeting will be held every last Thursday of each month.  Please email jeanne.chun@va.gov for more information and to sign up.  Space is limited to the first 10 people who sign up.  Conference Room can accommodate up to 10.  Register at http://www.visn21.va.gov/smallbusiness.asp.
January
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February
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March
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April
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May
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June
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