12th Annual Small Business Conference
"Partnering For Success: Small Business & The Military"
12 - 13 November 2008
Tysons Corner, VA
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
UPDATE ON THE STATE OF THE ARMY SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM
Ms. Tracey L. Pinson, Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Office of the Secretary of the Army
OUTLOOK FOR THE ECONOMY AND CONSIDERATIONS FOR BUSINESS
Dr. Christian Lundblad, Edward M. O'Herron Distinguished Scholar & Associate Professor of Finance, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kennan-Flagler Business School
Thursday, 13 November 2008
"KEYS TO SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS"
Dr. Robert L. Wright, Chairman, FE Holdings, Inc.
PANEL: "ASSISTANCE AND OPPORTUNITIES"
"FUTURE COMBAT SYSTEMS (FCS)"
Mr. Steve Marion, Senior Program, Supplier Management and Procurement, Future Combat Systems (FCS), The Boeing Company
"DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY"
Mr. Thomas H. Essig, Chief, Procurement Officer, Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
THE NEW ARMY CONTRACTING COMMAND (ACC)
Mr. Jeffrey P. Parsons, Executive Director, ACC
NEED PERSONNEL? - EXPERIENCED VETERANS AVAILABLE
Mr. Rodney Borba, Program Manager, Always A Soldier Program, HQ AMC
BREAKOUT SESSIONS - SPECIAL INTEREST TOPICS:
PREPARING YOUR PROPOSALS TO WIN MORE CONTRACTS
Mr. Robert Spitzbarth, Procurement Analyst, Acquisition Center, U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Life Cycle Management Command
INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES WITH AMC
Mr. Luis E. Garcia-Baco, Director, Industrial Base Capabilities, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Business Transformation, G-7, HQs AMC
TRANSFORMING TO STATE-OF-THE-ART MANUFACTURING
Mr. John S. VanKirk, President and CEO, National Center for Defense Manufacturing & Machining (NCDMM)
IT BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
Ms. Simone Jackson, Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs, U.S. Army Contracting Command - Information Technology, E-Commerce and Commercial Contracting Center (ITEC4)
FUTURE COMBAT SYSTEMS - BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
Ms. Audry Musgrove, Lead Small Business Liaison Officer, Future Combat Systems, The Boeing Company
SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATIVE RESEARCH (SBIR) OPPORTUNITIES
Mr. Christopher Rinaldi, Program Manager, SBIR, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU TEAM/PARTNER
Ms. January Dennison, Chief Executive Officer and President, Technology Research Consultants, Inc.
TIPS AND OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
Mr. Jim Regan, Executive Director, Procurement Technical Assistance Program, George Mason University
MARKETING A SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN OWNED SMALL BUSINESS
Ms. Michelle Currier, Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs, U.S. Army Contracting Command, Enterprise and Installation Operations
AMC SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM, SUPPORTING THE WARFIGHTER
Ms. Kathryn Condon, Executive Deputy to the Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command