Conference Proceedings


5th Annual National Small Business Conference

"Success: Survival & Beyond"

19 - 21 May 2008

San Diego, CA

 

Agenda

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Welcoming Remarks:
Mr. Pete Steffes, Vice President, Government Policy, NDIA

SESSION 1: WHERE SMALL BUSINESSES FAIL
"What leads to small businesses failing after initial success?", Mr. Bill Scheessele, President, MBDi

SESSION 2: SUPPLIER DIVERSITY
Ms. Jean Ann Grandinetti, Director, Supplier Diversity, Agility Defense and Government Services

SESSION 1: IS THERE A CHANGE IN YOUR FUTURE?
Mergers, Acquisitions, and Small Businesses

 

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

TRENDS IN SBIR/SSTRS
What can small businesses really do?

EXPANDING FROM DEFENSE TO OTHER "MARKETS"
Panel moderated by Mr. Greg Nelson, President, Naples Chapter, SCORE

LUNCHEON SPEAKER: Mr. Ron Lane, County of San Diego

MARKETING OUTSIDE YOUR LOCAL AREA
Panel moderated by Mr. Al Heisig, President & CEO, ALANSA

SESSION 1: FOSTERING TECHNOLOGY INNOVATATION IN SMALL BUSINESSES