5th Annual National Small Business Conference
"Success: Survival & Beyond"
19 - 21 May 2008
San Diego, CA
Tuesday, 20 May 2008
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
Mr. John Allen, Co-Head Defense and Government Services Group, BB&T Capital Markets
Mr. Nick Howland, Director and General Manager, Retail Division BAE Systems Products Group
Wednesday, 21 May 2008
TRENDS IN SBIR/SSTRS
What can small businesses really do?
Dr. Steve Stewart
Mr. Lee Rosenberg, Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Missile Defense Agency
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