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12th Annual Small Business Conference

“Partnering For Success: Small Business & The Military”

Tysons Corner, VA

12-13 November 2008

 

 

 

 

 

AGENDA

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

 

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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

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