6th Annual National Small Business Conference

1 - 3 June 2009

Newport, RI

 

Agenda

 

Monday, 1 June 2009

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

    Mr. Dan Smith, President, Integrated Defense Systems, Raytheon Company

DEFENSE OUTLOOK: WHY THE AIR FORCE NEEDS THE AGILITY, EFFICIENCY AND INNOVATION OF SMALL BUSINESS TO ACCOMPLISH ITS MISSION

    Mr. John Caporal, Deputy Director, U.S. Air Force Office of Small Business Programs

NEW ENGLAND SMALL BUSINESS OUTLOOK

    Mr. Robert Baker, President, Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE)

SMALL BUSINESS SUCCESS STORY

 

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

TEAM SUBMARINE OVERVIEW

    Mr. Jack Evans, Executive Director, PEO Submarine, Naval Sea Systems Command

INSTALLATION OPPORTUNITIES PANEL

    Panelists:

    Mr. Richard Lombardi, Executive Director, USAF Electronic Systems Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, MA
    CAPT Michael Byman, USN, Commander, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport, RI
    Ms. Cheryl DeLuca, Director of Contracting, U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center

GRAND BALLROOM A

  • Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport Small Business Advocate, Mr. David Rego, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport, RI
  • 10 Things You Should Know About What a Prime Values in Their Integrated Supply Chain, Dr. Kenneth W. Sullivan, Center for Management and Economic Research (CMER) University of Alabama, Huntsville
  • Mergers and Acquisitions, Mr. Paul Serotkin, Senior Advisor, Venture Management, Mr. Erik Thamm, President and CEO, Log.Sec Corporation, Mark Shappee, Managing Director, Venture Management, Inc.

GRAND BALLROOM B

GRAND BALLROOM C

  • Legal Aspects of Teaming Agreements, Mr. Ralph Thomas, III, Partner, Barton, Baker, Thomas, & Tolle, LLP
  • Accounting Requirements, Mr. Peter Witts, CPA, Principal, Peter Witts, CPA Mr. Michael Gitlen, CPA, Senior Government Accountant, Peter Witts, CPA Mr. Lawrence S. Nannis, CPA, Shareholder, Levine, Katz, Nannis & Solomon, PC
  • What's It Costing You By Not Having An Opportunity Identification & Qualification Process, Mr. William Scheessele, CEO/President, MBDi

VANDERBUILT

    Innovative Technologies - Avenues for Working with the Government, Mr. Eric Bankit, Associate, Director for the Office of Small Business Programs, Joint Munitions & Lethality Life Cycle Management Command, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ

 

Wednesday, 2 June 2009

GENERAL SESSION - "TOOLS FOR SUCCESS"
"INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS"

  1. Mr. Jacob Erlich, Partner, Burns & Levinson, LLP
  2. Ms. Alison Brown, President/CEO, NAVSYS Corporation
"HOW TO TANSITION TO THE COMMERCIAL SECTOR"
  1. Ms. Cynthia Gonsalves, Acting Director, Office of Technology Transition
  2. Ms. Jenny C. Servo, Ph.D, President, Dawnbreaker, Inc.
"HOW THE STIMULUS WILL IMPACT THE NORTHEAST"
  1. Mr. Joseph Donovan, Managing Director, Nelson Mullins Public Strategies