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11th National Small Business Conference

September 9, 2014  Springfield, VA
Start Date 09/09/2014
End Date 09/10/2014
Facility Waterford Springfield

6715 Commerce St
Springfield, VA 22150

Contact Info Rebecca Danahy, (703) 247-2561
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Waterford Springfield

The National Defense Industrial Association is hosting the 11th National Small Business Conference at The Waterford in Springfield, VA on September 9-10, 2014.

NDIA’s Top Issues serve to guide the Association’s advocacy and educational activities throughout the year. The issues are broad in nature and essential to maintaining a strong, viable defense industry capable of meeting U.S. national security requirements.

Each year, the Top Issues are developed by the senior industry leadership of the Association, prepared by the Government Policy Advisory Division, reviewed by the Education and Lobbying Committee, and formally approved by NDIA’s Board of Directors.

All goals for 2014 have been focused on Maintaining a Strong National Defense in the Face of Significant Fiscal Challenges. Small Business Issue 8: Make it Easier for Small Businesses to Compete for Government Contracts is the heart of this year’s conference.

Small businesses face special challenges when competing for contracts with the government, whether that competition involves only other small businesses or also large corporations. The U.S. Government must take care that its programs meant to protect small business competitiveness are accomplishing their intended goals.

• Even the Playing Field When Small Businesses Compete with Each Other
• Fix Flaws Created by the Reauthorization of SBIR and STTR in 2012
• Keep the FAR Fair to Small Businesses

NDIA is gathering legislative experts, program managers and PEO’s, along with customers from across the military services, Homeland Security, and other federal agencies to talk about actual, upcoming requirements for FY15 and beyond. The focus will also be on small business: who is looking for small businesses, for what opportunities, and when will requirements be shaped and publicly released? Attendance at the National Small Business Conference is mandatory for any small, medium or large-sized business looking to win prime contracts, find good partners for winning teams, and gather business intelligence for the upcoming fiscal year on real opportunities.

Please join us on September 9-10 and be prepared to make connections, get actionable intelligence, and follow up on multiple leads.

Agenda at a glance:

September 9, 2014
8:00AM-12:00PM Displayer Move-in & Registration Open
1:00PM-1:15PM Welcome & Overview
1:15PM–2:00PM Keynote Speaker
2:00PM-2:45PM Speaker/Panel
2:45PM-3:00PM Networking Break
3:00PM-3:45PM Speaker/Panel
3:45PM-4:30PM Speaker/Panel
4:30PM-5:00PM Speaker/Panel
5:00PM-5:10PM Wrap up
5:15PM-6:45PM Networking Reception

September 10, 2014
7:00AM- 8:00AM Registration
8:00AM-8:05AM Welcome
8:00AM-8:50AM Speaker/Panel
9:00AM-9:50AM Concurrent Breakout Sessions – Session 1
9:50AM-10:00AM Networking Break
10:00AM-10:50AM Concurrent Breakout Sessions – Session 2
11:00AM-11:50AM Concurrent Breakout Sessions – Session 3
12:00PM-1:00PM Networking Luncheon
1:00PM-1:45PM Speaker/Panel
1:45PM-2:30PM Speaker/Panel
2:30PM-2:45PM Networking Break
2:45PM-3:30PM Speaker/ Panel
3:30PM-4:45PM Panel
4:45PM-5:00PM Closing Comments/Adjourn

– Mr. Frank Kendall, OUSD
– Mr. Victor Gavin, Enterprise Information Systems
– Lt Gen Chris Bogdan, USAF, F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office
– Mr. Kevin Boshears, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
– Mr. Mark Teskey, U.S. Air Force
– Mr. Seán Crean, U.S. Navy
– Mr. Kevin Brancato, Bloomberg Government
Registration is now open for NDIA’s 11th National Small Business Conference being held September 9-10, 2014 at the Waterford in Springfield, VA. REGISTER TODAY!

Registration rates until July 27:
Government – 0
Academia/Small Business – $175
Medium Sized Business – $325
Large Sized Business – $375

Registration rates between July 27-August 29:
Government – 0
Academia/Small Business – $225
Medium Sized Business – $375
Large Sized Business – $425

Registration rates after August 29:
Government – 0
Academia/Small Business – $275
Medium Sized Business – $425
Large Sized Business – $475

National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)