Midwest SAME Small Business Expo/Wisconsin Federal Contracting Forum

For those of you in in CONSTRUCTION, A/E, ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENTAL AND RELATED TRADES AND SUPPORT FUNCTIONS we recommend a great event for both gaining knowledge and growing relationships – MIDWEST SAME SMALL BUSINESS EXPO 2016 to be held March 9 – 10, 2016 in Northbrook, IL.

Attendees will be able to meet with and learn from a broad range of Federal, State and Local Government Agencies and Prime Contractor Representatives, contracting experts and resources. The keynote speaker this year will be Benjamin Brockschmidt, VP of Policy from the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, joining us will also be Ann Kalayil, Regional Administrator, General Services Administration, Marianne O’Brien Markowitz, Regional Administrator Midwest, US SBA, as well as representatives from EPA, NAVFAC, USACE, VA, METRA, Illinois Tollway and many more.

The event will also feature two workshop tracks – one focusing on proposal preparation and compliance, the other on cyber and related topics.

The proposal and compliance track will be of special interest to current contractors. Featured speakers will include:

  • Helen Henningsen, Attorney, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Philip Stavrides, Chief of Construction Section, USACE Chicago
  • Jean Thiel, President, Belonger Corporation
  • Suzanne Ferris, HGA
  • Linda Krysiak, previously with US SBA and Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Carol Murphy, Wisconsin Procurement Institute

Updated information and registration is available at https://sites.google.com/a/wispro.org/same2016/

Also coming up, a call out to businesses interested in attending the Wisconsin Federal Contracting Forum in Washington, DC in April 2016. This year’s program will provide information on spending plans and priorities with a focus on health care, technology and infrastructure. If you are interested, please contact Hilary DeBlois at hilaryd@wispro.org.