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NASBC / USWCC National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit – West Coast

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Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Start Time: 8:00 AM EST
End Time: 4:00 PM EST

Location: Douglas F. Manchester Executive Conference Center
University of San Diego, 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 260-4772 - View Location

View Parking Map:  Parking instructions for attendees: (Please allow 30 minutes for parking and tram to conference center): Enter campus through the West Entrance of USD (Marian Way) and ask for a complimentary guest parking permit at the kiosk to display it on the dash of your car. You may park at the West Marian Way Parking Structure (#P4 on map); we suggest parking at the very bottom of the structure and using the complimentary tram service, which will leave you one building away from Manchester Conference Center. The building is located between Olin Hall School of Business and the Hahn School of Nursing.  If you have handicapped parking needs, there are marked spots available both in front of and behind the Manchester Executive Conference Center (#19 on map).  Questions or directions:  Please contact Pamela Cappiello at 619-260-4772 or | Map
Meeting Hotel: There are numerous accommodations available near the Douglas F. Manchester Executive Conference Center, University of San Diego. We have provided a link to those recommended by the University. | Regional Hotels
Fees: Register Now
Business Member - $225
NASBC Supplier Council Member - $150
Registrant - $225
Member Plus - $150
Board of Experts - $150
Association Partner - $225
Association Member - $150
Resource Partner - $150
Govt Supporting Member - $0
Government Member - $0
Prime Contr Sup Mbr - $0
Prime Contractor Mbr - $0
Leadership Team - $150

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Gold Updated - $1,250
Recognition and Full-Page Ad in event program: 8" wide X 10.5" deep, Company Name linked to your homepage placed at our event web page, 6’ Display Table, 2 registrants
Silver Updated - $750
Recognition and Half Page Ad in event program: 8" wide X 5.125"deep, Name Listed on the Event web page without link, 2 registrants
Bronze Updated - $500
Recognition and Quarter Page Ad in event program: 4" wide X 5.125"deep, Name Listed on the Event web page without link, 1 registrant

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Category: Government Contracting, Marketing, Sales, Growth & Leadership, Marketing & Sales, Legal, Industries, Government Contracting, Federal Gov't Agencies, Policy & Politics
Tags: National, Small Business, Federal Government, Contracting, opportunities, Prime Contractors

Join us for the 6th Annual National Small Business Federal Contracting Summit – West Coast presented jointly by the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Small Business Contractors (the Supplier Council of The American Small Business Chamber of Commerce) is being held in San Diego, CA on December 5, 2012.

Registration fees for this conference are $150 for supporting Business Plus Members; $225 for others and non-members.

This popular event boasts a robust agenda that includes: 
  • Increased focus on assuring small business federal contractors secure our fair share of federal contracting (taxpayer) dollars
  • Access to federal agencies and prime contractors
  • Timely education and information on current trends, opportunities and threats to small business contractors
  • Legal education important for teaming, joint ventures and related topics
  • Connections to potential teaming and joint venture partners
  • Taking new ground - setting a course for the future with specific FY 2013 objectives
  • Influence on The Hill -- connecting votes to action for our Congressional leaders 


8:00 Registration & Networking (Coffee Available)
8:30 Welcome - Federal Update
Margot Dorfman, CEO, U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce & VP of Govt Relations, ASBCC
8:50 Beyond Hello: From Elevator Speech to Focused Opportunity Discussions, Presentations that get You to the Next Level
Diane Dempsey, Director, Socio Economic Business Programs, BAE Systems, Intelligence & Security Sector
9:30 The Role of the Small Business Director: Understanding and Leveraging the Policies and Strategies Used to Meet Small Business Goals
Jeanette Brown, Director, SODBU
10:15 Break
10:30 Reading Forecasts & Market Research: Locating Procurement Forecasting Tools, responding to RFI's and Sources Sought, and Doing Business with the Navy
Faye Esaias, Director of Small Business Programs, SPAWAR 

Beyond Supplier Diversity: Leveraging Supply Chain Access and Resources to Grow Your Business
Rhonda Thornton, Director, USC Supplier Diversity Services 

11:50 Next Steps to Success
12:00 Lunch (Boxed Lunch Provided)
1:00 Small Business Introductions, Opportunities Briefings, One-on-One Agency / Prime Meetings*
4:00 Adjourn

**Agencies and Prime Contractors confirmed to date for one-on-one meetings include:  Caltran, Customs & Border Patrol, GSA, NavFac, SDCOC (Procurement Technical Assistance Center), SPAWAR/PEO Small Business Program, Marine Corps Tactical System Support, BAE Systems, University of Southern California, Environmental Protection Agency, NASA, Quantum Magnetics, Harper Construction

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