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Day One: Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Start Time: 1:00 PM EST
End Time: 4:30 PM EST

Day Two: Thursday, January 28, 2016
Start Time: 8:30 AM EST
End Time: 4:00 PM EST


Embassy Suites Fort Lauderdale 

1100 SE 17th St Causeway 

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 

(954) 527-2700 


Sleeping Rooms: $219 

Fees: Register Now
Business Member - $95
NASBC Supplier Council Member - $65
Registrant - $165
Member Plus - $65
Board of Experts - $0
Association Partner - $0
Association Member - $0
Resource Partner - $0
Govt Supporting Member - $0
Government Member - $0
Prime Contr Sup Mbr - $0
Prime Contractor Mbr - $0
Leadership Team - $65

Sponsorship Options: Register Now
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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Region: National
Network: Industries, Manage & Grow Your Business, NASBC Gov't Contracting Supplier Council
Category: Industries, Government Contracting
Tags: contracts, small business, government, primes

Join us for the 7th Annual ASBCC / USWCC National Small Business Contracting Summit | Southeast presented jointly by the U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce and the American Small Business Chamber of Commerce National Association of Small Business Contractors being held in Fort Lauderdale, FL on January 27 and 28, 2016. 

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
  • Influence on The Hill -- connecting votes to action for our Congressional leaders  
January 27, 2016


 Lunch (On your own)  Registration & Networking


Welcome – State of the State of Small Business
  Margot Dorfman, CEO, U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce; VP for Govt Affairs, American Small Business Chamber of Commerce


Accountability in Contracting

  Terry Williams,  CEO, U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce


 Knowledge is the Key to Success
    C.Y. Brown-Griffin, Director, Office of Small Business Programs, Naval Supply Systems Command, Fleet Logistics Center - Jacksonville


US Army Corp Briefing
  Beth Meyers, Director, OSBP; Linda Spadaro, Deputy for    Small Business, U.S. Army District – Mobile


   U.S. Special Ops Command Briefing
   Chris Harrington, Director, OSP


Cost, Pricing & Auditing
Carl Gebo, Government Contractors Assistance & Resource Line LLC


WOSB Certification Update – Not Just for Women-Owned Firms

Margot Dorfman, CEO, U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce



 January 28, 2016

8:00 am

Registration & Networking (Coffee Available)


Welcome Back
Margot Dorfman, CEO, U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce; VP for Govt Affairs, American Small Business Chamber of Commerce


Nasa Opportunities Briefing

Joyce McDowell, Small Business Specialist, OSDBU


FDOT Support Services Program – Assisting Small and Disadvantage Businesses

Tom Rush, DBE Program Manager, FDOT

Tom Quinn, Vice President, Construction Estimating Institute (CEI)

Thomas Huggins, DBE Project Director, FDOT


Accessing Contracts During a Disaster

Annette Wright, Supervisory Contract Specialist, FEMA

Kertz Hare, Regional Logistics Chief, RRCC Director,
FEMA Region IV




   Air Force Opportunities Briefing
   Sherri Richardson, Director, Small Business Office    45SB/SW, Patrick Air Force Base


U.S. Army Opportunities Brief

Tommy Marks, Director, Office of Small Business Programs


PEO STRI Mentor Protégé Brief

Randy Edney, Associate Director for Small Business Programs, U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation Training and Instrumentation


  Lunch (Lunch on Your Own)


One-on-One Agency / Prime Meetings*



In addition, Federal Agencies and Prime contractors will be available for one-on-one matchmaking opportunities.

Agencies / Primes invited and previous participants include:  (Confirmed are in Bold)
Air Force
    Patrick Air Force
    Office of Small Business Programs
    US Army Engineer Corp of Engineers - Jacksonville
    US Army Engineer District - Mobile

Florida Department of Transportation 
      All aspects of Road & Bridge Construction
General Services Administration
Homeland Security

Broward County
Comprehensive Health Services
Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training
Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control
Miami-Dade County
Small Business Administration
Small Business Development Center - Fort Lauderdale
Turner Construction Company

* One-on-One meetings are set in a round-robin fashion. Each person is allowed 5 - 10 minutes to speak with the small business representatives. There is no sign up - it is your choice with whom you meet.  If you are patient and do not rush to leave, you will have the opportunity to meet with all of the agencies and primes. 

For successful meetings - we suggest bringing a one-page Capabilities Statement  for each agency/prime representatve that includes:

Year established 
Company name 
Telephone numbers 
E-mail addresses
Core Competencies
Client Portfolio
Past Performance
Website address
Business category
Socioeconomic Categories (if applicable)
Points of Contact

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