• 6th Annual NoVA B2G Matchmaking Conference & Small Business EXPO

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    Name: 6th Annual NoVA B2G Matchmaking Conference & Small Business EXPO
    Date: May 1, 2018
    Time: 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT
    Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
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    Event Description:

    Is your business doing business with the government ... or would you like to learn how? Then, register to attend the 6th Annual Northern Virginia B2G Matchmaking Conference - the premier business-to-government event taking place outside of the beltway!










    Event features include:

    • One-on-one pre-scheduled matchmaking meetings for businesses with federal, state and local agencies and prime contractors - TICKETS SOLD OUT!
    • Small Business EXPO showcasing resources and educational sessions to grow your government contracting business. EXPO TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!
    • Opening Ceremony including Keynote Remarks from prominent industry professionals
    • Networking and Breakfast  

    Event Schedule

    8:00 - 8:30 am Registration, Networking & Breakfast in the Small Business EXPO
    8:30 - 9:15 am Opening Ceremony with Keynote Speakers Antonio Doss, Washington Area District Director for the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Commissioner Kevin McAleenan of the US Customs and Border Protection
    9:30 - Noon

    Educational Sessions and Continued Networking in the Small Business EXPO
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    9:30 – 9:55         Block Chain Technology: Key Elements You Need to Know –Paul McNeal, Technologist at The Sturgeon Group, LLC and owns The Crypto Curator
    10:00 – 10:25   How to Market to the Federal Government: A View from the Inside – Brian Hebbel (Author) with Book Signing
    10:30 – 10:55   B2G Legal Corner
    11:00 – 11: 45  Government Contracting: Emerging Trends in 2018

    • Moderator – Sarah Holland, Unanet              
    • Wayne Gatewood, (USMC Ret) CEO, The Gatewood Group
    • Pete Tseronis, CEO Dots and Bridges
    • Rich Wilkinson, Unanet
    • Jackie Robinson-Burnette, Live Oak Bank
    9:30am - 12:30 pm Pre-Scheduled Matchmaking Appointments (for Matchmaking & EXPO registrants only) - Tickets Sold Out


    About our Keynote Speakers

    Antonio Doss has established a reputation for performance, leadership, customer outreach and personal integrity throughout his career in financial services, community development, and government.

    Mr. Doss was appointed District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration?s (SBA) Washington Metropolitan Area District Office on December 29, 2013. As District Director, he oversees the delivery of SBA?s small business financing products, contracting programs, and entrepreneurial coaching services in Washington, DC, Northern Virginia and Suburban Maryland. In July 2011, Mr. Doss was appointed as Director of the Office of Grants Management and from 2004 to 2011 he served as Associate Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration?s Office of Small Business Development Centers. 

    Prior to coming to SBA, Mr. Doss was a senior vice president at Bank of America where he managed the bank?s community development program in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Mr. Doss earned a bachelor?s degree in management from Robert Morris College. He is also a graduate of Leadership Maryland and the Consumer Bankers Association?s Graduate School of Bank Management, at the University of Virginia.

    Kevin K. McAleenan became Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection January 20, 2017. As the agency?s chief executive, Mr. McAleenan oversees 60,000 employees, manages a budget of over $13 billion, and ensures the effective operations of CBP?s efforts to protect national security while promoting economic prosperity and security.  Mr. McAleenan directs CBP?s three core missions, counterterrorism, border security, and trade enforcement, while facilitating $4 Trillion in trade and facilitating travel of over 365 million people through ports of entry.  He oversees the largest law enforcement agency and the second-largest revenue-collecting source in the federal government.

    Mr. McAleenan received a 2015 Presidential Rank Award, the nation's highest civil service award.  He also received the Service to America Medal, Call to Service Award, in 2005 for spearheading efforts to develop and implement a comprehensive antiterrorism strategy in the border security context after September 11, 2001.

    Mr. McAleenan has previously held several leadership positions at CBP and one of its legacy agencies, the U.S. Customs Service.  He has been a member of the U.S. Government?s Senior Executive Service since 2006.  Prior to government service, Mr. McAleenan practiced law in California.  He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Chicago Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Amherst College.


    List of 2018 Prime Contractors and Agencies, as of April 20:

    Air Force Small Business US Department of State - FULL
    Army Small Business US Department of Veteran Affairs
    Defense Health Agency - FULL Virginia Dept of General Services, eVA
    Defense Human Resource Activity - FULL AT&T
    Defense Intelligence Agency - FULL BAE Systems
    Defense Logistics Agency CALIBRE Systems
    Fairfax County Dept of Procurement & Material Mgmt CGI Federal
    Federal Aviation Administration - FULL Engility
    Federal Communications Commission  
    Marine Corp Systems Command Leidos - FULL
    National Institutes of Health - FULL Lockheed Martin

    ManTech International Corporation

    US Customs & Border Protection MITRE Corporation
    US Department of Defense - Washington Headquarters Services - FULL Northrop Grumman
    US Department of Energy SAIC
    US Department of Health & Human Services SOSi
    US Department of Housing & Urban Development  
    US Department of Labor  

    List of 2018 Exhibitors in the Small Business EXPO, as of April 27 - SOLD OUT!


    AIG Multinational -MidAtlantic* Freedom Bank of Virginia
    AOC Key Solutions* Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPA
    Bean Kinney & Korman* ICAT Systems
    BEI* Libby King & Associates
    Beta Solutions CPA* M&T Bank
    Fairfax County Economic Development Authority* Strategic FAR Advisors
    govmates* Telework!VA
    GovTech Insurance* US Small Business Administration
    McMahon, Welch & Learned* PVBS
    MillerMusmar CPAs* GovPurchase
    Odin Feldman & Pittleman* Trademaster Services
    Unanet* Paychex
    Virginia PTAP* GovBD
    SECAF* StreetShares
    Access National Bank Mahorsky Group
    BBSI GovCon Consulting
    Carr Workplaces SpeedPro Imaging
    Didlake Loebig Chiropractic
    E Cohen & Associates Liberty Language Services
    Federal Schedules Gibbs Contracting*

    For more information, please visit our Event flyer and Event Marketing Opportunities flyer, or contact Ashleigh Dorfman, Events & Development Director at 703.707.9045 or AshleighD@restonchamber.org.

    Event Sponsors:

    Platinum Sponsor

    Gold Sponsor

    Silver Sponsor

    Bronze Sponsor

    Education Sponsor

    Matchmaking Sponsor

    Lanyard Sponsor

    Tote Bag Sponsor

    Valet Sponsor

    Strategic Partner

    Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport Hotel
    2200 Centreville Road, Herndon

    Complementary valet parking available, as well as self-parking.
    Date/Time Information:
    Tuesday, May 1
    8:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Contact Information:
    Ashleigh Dorfman, Events & Development Director | 703.707.9045

    Matchmaking & EXPO - SOLD OUT!

    EXPO Only includes networking, education sessions, business resources and continental breakfast in Small Business EXPO. Registration fees are now $100 Member, $125 Future Member/Guest. PLENTY OF TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!
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