May 17, 2013 - 7:30am - 3:00pm
FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013
The Universities At Shady Grove
9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
This year’s GovConNet Procurement Conference, which took place on Friday, May 17, 2013, was a major success! We want to personally thank our speakers, exhibitors and attendees for their time and contribution to the event.
We hope that everyone gained new insights and made valuable connections. We hit major milestone this year with reaching over 800+ registrants, 61 speakers, including Congressman Chris Van Hollen, 85 Exhibitors, and 22 Breakout Sessions on three tracks. In addition, 117 companies were selected for 10-minute matchmaking sessions with the 21 participating Federal Agencies, State and Local Departments and Prime Contractors, which is the highest number of matchmaking sessions in our GovConNet Procurement Conference’s 10 year history! Our new program, “Ask the Business Doctor,” which allowed attendees the opportunity to receive speed mentoring from 8 experts from various backgrounds, was also well received. The response from the attendees has been overwhelming positive.
This was also the first year that we created our own Twitter hashtag for the Conference in order for attendees to stay in the loop and interact with one another before, during and after the event. We have included a few of our favorite tweets below.
We have also updated the Conference’s website with the latest images and the available presentations from the sessions that took place. Thank you again and we look forward to making next year’s event even better!
Presentations that were made available
The GovConNet Procurement Conference attracts businesses ready to do business with federal, state & local governments, prime contractors and each other. The Conference takes place Friday, May 17 from 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM at the Universities at Shady Grove. The event features Breakout sessions, "Ask the Business Doctor", Matchmaking and an Expo. Secure six months worth of business in one day! Conference registration includes breakfast, lunch and parking.
7:30AM – 8:00AM: Registration, Breakfast, & Networking
8:00AM – 8:20AM: Opening Ceremony
Gigi Godwin, President and CEO, MCCC
Congressman Chris Van Hollen, Honorary Chair
Mauricio P. Vera, Director, OSDBU, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
8:20AM - 8:50AM: Keynotes
A. John Shoraka, Associate Administrator of Government Contracting and Business Development, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Pam Mazza, PilieroMazza PLLC, Managing Partner
8:50AM - 9:15AM: Keynotes
Rafael Borras, Under Secretary for Management at the Department of Homeland Security
Andre Gudger, DoD Director, Office of Small Business Programs
9:30AM – 11:45PM: Breakout Sessions
12:00PM – 3:00PM: Lunch & EXPO Hall Open; 'Ask the Business Doctor' Speed Mentoring. MATCHMAKING with pre-selected businesses
3:00PM: Event Closes
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