Army Small Business Conference Aug. 2-3

The U.S. Department of the Army Office of Small Business Programs invites small business owners to the 2012 Army Small Business Conference on August 2-3, 2012 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC.

This affordably priced national conference is designed to provide attendees with “Access to Success.” Attendees will learn about options for certifying in the various designated small business categories, how doing business with the government works and will meet directly with federal government representatives and prime contractors looking to expand their base of available small business vendors. In FY 2011, The Department of the Army awarded $23.7 billion in small business contract awards:

$9.5 billion to 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Businesses
$4.6 billion to Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
$3.2 billion to Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
$4.1 billion to Women-Owned Small Businesses
$4.6 billion to HUBZone Small Businesses

Small business contracting liaisons from the Army, Navy and Air Force will provide information at their tables and in one-on-one matchmaking sessions on how you can do business with their agencies. Workshops and panel speakers will spell out the steps to qualify for designated small business status categories, explain how to identify bids best suited to your company’s capabilities and how you can build relationships with agencies and prime contractors. At networking events within the conference and an evening reception you can chat with DoD, prime contractor and small business leaders about the range of opportunities available for your business to become a Department of Defense contractor.

The deadline for registration is next Friday, July 27, 2012. Attendance is limited to 500 people. Register and learn more at