Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium

The National Veteran Small Business Coalition

VETS is hosted by The National Veteran Small Business Coalition (NVSBC). A non-profit trade association, the NVSBC strives to transition Veterans into business 
owners servicing the Federal government and ensure that Veteran businesses are given first consideration for Federal prime and subcontracting procurement opportunities.

NVSBC Mission:

Transition Veterans into business owners servicing the Federal government.

NVSBC Vision:

Ensure that Veteran businesses are given first consideration for Federal prime and subcontracting procurement opportunities because these owners continue to serve their country, putting the security of the United States above all else.

Interested in joining us?

Contact:

National Veteran Small Business Coalition (NVSBC)
14001-C St. Germain Drive, #652, Centreville, VA 20121
Phone: 703-282-4140
Email:
Website: http://www.nvsbc.org

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June 20-23, 2016  ~  Norfolk, VA

Agenda-at-a-Glance

Please find below the VETS18 schedule of events. All activities will take place at the Williamsburg Lodge

Monday, June 11, 2018

8:30am 5:00pm Registration Open
1:00pm 5:00pm Inaugural NVSBC VETS18 Golf Classic- Golden Horseshoe Golf Club
5:00pm 7:00pm NVSBC Golf Reception (Sponsored by AvKare)
 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

7:00am 8:00am Continental Breakfast
7:00am 5:00pm Registration Open
7:00am 12:00pm Exhibitor Move-In
8:00am 8:30am Opening Ceremony
8:30am 9:30am General George Washington Keynote
9:30am 9:45am Break
9:45am 10:45am Membership Meeting
10:45am 11:00am Break
11:00am 12:00pm Breakout Session:
      A1. Winning Strategies and Proven Best Practices for Government Prospecting
      A2. Grow By Acquisition: How Your SD/VOSB Could Buy A Company (Mature Track)
      A3. How Will the New Tax Law Impact Small Business?
      A4. Protest Download:  Bid Protests, Size Protests, and Status Protests
12:00pm 1:45pm Award Luncheon (Champions Awards & Presentation of Gordon H. Mansfield Award)
1:45pm   5:00pm Exhibit Hall Opens
2:30pm 5:00pm VETS Connects - One-on-One Matchmaking By govmates
5:00pm 6:00pm Happy Hour in the Exhibit Hall
 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

7:00am 5:00pm Registration Open
7:00am 8:30am Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
7:00am 8:30pm Exhibit Hall Open
8:30am 9:30am

General Session: Latest Trends in the Federal Acquisition Marketplace

9;30am - 9:45am Break
9:45am   10:45am

General Session: OSDBU Directors Panel (Representatives from across the governments OSDBU’s)

10:45am 11:00am Break
11:00am 12:00pm Breakouts
      B1.How to Competitively Respond to Sources Sought (SS) and Influence the Acquisition
      B2. Advanced Teaming Strategies for Business Development and Capture: How to Use Teaming, JVs and the Mentor Protégé Programs to Score the Contracts You Want (Mature Track)
      B3. Increasing Your Business Through Mergers or Acquisitions (Mature Track)
      B4. Advanced Master Class: Using Your VOSB and SDVOSB Certification to Drive Growth Now (Mature Track)
      B5. Large Prime Contractor Town Hall Panel Session
      B6. Legal Secrets – FAR Contracting Boundaries 
12:00pm 2:30pm Networking Luncheon in the Exhibit Hall
2:30pm - 6:00pm Exhibitor Move-Out
2:30pm 3:30pm Breakouts
      C1. Setting the Table for Success:  Growth Strategies for your GovCon firm
      C2. SBA Resources to Help Veterans
      C3. Handling Discrimination and Harassment by the Client
      C4. TBD
      C5. Win Your First Federal Contract
      C6. CVE Verification: The Do’s & Don’ts
3:30pm - 4:00pm Break
4:00pm 5:00pm Breakouts
      D1. Mistakes I Made Growing My Business
      D2: Strategies for Success in the Commercial World
      D3. Ready for Growth: 10 Mistakes a Growing Company Makes Lead to Employment and Federal Contracting Claims
      D4. What is Procurement Ready?
      D5. Loves Labor’s Not Lost:  Win Big When You Lose (Mature Track)
      D6. Content Marketing That Drives The Win (Mature Track)

Thursday, June 14, 2018 

7:30am 12:00pm Registration Open
7:30am 8:30am

Continental Breakfast

8:30am 9:45am

Breakouts

      E1: VETS 2 GWAC Industry Group with GSA
      E2: VA Electronic Health Record Opportunities
      E3: Construction Industry Group – Claims and other Construction Challenges and How to Work with a Bonding Company to Increase Your Bond Capacity
      E4: Vector Industry Group – General Discussion (Members Only)
      E5. SBA Track
8:30am 9:30am E6. Medical Products Group with SAC & NAC
 9:30am  - 9:45am  Break - Medical Industry Group
9:45am   - 10:00am Break - All Other Sessions
9:45am 10:45am F1: Medical Products Group with VHA
10:00am - 11:30am Breakouts
      F2: VETS 2 GWAC Industry Group (Members Only)
      F3: Vector Industry Group with SAC
      F4: Construction Industry Group – General Discussion
      F5: Honing Your Elevator Pitch Skills Workshop
11:00am  - 12:00pm  F6. Medical Products Group – General Discussion

12:00pm  

    VETS2018 ENDS