VETS2017

Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium (VETS)

June 11 - 14, 2018 in Williamsburg VA, is a Business Development Conference created by Veterans for Veterans.

Past Performance

The 2014 Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium (VETS) was held on June 16-19, 2014. The event featured 34 sessions and comprised of exhibitors and attendees from 33 U.S. states. The graphs below provides a breakdown of overall attendance at the event.

2014 Attendee Profile

2012 Attendees by Type

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Exhibitor Profile

2012 Exhibitors by Type

March 13, 2015: Early-Bird Registration Ends
Register on/before March 13, 2015, to receive the early bird conference registration rate of:
NVSBC Member Rate: $299
Non-Member Rate:      $349

April 27, 2015: Program Guide Submission Due
Exhibitors/Sponsor materials to be featured in the conference program need to be submitted on/before April 27, 2015. There is no guarantee that submissions received after the deadline will appear in the Conference Guide.

April 27, 2015: Advertise in the Program Guide Deadline
If you would like to purchase an ad in the Conference Guide, email your graphics to Show Management by April 27, 2015. There is no guarantee that submissions received after the deadline will appear in the Conference Guide.

May 13, 2015: Buyer Sign-Up Deadline
Organizations wishing to serve as Buyers in the VETS Connect: One-on-One Business Sessions must sign up before May 13, 2015.

May 13, 2015: Matchmaking Sign-Up for Suppliers
Supplier Sign-Up for VETS Connect: One-on-One Business Sessions begins. Request your meetings with Buyers on/after May 13, 2015.

May 18, 2015: Hotel Reservation Deadline
Last day to make your hotel reservation at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott at the group rate of $87.00 (plus taxes & fees). Reserve your room online or call the hotel directly at (800) 228-9290 and reference "VETS2015".

May 30, 2015: Check Payments Due
This is the last day Show Management is able to receive checks for conference registrations or exhibit/sponsor package purchases. Please contact Show Management for payment by credit card right away. If no payment has been received by the deadline, onsite payment in full has to be submitted in order to participate in the event. Please note: for conference registrations, the $425/$475 onsite registration rate will apply. 

June 5, 2015: Regular Registration Ends
Register on/before June 5, 2015 to receive the regular conference registration rate of:
NVSBC Member Rate: $349
Non-Member Rate:       $399

June 4, 2015: Shipments May Arrive
See Exhibitors and Sponsors shipping information available Spring 2015.

Welcome to VETS2015!

Opening CeremoniesThe Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium (VETS), June 9-11, 2015, is a Business Development Conference created by Veterans for Veterans.

The Goal: Provide the knowledge and relationships needed for Veterans to transition into Business Owners to service the Federal Government.

The Difference: The VETS agenda is crafted by Veterans already doing business with the Federal government—Veteran Entrepreneurs who have walked in your shoes.

VETS2015 will bring together Federal agencies, Prime contractors, and Veterans to discuss how to take full advantage of the Federally mandated contracting opportunities set aside specifically for Veteran-owned small businesses.

Do you run a Veteran-owned or service-disabled Veteran-owned small business (VOSB/SDVOSB) and want to work with the government? Or do you want to team with a Veteran-owned company but aren’t sure how? Are you ready to take your business to the next level.

The National Veteran Small Business Coalitions has created VETS to help you accomplish your small business goals.

The conference will provide you with the information you need to navigate the Federal acquisition process – from the government perspective as well as from successful veteran small business owners. General Sessions and breakouts will include a variety of subjects, such as:

  • Joint Ventures and Teaming Agreements
  • VA Verification
  • Proposal Writing
  • Marketing to Federal agencies and prime contractors
  • DCAA Audit System
  • New Regulations on the DoD Reauthorization Bill
  • Exit Strategy for Selling your Company

VETS connects thriving Veteran business owners with emerging Veteran entrepreneurs to expose the knowledge needed to acquire government contracts and teaming opportunities. While attending, also expect to network with government agencies, large companies, and potential clients and customers.

Veterans who have attained success are one of the best resources to help other Veterans follow suit. Register Now and see your small business succeed!

 

VETS2015 is focused on one thing—the success of your Veteran-owned Small Business. Will you be a part of the conversation?

VETS 2018 is focused on one thing—the success of your Veteran-owned Small Business. Will you be a part of the conversation?