VETS 2020

Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium (VETS)

May 26 - 29, 2020 in San Antonio, TX, is a Business Development Conference created by Veterans for Veterans.

Please find below the VETS2015 schedule of events. All activities will take place at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott

Monday, June 8, 2015

3:00 pm 6:00 pm Registration Open
3:00 pm 5:00 pm NVSBC Membership Meeting
5:00 pm 8:00 pm NVSBC Reception

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

8:00 am 5:00 pm Registration Open
8:00 am 12:30 pm Exhibitor Move-In
8:00 am 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 am 9:45 am Opening Ceremony, Welcome, Keynote
10:00 am 11:00 am Breakout
      A1. CVE Verification Process
      A2. A Look at All Financing Options for Veteran Owned Small Business
      A3. Managing a Federal Contract Effectively and Profitably
      A4. What is the IRS Auditing and Finding?
11:15 am - 12:15 pm Breakout
       B1. Effective Presentation and Elevator Speeches
       B2. Financial Audits and Compliant Accounting Systems
       B3. Legislative and Regulatory Update for Government Contractors
       B4. Simplified Acquisitions: Where Agency Opportunities and Dollars Are On the Rise!
12:30 pm 2:00 pm

Award Luncheon

2:15 pm 6:30 pm Exhibit Hall Opens
3:00 pm 5:00 pm VETS Connect: One-on-One Business Matchmaking
5:00 pm 6:30 pm Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

8:00 am 5:00 pm Registration Open
8:00 am 9:00 am Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8:00 am 10:00 am Exhibit Hall Open
10:00 am 11:00 am Breakouts
      C1. Developing a Pipeline for Business Opportunities
      C2. Hidden In Plain Sight: Federal Competitive Intelligence Essentials
      C3. How to Deal with a Difficult COR
      C4. GSA Veteran Initiatives
11:15 am 12:15pm Breakouts
      D1. The Ins and Outs of Joint Venture and Mentor-Protégé Agreements
      D2. Proposal Writing 101: Technical
      D3. GSA Schedule Proposal Pricing and Compliance Pitfalls
      D4. Small Business Administration, Office of Veterans Affairs: Plans & Programs
12:45 pm 2:00 pm Luncheon: OSDBU Directors' Town Hall I
2:15 pm 3:15 pm OSDBU Directors' Town Hall II
3:45 pm 4:45 pm General Session: General Michael Hayden (Ret.)
5:00 pm 8:00 pm NVSBC Reception


Thursday, June 11, 2015

8:00 am 12:45 pm Registration Open
8:00 am 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

8:30 am 9:30 am



E1. Benchmarking and Assessing Your Competition


E2. Best Market Research Practices for VOSBs & SDVOSBs


E3. Construction Claims and Pitfalls & General Claims/Requests for Equitable Adjustment (REAs)


E4. What's Your Exit Strategy and Do You Need One?

9:45 am 10:45 am Breakouts
      F1. The Proper Use of Joint Ventures and Teaming Agreements in Federal Contracts
      F2. Proposal Writing 101: Pricing
      F3. Quality Management Systems: What are they and Why are they Important to the Growth of Your Business
      F4. Planning for Outgrowing Your NAICS and Losing Your Small Business Status
11:00 am 12:00 pm Closing General Session

VETS 2019 is focused on one thing—the success of your Veteran-owned Small Business. Will you be a part of the conversation?