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.

March 30, 2020

On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of the National Veteran Small Business Coalition (NVSBC), THANK YOU for your continued support! As you know we have been forced to postpone VETS 20 scheduled for May 2020, in San Antonio, Texas. We are working on several options for “Plan B”. One is to hold VETS 20 this fall in November. The second is to hold a “Champions of Veterans Enterprise” awards luncheon in the DC area in the next few months once we are safe from COVID-19. If you have not already provided Heather with your accomplishments for the “Champions” program, please do so. We hope to be able to announce our plans in the next few weeks.

As you have already registered and paid for VETS 20, we have several options regarding your funds. We can hold until we know whether we can have VETS 20 in the fall. We can hold the money for VETS 21 next year. Or, we can refund your payment in full. Please email Heather at with your preference. If you request a refund, please tell Heather who the check should be made to as well as the correct address and routing for the check.

Thank you for your understanding in these difficult times.


Scott Denniston
Executive Director

Social media is a powerful tool for VETS exhibitors. It can be leveraged to drive booth traffic, reach target audiences and industry sectors, publicize your products and services, and build your brand’s influence and ROI at VETS2015. Connect through VETS social media networks and start sharing!


Information to incorporate in to your social media content:

  • Visit [COMPANY NAME] at booth [NUMBER] at VETS2015.
  • VETS2015 Expo Hall will feature dedicated, non-compete exhibit hall hours.
  • VETS2015 Expo Hall is open Tuesday, June 9, Wednesday, June 10.

VETS Social Media Platforms

Visit, follow, like, view and browse our social media platforms in order to get updates as they happen.


VETS2015 Facebook

    • Be concise: Limit your Facebook posts to a sentence or two; concise posts perform best.
    • Sample post: (Photo post)
      • Want to see more (your product here)? Visit us at (booth X) at VETS2015.

VETS Twitter – Official event hashtag: #VETS2015


VETS LinkedIn Group

  • Use VETS LinkedIn group to promote your booth among colleagues, VETS attendees, fans, and fellow exhibitors. Learn/share best business practices and current issues in the Veteran business community.


  • Where are you? Specify your booth number when promoting your booth! Otherwise, attendees won’t be able to find you.
  • Rise above the rabble: There will be hundreds of #VETS2015 tweets and social media posts before, during, and after the event. Ensure your content stands out and goes viral by using interesting facts and statistics to catch attendees’ eyes.
  • Follow up on leads: Social media is a two-way conversation. Monitor your social media activity and be sure to respond to questions promptly and acknowledge any shout-outs. It could lead to a sale or a new customer

Please contact us with any questions you may have.

We look forward to your posts!

Exhibit at VETS'20 and be a part of the discussion advancing Veteran small business contracting opportunities. Don’t miss your chance to reach Veteran entrepreneurs and government agencies that can take your small business to the next level.  

Who Attends?

VET2014 Exhibitor

2020 Exhibitor Types

  • 46% Small Business
  • 25% Prime Contractors & Large Businesses
  • 23% Government & Military
  • 6% Other organizations such as PTACs, educational institutions, or non-profits.

The benefits of exhibiting at VETS'19:

Dedicated Exhibit Time
Four hours of dedicated exhibiting time DOES NOT conflict with other events or educational sessions, allowing uninterrupted networking time.
Networking Opportunities
Three evening receptions, three breakfasts and two lunches, plus special registration fees for exhibitors allow maximum exposure to prospective clients.
Visibility and Recognition

Be recognized as an industry leader in innovation and small business by showcasing your products and services and meet one-on-one with influential decision makers and current clients.


Past exhibitors at the Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium have included:

Advanced Environmental Solutions, Inc.
All Business Machines, Inc.
American Freedom Foundation
American Indian Chamber Education Fund PTAC
American Plaque Company
BAE Systems
Bonneville Power Administration
California Disabled Veteran Business Alliance
CEO Space - SD
Columbia Southern University
Constellation West
Defense Logistics Agency
Dekota County Technical College
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS)
Duluth Travel/American Express
Dun and Bradstreet Credibility Corp.
Dynamic Techology Systems, Inc.
DynCorp International
Elite SDVOB Network
Federal Contracts Corp
Federal National Commercial Credit
Flour Corp.
General Dynamics
Go Beyond LLC
Harris Corporation
Heritage Health Solutions, Inc.
Humana Veterans Healthcare Services
JAMIS Software
Mahorsky Group Inc.
Manson Construction Co.
McKesson Corporation
MSM Group, Inc.
National Government Services
National Veteran Small Business Coalition (NVSBC)
Navy Office of Small Business Programs
Northern Wings Repair, Inc.
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Northrop Grumman Information Systems
OBXtek Inc.

PilieroMazza PLLC
PM tec, Inc.
Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC)
Proxity Electonic Commerce
Raytheon Company
Regional Transportation Commission
Reichhold Machinery, Inc.
RH Shackelford, Inc.
Saalex Solutions, Inc.
Scott Group of Virginia
Standard Communications, Inc.
Sterling National Bank
Streeter Construction Group, LLC
The Arcanum Group, Inc.
ThunderCat Technology
Toshiba America Medical Systems
Trillamed LLC
U.S. Agency for International Development - Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
U.S. Air Force SBIR/STTR
U.S. Department of the Army OSBP
U.S. Department of Commerce
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (OSDBU)
U.S. Department of Interior/Bureau of Reclamation
U.S. Department of Labor - OASAM
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of Transportation
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
USA Vetbiz
Veteran Business Assistance Resources
Veteran Corps of America
Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC)
Veterans Enterprise Technology Solutions, Inc
Veterans Trading Company
VETS, Inc.

Located in the Norfolk Ballroom

Exhibit Hall Floor Map Available January 2015

Assignment Of Space

Exhibitor booth selection is available on the registration site and occurs on a first-come, first-served basis. Conference Sponsors may select from premium space assignments, based on sponsorship package and date of application.

Show Management reserves the right to modify the floor plan at any time as may be necessary to obtain Fire Marshall approval and/or preserve a compact and attractive exhibit area.

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