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Agenda – Austin, TX
June 5, 2018  *  Norris Conference Center
(Check Back as the Agenda is Updated Frequently)
  Main Room BREAKOUT
7:00 – 8:00 REGISTRATION / BREAKFAST / NETWORKING
8:00 – 8:30 OPENING WELCOME
CH National Partnership
Department of Defense Welcome
Other Dignitaries
8:30 – 8:45 How Set Asides Can Work For You: WOSB, 8a, HUBZone, Vets
Sean Smith, Business Opportunity Specialist, Small Business Administration
8:45 – 9:45 Contracting Panel
Moderator:  Ann Sullivan, WIPP Chief AdvocatePanelists:
Pete Hunter – Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs U.S. Army Medical Command
Sheriley Smith, Project Manager, UTSA, Procurement Technical Assistance Center
Sheena Little, Procurement Center Representative, Small Business Administration, Office of Government Contracting, Area V
Marcus Reedom, Team Lead/Contracting Officer, 502d Contracting Squadron, JBSA-Randolph AFB, TX
Moton Hopkins, Jr., Chief, Pre-Award Branch, Center for Health Care
9:45 – 10:15 BREAK & NETWORKING
10:15 – 11:00 Successfully Navigating Federal Contracting – Getting Started the Right Way
Pete Hunter – Associate Director, Office of Small Business Programs, U.S. Army Medical Command
Mentor Roundtable for current contractors.  Topics include:

PCR – The Best Kept Secret!
Sheena Little, Procurement Center Representative, Small Business Administration, Office of Government Contracting, Area V

Is GSA right for you?  Must Haves!
Courtney Fairchild, President, Global Services

OMBUDSMAN

Understanding DoD’s Cybersecurity Requirements
 

If You’re Not At the Table, You’re Probably On the Menu
Ann Sullivan, WIPP’s Chief Advocate

SBA – Accessing Capital
Annie Hudspeth, Lender Relations Specialist, Small Business Administration

SBA new All-Small Mentor Protégé
Eric Spencer, Business Opportunity Specialist, Small Business Administration

Doing Business with DoD / How to get DoD to Choose You

Shannon Jackson, Associate Director, Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP)

Each Roundtable will run for 30 minutes and the attendee may select any they are interested in.

11:00 – 11:45 The Importance of Sources Sought to a Successful Marketing Plan
Jesse Keller – Small Business Specialist, MEDCOM Small Business Programs Office, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston
11:45 – 12:30 Capability Briefing with Role Playing
Sheriley Smith, Project Manager, UT PTAC
12:30 – 12:45 BREAK & MATCH MAKING
12:45 – 3:45 MATCH MAKING

We welcome our exhibitors and match making hosts (list coming soon and updated frequently): 

National Partners with DOD