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october, 2019

2019 Small Business Forum: State and Local Government ContractingRegion:Northern VirginiaEvent Type:Business Development and Outreach Services,Certification,procurement


Event Details

Date: October 30, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

If you are new to government contracting and want to explore State and Local government contracting, then this event is for you.  The goal of the 2019 Small Business Forum is designed to provide practical knowledge and resources to small, women, minority, and veteran businesses for them to explore and capture local and state procurement and sub-contracting opportunities.

Who Should Attend:

  • Entrepreneurs who want to get into government contracting.
  • A small, women, minority, and veteran owned businesses interested in government contracting.

Why Attend:

  • Learn about the state and local procurement process.
  • Learn about the benefits of SWaM certification.
  • Meet and connect with State and Local buyers.
  • Network with other businesses, entrepreneurs, and business resource providers.

Tentative agenda:

8:00 – 8:30     Check in and Networking Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30     Morning Session

9:30 – 10:30   Session 1- Selling to the Commonwealth: Overview of eVA

10:30 – 10:45  Networking Break

10:45 – 11:45  Session 2 – Giving Your Business the Advantage:  SWaM Certification

11:45 – 12:00  Networking Break

12:00 – 1:00  Session 3 – Doing Business Development: State and Local Buyer Panel


Year Around Event (2019)


Cascades Overlook Event Center

21453 Epicerie Plaza, #200, Sterling, VA 20164


Chris Ley - Business Services Manager, Northern VIrginiaVirginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity, Northern Virginia 4975 Alliance Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030

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