Small Business Forum
FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020
7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
MCLEAN, VA 22102
Registration Closes at 12 PM 
on March 12, 2020
Industry Member:
Online: $150
Onsite: $200
Industry Non-Member:
Online: $175
Onsite: $225
Online: $150
Onsite: $200
*Reserved for current government and active duty military – excludes government contractors.

Small Business Forum
Transformation: Harnessing the Agility and Innovation of Small Business

Small businesses play an important role in developing and delivering innovative services and technologies that help federal agencies achieve mission success. As technology rapidly changes and threats continue to evolve, partnering with small businesses creates the potential for greater agility and innovation across the federal government. Leveraging their agility, small businesses can turn ideas into solutions quickly, change direction at a moment’s notice and tackle unique problems.

AFCEA Bethesda's Small Business Forum will bring together government and industry representatives to discuss how small businesses can best leverage their expertise and cutting-edge technology in the current transforming market. The Forum will create an environment where small business executives can meet with program and contract executives, as well as those in mid-tier and large businesses, in order to market their niche capabilities.

Keynotes will address how small businesses can support the transformation agenda and how to be competitive in the market while panels will address:

  • How to go beyond surviving as a small business and start thriving, with government leaders sharing insights and best-practices in relationship-development, acquisition and avoiding common mistakes prospective vendors make
  • Strategic partnerships between large, mid-size and small businesses, with industry representatives discussing their past practices and future interest in partnering with small businesses on federal contracts

Join us March 13, 2020 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner, as leading industry and government officials discuss how small businesses can improve mission delivery across the federal government.