Sessions


The conference will kick-off on Wednesday, November 15, with an
Opening Plenary Session featuring a Senior Government Leaders Panel including insights from the engineering and construction leaders of USACE, NAVFAC, Air Force Civil Engineering, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Hear about strategic areas of focus, trends to watch for, contracting and acquisition updates, and information on how the agencies are meeting and resourcing their small business goals. 


Pre-conference sessions will be held on Tuesday, November 14, so don't miss this additional day of learning!  If you are newer to working in the federal sector and are responsible for business development, don't miss "Building Your Bottom Line through Business Development", a session developed by SMPS (Society of Marketing Professional Services).  **THIS SESSION IS SOLD OUT**

A number of sessions geared to government professionals are available as well.  From Time and Cost Management Best Practices to Advanced Project Risk Management, you don't want to miss this value-added training. Visit the Conference Sessions page and select the "Government Training Sessions" track for a complete list.


A myriad of edcuation sessions are available, designed to help you take your business through the small business lifecycle.  Whether you're just starting out in the federal sector, or are a stable business trying to achieve excellence, we've got an education session for you!  Click here to view all breakout sessions.


DOD and Federal Agency Program Briefings will be held throughout the three-day event, and organized by business line. In each session, you'll hear about the projects coming down the pipeline for small businesses in areas such as energy, vertical construction, environmental services, horizontal construction, and more. Click here to view schedule of Program Briefings.

Small Business Networking Luncheons - Friday, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Choose from Women-Owned; 8(a) and Minority-Owned; or Veteran Owned and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned
RSVP required; complimentary for small businesses and government representatives; nominal fee for large businesses
The defense contracting industry, like everything else, is changing with the times. You know it’s happening, but you have a business to run! How will you learn how to stay on the cutting edge and win contracts on your time-strapped schedule?

The Small Business Networking Luncheons have the answers for you. We have industry experts from different segments of the pertinent arena to help you move your company forward. We invite you to join us for truly enlightening sessions in an intimate setting. Bring your questions and your appetite!

The Innovation Theater is back by popular demand!  This theater in the exhibit hall allows companies to demonstrate the innovative products, services, and solutions they provide to a small group with time for Q&A!  Interested in presenting?  Contact Kelly Dawson at kdawson@same.org today to lock-in your session!