SAME's Federal Small Business Conference

SBC 2021 was held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta the week of November 15 with virtual participation available. All speakers participated in-person. We added a series of "SBC Encore" engagements December 1-3, which were all presented virtually. 

The Small Business Conference for the Federal Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Facility Maintenance/Management Industry (SBC) brings together federal agencies and businesses operating in the federal marketplace to:

  • Deliver the most comprehensive and useful market research experience possible for all attendees
  • Learn of and/or share upcoming contracting opportunities for small businesses
  • Connect with teaming partners
  • Support the nation's contracting goals
  • Engage in above-board networking between private companies and federal program managers and procurement/contracting officers.

More than a dozen federal agencies have participated in SBC over the last few years, including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Naval Facilities Engineering Command; Air Force Civil Engineer Center; Department of Veterans Affairs; Veterans Health Administration; Department of Energy; General Services Administration; Department of State; Small Business Administration; Environmental Protection Agency; Federal Emergency Management Agency; and National Aeronautics & Space Administration. With a return to an in-person event with an option for virtual participation, the 2021 SBC offered unparalleled value and delivered unmatched return-on-investment.


Key elements of the conference:

  • Business opportunity briefings where government agencies share the upcoming procurement/contracting requirements they have for small businesses
  • Education sessions aimed at providing insights into how small businesses can be more successful in the federal market
  • Matched Networking that connects small businesses with government agencies and large businesses in a one-on-one appointment format
  • An Exhibit Hall with hundreds of agencies and businesses that want to connect for success
  • Plenary sessions that engage and inspire

Small businesses working or aspiring to work in the Federal market should plan ahead and include SBC in their annual budget as a must-attend event guaranteed to prove great returns on investment. To learn more about what you can expect at SBC, review the plethora of articles from past attendees with #SBC. View SAME's Blog.

Dates for Future SBCs

  • 2022 - November 1-3: Music City Center, Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2023 - October 31-November 2: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas
  • 2024 - November 19-21: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 2025 - November 19-21: Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, Arizona
  • 2026 - November 4-6: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas, Texas

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