March 9, 2017
Where government and business connect
Alliance NW is the premier government contracting event in the region, bringing together prime contractors, government agencies and small businesses for a full day of relationship building.
AUSA Global Force Symposium & Exposition
March 13 – 15, 2017
Von Braun Center,
Global Force Symposium & Exposition
The 2017 AUSA ILW Global Force Symposium & Exposition is a three-day event that will include presentations from the United States Army Materiel Command, the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology).
This symposium will explore the capabilities outlined in the Army Operating Concept and how the force transforms from being adaptive to driving innovation for Force 2025 and beyond. Special guest presentations coupled with panel discussions from our senior military and industry leaders, addresses critical points of acquisition, research and development, and partnering between military and industry. For the Army, this means restructuring military-industrial programs. The Army must take a hard look at its acquisition processes, with an eye towards the future, in order to continue maintaining a competitive overmatch against potential adversaries.
Veterans in Business Conference
March 23, 2017
The Army Navy Country Club,
1700 Army Navy Drive
Veterans in Business
The Annual Veterans In Business Conference provides education, networking and business opportunities for military Veterans who continue to strengthen our country with their small business endeavors and entrepreneurial spirit. The conference was created by civic and business leaders in Northern Virginia to provide networking opportunities, training and exposure to veterans who wish to grow their businesses (whether it be B2B, B2G,B2C or non-profit) through the many opportunities the metro DC area affords.
APTAC Spring 2017 Training Conference
April 10 – 13, 2017
Manchester Grand Hyatt,
San Diego, CA
Innovation for Tomorrow’s Procurement World
The government marketplace is constantly shifting. Recently, there’s been a lot of discussion on how small, innovative firms, can successfully introduce their innovations into the marketplace. Sometimes this occurs through a partnership with a National Lab or programs like the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or through unconventional contracting efforts like DoD’s “Hack the Pentagon Pilot Program.” This educational conference will address how businesses can find a door into the government, what creative procurement approaches work in the government marketplace, and how Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) can support the shift in focus to innovation.
2017 World Congress
July 23 – 26
Enriching Our Community Through Inspired Collaboration
World Congress is the National Contract Management Association’s largest education event for contract management, procurement, and acquisition professionals. Individuals from government (federal, state, and local); industry; and commercial business come together for networking and training for all career levels.
World Congress is what you make of it! Whether you want sessions focused on a specific topic, compelling keynote addresses, networking opportunities with 2,000+ attendees, or a refreshing break from the daily grind, you’ll find it July 23–26.