HUBZone Contractors National Council
The HUBZone Council is a non-profit trade association providing information and support for
companies and professionals participating in the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Contracting Program.
 

 
 

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2017 Conference Schedule

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SEMINAR & WORKSHOP CONTENT TRACKS
* introductory    ** intermediate    *** advanced

Thursday, October 12


8:00am - 5:30pm Registration Desk
Sponsored by PilieroMazza
8:30am - 10:00am Morning Coffee
8:30am - 5:30pm Table-Top Exhibits - See Exhibitors
9:00am - 12:00pm Match-Making Sessions with Prime Contractors
Small business contractors can schedule one-on-one meetings
with dozens of prime contractors.  See Conference Match-Making for details.
9:15am - 10:30am Workshops (Choose 1 of 3)
  Federal Spotlight:  US Missile Defense Agency * **
    Lee Rosenberg, US Missile Defense Agency
  Financing Growth for Government Contractors ** ***
    Erin Andrew, Live Oak Bank
  Make Your Brand Speak for You * **
    HANDOUT
    Delali Dzirasa & Felix Gilbert, Fearless Solutions
10:45am - 12:00pm Workshops (Choose 1 of 3)
  Federal Spotlight:  US Department of Defense Agencies * **
    Grant Gursky & Scott Jackson, US National Security Agency
 
  Sharon Jones, US Defense Information Systems Agency
  Federal Spotlight:  US Deparment of Energy - Sandia National Laboratories * **
    HANDOUT
    Marie Myszkier & Leo Valencia, Sandia National Laboratories
  Service Contract Act: Avoiding Pitfalls ** ***
    HANDOUT
    Kamal Gella, Gella
11:00am - 3:00pm HUBZone Help Desk
Get answers to your HUBZone Program and compliance questions.
11:30am - 12:30pm Stand-Up Lunch
Featuring light sandwich fare in the exhibitor area.  Ticket required.
12:30pm - 1:45pm Workshops (Choose 1 of 3)
  How Communities Can Work with HUBZones * **
    Kindra Harvey, Town of Leesburg, VA - moderator
    John Anthony Mason, Prince George's County, Maryland
    Sponsored by the HUBZone Council Economic Development Committee
  Implementing an Effective Quality Management System ** ***
    HANDOUT
    Nadezhda Mamontova, Abaco Strategy
    Christopher Ditta, Abaco Strategy
  Teaming Agreements & Subcontracts:  How to Protect Your Company * **
    HANDOUT
    Karen Long, Streamline Government Contracts
1:30pm - 5:00pm Match-Making Sessions with Federal Agencies
Small business contractors can schedule one-on-one meetings
with dozens of federal agencies.  See Conference Match-Making for details.
2:00pm - 3:15pm Workshops (Choose 1 of 3)
  Bid Protests & Status Challenges * **
    HANDOUT
    David Taylor, HUBZone Council General Counsel
  HUBZone Hiring Challenges ** ***
    Bernadette Gagnon & Christine Orem, Bluemont Technology & Research
  Prime Contracting Panel ** ***  
    HANDOUT

    Diane Dempsey, BAE Systems - moderator
    Chireda Gaither, CSRA
    CJ Geiger, Boeing Company
    Daphne Hill, Engility Corporation
    Ronald Penick, Northrop Grumman
3:00pm - 3:30pm Refreshment Break
Sponsored by BAE Systems
3:30pm - 4:45pm Workshops (Choose 1 of 3)
  Business Development Workshop * **
    Jonathan Sklar, Spexus - moderator
    Calvin Mitchell, US General Services Administration
    Joyce Scott, Superb Speakers & Trainers
    Sponsored by the HUBZone Council Business Development Committee
  HUBZone Compliance: Staying Ahead of the Curve ** ***
    HANDOUT
    Julia DiVito & Jonathan Williams, PilieroMazza
  Prime Perspective: Driving Success through Mentor-Protege Programs ** ***
    HANDOUT
    Shawn Ralston, AECOM
4:30pm - 5:30pm Networking Reception
Sponsored by The Boeing Company
Build your professional contacts and enjoy hors d'oeuvres with a cash bar.
 
Friday, October 13

8:00am - 4:00pm Registration Desk
Sponsored by PilieroMazza
8:15am - 9:15am Continental Breakfast
Featuring industry-specific tables so you can network with your colleagues.
8:30am - 4:00pm Table-Top Exhibits - See Exhibitors
9:00am - 10:15am Small Business Seminars (Choose 1 of 3)
  Developing an Industry Coalition to Create HUBZone Set-Asides ** ***
    Marshall Robert, Rowbear Consulting - moderator
    Kathleen Berrigan, Gannett Fleming
    Ralph Buchanan, US Small Business Administration
    Randall Johnson, US Small Business Administration
  HUBZone Protests: What You Need to Know * **
    Chris Shiplett, Randolph Law
  SBA HUBZone & Small Business Update * **
    Mariana Pardo, US Small Business Administration - moderator
    Alberto Colon, US Small Business Administration
    Sean Crean, US Small Business Administration
    Ken Dodds, US Small Business Administration
    Francine Morris, US Small Business Administration
10:15am - 10:45am Refreshment Break
Sponsored by Contemporary Graphic Solutions
10:30am - 12:00pm Small Business Seminars (Choose 1 of 3)
  All-Small Mentor-Protege Program & Joint Ventures ** ***
    HANDOUT
    David Taylor, HUBZone Council General Counsel
  Government Affairs Seminar ** ***
    Stephen Synnott, Syntelligent Analytic Solutions
    Ann Sullivan, Madison Services Group
    Sponsored by the HUBZone Council Government Affairs Committee

  Using the 35% Employee Requirement as an Economic Development Tool * **
    Maxine Wright-Walters, Environmental Data Validation - moderator
    Sponsored by the HUBZone Council Economic Development Committee
12:00pm - 1:15pm Awards Luncheon
  HUBZone Industry Award Presentations
  Legislative Activity Impacting the HUBZone Small Businesses

    Sponsored by the HUBZone Council Advocacy Team
1:30pm - 3:00pm Small Business Seminars (Choose 1 of 2)
  Scaling an Exceptional HUBZone Small Business * **
    Michael Kennedy, Competitive Innovations
  Strategies for Recruiting HUBZone Employees ** ***
    HANDOUT
    Brandon Kelley & Stephanie Alexander, Boost
1:30pm - 3:00pm Annual HUBZone Council Member Meeting & Election
Open to all conference registrants.  Only Council members may vote.
3:00pm - 3:30pm Refreshment Break
Sponsored by US Dept of Housing & Urban Development & Sandia National Laboratories
3:15pm - 4:30pm Small Business Seminars (Choose 1 of 2)
  HUBZone Incubators * **
    Christine Rainwater, Quantico Business Center
    Anna Urman, Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Center
  Protests, Claims, REAs & Subcontracts ** ***

    David Rose, Moser Rose Law Firm
4:30pm Conference Concludes
 

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