If you’ve ever wondered whether government contracting is right for your business — or you’re already in government contacting and want to make networking connections and learn more about finding government opportunities — then next week’s Victory in Procurement event in Dallas, Texas is worth checking out.
It’s a free event. It will be on October 18, 2011 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm, at the Marriott Dallas City Center. I’m going to be there — I hope to see you there.
The Victory in Procurement events are like a traveling show that visits cities throughout the U.S.. Over the past year I’ve attended several, including one in Los Angeles last month. American Express OPEN (a long time sponsor here) produces the events, and asks me to attend to cover the action via social media and through blog articles.
There’s something for everyone, whether you’re a complete novice or already have some experience in government contracting. Concurrent sessions catering to both levels of knowledge. Topics include:
- Government Contracting 101
- Getting on the GSA Schedule
- Leveraging certifications for a competitive edge
- Researching the right opportunities
- Developing effective teaming relationships
- Creating a powerful capabilities statement to pitch successfully
There are buyer/seller matchmaking sessions. SCORE counselors are on hand for business counseling sessions, too.
The speakers are always excellent. The Dallas event will feature Mark Oliver from the U.S. Department of Interior, and Joe Jordan from the Small Business Administration.
Although the event is complimentary, you must register in advance at Vipgovtcontracting.com. Don’t wait!