8th Annual SBA Southern California Small Business & Government Contracting Conference April 12, 2018

PROGRAM

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Detailed Program Agenda (download)

Matchmaking Floorplan (download)

Exhibitor Floorplan (download)

Day 1
12 Apr 2018

Opening Remarks and Special Recognition

Karen Burgess Lead BOS – U.S. Small Business Administration Rachel Baranick Deputy District Director – U.S. Small Business Administration

Morning Breakout Session 1

Cybersecurity MRI/Cytellix Cybersecurity SALON D & E Room: Santa Barbara How to Become a GSA Contractor General Services Administration Room:Newport Beach Social Media SocialPhoto, Inc. Room: Irvine
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Matchmaking Session 1

Morning Breakout Session 2

Navigating the Mentor Protégé Process Including JVs and the New SBA All Small Program U.S. Small Business Administration SALON D & E Room: Santa Barbara How to Do Business With...
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Lunch Program

Adalberto Quijada District Director – U.S. Small Business Administration Mike Vallante, Regional Administrator Ms. Allie Coetzee Leslie SBA Deputy Administrator Mike Daniel Regional Director – Orange County/Inland Empire Small Business...
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Althea Coetzee Leslie, Deputy Administrator, Small Business Administration
J. Adalberto Quijada, Director, SBA Santa Ana District Office
13:00 - 15:00

Matchmaking Session 2

Afternoon Breakout Session

Government Contracting Strategy Will Pannier, Esq. SALON D & E Room: Santa Barbara Bonding Education & Access to Capital for Small Business Owners        Blue Gate Bank, Summit...
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Additional Details

VENUE DETAILS

Location: Irvine Marriott 18000 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, CA 92612 | 949.553.0100

Arrival: Upon your arrival at the hotel, all attendees must proceed to the pre-function area for registration. 

Walk-ins: Walk-in attendance will be available on a space available basis. Onsite payment by cash, check, or credit card will be accepted at registration.

Parking: Guest onsite parking is available on surface lots.

Directions: The conference is accessible by car and by public transportation.

From 405 South:

Use the right lane to take exit 7 for Jamboree Road. Use the left 3 lanes to turn left onto Jamboree Road.

Turn right onto Michelson Drive. Turn right onto Von Karman Avenue. Turn right onto Quartz then turn left.

From 405 North:

Use the 2nd lane from the right to take exit 7 for Jamboree Road. Use the left 2 lanes to turn right onto Jamboree Road.

Turn right onto Michelson Drive. Turn right onto Von Karman Avenue. Turn right onto Quartz then turn left.

7 WAYS TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE CONFERENCE

 1. Do your homework! Review the 2018 Conference Program page to identify your target agencies and learn as much as you can about what the agencies purchase and how.

 2. Be sure your registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) is current. The System for Award Management (SAM) is the Official U.S. Government system. There is NO fee to register for this site.

 3. Send at least 2 representatives from your company if possible. One of you can attend the workshops, the other can participate in the matchmaking sessions.

 4. Have a clear, concise capability statement that includes business type (socio-economic status), NAICS codes, and a description of your products and services. This should be on a 1-page document.

 5. Bring lots of business cards!

 6. Check out the agenda on-line. It will be updated with speakers and workshops as they become available.

 7. Stay up to date with Social Networking: