Mid-Atlantic Procurement Conference Attracts Key Science and Tech Leaders

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SMART PROC 2016 – November 18 – 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – FSK Holiday Inn & Conference Center, Frederick, Md

Find out what it takes to thrive in today's competitive procurement arena by connecting with key government agencies, prime contractors, and state and local representatives at the 14th Annual SMART PROC small business procurement conference https://smartproc.eventgrid.com..

Shake hands and talk business with major purchasing agents as you network among more than 500 construction, defense, healthcare and cyber/IT leaders lined up to attend at FSK Holiday Inn & Conference Center in Frederick, Md.

The day-long event offers valuable insights from procurement experts in government, business, and academia that will benefit large contractors, small businesses, minority- and women-owned concerns, and businesses run by service-disabled veterans. New sessions this year will discuss cyber priorities in transitioning administration, Contracting with the State of Maryland and a Special University Panel

Maryland is in a position to receive more than $1 billion in military construction projects in FY17 at regional installations. Hear details about this lucrative opportunity from all the buying commands and how to make the most of it. Other topics include capture management best practices, subcontracting, cybersecurity, intelligence, defense, healthcare, biomedical research, and how to succeed in an austere federal budget environment.

Kicking off the day will be keynotes from Secretary Mike Gill; Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner; Mr. Tommy Marks, SES, Director of the US Army Small Business Programs; Dr. Kenneth Bertram, SES, US Army Medical and Materiel Command, Mr. Jyuji Hewitt, SES, US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command; and Colonel Robert O’Brien, U.S. Army Garrison Commander, Ft. Detrick. There are 14 breakout sessions to help small business navigate and network for information on federal opportunities.

Register https://smartproc.eventgrid.com or on-site the day of the conference, starting at 7 a.m.

The meeting is sponsored by the Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow (SMART). The SMART organization 501c3 executes the vision of the SMART Congressional Caucus by providing a membership organization promoting tech enterprise in the region. The conference goal is to build stronger relationships, provide teaming partnerships and discuss upcoming procurement forecasts among industry, community, government, and academia.

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