Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow Procurement Conference Attracts Key Healthcare, Science and Tech Leaders

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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 17th Annual SMART PROC GOVCON. The conference will be held November 18 1:00 – 7:00pm and November 19 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center in 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 17th Annual SMART PROC GOVCON https://smartprocgovcon.com.

SMART brings together senior government and Congressional leaders, federal program managers, contract officers and academia to provide insight into future programs, challenges and needs from industry in construction, defense, healthcare and cyber/IT leaders. Come network and do a year’s worth of business development in a day at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center in Frederick, Md.

The 2 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 modernization, defense medical healthcare, understanding of future R&D defense priorities, contracting with the State of Maryland, healthcare agencies and a Special Historically Black Colleges and University Panel.

Network with life science, tech firms, universities, and federal and state contractors at SMART PROC GOVCON. Conference has 2 Keynote Plenary Sessions with 20 breakout sessions to regional businesses grow and compete for federal and state contracts. Join over 40 exhibitors and view the full agenda at https://www.smartprocgovcon.com/.

The following federal and state agencies are speaking at this year’s conference: US Army Medical Research and Development Command, Department of Navy, Department of Defense, Defense Health Agency, National Security Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, US Army Medical Command, Army Futures Command, National Guard Bureau, National Institutes of Health, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, General Services Administration, US Small Business Administration, Maryland Department of Commerce, Maryland Department of Transportation and Maryland Department of Health to name a few.

There will be an industry day hosted at the conference by the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research on November 18, and the opportunity to meet with agencies in one-on-one sessions.
With Maryland a leader in economic development from defense contracts, the day also brings all of the military constructions leads to discuss more than $1 billion in military construction projects in FY20 at regional installations and the state will discuss the$11B P3 new transportation contract opportunities. Hear details about these lucrative opportunity from all the buying commands and how to make the most of it. Other topics include capture management best practices, subcontracting, information technology, intelligence, defense, healthcare, biomedical research, and how to succeed in an austere federal budget environment.

Register today at https://smartprocgovcon.com or on-site the day of the conference, doors open to public at 12pm November 18 and 7 a.m. on November 19, 2019.

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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