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AUGUST 9-11, 2010 | LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Program updates as of July 23 include more workshops added to the line-up and a new one-on-one GSA Multiple Award Schedule Counseling session.

Monday, August 9
7 a.m. Exhibitor Check-in
7 a.m. Attendee Check-in Begins
8 a.m. Exhibitor Set-up Begins
   
  Workshops
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Small Business Certifications and Qualifications
10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Construction Opportunities in a Recovering Economy
   
  Workshops (2 Concurrent Sessions)
9:15 a.m. - Noon Getting on Schedule
9:15 a.m. - Noon GSA Schedule Contractor Orientation
   
  Lunch on Your Own
   
1:45 - 2:45 p.m. Target Marketing
1:45 - 4:45 p.m. Matchmaking / Small Business Certification Corner / GSA Multiple Award Schedule Counseling
5:00 p.m. Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall
Tuesday, August 10
7 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7 a.m. Check-in Continues
8 - 9 a.m. General Session: Partnering Agencies
9 - 10 a.m. Federal Agency Town Hall
10:15 a.m. Exhibit Hall Opens
   
  Workshops (3 Concurrent Sessions)
10:30 a.m. - Noon Doing Business with the U.S. Intelligence Community
10:30 a.m. - Noon Doing Business with the Los Angeles World Airports
10:30 a.m. - Noon Marketing to the Federal Government
   
Noon - 1:30 p.m. Keynote Luncheon
   
1:45 - 2:45 p.m. Target Marketing
1:45 - 4:45 p.m. Matchmaking / Small Business Certification Corner / GSA Multiple Award Schedule Counseling
5:00 p.m. Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall
Wednesday, August 11
7 a.m. Continental Breakfast
7 a.m. Check-in Continues
8 - 9 a.m. Large Business Town Hall: Subcontracting Opportunities
9:15 a.m. Exhibit Hall Opens
   
  Workshops (3 Concurrent Sessions)
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Small Business Program Overview
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Mentor-Protege: Get the Most out of Your Relationship
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. How Agencies Buy through GSA Programs
   
  Workshops (3 Concurrent Sessions)
10:30 a.m. - Noon How to do Business with NASA
10:30 a.m. - Noon Contracts in Plain Language for Small Business
10:30 a.m. - Noon Salute to Veterans
   
Noon - 1:30 p.m. Keynote Luncheon
   
  Workshops (3 Concurrent Sessions)
1:45 - 3 p.m. Going Green in 2010
1:45 - 3 p.m. Contract Negotiations in 2010
1:45 - 3 p.m. Going Global
3 p.m. Exhibit Hall Closes
   

Small Business Certification Corner
Counselors from the City and County of Los Angeles, Public Works, Caltrans, State of California and the federal government will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for one-on-one sessions to help demystify the small business qualification and certification process. When you have a long break in your matchmaking schedule, stop by to meet with a counselor.

GSA Multiple Award Schedule Counseling
This counseling corner will allow businesses the opportunity to speak one-on-one with a representative on questions involving the GSA Multiple Award Schedule process. (An appointment is not required to stop in and talk with our counselors.)

General Session: Partnering Agencies
Hear from the leaders of the agencies that partner with GSA in hosting Opening Doors 2010 about their small business programs, opportunities and upcoming projects.

Federal Agency Town Hall: OSDBU Directors
Distinct from the Small Business Administration, many federal agencies have their own Offices of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. In this town hall forum, a panel of OSDBU Directors will answer audience questions on policies and processes and give valuable input on how, together, we can develop and implement programs to further support small business growth in government contracting.

Large Business Town Hall: Subcontracting Opportunities
Large and small business representatives unite at this town hall to make win-win connections. In addition to moderating open discussion, the panelists will describe successful subcontracting partnerships and cover new policy, instructions for completing and submitting updated forms for participation and the pros and cons of this type of arrangement.

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Contacts

Questions about the schedule?
213.894.3210
r9sbconference@gsa.gov

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