National Defense Industrial Association 8th National Small Business Conference

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IntroductionYour business is delivering the most innovative and superior equipment, training and support for our warfighters and first responders in support of National Security. To be successful in the future federal budget environment, we need to look at and learn from the past. The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), supported by the NDIA San Diego Chapter, is hosting the 8th National Small Business Conference at the San Diego Convention Center June 7-8, 2011.We will look at questions that are relevant to the future of your business, including: Do the same rules apply? Which path leads us? Have we seen this before? Although this is a small business conference focused primarily on work with U.S. Government agencies and organizations, attendees and exhibitors from all types and sizes of business will be present in order to network and maximize the chance to identify potential teaming partners, discover niche technologies, and gain insight in to meeting small business contracting and regulatory requirements.  “Are you prepared for the Journey?” Speakers at the conference represent multiple federal departments and services such as:• The National Ombudsman • Small Business Administration • Office of the Secretary of the Army • Under Secretary of the Air Force • Navy Systems Commands • Senate SB Committee • Department of Homeland SecurityTopics to be discussed will address questions that provide guidance for achieving business success in the near future.• Regulatory Flexibility for Small Businesses • Outlook for  2012-2013 • Update on Emerging Small Business Programs such as 8(m) Woman Owned Small Businesses • Merger and Acquisition Impacts on Small Businesses • Myths and Realities of Creating a Collaborative Government-Industry Contract     Environment • BID Protests • Contractual and Compliance Pitfalls • Congressional Trends and Legislative ImpactsThemeBack to the Future: Gearing up for the Journey.Event Number 1140Event Date 6/7/2011  to 6/8/2011Event Location San Diego Convention CenterEvent Contact Rebecca Danahy at or (703)247-2561 

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