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Dr. Stephen Fuller & Séan Crean to Keynote Government Contracting Industry Day

Chamber Conference Helps Contractors Diversify & Build Parnterships
Dr. Stephen Fuller, Séan Crean to Keynote Government Contracting Industry Day 

Sean Crean
Séan Crean, the Navy’s Director of the Office of Small Business Programs, is a keynote speaker at GovCon Day.

Given the uncertainty in regards to the federal budget, contractors such as Robyn Snyder, Supplier Diversity Program Manager for Lockheed Martin-MST Undersea Systems say they welcome the return of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce’s Government Contracting Industry Day conference.  It takes place Friday, March 8, 1:00 to 7:00 pm at Continental Event Center, 9705 Liberia Avenue in Manassas.“Partnerships are like a marriage and in order to be married you have to have a relationship.  Industry Day is the venue for building relationships that will lead to new business opportunities,” said Snyder, who is also the chairman of the Prince William Chamber Government Contractors Committee. 
Snyder added, “This year we have two key note speakers that will provide the insight you need for moving your company in the right direction during these budget constrained times.  Dr. Stephen Fuller from George Mason University will provide the statistical insight to what lies ahead and Rear Admiral (ret.) Séan Crean, Director of the Office of Small Business Programs, Department of the Navy will provide a forecast for Navy directives.”
Attendees will have opportunities to meet directly with representatives from the Department of Defense and other agencies as well as industry leaders and smaller firms in the contracting field. The event also features workshops, exhibits and a networking reception.
“Industry Day is a resource for contractors in Northern Virginia. Particularly in the shadow of sequestration, this conference provides a path to adapting your business model, providing an edge in a very competitive and evolving market,” said Chamber President & CEO Rob Clapper.
Platinum Sponsors are Fluet, Huber & Hoang, PLC; Lockheed Martin and Tracen Technologies. Washington Business Journal is the Media Sponsor. Additional sponsors include I-95 Business Parks Management, Advanced Management Strategies Group, Airlie Center, Career Networks 360, MTCI, Prince William County Department of Economic Development.
A limited number of exhibit spaces remain, pricing starts at $280 for Chamber members.  Conference attendance is $90 for full-day participation. Partial-day pricing is also available for those wishing to only participate in either the morning keynote with Dr. Fuller or the evening keynote with Mr. Créan. To get more information or to register, go to or call 703-368-6600. 

Government Contracting Industry Day Agenda, March 8, 2013
12:45-1:15   Registration & Exhibit Hall Open
1:00-1:15     Opening Remarks and Color Guard Ceremony
1:15-1:45     Opening Session: “The Current Economic Status of DoD and Non-DoD Agencies”
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stephen Fuller, Director, Center for Regional
Analysis, George Mason University
1:45-2:00     Break in Exhibit Hall
2:00-2:45     Workshop 1: “Doing Business with the Marine Corps: The Road Ahead for Small
Business” — Dave Dawson, Associate Director for Small Business, MARCORSYSCOM
2:45-3:00     Break in Exhibit Hall
3:00-3:45     Workshop 2: “New Business in New Markets” – Jeff Brown, Pangea Global
3:45-4:00     Break in Exhibit Hall
4:00-5:00     Closing Session: “How Small Business Fits in the Changing World of Government
Keynote Speaker: Seán F. Crean, Director, Department of the Navy Office of Small
Business Programs (U.S. Navy Rear Admiral, Retired)
5:00-7:00     Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall