Connecting Businesses w/Contracts- Business Development & Procurement Conference

Tue 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting

The Annual "Connecting Businesses with Contracts" Conference will be virtual and held on April 6 – 7, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM. This matchmaking and business development conference enables Federal Agencies, State and Municipal Agencies, and Prime Contractors to strengthen their commitment to the small business community. For small businesses especially SBE, DBE, MBE, 8(a) certified firms, Hub Zone, Woman and Veteran Owned businesses this event affords them an opportunity to meet with various procurement officials, receive business development training and assistance, and network with other small businesses to expand their client base. This is a free event, however, registration is required. Once registered additional information will be sent regarding the conference. The Conference Schedule is listed below: The conference will feature an opportunity for participants to schedule appointments to engage with procurement officials and resource providers and three (3) individual business development webinars will be offered twice during the period 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The. Each day will present a separate round of three webinars. Throughout the day, the participants will be able to engage with exhibitors in their respective rooms. Daily General Session 8:30 AM - 8:50 AM Webinars 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM Training Sessions: - Cybersecurity – Protecting your Systems/Avoiding Breaches - Doing Business in a Virtual Environment - Louisiana Economic Development (LED) Programs - A Discussion with Procurement Officials Panel - Market Research and Competitive Analysis - Navigating BETA SAM (FBO, FPDS) to Identify Customers and Contracts to Develop a Marketing Strategy - Developing Cost and Pricing for Professional Services - Developing Cost and Pricing for Construction Firms

Speaker(s): JoAnn Lawrence

Co-Sponsor(s): SBA

Fee: No Cost