Florida GovCon Summit Registration
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Florida GovCon Summit Registration

Florida GovCon Summit Registration

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tampa Airport - Westshore

4500 West Cypress Street

Tampa, FL 33607

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Join us at the Florida GovCon Summit on March 29th and 30th, 2017 at DoubleTree Tampa Westshore.

For small businesses competing for federal contracts in Florida’s fast-growing, high-tech industry, staying ahead of opportunity, technology, regulations and the competition is more important than ever.

What does it take to succeed in this rapidly changing environment? It's even harder to predict since we don't know what the new adminstration will do! What is going on across our state that offers new opportunities for your technology business?

The Florida GovCon Summit features


Sid Fuchs, President and CEO of MacAulay-Brown, and author of Get Off the Bench discusses how to create value through relationships.

Jeff Piersall, CEO of SCB Marketing, and author of Dogs Don't Bark at Parked Csrs, shares how to create partnerships and trust to develop a vibrant, collaborative entrepreneurial ecosystem. SCB publishes i4Business Magazine and SpaceCoast Business Magazine.

Conversations will include:


Thought leaders in machine intelligence, IT, cyber and data analytics describing cross-over between federal and commercial, and the convergence of technologies, to capitalize on proven strengths of our communities.

Executives discussing federal contracting strategies, and how to build more effective teaming relationships and develop your pipeline.

Agency representatives discussing small business opportunities across Florida and the Southeast.


Federal contracting is more competitive than ever, and it's so hard to keep up with upcoming opportunities, agency updates, regulations, funding and RFP changes. Having a network to keep up with the changes is critical. Subject matter experts in federal contracting discussing latest trends in...

Contract Vehicles, GSA Schedules, Protests, Certification, Security, Compliance, Joint Ventures, Past Performance, Teaming, ISO Certifications, Capture Strategy, HR (FLSA, SCA, ACA, 401K), Branding, Proposal Management, Understanding Price to Win, International Contracting, Mergers & Acquisitions, etc.


Supporting our veteran community is a high priority, with many resources available. There is a big gap between job searchers being advised "just apply on our website" and employers who are trying to find talent. There is lots of "noise" but not enough action. We're bringing together key leaders to share information about programs for veterans, plus advice from veterans who have transitioned successfully to new careers, information about veteran hiring programs at area employers. We'll also have LinkedIn training showing you how to use the powerful Advanced Search features of LinkedIn, whether you are a job seeker or an employer using LinkedIn for recruiting.

We are adding a Photographer booth to take pictures for transitioning veterans for LinkedIn. You can get your photo updated at this event too.


Keith Hoffert of Business Radio-X will be there again this year. We'll be adding a link so you can join the show. Get more exposure for your company by being on the air with Keith, and sending links to the show out afterwards.

Let's make it Fun, Interactive and Productive:

  • We're adding Hot Seats, so you can submit questions ahead of time and we'll toss them to a panel of subject matter experts. Or put yourself in the HOT SEAT and get advice directly.
  • Teaming Talks - identify your NAICs codes, your target areas, your socio-economic statuses, your past performance - and let's share that information so you can have some teaming discussions.
  • Strategy Sessions and 1:1's - setting aside appointments and sessions for discussions; some may be facilitated group sessions.
  • This is NOT the same old conference - we're looking for your ideas how to make the best use of your time.
  • Contact Listing in excel format - will be provided to all attendees after the event.


Focused exclusively on small business strategies for the federal marketplace, Florida GovCon Summit will broaden your thinking and provide actionable insights. Just as important as discussions with the thought leaders in attendance will be the opportunity to pursue these and other issues with your peers—fellow defense and aerospace contractors from companies with $500K to to $30 million in Revenue.

You're NOT A STARTUP, and you don't want to hear the same old stuff: You've got active subcontracts, you've set up teaming agreements and even part of the way through Joint Ventures, Mentor-Protege and GSA Schedules. You've got great past performance and you're building your pipeline. You've got most of your infrastructure in place. But every time you get past one obstacle, you find out about another one! You're especially worried about being locked out of the market because you can't get on the right contract vehicle! And all this is costing so much time and money. We're determined to help you find the answers you need so you can walk away with an action plan and a broader range of teammates and opportunities.

Don’t miss out – space is limited. To see what happened last year go to www.i4govcon.com

For more information - visit our Florida GovCon Summit page.

Get in on the discussion - join the Florida GovCon Community on LinkedIn.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

e-mail flgovcon@gmail.com

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes - you can substitute someone - we'll just change the badge at the event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No need to bring a printed ticket - we'll have name badges printed and a master list.

What is the refund policy?

Refunds will be issued up to Friday March 17 for payment less $30 processing fee.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

We'll just change the badge on the day of the event.

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