San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Policy Makers Luncheon with Mauricio Vera
USAID and other international agencies are required to comply with small business 23% goals for contracts offering greater opportunities for small and minority businesses to expand in the global marketplace. Hear directly from Mauricio Vera on how your company can access international contracts.
Who Should Attend
- Small businesses wishing to do business with the government
- 8(a) and SDB Businesses
- Large Businesses Connecting with SBA Certified Businesses
- Woman Owned Businesses
- Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses
- Veteran Owned
- Native American Owned
- HUB Zones
What others are saying about our CEO Business events who keep people coming back for more:
"As a result of information that I heard… I was also able to develop a strategy to better utilizing my existing Mentor-Protege Agreement. Again, THANK YOU for your advocacy and encouragement for businesses like mine."
“Thank you Minority Business RoundTable on a very successful event with key federal officials and business leaders on accessing contracts. The interactive dialogue was engaging with critical information to advance my business agenda. Your organization and network helped our business open doors and gain access."
“Engaging in Washington is critical for any American, particularly entrepreneurs. Events like MBRT’s CEO Conference help entrepreneurs get a seat at the table with policymakers - and get off the menu”
Mauricio Vera Bio
Mauricio P. Vera is a career member of the Senior Executive Service and has served as Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) since 2008. In this role, Mr. Vera leads USAID’s efforts to provide maximum opportunities for small businesses to participate in agency contract awards through outreach, education, and creative procurement initiatives. Under Mr. Vera’s leadership, USAID achieved significant and unprecedented increases in its small business accomplishments. Specifically, after years of receiving failing grades on its Small Business Procurement Scorecard, USAID finally earned “A” grades from the Small Business Administration for its small business accomplishments in Fiscal Years (FY) 2011 and 2013, and a “B” grade for FY 2012.
For three of the last four fiscal years, Mr. Vera served as Chair of the Federal OSDBU Directors Interagency Council for FY 2013, an organization of OSDBU Directors from 25 Federal agencies that meets monthly to discuss best practices in small business program implementation.
From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Vera managed the Small Business Program at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). From 1993 to 2001, Mr. Vera established and managed the Smithsonian Institution’s Supplier Diversity Program. Mr. Vera, a native of Chile, has an MBA from George Mason University and a B.S. degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Maryland.
McCormick & Schmick's, Crystal City
2010 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
Parking and Metro: McCormick & Schmick's validates garages #4 and #11 adjacent to the restaurant. The Crystal City Metro station is also noted on the map below, two blocks away at 18th and Bell streets.
The Luncheon entrée is fresh grilled Salmon.
Questions and Inquiries
Please contact Roger Campos at email@example.com or 301-254-0048.
Cancellation and Refund Policy: If you are unable to attend the luncheon, you are welcome to send a substitute, however, you must notify us prior to the luncheon date. On site substitutions will not be permitted. Please email us requesting the change. If canceling, you must do so in writing no later than one week before event date. You will receive full credit towards the next event. If you do not attend the luncheon, you are responsible for the entire registration fee. No exceptions.
Disclaimer: Speaker schedule(s) are subject to change. MBRT reserves the right to substitute speaker(s) as necessary.