Meet the Primes Conference

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Meet the Primes Conference

Presented by the Hawaii Defense Alliance and the State of Hawaii, Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism

By Hawaii Defense Alliance

When and where

Date and time

Tuesday, April 11 · 8am - 5pm HST


Ala Moana Honolulu by Mantra 410 Atkinson Drive Honolulu, HI 96814

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About this event

  • 9 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

It is anticipated that the Department of Defense will spend over $2 billion on work in Hawaii in 2023-2024. To meet the requirements of federal regulations and team with small businesses, large prime and sub-prime contractors are anxious to work with local small businesses. This conference is designed for those local small businesses to hear directly from large prime contractors about upcoming local projects, with the opportunity to meet one-on-one with prime contractors, federal contracting offices, and local resource partners. It is also a chance to network with other local small business on defense contracting.


8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

Welcome Remarks

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

Strategies Around Government Contracting

Small Business Professionals from government contracting offices share their insight into best practices for small businesses

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM


9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

U.S. Army Corps

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Large Contractors Panel

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM


12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Navy Office of Small Business Programs

Arveice Washington, Deputy Director

Arveice M. Washington has over 20 years of experience in multiple career fields including Small Business, Program Management and Business & Financial Management. In April 2018, Ms. Washington began s...

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM


2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

One-on-one Meetings

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Hear from community resource partners committed to assisting small businesses with federal contracting and business management

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM


3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Small Business Success Stories

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Hawaii Defense Alliance Update

4:30 PM


5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Networking Pau Hana

Includes one complimentary beer/wine accompanied by light appetizers and a prime rib carving station.

About the organizer

$60 – $250