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ProBiz 2015 Small Business Procurement Conference

Malcolm Beech

Thursday, July 16, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)

ProBiz 2015 Small Business Procurement Conference

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Advance Purchase
General admission to all seminars, exhibits & box lunch
Ended $75.00 $2.87
Regular Registration   more info Ended $85.00 $3.12
Includes four registrations, ad (up to 5x7), exhibit table, match-making sessions,and box lunches
Ended $500.00 $0.00
Gold Sponsor
Full Page ad in Program Booklet, name on event sign, exhibit table, one item in gift bag and five registrations
Ended $2,500.00 $0.00
Silver Sponsor   more info Ended $1,500.00 $0.00
Full Page Ad
Full page ad in Program booklet and two registrations
Ended $500.00 $0.00
Small Business Exhibitor
Exhibit table, two registrations, admission to all seminars, match-making sessions
Ended $200.00 $5.99
Small Business Exhibitor
Exhibit table, two registrations, admission to all seminars and match-making sessions.
Ended $250.00 $7.24
Government & Non-profit Exhibitor
Exhibit table, two registrations, admission to all seminars and match-making.
Ended $150.00 $4.74
Government Procurement Officials
Free admission to all seminars and exhibits. $55.00 box lunch charge.(Optional)
Ended Free $0.00

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Event Details

This was last year's event.

This year's event is located at

July 16, 2015 at FHI 360 Conference Center: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20009

For more information, please call 202-730-5765

ProBiz 2014 is the most Significant Small and Minority Business Procurement Conference in the Mid-Atlantic Region, to be held Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Washington, DC, sponsored by the National Business League of Greater Washington, a regional chapter of the National Business League, founded by Dr. Booker T. Washington in 1900. In the past , the annual event has welcomed over 1,000 attendees and over 100 exhibitors. ProBiz is a great opportunity for public and private sector procurement officials to engage with competent and capable small and minority contractors. The main event is the day-long exposition with information-packed concurrent seminars and workshops featuring the leading experts in every field of procurement, information technology opportunities, construction development, finance, marketing intelligence, certification, export-import, supplies and commodities, services, staffing and much more. Federal, local government expenditures, and global trade contribute over $10 Billion dollars annually to the region's economy. Business-to-Business marketing opportunities through networking open up fresh access to revenues for many small businesses. In the world of commerce, "Building Relationships For Success" is your competitive edge.

[No charge for registered government procurement officials with verified/identified agency]






ProBiz 2014 Conference Schedule of Activities


7:00 AM                       Registration Opens

8:00 – 8:30 AM             Opening Ceremony Remarks: Honorary Co-Chairs:

Elected Officials: Hon. Vincent Orange, DC Councilmember

ProBiz Co-Chairs: James Staton, OCP. Dr. Malcolm Beech, ProBiz Director, President, NBLGW, Ronald Evans, NBL National President


8:30 AM                       Keynote Speaker:TBA


Seminars                     Room  A         (Regency –B)                                     

9:00 – 9:50                    Procurement Roundtable Local Services Opportunities    

James Staton, Director, Moderator        

                                    DC Office of Contracting & Procurement                     

                                    Joan Hummons, Reza Hassan, Marvin Manassa


                                    Room B           (Bunker Hill)

9:00 – 9:50                    Construction Opportunities

                                    Charlie Partridge, PEPCO, Moderator

                                    Korey Gray, DC Water,

JW Lanum, Associate Director, DGS

                                    Kyle McPherson, Estimator, Ft. Myer Construction

                                    Lisa Gregory, DDOT


10:00 AM – 3:00 PM     Match-Making Sessions for pre-registered 10 min appointments                                                           (Next to Bunker Hill)


                                    Room A

10:00 – 10:50                 Federal Opportunities-I        

                                    Malda Brown, Small Business Administration, Moderator            

                                    Devera. Redmond, Dept. of Transportation

Diane Sant, Nuclear Regulatory Commission,

Luwanna Clark, Federal Bureau of Investigation



                                    Room B

10:00 – 10:50                 DC OCTO – Future Technologies

                                    Kim Harwell, GovPurchase, Moderator

David Bishop, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, and

Jan Whitener, Enterprise Contracts Management Services


                                    Room A

11:00 – 11:50                 Federal Marketing Intelligence        

                                    Jamie Bratten, EZGovOpps                   

                                    Room B

11:00 – 11:50                 DC Healthcare Services

Arianna Quinones-Miranda, Chief of Staff

                                    Deputy Mayor for Health & Human Services

                                    Jerry Carter, Child & Family Services

                                    Wendell Atkinson, Dept. of Human Services

                                    Dr. John Thompson, Office on Aging

                                    Camille Williams, Office on Aging


12:00 – 12:45                                                  Lunch Break

                                    Room A

1:00 – 1:50                    Teaming & Sub-Contracts                

                                    Waymon Guinn, SBTC Prog Mgr, Moderator     

                                    Janice Davis, Esq.                                            

                                    Candice Miles, SBTC Business Dev Specialist   


                                    Room B

                                    Global Opportunities in Africa

                                    Fred Oladeinde, Moderator, Foundation for Democracy in Africa

                                    Babacar Beye, Economic & Trade Minister, Embassy of Senegal

                                    William Fanjoy, Export USA

                                    Bill Houck, SBA


                                    Room A

2:00 – 2:50                    Capital Access & Business Finance                        

                                    Michael Bing, Moderator, Director, DCMBDA                        

                                    Rod Johnson, Vice President, Industrial Bank                 

                                    Gayle Dorsey, Hitachi Government Finance Services                  

                                    Jeff Banks, Vice President, Bank of Georgetown                                                           

                                    Room B

                                    Federal Opportunities – II

                                    Wayne McDonald, SSA, Moderator

                                    Judith Stackhouse-Jordan, GSA

                                    Rudy Watley, Smithsonian Institution

                                    Roberta Richardson, Defense Intelligence Agency

                                    Maile Parker, Director of Procurement CSOSA


                                    Room A

3:00 – 3:50                    Local Opportunities-- II                    

Dr DeVance Walker, Moderator, Montgomery County Eco Dev

Betty Toulson, WMATA,


Kellyann Few, Fort Meade BASE Business Initiative


Room B

Certification & Technical Assistance

Lyals Battle, Moderator, DC MBDA

Ralph Buchanan, SBA

Ted Archer, DSLBD

Milton Goodman, DC PTAC

Have questions about ProBiz 2015 Small Business Procurement Conference? Contact Malcolm Beech

When & Where

FHI360 Conference Center
1825 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

Thursday, July 16, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)

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