Members will note our tag line for the conference this year: “Common Sense Procurement for the Common Good.”  From the Coalition’s perspective, we believe that this theme provides some much-needed centering at a time of increased churn.  Certainly, from a business perspective, common sense should promote collaboration between Government and industry to support a dynamic, competitive market that facilitates innovative and efficient solutions to leverage in service to the citizens.  At a macroscopic level, however, we hope that this theme inspires a sense of community, a recognition that we share a common history, and an understanding that our commitment to service in this marketplace promotes our common goals for the future.

 

We are pleased to announce that Frank Abagnale will highlight our Excellence in Partnership (EIP) Celebration Dinner! One of the world’s top fraud prevention and security experts, the author, made famous by the movie Catch Me If You Can, shares critical lessons in the world of security, helping business and government organizations stay a step ahead of those dedicated to defrauding organizations. 

 

 

 

In addition, we have invited FAS Commissioner Alan Thomas to provide remarks focusing on the vital role government and industry partnership in supporting agency missions to serve the citizens.   

 

We look forward to having members join us for all our fall events, and be sure to take a look at the agendas and see some of the speakers who have already confirmed their attendance: 

 – Major General Cameron HoltDeputy Assistant Secretary for Contracting, USAF 

– Phil ChristyDeputy Executive Director, OALC, VA 

– Kim HerringtonActing Principal Director, DPC, DoD 

– Joanne Woytek, Director, SEWP, NASA 

– Andrew CentineoExecutive Director Procurement and Logistics, VHA 

– Ruby Harvey, Executive Director, OSDBU, VA 

– Jon Etherton, President, Etherton and Associates 

– Andrew Hunter, Director, Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group and Senior Fellow, International Security Program, CSIS 

 

Conferences: 

Healthcare Procurement Training Conference: DHA, DLA, and VA – A Team Approach (11/20/19) 

Date: November 20, 2019 

Time: 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM EST 

Location: Fairview Park Marriott – 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042 

Draft Agenda: Click here to review the Healthcare Procurement Training Conference DRAFT Agenda 

Registration: Click here to register for the Healthcare Procurement Training Conference 

Discounted Coalition Room Block: Click here to reserve your discounted hotel room 

 

Fall Training Conference – Commercial Acquisition Disrupters: e-Commerce, Consolidation, and Cyber (11/21/19) 

Date: November 21, 2019 

Time: 7:00 AM – 6:30 PM EST 

Location: Fairview Park Marriott – 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042 

Draft Agenda: Click here to review the Fall Training Conference DRAFT Agenda 

Registration: Click here to register for the Fall Training Conference 

Discounted Coalition Room Block: Click here to reserve your discounted hotel room 

 

Excellence in Partnership Awards Dinner (11/20/19) 

The Excellence in Partnership (EIP) Celebration honors individuals and organizations in the acquisition community who have made significant contributions to the procurement system that deliver best value and meet agency missions. Historically, these awards have been given to individuals, organizations, and contractors involved in procurement with GSA, VA, DOD, DHS, and other government agencies.  This year’s award categories are Lifetime Acquisition Excellence Award; Acquisition Excellence Award; Excellence in Innovation Award; Advocating for Veterans Award.   

Date: November 20, 2019 

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM EST 

Location: Fairview Park Marriott – 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042 

Draft Agenda: Click here to review the Excellence in Partnership DRAFT Agenda 

Registration: Click here to register for the Excellence in Partnership Awards Dinner 

Discounted Coalition Room Block: Click here to reserve your discounted hotel room