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2018 Spring Training Conference

May 16, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Coalition for Government Procurement is pleased to invite you to our annual Spring Training Conference on May 16th, The Future of Acquisition Shared Services and Interagency Contracting.  We are especially pleased that Emily Murphy, GSA Administrator, will be providing our morning Keynote Address,“Expanding on GSA’s Four Priorities”.

Prior to the Keynote, Ray Bjorklund, Birchgrove Consulting, and Roger Waldron, The Coalition for Government Procurement, will be providing a thorough Market Overview. After, we will be holding a series of panel discussions focused on:
Mission Imperative to Meet the FAS Vision:

  • Dave Zvenyach, Assistant Commissioner for Systems Management, GSA (invited)
  • Stephanie Shutt, Director MAS Program Management Office, GSA (invited)
  • Alexandra Rouse, Professional Services Program Executive, GSA (invited)
  • Joanne Collins-Smee, Deputy Commissioner and Director, Technology Transformation Services, GSA (invited)
  • Mark Lee, Assistant Commissioner, Policy & Compliance, GSA (invited)


Post-it Notes Session: Industry Input on GSA Goals

4th Quarter Spending Strategies

  • Elliott Branch, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Procurement, Department of Navy (invited)
  • Jose Arrietta, Senior Procurement Executive, HHS (invited)
  • Soraya Correa, Chief Procurement Officer, DHS (invited)
  • Eldred Jackson, Associate Director, Office of Procurement Operations, VA (confirmed)
  • Phil Christy, Acting Executive Director/Chief Acquisition Officer of the Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction, VA (confirmed)

Save Your Appetite: Lawyers for Lunch 

  • Jonathan Aronie, Partner, Sheppard Mullin
  • Jason Workmaster, Of Counsel, Covington and Burling
  • David Dowd, Partner, Mayer Brown
  • Lorraine Campos, Partner, Crowell & Moring

After lunch, we have a panel discussing :

Feedback from Conversations with the Customer Agencies

  • Erv Koehler, Assistant Commissioner for Customer Accounts and Stakeholder Engagement, GSA (invited)
  • Tiffany Hixson, Assistant Commissioner for the Professional Services and Human Capital Categories, GSA (invited)
  • Kay Ely, Assistant Commissioner for the IT Category (invited)
  • Pete Burr, Deputy Director of FEDSIM, GSA (invited)


In the afternoon, attendees will have the opportunity to engage in Business Intelligence Sessions, which extend beyond the traditional breakout sessions to provide an interactive, collaborative, and informative dialogue with Federal experts and leaders in procurement. We have invited over 20 of these such leaders to discuss the following eight sessions that you can choose from:

  • Information Technology
  • Professional Services
  • General Products 
  • Healthcare 
  • IT Modernization
  • FedMall
  • Healthcare
  • DHS

As always, the Conference will conclude with a networking reception to allow you to further engage your peers and the day’s speakers.

View Draft Agenda Here

Keystone Member: Unlimited Complimentary
Executive Member/Strategic Partner: Five Complimentary, then $250
Premier Member: Two Complimentary, then $375
Standard/Affiliate Member: $575
Non-Member: $1,500
Government (with ID): $100

Register Here!


May 16, 2018
7:30 am - 5:00 pm


Fairview Park Marriott
3111 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church, VA 22042 United States
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