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The Coalition’s 2015 Spring Conference is Almost Here!

In just 5 short weeks…….

The Coalition 2015 Spring Training Conference titled The Business of Government will take place on April 28th at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church, VA. The roster includes speakers from GSA, the Department of Veterans Affairs, Small Business Administration, Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Defense.

Keynote Speaker Denise Turner Roth,  Acting Administrator for the U.S. General Services Administration will kick off the morning sessions.   Acting Administrator Roth will be discussing Managing the Business of Government – GSA’s Role, and we are looking forward to her remarks as this will be the first time she has had the opportunity to address the Coalition.

Looking to increase your market share?  A panel discussion, Ten Tips for Capturing The Federal Market 2015 And Beyond moderated by Bill Gormley, President of the Gormley Group, will include Ray Bjorklund, President, BirchGrove Consulting; Cameron Leuthy, Senior Budget Analyst, Bloomberg Government; and Wendy Frieman, Principal Consultant, Lohfeld Consulting Group.

Next up, John Shoraka, Associate Administrator of Government Contracting and Business Development, Small Business Administration, will discuss The Impact of Small Business Policy on The Federal Market with moderator Angela Styles, Partner, Crowell & Moring.

Legal questions?  The panel discussion titled From Risks to Rewards – Strategies for Managing Liabilities of your Federal Contract led by Jonathan Aronie, Partner, Sheppard Mullin; David Dowd, Partner, Mayer Brown; and Jason Workmaster, Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge will provide insight.

Our luncheon speaker will be Kevin Youel Page, Deputy Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service, GSA, who will be sharing his thoughts on The Status of MAS Reform – Update on GSA Initiatives and what they Mean for your Business.

The afternoon Myth Busters Breakout Sessions will include government speakers discussing the following topics:

  • The Ultimate Helpdesk – SAM, GSA Advantage And eBuy
  • Early Adopters of Strategic Solutions – What’s Working, What’s Not, and What’s Ahead?
  • The Future Of Sustainable Government—From Ecolabels To Green Buildings
  • How Contractors Can Improve the Audit Process – The Government’s Perspective
  • Cybersecurity: What Change Should Federal Contractors Anticipate?
  • GSA Technology Contracts
  • Government Wide Acquisition of Professional Services
  • GSA, Federal Acquisition Service, General Supplies and Services (GSS) Business line Update


For the full agenda click here

We will conclude our Spring Training Conference with a networking reception in the ballroom foyer and outside deck!

To register for the Spring Training Conference click here.

We look forward to seeing you all there and continuing the Mythbusters dialogue.

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