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The Coalition Springs Forward: Exciting Opportunities Coming This Spring!

It may be hard to believe (especially with snow forecasted here in the Nation’s Capital this weekend), but Spring is just around the corner. Returning from Atlanta last week, where I watched my beloved New England Patriots clinch their sixth Super Bowl Championship, I found myself reflecting on the many exciting opportunities that the Coalition will be hosting for its members in the coming months. This week’s blog will focus on some of these upcoming trainings and events that will provide our members with the latest trends in government procurement. I look forward to seeing you there!

The Legislative Analysis and Market Dynamics Breakfast Forum

Date: February 20, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM Eastern

Location: Holland & Knight (1650 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 1700, Tysons, VA 22102)

Registration Link: Click here to register!

Details: The Coalition for Government Procurement will be holding a Legislative Analysis and Market Dynamics Breakfast Forum on Wednesday, February 20th, from 8:30AM – 11:30AM.  This event is complimentary for all members and is being hosted at Holland & Knight, 1650 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 1700, Tysons, VA 22102.

We will feature three presentations along with ample time for networking and questions and answers:

Jon Etherton, President, Etherton and Associates, Inc. will provide an acquisition-focused legislative update regarding our newly elected Congress and what a Democratic House may mean for your company’s bottom line.

Ray Bjorklund, President, BirchGrove Consulting LLC will provide a market dynamics overview that will include topline estimates of contractor-addressability for remainder of 2019, the effect of perennial fiscal dynamics on performance of our acquisition system, and some predictions about 2020 and where we are in the overall process.

The Honorable Thomas M. Davis III, Former Member of Congress (VA), Former Chair of the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform, and current Partner at Holland & Knight, will provide an insightful presentation on The Ideological Sorting of the Parties, including his thoughts on Redistricting, media business models, and money in politics.

While this breakfast forum is complimentary, you must still register to attend.  Let Matt Cahill ( know if you have any questions and we look forward to seeing you there!

The Annual Spring Healthcare Forum

Date: April 10, 2019

Time: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM Eastern

Location: McDermott Will & Emery (500 North Capitol Street NW Washington, D.C. 20001)

Registration Link: Click here to register!

Details: The Coalition’s Annual Spring Healthcare Forum will take place on April 10, 2019, from 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM at McDermott Will & Emery LLP (The McDermott Building), located at 500 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC 20001.

This is a must-attend event for DHA and VA contractors, as attendees will learn about the latest updates regarding an array of topics critical to your Federal business, including an outlook on the legislative landscape for healthcare, DHA’s forecasted direction in the coming year, and the ongoing efforts to increase clinical input the VA. In addition, attendees will be able to choose between multiple breakout sessions that will cover topics such as DoD & VA pharmaceutical purchasing, the growing role of shared services between DHA and VA, and the Medical/Surgical Prime Vendor (MSPV) program, including distribution contracts and supplier agreements.

If you are a contracting officer, a compliance officer, a business development, or Federal market manager in the healthcare industry, you need to register today!

The 2019 Spring Training Conference

Date: May 16, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern

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

Details: The Coalition is pleased to invite you to our annual Spring Training Conference on May 16, 2019, from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the Fairview Park Marriott, located at 3111 Fairview Park Drive Falls Church, VA 22042. As always, the day will consist of a Keynote address, numerous panel discussions on the latest issues in Federal procurement, and our famous Breakout discussion sessions. Draft agenda and additional details coming soon!

e-Commerce Forum

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Location: TBD

Details: Due to the overwhelming popularity of our 2018 e-Commerce Forum, the Coalition is very excited to announce that it will be bringing back the Forum this Spring! Like last year, the Coalition will be hosting the event following the release of GSA’s Phase II report, so that attendees will have an opportunity to engage with leading government, industry, and legal experts on the report and its implications for the Federal market.

This is a pivotal moment in the history of Federal procurement. Section 846, and its subsequent implementation, embodies the most consequential procurement policy changes in a generation. Your participation in this event is important, and it will have a significant impact on the government market for years to come. The Coalition’s e-Commerce Forum provides a unique opportunity to engage with leading experts and stakeholders from across the procurement community all in the same day. Draft agenda and additional details coming soon!

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