More than 250 small businesses attended a recent Industry Day event in which they connected and networked with government agencies seeking to contract with vendors.
The Jan. 24, 2017 event, which was hosted by the Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center (GTPAC) and sponsored by the Atlanta chapter of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), featured presentations on various federal, state and local government agencies’ contract opportunities. It also facilitated meetings between business attendees and government agencies and resource partners.
Sharon Morrow, the Army’s Office of Small Business Programs’ mentor-protégé program manager and small business liaison for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) /Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR), delivered the keynote address.
Other featured speakers included NCMA Atlanta Chapter president Christina Edwards; GTPAC program manager Joe Beaulieu; Georgia State University executive-in-residence Cassius Butts; and NCMA Atlanta small business chair and CDC small business manager Gwendolyn Miles.
Attendees learned several key business engagement protocols and other tips from several representatives of the Small Business Administration, Veterans Administration, and General Services Administration, among other agencies.
Copies of presentations which were made at the event can be downloaded here: Industry Day 2017.
More information about the overall Industry Day 2017 event may be accessed here.