Government Contracting Reverse Trade Show 2019

Hosted by the Florida PTAC at UCF in partnership with the Florida SBDC at UCF

Advance Your Government Contracting Efforts

Reverse Trade Show 2019

Thursday, May 2 | 8:30 am – 3:15 pm

Our annual Government Contracting Reverse Trade Show is back. Meet with as many agencies as you can within a 90 minute time span.

NO AGENCY APPOINTMENTS! You will not have a schedule of meetings but instead you will be assigned to a ‘networking window’ where you will be able to move from agency to agency much like you would at a trade show.

  • We expect this format to sell out quickly so register for an available session TODAY!
  • More than 25 agencies and prime contractors will be available
  • No scheduled meetings. Just come and speak with the agencies of your choice!
  • Customize your meeting strategy – try to meet with as many agencies as you can…
  • …OR target specific agencies to meet (this strategy may require waiting in queue)
  • No limit to the number of agencies. Meet as many as time, and your strategy, allow!
  • Great opportunity to start new agency relationships or advance existing ones.

Agencies scheduled to attend this year include:

  • Amtrak
  • Bell
  • Boeing
  • Brevard County Government
  • Central Florida Expressway Authority
  • City of Orlando
  • Florida Office of Supplier Diversity
  • General Dynamics – Ordinance and Tactical System
  • Harris
  • KMK Construction
  • Leonardo DRS
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Micro Systems, Inc.
  • Moffitt Cancer Center
  • NASA
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Orange County Government
  • Orange County Public Schools
  • Orion Technologies
  • Osceola County Government
  • Seminole County Government
  • Seminole County Public Schools
  • Seminole State College
  • Skanska
  • TECO Energy
  • TRex – Training & Readiness Accelerator
  • United Launch Alliance
  • University of Central Florida
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Program and agency participation is subject to change.
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How this Event Works

  • Unlike previous years, there will be no exiting the room between agency meetings and no appointments. Each person will meet with their desired agencies on a first come, first served basis.
  • Each person will register for 1 of 3, 1 hour, 45 minute time windows
  • Each ‘time window’ will consist of – 15 minutes of overview and debrief with the Florida PTAC team and  90 minutes to meet with agencies.  The overview and debrief are mandatory components.
  • Additional time windows will require additional registrations
  • The cost is $50 per person per time window. You are more than welcome to register for more than one time window.
  • During the event, you can present your customized ‘elevator speech’, offer your Capabilities Statement, explore the agency’s buying forecast, or advance an already existing relationship.
  • We will ask that you be respectful of everyone’s time by promptly moving to the next agency after each meeting and being mindful of others in line.
  • When your time window is complete, you are done – no need to come back for appointments later in the day. (Unless you have registered for more than one time window).
  • Please come to the event at least 20 minutes before your time window begins. If you’re time window isn’t the first time window, there is no need to be at the event at 8:00 am.
  • Only registered individuals that are registered for their corresponding time windows will be allowed to be in the rooms. All others will wait in the waiting area.
  • Pre-registration is required as space is limited. “No walk-ins” allowed under any circumstances.

Is this Event for Me?

This event is designed for more experienced government contractors.  Businesses that are new to government contracting may get frustrated and find the process ineffective. Three questions to ask yourself are:

1 – Has your business been generating revenue for at least the past two (2) years?

2 – Is your business a registered vendor in some combination of SAM, or MFMP, or local agencies?

3 – Do you have a “Capability Statement”?

If you answered “yes” to each of these questions then this event could be a great next step in your government contracting efforts!

Registration

$50 per person per session.

SOLD OUT

Location

Located at the National Entrepreneur Center inside the Orlando Fashion Square Mall

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This Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency.

The Florida SBDC at the University of Central Florida is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide partnership program  nationally accredited by the Association of America’s SBDCs and funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Defense  Logistics Agency, State of Florida, and other private and public partners, with the University of West Florida serving as the  network’s lead host institution. Florida SBDC services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Language assistance  services are available for limited English proficient individuals. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and/or limited English proficiency will be made if requested at least two  weeks in advance. To request accommodation or language assistance, please contact the FSBDC at UCF at 407-420-4850.