The Small Business Association for International Companies (www.SBAIC.org), the U.S. Department of State, and the Virginia PTAC (https://virginiaptac.org) collaborated in hosting the 4th Annual Department of State Overseas Small Business Government Contracting Conference.  

The conference included a morning session that addressed best practices of winning Contracts and preparations before entering foreign countries. The guest panel included Dr. Lewis Rasmussen, Director of Protocol and Security at Tetra Tech and Carlos Rivera Board Chair, SBAIC.  

In the afternoon, the State Department and large primes provided small business participants an opportunity to participate in a very robust matchmaking session that included numerous branches and offices of the State Department, USDA, MBDA, MCC, and USAID. Also, a special thank you to the many large prime contractors present such as Tetra Tech, FHI360, IBM, KBR Wyle, CGI Federal, and Palladium Group.

4th Annual Department of State Overseas Small Business Government Contracting Matchmaking Session

Finally, we want to thank our Gold, Silver, Bronze and Networking Breakfast Sponsors, who were major contributors to the success of the entire conference and networking reception.

4th Annual Department of State Overseas Small Business Government Contracting Conference Sponsors:

Networking Breakfast: Koniag (https://www.koniaggss.com)

Gold:  AKIMA (www.akima.com)

Silver: Tetra Tech (www.tetratech.com

Bronze: Site Solutions Worldwide (www.sitesolutionsworldwide.com), Unison (www.unison.com)

A Special Thank you to our SBAIC Networking Reception Sponsors:

Gold: AKIMA (www.akima.com),  Insperity (https://www.insperity.com), SBAIC (www.sbaic.org)

Silver:  Devis (https://www.devis.com), Integra (www.integrallc.com)

Bronze: Brontide (https://brontidellc.com), Brown & Brown Insurance (https://www.bbinsurance.com), SDV International (www.sdvinternational.com)

Media: Strategic Consulting Partners (https://yourstrategicconsultant.com), Tech Change (https://www.techchange.org)

For those of you who attended the 4th Annual Department of State Overseas Small Business Government Contracting we ask that you take a few minutes to complete a quick survey by clicking on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.4th Annual Department of State Overseas Small Business Government Contracting Conference.  Your feedback will be used to support and improve future outreach events.

This year conference had an increase in small business attendance as there were over 300 registrants.  We hope you enjoyed the conference and the highly sought-after matchmaking session with various large prime contractors and U.S. Government agencies.  We look forward to seeing you again next year.