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Thank you for attending the 2016
Small Business Conference

Cobb Galleria Centre | 2 Galleria Pkwy SE | Atlanta, GA 30339 | Nov. 16 - 18, 2016

Join us in 2017!
David L. Lawrence Convention Center | 1000 Fort Duquesne | Pittsburgh, PA 15222 | Nov. 15 - 17, 2017

Here's some helpful information from the 2016 SBC:

NEW! Presentations are available online. Click here to view and download presentations from SBC sessions.

NEW! Photos from the conference are now available on SAME's Flickr page:
- Keynote Speakers and Awards
- Exhibit Hall and Networking Roundtables
- Education Sessions and Business Briefings

 
NEW! Final Attendee List is available in the Attendee and Exhibitor Service Centers. Click here to enter the appropriate service center. You will need your login (e-mail) and password that you received in your registration confirmation. This is for the protection of our attendees.

PDH Form is available for tracking purposes. Click here to access the online PDH form.

REVIEW or WATCH this presentation on putting together a conference BD plan!

Keynote Speakers

Rick LynchLt. Gen. Rick Lynch, USA (Ret.)

From company command (100 soldiers) to corps command (65,000 soldiers) to helping lead "The Surge" in Iraq with just weeks to prepare to serving  as head of all U.S. Army installations, Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, USA (Ret.), steadily climbed his way up, eventually leading soldiers and organizations at all levels of the Army. In an insightful and engaging keynote address, Lynch will share with SBC attendees the key leadership principles he has come to embrace in his 34 years as a soldier, and a leader—from focusing on opportunities, not obstacles; to being demanding, not demeaning; and remembering to always celebrate diversity, achieve a work-life balance, and have fun. Lynch is the author of Adapt or Die: Leadership Principles from an American General, in which he shares, with refreshing directness, how to gain the confidence needed to lead in our ever-changing world. For more on Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, USA (Ret.), click here to visit his website.  

     

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson

All the way from South Africa, globally renowned business specialist and professional speaker Michael Jackson will connect with SBC attendees, delivering insights on the topic of change in a business context. Known as "The Other" Michael Jackson, he has consistently and successfully predicted and detailed changing market performances, trends and consumer behavior for companies, industries and markets around the world—and all while motivating his business audiences to perform to a better personal standard. He has over 30 years of strategic business, marketing and communications experience. From audiences ranging from factory workers to Heads of State, Jackson is consistently rated by his clients, conference organizers and audiences as "simply outstanding" for the way he creates and delivers powerful messages, personalized to suit every unique audience. To learn more about "The Other" Michael Jackson, click here to visit his website.

 

 


 

Get to know the SAME SBC! Highlights include:

EDUCATION AND TRAINING comprised of topic-specific sessions tailored to meet the information and business needs of small businesses--and provide PDHs. 
MATCHED NETWORKING SESSIONS focused on linking small businesses with large businesses and government agencies.
PROGRAM BRIEFINGS led by representatives from leading federal agencies
including USACE, NAVAC, AFCEC, SBA, GSA, and the Departments of Veterans Affairs, Energy, State, and Commerce will be onsite to provide detailed business information and opportunities.
PLENARY SESSIONS highlighting mastering your business strategy, effective leadership, and the relationships between small businesses and federal agencies, including DOD agencies such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Naval Facilities Engineering Command and Air Force Civil Engineer Center.


 
As a small business, this allowed me to meet many District Office representatives, understand who the major primes are, and realize who my competition is.... all in one location.”
--Reed
 
The conference was very well attended,and I met with many people I had been trying to reach for some time. The networking sessions were extremely helpful; it was great to have large businesses there actually looking for small business support and teaming opportunities.”
--Suzan
This was a great opportunity to meet the decision makers who have the influence to procure services throughout the nation and world.”
--Benjamin B.

 

Make the SAME 2016 Small Business Conference a part of your 2016 Plan! Plan now to attend: November 16-18, 2016 in Atlanta, GA. See you then!!


 


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