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Thank you for attending the

2015 Small Business Conference!

November 4-6, 2015 - New Orleans Convention Center, New Orleans, La.

Here's some helpful information from the 2015 SBC:


Want to know more about 2015 SBC?  Click here to download the full program, which details sessions, events, exhibitors and small business contacts at the uniformed services.


Plan now to join us at the SAME 2016 Small Business Conference,
taking place November 16-18, 2016 in Atlanta, GA.  See you then!!


Wondering if the SAME Small Business Conference is the right place for your business?

The SAME Small Business Conference is growing--both in numbers and in renown. And you need to be a part of it!

With more than 2,071 attendees registered for the 2015 SBC, and more than 260 exhibitors, the SAME 2015 Small Business Conference is the perfect venue for small businesses in the A/E/C industry to connect with government agencies and large businesses.



    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.



    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.


  Continues to be one of the best forums to meet with SBs and other firms in one location.




Plan now to join us at the SAME 2016 Small Business Conference,
taking place November 14-16, 2015 in Atlanta, GA.  See you then!!


Get to know the SAME SBC! Highlights from the 2015 SBC include:

....Here's some facts about the 2015 SBC:

  • USACE confirmed 180 of its leaders to attend the 2015 SBC!
  • Air Force confirmed 54 of its leaders to attend the 2015 SBC
  • Leaders from the Small Business Administration (SBA), General Services Administration (GSA), and the Departments of Veterans Administration (VA), Commerce (DOC) Energy (DOE) and State (DOS) confirmed speakers.
  • Matched Networking Sessions took place to help connect small businesses with public agencies and large businesses took place.
  • Upcoming business opportunities and tips on competing for contracts were addressed


2015 SBC Keynote Speakers:

NourDavid Nour
Global Business Advisor

A recognized strategist and thought leader on the topic of business relationships, David's high-energy keynote address on Tuesday will get attendees thinking about "relationship economics," "adaptive innovation" and "return on impact."



Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honore, USA (Ret.)
Commander, Joint Task Force Katrina

Gen. Honore will share his experiences to restore order during the aftermath of Katrina, and his insights on how businesses and others can prepare for both expected and unexpected challenges of the future.
Click here to see video clips of Gen. Honore in action during Katrina relief efforts.



  • Education and Training comprised of topic-specific sessions tailored to meet the information and business needs of small businesses--and provide 16 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 who will be onsite to provide detailed business information.
  • Plenary Sessions highlighting the future 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.



Make the SAME 2016 Small Business Conference a part of your 2016 Plan!
Plan now to attend:  November 14-16, 2016 in Atlanta, GA.  See you then!!

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