The U.S. Army Office of Small Business Programs (AOSBP) will host its
Small Business Seminar and Industry Matchmaking meetings during the 2021
Association of the United States Army (AUSA) annual meeting
October 11 – 13, 2021
U.S. Army Office of Small Business Programs (AOSBP) will host its Small
Business Seminar and Industry Matchmaking meetings during the 2021
Association of the United States Army (AUSA) annual meeting scheduled
for October 11 – 13, 2021.
The Small Business Seminar will take place on
Tuesday, October 12 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Walter E. Washington
Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Pl, NW, Washington, D.C, 20001 in
Matchmaking will be conducted virtually on Wednesday, October
13 from 8:00 – 4:30 pm.
The Small Business Seminar on Tuesday, October 12 features speakers and
panels from across the federal government and the Department of Defense
who will address contemporary issues involving the small business
program. Invited speakers include the Small Business Administration
Administrator, Ms. Isabella Guzman, and the Department of Defense
Director for Small Business Programs, Mr. Farooq Mitha, and the Army’s
acting Acquisition Executive and Senior Procurement Executive, Mr.
Douglas Bush. Panel presentations feature speakers from the Army’s
SBIR/STTR Program, the Directors of Small Business Programs from the
Army, Navy, Air Force, and Defense Logistics Agency, and the Army’s
Command Small Business Associate Directors. Topics discussing
industrial base resiliency, cybersecurity, small business innovation
opportunities and the X-Tech Search, and upcoming opportunities within
the Department of the Army.
Matchmaking will occur virtually on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.
Industry small business representatives can meet one-on-one with Small
Business Professionals from the Department of Defense Agencies, Federal
Civilian Agencies, and Prime Contractors. Each meeting will be ten (10)
minutes in length with a five (5) minute break between meetings.
Meetings will be conducted through a virtual, web-based platform.
In order to participate in the AOSBP Seminar and/or Matchmaking, vendors
must first register for the AUSA annual meeting through the AUSA link
registration, you will be asked to identify your connection with the
U.S. Army; you may use this special notice as your relationship with the
Army if you do not have any other connection.
You must check the radio
button indicating your interest in attending the AOSBP Seminar and
Matchmaking during AUSA registration because there is a secondary
registration process with the AOSBP. If you do not check the radio
button, you will not receive information on the secondary registration
process, and you will not be able to sign up for Matchmaking.
few days after registering for AUSA, you will receive an email with
information on how to register for Matchmaking.
Small Businesses will
initially be limited to scheduling three (3) Matchmaking sessions.
Additional meetings may be scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis
as will be explained during the AOSBP registration process.
Questions concerning the AOSBP sessions and industry matchmaking
meetings can be submitted to Jim Dresbach at
email@example.com, (815)228-2009 or James Lloyd at firstname.lastname@example.org (571)527-9962.