Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 7:00 AM CDT
Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 2:00 PM CDT

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1201 River Drive
Moline, IL 61265

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John Masengarb 
Iowa Illinois Chapter NDIA 

10th Annual Midwest

Small Business Government Contracting Symposium 

2017 Midwest Small Business Government Contracting Symposium

Are you in Construction, IT, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Support or Professional Services?

Then you should be here May 24 and 25! 

We have listened to your feedback and have developed a robust and value added symposium this year! 

Day 1, Wednesday May 24: Advanced Planning Briefing to Industry 

What is it?  

Day 2, Thursday May 25: Enhanced Networking/Trade Show

What does this mean? 

The day is all about NETWORKING and CONNECTING!

Attendees will have the opportunity to network and connect with industry Prime contractors as well as key Government contracting stakeholders.

New this year!

Conversation stations.  These stations will allow attendees to engage in brief discussions about various small business and contracting topics, as well as opportunities to network with exhibitors.

One Stop Shop for Resources. An opportunity for attendees to get specific questions answered by the SBA, Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC), SCORE, QC Chamber of Commerce and NDIA.

What’s the value add?

o       Full exhibitor list prior is available on the website prior to the event - this allows attendees to perform their research ahead of time to make the best use of their time

o      Attendees can engage directly with the Government agencies to allow  follow on discussions from the previous day's presentations.  Agencies will have representatives from small business, contracting and the requirements/program offices (as available) to provide you with the most valuable communication tools to market your business, and learn how to do business better with these agencies. 

o       Regional businesses and Rock Island Arsenal “prime contractors” will also be available to discuss how to better be involved as part of their supply chain for Government or commercial work. 

o      A one stop shop resource/technical assistance provider exhibit (PTAC, SBA and more…) will be able to answer any of your questions during the networking to ensure your conversations with the agencies and other businesses are as valuable as possible.

  • Informal roundtable discussions throughout the day, within the networking area, to discuss trending topics such as mentor protégé programs, non-manufacturer rule and SBA loan/surety bond programs.
  • Exhibiting businesses hosting informal discussions throughout the day to educate attendees on their needs for potential suppliers.

In addition to the Rock Island Arsenal Government agencies, the invited business exhibitors include:

  • Siemens
  • Osh Kosh Truck
  • Cobham
  • HNI
  • John Deere
  • Great Dane
  • Great Lakes Dredge & Dock
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Vermeer
  • Stanley Consultants
  • Dyncorp
  • ABM Government Services
  • KBRwyle
  • Maersk Line
  • URS Federal
  • Akima Support Operations
  • Chenega Facilities Management
  • Wolverine
  • Northrop Grumman
  • American Ordnance
  • Graybar
  • Genesis Systems
  • The Walsh Group
  • Terracon
  • JF Brennan
  • Fluor
  • Bush Construction
  • ATK
  • Harris Corp.
  • General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems
  • Mazak Corp.
  • Fastenal
  • L3 National Security Systems