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15th Annual SMART PROC (2 day conference)

Thu. Nov 30, 2017 1:00pm - Fri. Dec 1, 2017 3:30pm
Clarion Inn and Event Center 5400 Holiday Drive Frederick, MD 21703

Host: Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow (SMART)?

Find out what it takes to thrive in today's competitive procurement arena by connecting with key government agencies, prime contractors, and state & local representatives at the 15th Annual SMART PROC. Since 2002 SMART has provided a low-cost conference with no barrier for small business to participate that has attracted over 10,000 attendees from government, industry and academia with 50 annual exhibitors in this intimate venue located near Fort Detrick, Maryland.

Network and talk business with major purchasing agents as you meet among more than 800 construction, defense, healthcare and cyber/IT leaders lined up to attend. The 2-day event offers valuable insights from procurement experts in government, business, and academia that will benefit large contractors, small businesses, minority- and women-owned concerns, and businesses run by service-disabled veterans.  New sessions this year will discuss cyber priorities in transitioning administration, Contracting with the State of Maryland and a Special Teaming with Historically Black Colleges and University Panel.

2-Day Small Business Procurement Conference


Small Business,Government Contracting Officials and Prime Contractors

Thursday, November 30, 2017 
Keynote Kickoff at 1:00 PM
Small Business Break-out Sessions from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Business, Banter, & Beer Cocktail Reception 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Silent Auction from 5:00 PM- 7:30 PM

Friday, December 1, 2017 
Keynote at 8:00 AM
12 Break-out Sessions 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Lunch 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Wine & Beer Tasting Featuring Maryland Wineries and Breweries 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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