2024 American Small Business Defense Contracting Summit

Hosted by

Defense Leadership Forum

WHEN: Wednesday, April 24, 2024

The American Small Business Contracting Summit will provide the latest details on:

  • Small Business Contracting with the U.S. Department of Defense including all Branches of the Military
  • Small Business Contracting with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, NASA, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and other Federal Agencies
  • Small Business Contracting with Prime Defense Contractors, including Booz Allen Hamilton, Caterpillar, CGI Federal, Jones Lang LaSalle, Parsons, Raytheon, and SAIC 
  • Small Business/Diversity Supplier Contracting with the State of Maryland
  • Military Base-Community Partnerships Driving Construction and Service Contracts
  • Financing for Small Businesses, including Public Financing from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Private Financing, and Special Defense Department Venture Capital Programs
  • Procurement Assistance Resources for Small Business, including SBA, Commerce Department/MBDA, APEX Accelerators (formerly PTACs), and more
  • Small Business Tracking Opportunities available under various GWACs (Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts)
  • Accelerated Contracting Opportunities via Other Transaction Authorities (OTA’s)
  • Accelerated Contracting with the Defense Department’s ‘Innovation Hubs’/DEFENSEWERX
  • Federal Mentor-Protege Programs – SBA, Defense Department, NASA, Department of Energy, and more
  • Federal Grant Opportunities Driven by Administration Initiatives in the Infrastructure, Green Energy, and Blue Economy
  • Special Preferential Contracting/Set-Aside Opportunities for Small Disadvantaged Businesses, 8(a) Certified Companies, Woman-Owned Small Businesses, Veteran and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses, and Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Companies

​The Summit features General Sessions, Discussions with Federal & State Small Business Offices, Connections with Prime Contractors, Matchmaking Sessions, Multiple Networking Opportunities and much more!


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