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    • 11 Oct 2021
    • 8:30 AM
    • 28 Dec 2021
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    • 18 Oct 2021
    • 8:00 AM
    • 20 Oct 2021
    • 5:00 PM
    • New Orleans, Louisiana


    We are excited to announce the 2021 National 8a Association 2021 Regional Conference Association New Orleans Regional Conference on October 18-20, 2021 with afternoon pre-intensive sessions available on October 18, 2021. This event is a 2021 exclusive, based on member feedback for a lower 48 regional event due to the impact of COVID-19.

    The 2021 New Orleans Regional Conference offers educational sessions, matchmaking, networking, and resources for all small businesses including minority, aspiring, current, and graduate 8(a), HUBZone, SDVOB, VOSB, SDB, WOSB, DBE, and teaming partnerships.

    The New Orleans Regional Conference is specifically limited to a smaller size to allow for greater networking and more exclusive access to primes, agencies, and teaming partners. This event is expected to sell out.

    Link to register:


    When: October 18, 2021-October 20, 2021

    Where: New Orleans, Louisiana

    Hyatt Regency New Orleans

    601 Loyola AvenueNew Orleans, LA, 70113

    • 28 Oct 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Online

    The 2021 Construction Opportunities Conference


    About this event:

    The Construction Opportunities Conference enables attendees to meet face to face with large prime contractors and government agencies interested in doing business with small construction and engineering firms.

    Networking: 8 AM to 9:00 AM CST/9 AM to 10 AM EST

    Training: 9 AM CST to 2 PM CST/10 AM EST to 3 PM EST

    Matchmaking: 1 PM CST to 4 PM CST/2 PM EST to 5 PM EST

    Why Attend...

    • Learn the construction forecast for Nashville and Surrounding areas
    • Hear about industry problems and solutions from experts
    • Workshops on important topics such as OSHA, project management, and bonding
    • Mentor protégé and teaming agreements will be discussed
    • Learn how to negotiate subcontracts

    Buyers as of (09/29/2021)...

    • Skanska
    • TVA
    • Thalle Construction Company
    • Metro Nashville
    • UT Procurement Services
    • City of Knoxville
    • TN State Parks
    • NAS
    • Hensel Phelps
    • Kiewit
    • USACE Memphis District (MVM)
    • USACE Nashville
    • MICC Fort Campbell
    • Veterans Administration
    • Turner Construction- Memphis
    • Turner Construction- Nashville
    • Messer

    Frequently Asked Questions

    -Website to identify your North American Industry Classification Codes (https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/)

    -To receive a matchmaking appointment, you must register by Monday, October 19th.


    • 04 Nov 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Online

    Growing Your Business with Government Contracting


    ***A recording of the class/discounts/rewards are only emailed to class participants***

    If you own a business that you want to expand from the commercial market to the government market, then this training session is for you. The government is the largest customer in the world and you should be selling your product or service to your country. Find out how you can expand your business by working with Uncle Sam.

    When: Thursday; November 4, 2021

    Time: 10:00-11:30am (EST)/7:00-8:30am (PST)

    Where: Online

    Upon registering you will receive a link in your confirmation email. Click on the link to enter your information in GoToWebinar

    Cost: FREE

    Who Should Attend:

    • Existing business owners interested in expanding in the government market,
    • Any business interested in doing work for the federal/state/local government, Entrepreneurs and Businesses interested in learning what successful companies are doing and how they’re doing it

    What You Will Learn:

    • Find out how BIG the government market is
    • Learn how you can expand your business to government buyers
    • Find out what your competitors are doing and how you can do the same
    • Learn one of the best secrets to winning government contracts
    • How the procurement cycle works
    • What are the 6 types of relationships which you must have
    • Learn about set-aside contract opportunities for small businesses
    • What are certifications and how to qualify for them
    • How teaming with another company can accelerate your win cycle
    • Find out how to qualify for government contracts
    • Plus… much more

    ***A recording of the class/discounts/rewards are only emailed to class participants***

    Sponsored by

    • 08 Nov 2021
    • 6:00 PM
    • 09 Nov 2021
    • 9:00 PM
    • Online

    Government Contracting Boot Camp

    Imagine learning 3 years of government contracting knowledge in 2 Days. This immersive BOOT CAMP on government contracting prepares your company to ramp up for government opportunities. You will walk away with a full understanding of the federal market and a strategic plan to expand your business into the government space. Accelerate your growth by enrolling in this boot camp. 


    When: Monday, 8 November & Tuesday, 9 November

    Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST (both days)/3:00pm-6:00pm PST

    Where: Online (confirmed registrants will receive access information)


    GCA Members: $499

    Guests/Non-members: $999

    Join GCA: https://www.govcontractors.org/join

    Why You Should Attend:

    • Prepare your business for the upcoming Stimulus Government Projects
    • Gain a competitive advantage on your competitors
    • Obtain a big picture view of the government market
    • Learn important contracting strategies to save you time and frustration
    • Get access to top-level government contracting experts

    Who Should Attend:

    • Established business owners looking to expand into the government market
    • ARC clients looking for next steps on their journey to government contracts
    • GCA clients looking for more in-depth learning
    • Business owners looking to learn more about government contracting
    • Certified Capture Manager (CCM) students

    What you will learn:

    • 3 Years of Government Contracting Knowledget in 2 Days
    • 5P's - GCA's Approach to Winning Contracts
    • Deep Dive into 12 Steps to Success
    • Assessment of where you're at
    • Developing a Strategy of where you want to go
    • Learning Governese, the language of contracting
    • Registration & Certifications training
    • Your Image/branding & marketing techniques
    • Biz Dev & Capture Planning
    • Building winning relationships
    • Benchmark After Successful Companies
    • Opportunities sourcing (how to find projects)
    • Proposal concepts, strategies and techniques
    • Funding sources for your project wins
    • Bonding and Insurance solutions
    • Staying in Compliance
    • Contract Management
    • Invoicing, getting paid, & closing out your projects
    • Implementation and your Action Plan

    Register Today!



    Abraham Xiong is the Founder of the Government Contractors Association. He has an insatiable love for the B2G market. Over the last decade, he has taught thousands of entrepreneurs to implement the best practices learned from years of practical application and countless hours of research. For his work with the small business community, Mr. Xiong received President Obama’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Global Humanitarian Award and the State of Georgia afforded him as a Goodwill Ambassador.

    Sponsored by:


    • 14 Nov 2021
    • Virtual

    To participate-contact Korea G-PASS Export Association:



    NOTE: Participation application due October 14th (Date in Korea Oct. 15th)

    There are about 900+ companies in all industries for you to consider in setting up some one-on-one meetings.

    • 02 Dec 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, GA 30339


    Small Business Expo is America's BIGGEST Business to Business Trade Show, Conference & Networking Event for Small Business Owners, Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups.

    Hosted in major US Cities around the Country and Virtually, passionate Small Business Owners gather at Small Business Expo to attend business-critical workshops led by industry experts, shop from leading vendors that help small businesses grow and network to build important new business relationships.

    Small Business Expo is the Event to take strategic action to immediately improve and grow your Small Business.


    Small Business Expo is Atlanta's BIGGEST business networking & educational event for Small Business Owners & Entrepreneurs. Come join other passionate Atlanta Business Owners and learn how to increase revenue & grow your business.


    Meet with Exhibitors that provide Innovative Products & Services to Help Build Your Business.


    Meet with other successful business owners and get inspired.

    What: Small Business Expo

    When: December 2, 2021

    Time: 10am-5pm EST

    Where: Cobb Galleria Centre, Hall A

    Two Galleria Parkway 

    Atlanta, GA 30339


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