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Top Government Contracting Events for 2022

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Government Contracting Events

Department of Homeland securities, DoD agencies, Department of Health and Human Services, National Security, and other federal agencies offer federal government contracting opportunities to any businesses willing to work with them.

Federal government contracting businesses mostly post contracting opportunities on different websites commonly battled out by large or small business government contractors. However, sometimes they announce working opportunities through virtual or in-person events.

The top government contracting events are listed below that you shall never miss out on. So read along to learn more!

Second annual air force: IT plans and priorities forum

Second annual air force: IT plans and priorities forum

📅 March 23, 2022

🕑 9:00 AM EST

📍 Online| ON 24

The Air Force of the United States is currently working to improve data and cybersecurity solutions. The service department also leverages technologies to strengthen its personnel, update legacy infrastructure, and face global challenges on the modern battlefield.

The GovCon Wire’s 2nd annual air force: IT plans and priorities forum aims to hear the public and private sector’s thoughts as they discuss the strategic priorities, advances in technology, and creative initiatives of the Air Force.

Vaccines Summit Boston

Vaccines Summit Boston

📅 March 28-30, 2022

🕑 TBA

📍 Hilton Boston/Woburn, Boston, Massachusetts || Virtual

We all know that during the pandemic, the healthcare and medical field served as the frontline in battling the Covid 19. Some of the biggest government contractors and companies get involved with the manufacturing and logistics of the Covid-19 vaccines.

The Vaccine Summit Boston is looking forward to bringing together the leading pharma and biotech industry experts, government contractors, academicians, and decision-makers who are passionate about turning ideas about global issues into solutions.

By joining the conference, you might get a chance to have a business relationship with other industry leaders. So save the date and make networks while staying updated on the industry news.

World Congress

World Congress

📅 July 17-20, 2022

🕑 TBA

📍 Chicago, Illinois

Gaining knowledge about the government contracting industry can be overwhelming, especially if you are just starting in the field. That is why by attending conferences, you will be able to get the latest update on the industry news, which can be helpful to your growth. By joining the world congress, you will learn how to engage and build a network with over two thousand contract management, procurement, and acquisition professionals.

National Homeland Security Conference

National Homeland Security Conference

📅 July 17-20, 2022

🕑7:00 AM

📍 Chicago, Illinois

With the mission of boosting the defense system of the United States, security experts from different fields will gather at the National Homeland Security Conference.

 

Thousands of audiences, including federal agencies, nonprofit groups, business owners, and important decision-makers, are available to network with or even consider as business partners for future projects in the United States.

2022 GMIS Meets

2022 GMIS Meets

📅 August 21-24, 2022

🕑 TBA

📍 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The GMIS Meets, organized by a community of public sector IT professionals, intends to bring together hundreds of industry executives, vendors, and government IT workers for networking and learning.

 

GMIS Meets is a three-day event where you can listen to speeches from renowned industry experts, network with your peers, and participate in open discussions to exchange ideas and useful knowledge.

Scientia Meetings: Vaccines Summit

Scientia Meetings: Vaccines Summit

📅 October 11-13, 2022

🕑 TBA

📍 Washington DC

With the rise in the attention of the healthcare and medical field, it is not surprising that a new vaccine summit is in the event lineup. Even though Scientia Meeting: Vaccine Summit will be organized by a different event planner, the concept of the conference is also to provide industry knowledge and possible networking.

 

By joining the event, you will have the chance to learn how the healthcare and medical field will be working in the future, which can be an advantage to you as you prepare your products or services in the government contracting industry.

 

Federal contracting events are perfect for learning about the industry and the latest news. This also enables you to network with other executives or personnel from different federal agencies. But always keep in mind that attending events may cost you time, money, and effort, so make sure that you choose the best where you will benefit a lot and always make the most out of it.

 

We are just a few months passed from the fiscal year 2022. We cannot conclude if more events will be coming, but listed above are the most-awaited and top government contracting events. Meanwhile, you may want to equip yourself first with the things you need to know about preparing for a government contracting event.

 

How to prepare for a government contracting event?

How to prepare for a government contracting event?

Complete your registration as a government contractor

Complete your registration as a government contractor

Before attending federal government contracting events, the first thing you shall do is register your business as part of the federal contractors.

You may refer to this article or the following to know how you could effectively get into the government contracting industry.

  1. Government Contracting Guide: What You Need to Know
  2. How to Bid On & Win Government Contracts: Winning Strategies
  3. How to Write a Government Proposal for a Government Contract
  4. Government Contracting Guide: What You Need to Know

Once you successfully register your business, you may head over to the official website of the Small Business Administration to know if you are eligible for the particular program for small companies. You may also want to consult a government contracts attorneys to ensure that you comply with all the documents needed.

Know if the agencies and speakers at the event are relevant to you

Know if the agencies and speakers at the event are relevant to you

It will be a significant disadvantage if you attend an event that does not align with the industry that you are into. The reason is those federal government departments often scout government contractors to work with during an event. So make sure that before you register for an event, examine if the agencies or speakers in the event are related to what you do.

Prepare your marketing materials

Prepare your marketing materials

Many people do not know about attending events because it can be your way of selling or marketing yourself and your business.

When attending government contracting events, make sure that you always have a business card in your pocket; in this way, you can easily exchange information with a person you are talking with.

Keep it short

Keep it short

Have you heard the term “elevator speech” before? An elevator speech or pitch is a short description of the product, company, idea, or any thoughts that explains the concept in a way that any listener can understand it in a short period of time.

In the business industry, every second counts, so when pitching to another executive or event attendee, always keep it short but with concrete details. Having an engaging pitch will help your company’s products or services into a great success.

Follow-up business leads after the event

Follow-up business leads after the event

After the event, what you need to do is to gather all the business cards that you have collected and reach out to the person in that piece of card.

However, make sure that right after you talk to that person, it will be best to take a note of something about them on the back of their card. In that way, you will be able to remind your conversation at the conference, this will make composing an email or sending messages much easier.

Where to find the latest and upcoming events?

Where to find the latest and upcoming events?

Many platforms provide conference information about different federal government contracting industry events. Listed below are the leading platforms hosting government contracting conference and bringing the latest govcon industry news.

GovCon Wire

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The GovCon Wire is one of the leading sources for breaking business news in the federal contracting industry and publishing the most critical government contracts awards, merger and acquisition transactions, changes with the federal contractors or government market in real-time.

Potomac Officers Club

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The Potomac Officers Club is a premium membership program exclusively for federal contracting executives. The platform also hosts several conferences focusing on the trends and opportunities in the defense, cybersecurity intelligence, homeland security industries, or artificial intelligence.

The Potomac officers club, owned and operated by Executive Mosaic, publishes daily updates about the government contracts industry and other business-related business.

Executive Business

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Executive Business, also known as ExecutiveBiz or EBiz, always gives an update on the federal government contracting executive-level activities.

ExecutiveBiz constantly remains on top of what’s impacting government contracting and how contractors prepare their businesses to successfully win government contracts and other company that the federal government can offer.

The platform also helps construct a complete image of the government contracting industry by publishing detailed information on medium-sized business news, overseas contracting activities, and technology developments.

By subscribing to ExecutiveBiz, you may gain business knowledge and ways to improve your company’s logistics and overall operation.

 

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