GovLEADer Series DC-Small Business Summit

Ready to grow as a  government contractor and global business? Join The LEAD Program and our partners on March 21st, 2019 at the GovLEADer Series DC Small Business Summit in Silver Spring, MD. Learn the do’s and don’ts to help you succeed in government contracting through interactive workshops, LEAD Connections Matchmaking, and an EXPO made up of industry professionals, local resource partners, and state/local/federal government officials. Receive pre-scheduled meetings in our LEAD Connections matchmaking ("speed dating for government contracting") with industry experts and federal agencies, this event is not one to miss for any small business looking to expand in the government sector.

The “GovLEADer Series” consists of day-long events focusing on bringing training, education, and resources to small businesses interested in expanding and growing their business with government contracting. These impactful events are geared towards connecting small business government contractors (GovLEADers) with public and private sector entities to deliver high impact performance, surpass small business goals, and bolster the economy. Our goal is to inspire business owners and provide a bridge to these valuable resources and education from both the private and public sectors. Join us at this Small Business Summit for direct access to Local and National Resource Partners, Local, State, and Federal Agencies, and Corporate, and Large Prime Vendors.


Confirmed Agencies and Partners in attendance:


DC Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)


Federal Communications Commission (FCC)


U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)


U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

U.S. Department of Treasury

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)


U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)


U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)


U.S. Department of State


U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA)


Montgomery County Office of Procurement


National Science Foundation (NSF)


National Institute of Health (NIH)


HUBZone Contractors National Council


Women Presidents' Educational Organization


Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)


and more...


Here are some of the things you can expect at GLSDC:

Sessions: Learn and engage with industry experts about getting started in government contracting and global growth, who is there to help you on the journey and how to do business with various federal agencies.

Matchmaking: One-on-one pre-scheduled B2B and B2G meetings with buyers and government contracting resources. These meetings will last 10 minutes each and will be specifically tailored to meet the needs of buyers and businesses alike.

Expo: Engage with a variety of partners that will help propel you towards a successful government contracting expansion for your company


To register, visit This event is NOT one to miss! Join us March 21st, 2019 in Silver Spring and take the next step to become a Best In Class Small Business! This event was created For Small Business, By Small Business!

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Relevant Government Agencies

DOD & Military, Dept of Education, Dept of Energy, Dept of Health & Human Services, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Housing & Urban Development, Dept of State, Dept of Transportation, Dept of Treasury, GSA, Other Federal Agencies, State Government, City Government, Municipal Government, Office of Personnel Management, Federal Government, State & Local Government

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Thu, Mar 21, 2019, 8:00am - 4:00pm

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Thu, Mar 21, 2019

Silver Spring Civic Building
1 Veterans Plaza
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Event Sponsors


DC PTAC, Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), Women Presidents' Educational Organization, National Institute of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), Montgomery County Office of Procurement, U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA), U.S. Department of State, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), U.S. Department of Treasury, U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Government Business Solutions

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