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Dr. Stephen Fuller, Séan Crean to Keynote Government Contracting Industry Day

Séan Crean, the Navy's Director of the Office of Small Business Programs, is a keynote speaker at GovCon Day.

Séan Crean, the Navy’s Director of the Office of Small Business Programs, is a keynote speaker at GovCon Day.

“Partnerships are like a marriage and in order to be married you have to have a relationship.  Industry Day is the venue for building relationships that will lead to new business opportunities,” said Snyder, who is also the chairman of the Prince William Chamber Government Contractors Committee. Given the uncertainty in regards to the federal budget, contractors such as Robyn Snyder, Supplier Diversity Program Manager for Lockheed Martin-MST Undersea Systems say they welcome the return of the Prince William Chamber of Commerce’s Government Contracting Industry Day conference.  It takes place Friday, March 8, 1:00 to 7:00 pm at Continental Event Center, 9705 Liberia Avenue in Manassas.

Snyder added, “This year we have two key note speakers that will provide the insight you need for moving your company in the right direction during these budget constrained times.  Dr. Stephen Fuller from George Mason University will provide the statistical insight to what lies ahead and Rear Admiral (ret.) Séan Crean, Director of the Office of Small Business Programs, Department of the Navy will provide a forecast for Navy directives.”

Attendees will have opportunities to meet directly with representatives from the Department of Defense and other agencies as well as industry leaders and smaller firms in the contracting field. The event also features workshops, exhibits and a networking reception.

“Industry Day is a resource for contractors in Northern Virginia. Particularly in the shadow of sequestration, this conference provides a path to adapting your business model, providing an edge in a very competitive and evolving market,” said Chamber President & CEO Rob Clapper.

Platinum Sponsors are Fluet, Huber & Hoang, PLC; Lockheed Martin and Tracen Technologies. Washington Business Journal is the Media Sponsor. Additional sponsors include I-95 Business Parks Management, Advanced Management Strategies Group, Airlie Center, Career Networks 360, MTCI, Prince William County Department of Economic Development.

A limited number of exhibit spaces remain, pricing starts at $280 for Chamber members.  Conference attendance is $90 for full-day participation. Partial-day pricing is also available for those wishing to only participate in either the morning keynote with Dr. Fuller or the evening keynote with Mr. Créan. To get more information or to register, go to or call 703-368-6600.


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