27th Annual Government Small Business Conference

27th Annual Government Small Business Conference

27th Annual Government Small Business Conference“Rebuilding American Businesses”


May 15-16, 2014 Location: Higgins Hall 5225 N. Himes Ave Tampa FL 33614 conference topics & agenda

Keynote Speaker – Tameka Montgomery

27th Annual Government Small Business Conference

Tameka Montgomery

Appointed to the position of Associate Administrator of the Office of Entrepreneurial Development at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in 2013, Tameka Montgomery manages the agency’s counseling and training programs which serve more than 1.5 million entrepreneurs and small businesses nationwide. She oversees entrepreneurial program development and implementation within SBA’s Office of Small Business Development Centers, the Office of Women’s Business Ownership, and the Office of Entrepreneurship Education. Montgomery holds a bachelor’s degree from Spelman College and a master’s degree of public administration from Columbia University. In May 2012, Johnson & Wales University conferred upon Montgomery an honorary doctorate of business administration in entrepreneurship.

Meet with Small Business Professionals & Small Business Liaison Officers

The Florida SBDC, Procurement Technical Assistance Center at the University of South Florida is dedicated to “Rebuilding American Businesses” by hosting the 27th Annual Government Small Business Conference. This conference brings buyers and decision-makers from federal, state and local government agencies and prime contractors, together in one place.

Educational Seminars & Panels

Whether your company is already committed to selling to the government or would like to start diversifying your sales, you will learn how to optimize opportunities through seminars designed specifically to fit your business needs. Hear from industry experts during the small business, corporate and government panels. Learn about Sustainability, Corporation – 640 Review, Innovation in Business Markets, and Marketing to the Government, during the hourly seminars.

Tradeshow Exhibition

The second day of the conference gets you in front of the specific representatives looking to buy your products and services. With more than 50 exhibitors, your company has an opportunity to market and network with agencies and large corporations that need your products and services. Tentative representatives include:

  • City of New Port Richey
  • City of Tampa Purchasing
  • Department of Commerce Tampa Bay Export Assistance Center
  • Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Florida SBDC
  • Florida Turnpike
  • Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART)
  • Hillsborough Aviation Authority/TIA
  • Florida SBDC at Hillsborough County
  • MacDill Air Force Base
  • Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development
  • Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA)
  • Small Business Administration
  • Tampa Port Authority
  • Florida Department of Management Services
  • US Special Operations Command

Hotel Information

The Hilton Garden Inn – Tampa Airport Westshore is the official hotel for the Government Small Business Conference. Conference rate is $139. Government rate is $99 (based on availability). Rooms must be booked by April 11th to secure these rates. To secure room reservations, contact the hotel directly at 813.289.2700 and mention the Small Business Government Conference block. Stay up-to-date on the Government Conference by signing up for our monthly e-mails at www.SBDCTampaBay.com or following us at facebook.com/usfsbdc.


Lunch included both days of event for registered attendees.


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27th Annual Government Small Business Conference

If interested in being a sponsor for this event, contact Anju Lynn at anju@xplorinc.com.