Day One – Governmentwide Focus
The first day of the conference includes a governmentwide focus. Officials from the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), General Services Administration (GSA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Small Business Administration (SBA), and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be participating on numerous panels. This year’s conference will begin with a Keynote Address from the knowledgeable Tom Davis, former Congressman and current Holland & Knight Partner, who will provide analysis of the election results, detailing what happened and what these results mean for the Federal government.
Following Congressman Davis’ remarks, the morning panels will begin with the return of the popular “Rogers Awards,” which will cover recent procurement-related legal matters. Next up is the Acquisition Policy Expectations session, which features an interagency panel of Procurement Executives, including Angela Billups, Executive Director, Office of Acquisition and Logistics, VA; Paul Courtney, Chief Procurement Officer, DHS; Jeff Koses, Senior Procurement Executive, GSA; and John Tenaglia, Director, Defense Pricing and Contracting (DPC), DoD. During the Lunch Keynote Address, we are excited to share that GSA Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) Commissioner Sonny Hashmi will be joined by Katie Miller, GSA Climate Senior Leader, for a ‘fireside chat’ session discussing sustainability and procurement.
After lunch, attendees can choose to attend the Expectations for FAS Procurement Programs Panel consisting of GSA FAS Assistant Commissioners Laura Stanton, Office of IT Category; Charlotte Phelan, Office of Enterprise Strategy Management; Tiffany Hixson, Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories; and Erv Koehler, Office of General Supplies and Services, or the Cyber Expectations Panel with industry experts Townsend Bourne, Partner, Sheppard Mullin; Michael Gruden, Associate, Crowell & Moring; Leo Alvarez, Principal, Baker Tilly; and Brian Craig, Counsel, BakerHostetler, covering the latest cybersecurity requirements impacting contractors such as CMMC. We will then move into the afternoon Business Intelligence Panels, where participants will have several sessions to choose from. Attendees can expect to be informed on GSA systems, the cloud marketplace, e-commerce, legislative updates from the Hill, policies impacting small businesses, the latest developments on contract vehicles such as SEWP, OASIS+, Alliant, and CIO-SP, and more. The full day one draft agenda can be viewed here.
Day Two – Healthcare Focus
Officials from the Defense Health Agency (DHA), Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and VA are invited to participate in the second day, which focuses on healthcare procurement. We are excited to announce that Michael Parrish, VA Principal Executive and Chief Acquisition Officer, is confirmed to deliver the Keynote Address. Mr. Parrish will provide his priorities and initiatives for fiscal year 2023, as well as outline next steps for VA supply chain modernization. Phil Christy, OALC Deputy Executive Director, VA and Andrew Centineo, Executive Director, Procurement and Logistics, VHA will share insights on VA programs and policies during the first panel, the Expectations for VA Logistics and Procurement. Participants can then look forward to learning about the latest legal developments and policies impacting the federal healthcare sector during the Healthcare Legal Panel. We are fortunate to have Moshe Schwartz, President of Etherton and Associates, wrap up the networking lunch by providing his insights on the healthcare supply chain and legislation. Following Schwartz’s remarks, we will continue the conversation and dive deeper into how to support healthcare supply chain resiliency during the Expectations for the Medical Supply Chain and Domestic Capabilities Panel. The afternoon Business Intelligent Panels will touch on a number of topics, such as the DLA MSPV and ECAT programs, VA MSPV-Gen Z and T2, DHA pharmacy operations, and more. For additional details, view the full agenda for day two here.
Ask the PMO – Stop by to ask your questions in person!
We are thrilled to share that the very popular ‘Ask the PMO’ table will return at the Fall Training Conference. Ask the PMO, which debuted at the 2022 Spring Training Conference, gives attendees the opportunity to engage in dialogue with Program Managers from GSA’s Multiple Award Schedule Program Management Office and the VA’s Federal Supply Schedule (FSS). Attendees can schedule one-on-one meetings throughout the day to ask questions and have their concerns addressed. On November 16, Stephanie Shutt, MAS PMO Director, Steve Sizemore, MAS PMO Deputy Director, and Stacy Lowe, IT Schedule 70 Contracting Officer will be available at the table. On November 17, the VA FSS program will be available to answer member questions. Bob Satterfield, Chief of Services, and Deborah Zuckswerth, Chief of Med Surg B of VA FSS will be present. We hope that everyone takes the opportunity to get their GSA and VA Schedules questions answered and to say hello to their government colleagues who are participating.
Networking Breakfast and Reception
Please join us for an hour each morning for breakfast and networking, and then make sure to stick around at the conclusion of the afternoon breakout sessions as both days will end with an in-person networking reception to allow for participants to connect with one another and continue their discussions on key acquisition topics from the day.
Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities
Register for the Fall Training Conference here. As a friendly reminder, Keystone Members receive unlimited complimentary registrations; Executive Members receive five complimentary registrations; and Premier Members receive two complimentary registrations.
Additionally, this is a fantastic opportunity to help support the Coalition while also getting name and brand recognition for your company. We have a wide variety of sponsorships available for all budgets and would truly appreciate your support!
Thank you to our current sponsors for Day 1: Raytheon, Gold Sponsor; Sheppard Mullin, Silver Sponsor; and The Center for Procurement Advocacy, Lunch Sponsor. Thank you also to our day two sponsor: AvKARE, Title Sponsor.
For questions about the conference or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Matt Cahill, Vice President of Membership & Marketing, at [email protected] .We look forward to seeing you in November for another informative and successful conference!
If your pricing does not match the membership level, please contact Ian Bell at [email protected]
Keystone: Unlimited Complimentary
Executive/Strategic Partner: 5 Complimentary, then $250 per additional registration
Premier: 2 Complimentary, then $475 per additional registration
Standard/Affiliate: $675 per registration
Non-Member: $995 per registration
Government: $100 (Waived for invited speakers)
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