About the Conference

Join the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) of Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and West Virginia for the Aerospace Business Matchmaker. Held in Athens, Ohio at Ohio University from July 17 -18, 2018 the Matchmaker is an opportunity for businesses, contractors and universities alike to be part of aerospace industry services and contracting. More than 1,000 attendees are expected to visit for this amazing opportunity. Spots are limited! Register now.

About Matchmaking

A matchmaker offers one-on-one sessions that connect businesses with government agencies, and large prime contractors.  Matchmaking operates as a rapid interviewing process. The structure and flow of the session is determined by the personnel of the buying organizations conducting the interview(s).  Government buyers and large prime contractors will be seated at tables. Businesses will be able to meet with them on a one-on-one basis.

Don’t miss out on the unique opportunity to:

  • Listen to NASA officials, industry leaders and resource partners, and learn how to do business with their agencies.
  • Meet one-on-one with NASA, the U.S. Air Force, Boeing, Sierra Nevada Corp. and many more.
  • Participate in one-on-one matchmaking opportunities, network with contractors, and pitch your products and services.
  • NASA is committed to providing prime contracting and subcontracting opportunities to small and minority businesses, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), and Minority Serving Institutions (MSI).
  • This event is an opportunity for a variety of industries to meet one-on-one with NASA centers and prime contractors for millions of dollars’ worth of contracting opportunities.
  • In FY2017, NASA spent nearly $16.5 billion on contracting, $2.7 billion of this with small businesses. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to connect with NASA buyers.

You will want to be a part of the Aerospace Business Matchmaker if:

  • You represent an business or organization that wants to do business with NASA and other aerospace and defense-industry agencies and contractors.
  • You represent Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) that want to do business with NASA.
  • You represent a business that wants to secure government contracts with other federal, state and local agencies.
  • You represent large contractors that want to team with small businesses.

Why should you attend?

  • Connect to small businesses that will help you meet your small business contracting/subcontracting goals
  • Access to Women-owned, Minority-owned, MBE/EDGE-certified, Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, Veteran-owned, 8(a) and HUBZone businesses
  • Network with Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU)/Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) from Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and West Virginia (invited)
  • This Regional Outreach Event will provide you with access to small businesses from Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia
  • Registration is FREE for Government Buyers

Conference Schedule

8:00 AM
Event Registration

Light Refreshments & Networking

8:30 AM
Welcome Remarks

High-level overview of NASA Office of Small Business Programs current metrics

Mr. Glenn A. Delgado
Associate Administrator National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP)

NASA Primes will discuss doing business with their respective companies and their current opportunities

Moderator
Mr. Charles T. Williams
Program Manager NASA OSBP

 

Panelists
Ms. Eunice Adams-Sipp
Small Business Specialist NASA Glenn Research Center

Ms. Felicia Bell
Small Business Specialist NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Mr. Robert Watts
Small Business Specialist NASA Johnson Space Center

Mr. Richard T. Slater
Small Business Specialist NASA Johnson Space Center

Mr. Robert O. Betts
Small Business Specialist NASA Langley Research Center

Ms. Virginia Lynn Garrison
Small Business Specialist NASA Marshall Space Flight Research Center

Mr. Troy Miller
Small Business Technical Advisor NASA Shared Services Center

Ms. Kay S. Doane
Small Business Specialist NASA Stennis Space Center

NASA Primes will discuss doing business with their respective companies and their current opportunities
Moderator
Ms. Truphelia M. Parker
Program Manager NASA OSBP

 

Panelists
Mr. Bradley P. Bruce
Boeing Company

Ms. Jenifer Scoffield
Small Business Liaison Officer Orbital ATK

Ms. Laura Blumberg
Small Business Liaison Officer
Science Applications International Corporation

Ms. Velinda Highfill
Small Business Liaison Officer
Sierra Nevada Corporation

10:30 AM
Break

Overview and update on the Agency’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program

Ms. Gynelle Steele
Aeronautics Mission Directorate SBIR/STTR Program Manager NASA Glenn Research Center

Overview of the NASA Vendor Database and a demonstration of its capabilities

Ms. Truphelia M. Parker
Program Specialist NASA OSBP

12:00 PM
Lunch and Networking
1:15 PM
Update from U.S. Small Business Administration District Offices

U.S. Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) Small Business will present information on the overall state of small business spending in the USAF and AFMC. The presentation will also include SBIR/STTR basics and how small business can participate in the programs. Lastly, a brief overview of Category Management and its small business impacts.

Ms. Farris Welsh
Director, Small Business HQ AFMC/SB

3:15 PM
Break

Moderators
Ms. Tabisa Taliwaku Kalisa
Program Manager NASA OSBP

Mr. Roderick Chappell
Minority University Research and Education Project Team Lead
NASA Langley Research Center Office of Education/Stem Engagement

HBCUs and MIs 
Wilberforce University

5:00 PM
Day 1 Concludes
7:00 AM
Agency and Prime Contractor Set up
9:00 AM
Matchmaking and Exhibitors
12:00 PM
Lunch and Networking
1:30 PM
Matchmaking and Exhibitors
3:30 PM
Event concludes

Presenters and Bios

Eunice Adams-Sipp

Small Business Specialist

Small Business Specialist for the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio

    Felicia A. Bell, CPCM

    Manager, Small Business Programs Office (SBPO)

    Manager, Small Business Programs Office (SBPO) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

      JoAnn Belt

      Small Business Liaison Officer

      Team Lead SLS Integration Team and Small Business Liaison Officer at Jacobs

        Robert Betts

        Small Business Specialist

        Small Business Specialist at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA

          DAVID E. BROCK

          Small Business Specialist (SBS)

          Small Business Specialist (SBS) at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Alabama.

            Mr. Glenn A. Delgado

            Associate Administrator

            Associate Administrator of the Office of Small Business Programs at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

              Tabisa Kalisa

              Program Manager for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA’s) Office

              Program Manager for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA’s) Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP)

                Troy Miller

                Small Business Specialist (SBS)

                Small Business Specialist NASA Shared Services Center

                  Truphelia M. Parker

                  Program Specialist NASA OSBP

                  Program Specialist at NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

                    Jenifer Scoffield

                    Small Business Liaison Officer

                    Small Business Liaison Officer for Orbital ATK

                      FARRIS L. WELSH

                      Small Business Director

                      Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) Executive Director for Small Business (SB) Programs

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                            Travel

                            All sessions will be hosted on Ohio University’s main campus in Athens, Ohio.  See the campus map for information and directions to specific buildings as noted in the conference schedule. Most sessions will be held at Ping Center or the Baker University Center.  Reserved parking for the conference will be available in Lots 129, 134, 93 and 90. Please see the Parking Map in advance for location or follow the signs to parking when on campus.

                             

                            Accessibility
                            Handicapped parking will be available throughout the conference, as needed. Ohio University and the event hosts are committed to providing programs and services that are accessible to all participating individuals. If you would like to request an accommodation for this event, please contact Sharon Hopkins at hopkins1@ohio.edu / 740.597.1868.

                            Airport
                            Fly into the John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) located 80 miles away from Athens, Ohio.

                             

                             

                            We are anticipating more than 1,000 people at this conference, so book your accommodations early!

                             

                            Fairfield Inn & Suites Athens
                            924 East State Street, Athens, Ohio 45701 / 740.589.5839
                            Non-Government Rate – $99 per night    Book online here
                            Government Rate – $93 per night            Book online here
                            Deadline to book to receive the discounted rates: June 17, 2018 or while still available.

                            Hampton Inn Athens
                            986 East State Street, Athens, Ohio 45701 / 740.593.5600
                            Non-Government Rate – $99 per night   Book online here 
                            Government Rate – $93 per night           Book online here
                            Deadline to book to receive the discounted rates: June 18, 2018 or while still available.

                            Baymont Inn & Suites Athens
                            20 Home Street Athens, Ohio 45701 / 740.594.3000
                            Non-Government Rate – $99 per night
                            Government Rate – $93 per night
                            Call for reservations.

                            Holiday Inn Express & Suites Athens
                            555 East State Street , Athens, Ohio 45701 / 740.592.4640
                            Conference rate – $93 per night
                            Call for reservations and use code: IMGOV

                            Ohio University Residence Halls
                            Interested in staying within walking distance to the conference sessions and other campus attractions? Stay on campus, in the Ohio University Residence Halls! Book online here 

                            Other Area Options
                            Visit the Athens County Ohio Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for a list of other area hotels and lodging options within the vicinity of the Ohio University Athens Campus, or click here for a printable PDF.

                            Lodging options are also available in:

                            While you’re in Athens, enjoy Ohio Brew Week, which happens to coincide with the conference. Athens offers a wide variety of dining, entertainment, outdoors and event options.  See the Athens County Ohio Convention and Visitor’s Bureau website for a detailed list of options.

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                            Pre-event Webinars

                            The following Reaching High Pre-Event Webinars will help you prepare to make a great match at the Aerospace Business Matchmaker and provide greater insight into what to expect at the event. You may register for these webinars individually on the links below.  Details of times and call information will be included in a separate email confirmation. Webinars are free, but you must secure your seat from the webinar registration link(s).

                            WebinarDate & TimePresenterHostStatusDownload and Print
                            HBCU/MSI Capability Statement6/6/18Tabi Kalisa, Program Manager, NASA Office of Small Business Programs
                            What to Know Before You Go6/12/18Eunice Adams-Sipp, NASA Glenn Research Center, Small Business Specialist
                            How to Do Business with BoeingTBDBradley Bruce, Manager, Global Supplier Diversity
                            How to Do Business with SAICTBDLaura Blumberg, Contract Manager
                            How to Do Business with Sierra Nevada CorpTBDVelinda Highfill, Manager, Small Business Administration
                            How to Do Business with Orbital ATKTBDJenifer Scofield, Small Business Liaison Officer
                            Winning Capability Statements6/26/18Rich Delisio, Procurement Specialist, OU PTAC
                            How to Get the Most out of the Matchmaker7/10/18Bill Cox, Procurement Specialist, OU PTAC

                            Sponsors

                            Limited Sponsorship Opportunities Available! Provide your organization with the best visibility by selecting one of the available sponsorship levels. Deadline is June 15, or until the opportunities are sold out.

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