Vendor Forum 2012


 

Vendor Forum 2012 Fairfax County Virginia

The Location and time for this event is:

Fairfax County Government Center
12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, Virginia 22035

Thursday, May 24, 2012
8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Meet. Learn. Network. Connect. Collaborate

 This event is FREE!! Register Here

Don't miss this fantastic FREE event!  Join us for our 4th Annual Vendor Forum - "Doorway to Opportunities” and meet, greet, and connect with governmental purchasing professionals from Fairfax County and various local governments all in one convenient location.  There will be workshops and panel discussions throughout the day covering important topics geared to the small business community.

This unique opportunity is brought to you by the Fairfax County Small Business Commission and Fairfax County Department of Purchasing and Supply Management.

See below for the agenda.  All offerings will be offered twice throughout the day for your convenience.  The reverse tradeshow session will run concurrently with the panel discussions.

Your registration includes:

• Admittance to the Reverse Trade Show to browse the exhibits and network with public procurement professionals representing Fairfax County and local governments.

• Admittance to the morning AND afternoon workshops and panel discussions.

• Complimentary On-site Parking

 

Key note Speaker:

Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., President and CEO, 

Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

Dr. Gordon has consulted with numerous city and state governments throughout the United States and around the world, as well as the governments of the Republic of Poland, the island of Vieques in Puerto Rico, and the Federated States of Micronesia. He has also served as a consultant to various government agencies, the United States Navy, businesses, non-profit organizations, associations, colleges and universities, and the United Nations.  He is the author of 12 books and numerous articles on strategic planning, economic development, leadership styles and other management topics.

 

This event is FREE!! Register Here

 

Vendor Forum 2012   

Doorway to Opportunities

May 24, 2012

 

8:30 Check-In - Government Center Main Entry
   
9:00  -   9:10   Opening Remarks and Welcome -Board Auditorium
 
  • John C. Cook, Braddock District Supervisor,
    Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

   
9:10  -   9:40  Keynote Speaker – Board Auditorium
 
  • Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., President and CEO,
    Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
   
9:40  -  10:00 Refreshments and Networking - Reception Area
   
9:40  -    2:00 Reverse Trade Show
 
  • North Atrium – 1st Floor
   
10:00  –  3:00 Conference Workshops

              

Time

Discussion/Course

Conference Room

10:00 – 10:50

Selling to Fairfax County

9/10

 

Marketing for Small Business

2/3

 

Traditional Lending

4/5

11:00 – 11:50

Alternative Financing Strategies

9/10

 

Financial Planning for Small Business

2/3

 

Social Media Networking for Small Business

4/5

 

Business Continuity Planning for Small Business

8

12:00 –1:00

LUNCH  (on your own)

 

1:00 – 1:50

Marketing for the Small Business

9/10

 

Financial Planning for Small Business

2/3

 

Alternative Financing Strategies

4/5

 

Business Continuity Planning for Small Business

8

2:00 – 3:00

Social Media Networking for Small Business

9/10

 

Traditional Lending

2/3

 

Selling to Fairfax County

4/5

  

 This event is FREE!! Register Here

 


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