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Department of Energy's 15th Annual Small Business Forum and Expo

15th Annual Small Business Forum and Expo


Department of Energy Office of Small Business Utilization


May 23rd-25th, 2016


When: Monday May 3rd - Wednesday May 25th, 2016

Where: The Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, GA


The Department of Energy, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, is holding their 15th Annual Small Business Forum and Expo in Atlanta, Georgia.


The event highlights include business matchmaking sessions, the FY15 Awards Sessions, and keynote speakers from all over the country. The Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz, has been invited to present a keynote address. Other speakers include DOE OSDBU’s Director, John Hale III and other industry leaders in the federal government and private sector. Please refer to the website for a complete list of speakers and educational sessions.


This conference is aimed at small businesses with interest in the energy industry. There are informational sessions such as Executive Storytelling: How Leaders Use Stories to Engage, Persuade and Inspire and Finding and Winning Simplified Acquisitions. There is also a large exhibition hall for vendors. When registering, your small business can choose to be part of these exhibitions.


Registration for this event is now open. Register by 2/29/16 to get the early bird special of $299. From March 1st until May 17th, 2016, the regular registration fee is $379. Onsite registration from May 18th until May 25th, 2016 is $449. You can register online here.



Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Registration 10am-5pm

Matchmaking Session 1-4:30pm


Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Registration 7am

Continental Breakfast 7-8am

Welcome/Keynote Speaker 8-9:30am

FY15 Awards Session 9:45-11am

Exhibits/Lunch 11am-1:15pm

DOE National Laboratories and Site Offices 1:15-2:15pm

Breakouts 2:30-3:30pm

Federal OSDBU Directors Session 3:45-4:45pm

Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall 5-7pm


Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Registration 7am

Breakfast in Exhibition Hall 7-9am

Exhibition Hall Open 7am-12pm

DOE Headquarters Panel 9-10am

Breakouts 10:15am-12:30pm

Lunch 12:30-1:30pm

Breakouts 1:30-2:30pm

DOE2016 Ends 2:30pm


GSA’s OSBU Customer Care Team is available for all of your small business needs. You can find us on www.gsa.gov/smallbizsupport!


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