Florida 8(a) Alliance
6th Annual Federal Contracting Conference
Our 2017 Federal Contracting Conference in Orlando, FL was an overwhelming success. Andy Harold, Board Chair and co-founder of Florida 8(a) Alliance, was our keynote. Mr. Harold held the audience attention with key points necessary for any small business to compete and succeed in today's federal contracting market such as:
The Exhibitor's Hall provided a captive audience as it became the arena for maximizing strategies, capitalizing on networking opportunities, fostering relationships to launch your business forward and executing strategies to acquire more projects.
Over 40+ small businesses, large businesses and governmental agencies were assembled in one
Here's what some of our conference participants had to say about their experience during the event:
2017 Conference Attendee Quotes
geographical location. Ample opportunity was available to engage in dialogue with potential business partners and to connect with thought and decision leaders. If you missed our 2017 Conference and want to see our 2017 Full Agenda, CLICK HERE.
Florida 8(a) Alliance Board Chairman, Andy Harold awarded Region IV 8(a) Graduate of the Year. Learn more.....
Florida 8(a) Alliance Partners with WIPP to provide educational opportunities for WOSB.
State Grant to Assist Veterans & Other Small Businesses
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"Networking is a crucial component to grow your business. Florida 8(a) 2017 Conference gives small businesses an excellent opportunity to network, meet large businesses, government buyers & market their company".
Extreme Tactical, Inc.
"Florida 8(a) Alliance yearly conference is progressively growing. You can tell the Alliance has done a lot of good things in the state of Florida".
Tony F. Ortiz
Federal Aviation Administration
"I met with Robert Willis SBA 8(a) Eligibility Office during the 2017 Conference. He answered questions no one had been able to answer".
Scott W. Milligan
Federal Materials Solutions, LLC
"We enjoyed the conference & always learn something new during the informative sessions. We made two new contacts which provided a potential teaming opportunity".
AWD Management Services, Inc.
2017 Florida 8(a) Alliance Conference Highlights
Linda Waters, Stephanie & Jonthan Llanera and Robert Willis during Florida 8(a) Alliance Welcome Reception.
Andy Harold smiles and takes a photo op with a 2017 Conference participant.
2017 Conference Participants networking in the Exhibitor Hall.
Small Business owner capitalize on opportunity to obtain more information with Rhonda Wimberly, Turner Construction Company.
Andy Harold, Region IV 8(a) Graduate of the Year, delivers his keynote speech during the lunch segment of the 2017 Conference.
Janice Donaldson, FSBDC joins Cassius Butts, former Regional Administrator for U.S. SBA during 2017 Florida 8(a) Alliance Conference.
2017 Conference Attendees during lunch and keynote speaker session.
Large Business Panel moderated by Garth Arevalo.
Government Agency Panel - Tony Ortiz, Melanie Hanna, Linda Waters, Joyce McDowell, Linda Spadaro.
Andy Harold speaks with a conference participant during the Welcome Reception.
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