The annual Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium (VETS) is being planned for June 11-15, 2015 in Norfolk, Virginia. VETS brings together federal agencies, prime contractors, and veterans to network and discuss how to take full advantage of the federally-mandated contracting opportunities set aside for veteran owned small businesses (VOSBs).
VETS’ goal is to help build capacity in the veteran and service disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) community to help the federal government and large prime contractors meet and exceed the mandated goals. Sponsor of the event, the National Veteran Small Business Coalition (NVSBC), believes this can only happen with a strong and vibrant veteran small business community. The NVSBC is pleased to again join forces with AetherQuest Solutions, a Veteran-owned small business, to host VETS2015 in June of this year.
NVSBC plans to build on the success of previous VETS to host an intimate forum of Government and industry leaders as well as successful Veteran small business owners to shorten the learning curve and bring the next generation of Veteran small business owners success in the Federal marketplace. Each symposium has grown based on the success of the past and this year will be no different.
Attendance at VETS2015 will be limited to ensure the intimate atmosphere and ability to engage experts during the sessions and throughout the event.
For over 20 years various veteran small business groups have achieved success in advocating for veterans to be seen as a viable force in the Federal government acquisition landscape.
Beginning with the enactment of Public Law 106-50 in 1998, the nation began to understand the earned benefit of honorable military service and Veterans continuing to serve their nation through entrepreneurship and selling goods and services to the Federal government. Unfortunately, the federal government continues to fall short of the acquisition goals mandated by Congress. VETS provides a platform for all stakeholders to get closer to these goals and support our Veteran small businesses.
The agenda for VETS2015 can be seen at: http://www.veterantrainingsymposium.com/2015-conference-agenda
To register, visit: http://www.veterantrainingsymposium.com/2015-conference-registration