2019 Veterans In Business Network National Conference - San Diego

2019 Conference Agenda*

Monday, October 28

VIB Network National Conference Begins

0830-1600 (8:30am-4pm) • Check-in, Registration and Information desk

(VIB Cafe open - have coffee on us!)

Don't miss Motivational Monday Morning: learn from successful business leaders as they share tips on the secrets of their success. Panel discussions with Corporations, Government Agencies, Prime Contractors and Veteran business owners sharing advice to help your business grow.

0915-1200 (9:15am–12pm) • General Session: Nationally known speakers and Panel Discussions
1030-1430 (10:30am-2:30pm) • Opportunity Expo: set-up must be complete by 2:30 pm and exhibitors are encouraged to participate in “Tactical Networking”
1100-1115 (11:00am-11:15am) • AM Break
1130-1200 (11:30am-12:00pm) • General Session: Seminar Sneak Peak – Presenters share brief information to help you decide which seminars to attend to benefit you and your business
1200-1330 (12pm–1:30pm) • Lunch break - on your own, restaurant and food trucks available
* VIB Veteran 2 Veteran: The Business Experience Cohorts Luncheon (Invitation Only)
1330-1430 (1:30pm-2:30pm) • General Session: Panel Discussion, Moderated by Chairman Cole Woodman.
1430-1445 (2:30pm-2:45pm) • PM Break
1445-1630 (2:45pm-4:30pm) • General Session: “Tactical Networking" – Roundtable business interactive discussion with Corporations, Government Agencies, Prime Contractors & Veteran businesses. Give your elevator pitch as you engage in face to face meetings. (Bring plenty of                business cards)
1630-1900 (4:30pm-7pm) • Socializing on the Sand Welcome Reception - Mix and mingle on a private beach while enjoying Latin Jazz, amazing food, drinks and continue the networking in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

Tuesday, October 29

0630-1500 (6:30am–3pm) • Check-in, Registration and Information Desk  
0700-1000 (7:00am–10am) • Business Development Seminars – VIB Café, have coffee on us!             * Special Army Corps of Engineers seminar discussing future projects with the VA. The USACE spends close to 1 Billion Dollars with SDVOSBs! Learn about these opportunities.
1000-1200 (10:00am–12pm) • Ribbon Cutting & Opportunity Expo Opens – Interactive Exhibiting
1200-1315 (12pm-1:15pm) • VIB Network Luncheon and Fireside Chat 
1315-1500 (1:15pm-3:00pm) • Opportunity Expo Reopens – VIB Café, coffee and dessert served
1800-2100 (6pm-9pm) • VIB Network iconic Above & Beyond Awards Banquet Dinner at the San Diego Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park. This evening is about celebrating the accomplishments of the Veteran business community and supporters. We will recognize Veteran Businesses, Corporations, Government Agencies, and Prime Contractors who go Above & Beyond to help Veteran businesses grow and succeed. This is a suit and tie, business attire event. 

* Agenda is subject to change, check back for updated information

Congratulations to 2018 Above & Beyond Award Recipients:

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Veteran Business of the Year: Kana Subsurface Engineering (KSE) 
Corporation of the Year: California American Water, 
California Water Service and Golden State Water

Government Agency of the Year: California Department of General Services 
Teaming Partners of the Year: Prime: Blair, Church & Flynn Consulting Engineers, Inc. and Veteran Business: Moore Twining Associates, Inc. 
Oscar Mike Award: Aliahu “Alli” Bey – Haight Bey & Associates, LLC
Bravo Zulu Award: Dawn Gilbert