Veterans In Business Network

Conference Agenda

Monday, November 6

VIB Network National Conference Begins

  • 1000-1600 (10 am - 4 pm) Check-in and Registration
  • 1000-1300 (10 am - 1 pm) Exhibitor set-up table top display
  • 1030-1200 (10:30 - 12 pm) General Session "Hidden Rules of Working with Prime Contractors" presented by Catherine Francis of CMF Global Enterprises. Learn the Secret Strategies of Working with Big Business.
  • 1300-1600 (1-4 pm) General Session “Personal Branding and Power Networking” presented by Master Motivator Zig Ziglar Ambassador Don Martinez of Domar Companies, LLC. This presentation will have excellent information for both suppliers and buyers to get everyone excited to make mutually beneficial connections. This will be followed by "Networking with a Purpose" round table discussion: All Sponsors, Primes, Government Agencies, Exhibitors and Veteran business attendees are encouraged to participate, share information and set-up meetings that can create opportunities.
  • 1600-1700 (4-5 pm) VIB Matchmaking Cafe - Set your appointments to meet at the VIB Cafe
  • 1700-2000 (5-8 pm) VIB Networking Welcome Reception on the Greens! Enjoy a complimentary drink as you listen to music and enjoy the beautiful Palm Springs outdoors while making connections in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

Tuesday, November 7

  • 0830-1500 (8:30am-3pm) Check-in, Registration and Information Desk Open 
  • 0900 (9 am) VIB Inaugural Exhibitor Hall Kick-off and VIB Matchmaking Cafe open, have coffee on us!
  • 0900-1200 (9 am-12 pm) Exhibitor Hall & Educational Workshops
  • 1200-1330 (12-1:30 pm) VIB Banquet Luncheon - Forecasting a Bright VIB Future
  • 1330-1600 (1:30-4 pm) Exhibitor Hall & Educational Workshops continue
  • 1800-2100 (6-9 pm) VIB Network Awards & Banquet Dinner in the Palm Springs Air Museum Hanger – “Remembering the Desert Wars, 1990 – 2017”.  We will be recognizing Corporations, Government Agencies, Primes, and Veteran Businesses who go Above And Beyond to support the Veteran business community. Applications for the Above and Beyond Awards (ABAs) available August 1 – September 30. Award winners to be announced at the VIB Banquet Dinner.     


Double Tree Golf Resort Palm Springs
Our host hotel is sure to sell out,
so book your room 
now for this beautiful resort
before it's too late!

plane Palm Springs Air Museum
Don't miss the Inaugural VIB Network Awards
Banquet dinner at the
Palm Springs Air Museum Hanger

Get the most out of the experience!


The VIB Network Conference Committee is working on offering you several educational and informative workshops. Please check back for updates and additional information.

Experts needed: 
If you're interested in presenting a workshop to the Veteran business community at the VIB Network National Conference please email your bio and workshop topics to Rebecca at We must have your information before July 1, 2017 to be considered. Presenters will have access to all VIB Network Conference events. We are no longer accepting presenter information. Please check back in August for the informative workshop schedule.