6th Annual National Small Business Conference

1 - 3 June 2009

Newport, RI


Monday, June 1, 2009

Keynote Address:

  • Mr. Dan Smith, President, Integrated Defense Systems, Raytheon Company

Defense Outlook: Why the Air Force Needs the Agility, Efficiency and Innovation of Small Business to Accomplish Its Mission

  • Mr. John Caporal, Deputy Director, U.S. Air Force Office of Small Business Programs

New England Small Business Outlook

  • Mr. Robert Baker, President, Smaller Business Association of New England (SBANE)

Small Business Success Story


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Legislative Update

Team Submarine Overview

  • Mr. Jack Evans, Executive Director, PEO Submarine, Naval Sea Systems Command

Installation Opportunities Panel

Grand Ballroom A

  • Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport Small Business Advocate, Mr. David Rego, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport, RI
  • 10 Things You Should Know About What a Prime Values in Their Integrated Supply Chain, Dr. Kenneth W. Sullivan, Center for Management and Economic Research (CMER) University of Alabama, Huntsville
  • Mergers and Acquisitions, Mr. Paul Serotkin, Senior Advisor, Venture Management, Mr. Erik Thamm, President and CEO, Log.Sec Corporation, Mark Shappee, Managing Director, Venture Management, Inc.

Grand Ballroom B

Grand Ballroom C

  • Legal Aspects of Teaming Agreements, Mr. Ralph Thomas, III, Partner, Barton, Baker, Thomas, & Tolle, LLP
  • Accounting Requirements, Mr. Peter Witts, CPA, Principal, Peter Witts, CPA Mr. Michael Gitlen, CPA, Senior Government Accountant, Peter Witts, CPA Mr. Lawrence S. Nannis, CPA, Shareholder, Levine, Katz, Nannis & Solomon, PC
  • What's It Costing You By Not Having An Opportunity Identification & Qualification Process, Mr. William Scheessele, CEO/President, MBDi


  • Innovative Technologies - Avenues for Working with the Government, Mr. Eric Bankit, Associate, Director for the Office of Small Business Programs, Joint Munitions & Lethality Life Cycle Management Command, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

General Session - "Tools for Success"