FAI's Washington Days Conference

Washington, District of Columbia
Monday, May 14, 2012


Washington Days Conference 2016
  Your Allies for Doing Business with the Federal Government 


FAI's Washington Days Conference
Monday, May 14, 2012 - Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Holiday Inn Capitol, Washington, DC
550 C Street, SW
Washington, District of Columbia 20024
United States

Map and Directions

Pre-Conference Activities

Friday, May 11
National Press Club

Sunday, May 13
Early Arrivers Buffet Luncheon at Fort Myer, Virginia Officers' Club.
Hosted by local Federal Allies Network Chapters.


How to do business with the Federal Government.

Monday, May 14
Federal Procurement Conference & Expo
Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024  
For Small Business, Mid Size Business, Big Business and Federal Agencies.

9:30 AM General Registration Opens
6:00 PM GE Small Business Reception Concludes

  Keynote Addresses:

  Kevin Boshears, Director, OSDBU, U.S. Department of
  Homeland Security.

  Dr. Winslow Sargeant, U.S. Small Business
  Administration Office of Advocacy

  Ludmilla Parnell, Director, Business Development,
  Small Business Partnerships,
  General Dynamics Information Technology
  Breakout sessions and one-on-one meetings with agencies and
  expert colleagues.

  The Federal Agencies that participate and the types of
  expertise available at the conference are determined by 
  the collective registants' requests - see registration
  application.  Depending on the requests, these meetings can take
  many formats.  Our goal is to provide 'quality time' for each
  registrant so that each firm and each agency can accomplish
  their goals for attending the conference.  Registration is limited.

  General Electric Company 
  Small Business Reception
  1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  Washington, DC
  General Sessions, Seminars, One-on-One Matchmakers, Exhibits,
  & Networking Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Reception.

  Agency Spending
  Agency Opportunities    


  Tuesday, May 15
  Capitol Hill Meetings and Tour.
  Rayburn House Office Building (3 blocks from Holiday Inn Capitol) 
  For Small Business Entrepreneurs.

  7:30 AM Registration Opens
  8:00 AM Conference Begins
  5:30 PM Legislative Reception Concludes

  The day begins with a Congressional breakfast meeting
  with special invited guests at Rayburn House Office Building.
  Frank Clay, Jr., Chairman of the Board, FAI
  Chairman, Washington Days Conference

  David H. Hallock, Jr.
  Deputy Chief of Staff / Legislative Director
  U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (Va)

  Ann Sullivan, Director, Government Relations
  Women Impacting Public Policy

  Ralph E. Winnie, Jr.
  Chairman, FAI Government Relations Committee

  Andy Gibbs, Veterans Business Institute
  Palm Springs, CA

  Bob Hesser, VET-Force
  Reston, VA



Standard May 14 & 15

Standard May 14 & 15 with exhibit space May 14

One Day May 14 Federal Procurement Conference & Expo

One Day May 14 Federal Procurement Conference & Expo, & exhibit space

One Day May 15 Capitol Hill Events

Government / Military Officials


Federal Allies Institute Member All Events Pass

For the latest event detail, visit www.FederalAllies.org.



The purpose of this federal procurement conference is to provide business development, networking and educational opportunities and to help you develop long-term relationships in the federal procurement community for successful contracting.

Federal Allies Institute has a Unique Role in Washington, DC. 

FAI is the honest-broker among all players of the federal procurement community and is recognized by the federal government including the U.S. Small Business Administration and 25 more military and federal agencies.

Both business and government registrants can request for specific agencies and business NAICS codes to be invited to participate in the conference.

Our 'Allies' (successful federal contractor management volunteers with expertise) can help you do business with the federal agencies, military, and primes and subcontractors.   

Based on your defined needs and the level of maturity of your business to sell to the federal government, FAI will match you with a growing team of successful contractors. There are no consultancy fees. And there's even a membership to FAI included in the registration fee at no extra charge, this enables you to leverage the Federal Allies Network and its relationships for 12-months following the conference.

Meeting formats include seminars, one-on-one government business matchmaking and plenty of networking opportunities at breakfast, lunch, and receptions.  But significantly, there are opportunities for you to establish long-term relationships with new colleagues well-acquainted with how to do business in Washington.

FAI is a unique nonprofit membership organization.  And especially if you operate your business far from Washington, you will find it is good to have a Washington presence year-round helping you and steering you right.

The Federal Allies Institute with its growing national Federal Allies Network and monthly Federal Allies News publication is about collaboration and relationship building between you and other entrepreneurs and you and specific federal agencies.

Firms from all across America attend our conferences.  FAI offers a unique opportunity for firms, especially those located outside of the Washington DC area to establish long-term ties with primes and subcontractors located near Washington.

Additionally, Washington Days includes an opportunity for you to participate in our Congressional staff meetings on Capitol Hill.  Join us this year as we advocate the Veteran Entrepreneurial Transition Act and discuss additional important legislation on Capitol Hill.

If you market your business to the federal government FAI's Washington Days Conference is ideal.  The conference facilitates teaming and mentor-protege relationships and How To Sell To The Federal Government.  We endeavor to closely match participants before, during and after the event...for a year.

All entrepreneurs are invited.  And that includes but is not limited to Small, Minority, Women, Alaskan Native, HUB Zone, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned, Veteran-Owned and Women-Owned Businesses and Newcomers to Federal Procurement.  

Federal Allies provides a limited number of scholarships for participants courtesy of our sponsors.  If you would like to provide a scholarship or have any questions, please call us at 571-217-0823.  Visit FederalAllies.org.

Federal Allies Institute maintains a Strategic Alliance with U.S. Small Business Administration.  The Federal Allies Institute Strategic Plan has been vetted by federal agencies, and businesses small, middle market and big.  FAI's Washington Days Conference is based upon the FAI Strategic Plan.  For a copy of the Strategic Plan write Federal Allies Institute, 4189 Calais Point Court, Fairfax, Virginia 22033-6203 or call 571-217-0823.  Federal Allies Institute is a IRC 501(c)6 organization dedicated to small business and federal acquisition best practices.  EIN 74-3250238.


Contact Information

  • Federal Allies Institute
    4189 Calais Point Court
    Fairfax, VA 22033-6203

    Phone: 571-217-0823
    Fax:    800-401-5371


Payment Instructions

  • All Major Credit Cards.
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