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April 25 - 26, 2024

Get the Latest on New 2024 Small Business Contracting Opportunities!


The 2024 American Small Business Contracting Summit will provide you with the latest details on small business contracting opportunities with the U.S. Department of Defense, Prime Defense Contractors, and additional Federal Government Agencies


Register now as a Sponsor or Attendee. Only 2 exhibit spaces available with selection of a Sponsorship option.

Space is filling up quickly for one of the top small business defense industry forums of 2024!

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The Federal Government is required to award 23% of Prime Contracts to Small Businesses with almost $160 Billion in Federal Government Contracts awarded to Small Businesses in 2022 and another $100 Billion awarded to Small Businesses as Subcontractors to Prime Contractors. Register Today for this Important National Summit.


The American Small Business Contracting Summit will provide the latest details on:

  • Small Business Contracting with the U.S. Department of Defense including all Branches of the Military

  • Small Business Contracting with the Veterans Administration, Department of Homeland Security, NASA, FAA, Department of Energy, General Services Administration, National Science Foundation, Health & Human Services, and other Federal Agencies

  • Small Business/Diversity Supplier Contracting with the State of Maryland

  • Military Base-Community Partnerships Driving Construction and Service Contracts

  • Financing for Small Businesses, including Public Financing from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Private Financing from Bank of America and other sources, and Special Defense Department Venture Capital Programs

  • Procurement Assistance Resources for Small Business, including SBA, Commerce Department/MBDA, APEX Accelerators (formerly PTACs), and more

  • Small Business Tracking Opportunities available under various GWACs (Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts)

  • Accelerated Contracting Opportunities via Other Transaction Authorities (OTA's)

  • Accelerated Contracting with the Defense Department's 'Innovation Hubs'/DEFENSEWERX

  • Federal Mentor-Protege Programs - SBA, Defense Department, NASA, Department of Energy, and more

  • Federal Grant Opportunities Driven by Administration Initiatives in the Infrastructure, Green Energy, and Blue Economy

  • Special Preferential Contracting/Set-Aside Opportunities for Small Disadvantaged Businesses, 8(a) Certified Companies, Woman-Owned Small Businesses, Veteran and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses, and Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Companies

The Summit features General Sessions, Discussions with Federal & State Small Business Offices, Connections with Prime Contractors, Matchmaking Sessions, Multiple Networking Opportunities and much more!


Sheraton Baltimore Washington Airport Hotel - BWI

1100 Old Elkridge Landing Road

Linthicum Heights, Maryland 21090

Phone: (443) 577-2100

Parking: Complimentary On-Site Parking

Free Airport Shuttle Service from the Airport to the Hotel

Lodging Details: 

Group Rate Name: American Small Business Contracting Summit

Group Rate: $115 USD/Night + Tax

Rate Available: April 20, 2024 - April 29, 2024

Last Day to Book: Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Reserve your Room: Click Here

2024 American Small Business Contracting Summit Agenda

April 24, 2024

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Exhibitor Move-In

Exhibitors: Stop by Registration to Pick Up Name Badge


April 25, 2024

7:30 AM - 7:30 PM: Exhibit Area Open

7:00 AM - 7:30 AM: Additional Exhibit Move-In

7:30 AM: On-Site Attendee Registration & Check-In

7:30 AM: Networking with Exhibitors

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM: In-Person Matchmaking Sign-up

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM: Morning General Sessions

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM: Networking Break with Exhibitors

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM: Morning General Sessions

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch on your own

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM: Afternoon General Sessions

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM: In-Person Matchmaking Session I

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM: VIP Networking Reception

The VIP Networking Reception is open to Exhibitors, Sponsors, Speakers, VIP Business Attendees, and Invited Guests.


April 26, 2024

7:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Exhibit Area Open

7:30 AM: Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM: In-Person Matchmaking Sign-up

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM: Morning General Sessions

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM: Networking Break

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM: General Sessions

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM: In-Person Matchmaking Session II

12:30 PM: Exhibitor Move-Out

*Schedule subject to change. 

Take Advantage of Great Early Registration Rates!

Registration Types

Business Attendee: Early Rate: $595 | Regular Price: $895

VIP Business Attendee: Early Rate: $695 | Regular Price: $995

Standard Table-Top Exhibit Package: Sold Out

Sponsorship Packages: $1,000 to $15,000 - Inquire for more information.

Discounted Registration for Active-Duty Military and Government Officials

Virtual Registration is not available for this event. 

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Inquire about discounted multi-event Exhibitor and/or Sponsorship rates when you register now for the 2024 Air Force Contracting Summit,

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