7- 11 December 2020 ATCA Annual Conference

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ATCA Annual Small Business Wednesday

ATCA Annual connects the people who make up our industry and drive the innovation, integration, and policy to reshape our NAS.
That’s why ATCA is focusing on small business and hosting programming all day Wednesday to assist small and disadvantaged businesses in finding a footing in the complicated aviation contract ecosystem.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Small Business Office (SBO) and the Electronic Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Accelerated and Simplified Tasks (eFAST) Office are excited to participate in this year’s ATCA Annual conference and Small Business Wednesday events.

The SBO is responsible for working with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the FAA has a robust and diverse supplier base to meet the current and future needs of the Agency. eFAST is the FAA's preferred vehicle for small business contracts and is a key stakeholder in supporting the Agency’s efforts to expand opportunities and promote economic growth for small businesses, socially and economically disadvantaged 8(a) businesses, women-owned businesses, and service-disabled-veteran-owned small businesses.

Visit the ATCA Annual Exhibit Hall to get an early demonstration of the new look SBO website and to visit with the SBO and eFAST teams; and join ATCA and the FAA on October 23 for a series of special programming focused on small business.

Small Business Wednesday Special Programming

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
Williams Theater

 Surviving and Thriving as a Midsize Business at the FAA
Moderator: Jim Little, LS Technologies
John Markey, Vice President, DigitaliBiz
Roberta Massiah, CEO, Aurora Innovations
Sonu Goel, Vice President, OST Global
Marcy Bettis, Vice President of Engineering Services, JMA Solutions
Abstract: What does it take to grow into a midsize company, and continue to succeed once no longer able to compete as small business? Join our panel of midsized company execs and learn firsthand how they navigated the complicated world of federal contracting in our tech-forward, safety-critical aviation industry.

10:20 - 11:20 a.m.
Williams Theater

Title: Know Your Customer: FAA Executives on How Your Small Business Can Stand Out in the Crowd 
Moderator:  Cindy Rooney, Director, Acquisition and Business Services, ACQ-2, FAA
Kristen Burnham, Vice President, Program Management Organization, AJM-0, FAA
Sean Torpey, Executive Director, Office of National Engagement and Regional Administration, ARA-1, FAA
TBD, Aviation Safety (AVS) or NextGen (ANG) Executive, FAA
Abstract: Successfully breaking into the FAA world as a small business. A panel of FAA leaders will share their insights on the agency’s flight path for FY20 and beyond, discuss how to focus and effectively (and appropriately) market capabilities to meet actual FAA need, and share experiences that can help participants navigate the acquisition process and promote constructive communication.
11:25 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. 
Williams Theater
 Growing within the FAA: A Small Business Roundtable
Moderator: Marvin Poindexter, Director, Acquisition Policy and Oversight, AAP-1, FAA
Thomas R. Lamoureux, President, Veracity Engineering
Dave Schleicher, Vice President & COO, ATAC Corporation
J.J. Stakem, President, Objective Area Solutions
Urvashi Malhotra, Co-Founder and President, Changeis, Inc.
Alice Quinn, Sr. Vice President, Cavan Solutions

Abstract: Small business is the foundation of the American dream and a cornerstone of our economy. Navigating the complicated world of federal contracting can be intimidating, time-consuming, and risky as new businesses and owners try to gain a foothold, sometimes against industry titans. But you don’t have to go it alone! Join us for a panel of small business leaders who will share their advice, best practices, and strategies to help you succeed and grow within the FAA.