The 5th Annual National Veteran Small Business Conference and Expo


July 20-23, 2009


  • Gen (Ret.) Eric K. Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs
  • Mr. Joe Galloway, Author “We Were Soldiers Once…and Young”
  • Mr. Joseph Jordan, Associate Administrator of Government Contracting and Business Development

The 5th Annual National Veteran Small Business Conference and Expo will take place July 20-23, 2009, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This conference will bring together business owners, both small and large, and Federal Government representatives to share best practices of how to do business together. The conference will also include sessions on Federal Contracting for small businesses that are just breaking into the public sector.

The comprehensive conference agenda will include sessions that take attendees through the life cycle of small business Federal contracting. General sessions and breakouts will be led by small business owners as well as representatives from various Federal Agencies.

Topics will include:

* Contracting 101 and 201
* Marketing and selling to the Federal Government
* Legislation affecting small businesses
* Legal issues with Government contracting
* Managing small business finances
* Successful business strategies
* Subcontracting
* And more!

This conference is an ideal mix of learning and networking opportunities. Registration is limited so early registration is highly encouraged.

The 5th Annual National Veteran Small Business Conference and Expo The conference is open to both government and non-government personnel.

Please note: Due to production timelines, only the first 2,500 full conference registrants will receive collateral registration materials.


The dress code for this event is business casual. Meeting room temperatures vary widely as do personal comfort levels. Participants may wish to bring a sweater.


In July, the average high in the City of Las Vegas is 105°F. For current weather information, please click here.


Caesars Palace hotel – including the conference and expo space – is handicapped accessible via ramps and elevators situated throughout the property. Caesars Palace and the Conference Team will do their best to make every reasonable accommodation possible.


For more information on what to do and see in Las Vegas, visit the Las Vegas Website Convention and Visitors Authority.

Business Development Center – Just added!

The Business Development Center (BDC) is designed to educate the Veteran-Owned and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business community with small group interaction. Please feel free to visit the BDC and sign-up to receive counseling regarding any one of the topics covered. Click here. for more information.