Day 1 Agenda

Day 1 Agenda

This is a Draft Agenda, Subject to Change

Strategy Goal for Day 1:

“Crafting Pathways for Success”

On the first day of the 2024 National HUBZone Conference, we kickstart our journey with a focus on strategy development and gaining valuable insights from industry experts. Throughout the day, attendees will have the opportunity to engage with seasoned professionals who will provide updates on the latest developments, shed light on ongoing initiatives, and collaborate with us in shaping effective strategies for the future.

Time Description
7:30 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Morning Session

Engage in training and educational workshops designed to enhance your understanding of current trends, best practices, and strategic approaches within the HUBZone ecosystem.

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Lunch Buffet

Enjoy a networking lunch while connecting with fellow attendees and industry experts. Lunch tickets are required for entry.

1:00 PM - 7:00 PM Afternoon Sessions

Explore the Exhibit Hall and discover the latest innovations, solutions, and opportunities available within the HUBZone community.

Participate in workshops aimed at deepening your knowledge and refining your strategic approach.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Plenary Session

Join us for an engaging plenary session focused on the OSDBU Challenge, where industry leaders will share insights and strategies for navigating challenges and maximizing opportunities in the HUBZone landscape.

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Networking & Happy Hour

Wind down the day with networking and happy hour activities in the exhibit hall. Connect with peers, exchange ideas, and forge valuable relationships in a relaxed and informal setting.

Day 2 Agenda

Day 2 Agenda

This is a Draft Agenda, Subject to Change

Strategy Goal for Day 2:

“Forging Connections, Fueling Growth”

Day Two promises to be an enriching and productive day filled with opportunities to network, collaborate, and integrate the knowledge gained from Day One into actionable strategies for success in the HUBZone community.

Time Description
7:30 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:15 AM - 9:45 AM Plenary Session

Be inspired by a compelling keynote address that builds upon the insights shared on Day One. Gain fresh perspectives and valuable strategies for leveraging the information acquired to drive growth and success in the HUBZone arena.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Morning Sessions

Kick off the day with matchmaking sessions aimed at connecting small businesses with potential partners, clients, and resources. Engage in structured networking activities designed to facilitate meaningful connections and explore opportunities for collaboration.

10:00 AM 5:30 PM Exhibit Hall Open

Explore the exhibit hall, where you'll find a wealth of resources, solutions, and opportunities available within the HUBZone community. Engage with exhibitors, discover new innovations, and forge strategic partnerships to advance your objectives.

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Lunch Buffet

Take a break from networking to enjoy a delicious lunch buffet in the dining hall. Use this time to continue conversations with fellow attendees, exchange insights, and solidify connections made throughout the day.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Afternoon Matchmaking Sessions

Participate in additional matchmaking sessions and networking opportunities tailored to your specific interests and objectives. Leverage the knowledge and insights gained from Day One to explore synergies, identify opportunities for collaboration, and develop strategic partnerships that drive mutual success.

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Plenary Session - HUBZone Small Business Showcase

Wrap up the day with an inspiring showcase of HUBZone small businesses making a significant impact in their respective industries. Celebrate their achievements and draw inspiration from their success stories as you continue to chart your own path to success.

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Networking Reception

Conclude Day Two with a networking reception on the Westfields Terrace.

Day 3 Agenda

Day 3 Agenda

This is a Draft Agenda, Subject to Change

Strategy Goal for Day 3:

“Collaborating for Impactful Change”

The final day will be, dedicated to collecting feedback, engaging with key decision-makers, and collaboratively addressing challenges to generate innovative solutions. As we convene for the last leg of this transformative event, participants can look forward to a day focused on harnessing collective wisdom, driving meaningful change, and laying the groundwork for future success.

Time Description
7:30 AM Registration & Breakfast Buffet
8:15 AM Opening Remarks

Set the tone for the day with inspiring opening remarks that emphasize the importance of feedback, collaboration, and problem-solving in advancing the HUBZone agenda.

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM HUBZone Justice League and Advocacy Update

Gain insights into the latest developments in HUBZone advocacy and justice initiatives. Engage in discussions on advocacy strategies, policy updates, and opportunities for collective action to advance the interests of the HUBZone community.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Small Business Roundtables / Key Issues

o Participate in small business roundtable discussions focused on key issues facing the HUBZone community. Collaborate with peers, share experiences, and identify common challenges and opportunities for collective action.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open

Take advantage of the opportunity to explore the exhibit hall and connect with exhibitors to learn about innovative solutions, resources, and opportunities available within the HUBZone ecosystem.

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Lunch Buffet

Enjoy a networking lunch while continuing conversations with fellow attendees and key decision-makers. Use this time to exchange ideas, share insights, and build relationships that drive collaboration and innovation.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM HUBZone Council Membership Meetings & Strategy Sessions - HUBZone Small Business Showcase

o Participate in council membership meetings and strategy sessions focused on developing actionable plans to address identified challenges and capitalize on opportunities within the HUBZone community. Collaborate with industry leaders, government officials, and other stakeholders to shape the future of the HUBZone program.

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