Annual Events

Each year, the Disabled Veteran Business Alliance holds Keeping the Promise events to help small business contractors grow their business and provide sponsors with an opportunity to market, advertise, and connect with contractors

The DVBA Provides Annual Sponsorships, Event Sponsorships, and Other Opportunities for Corporations and Government Agencies to Get Involved with the Organization.


KTP Celebrating Success

 

 Event Status: Open

April 25 – 27, 2017

Rio Hotel, Las Vegas Nevada
3700 W Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89103

Celebrating Success is the best place for companies and agencies to connect with a broad base of the DVBA’s qualified & certified disabled veteran-owned business and general contractor community.

Many of DVBA’s veteran business members are engaged, motivated, and actively seeking opportunities needed to move their businesses forward.

KTP Celebrating Success will be hosted at The Rio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. We’ve chosen Las Vegas because it’s recognized around the world as a center-point of all major business conferences.

KTP Celebrating Success is structured around three major tracks which are critical for business success in government contracting:

-Marketing Your Business

-Business Development with Emphasis on Success

-Direct Networking with Buyers

KTP Celebrating Success includes two full days of peer-to-peer networking, break-outs, training, speakers, and multiple opportunities to help veteran & disabled veteran business owners and entrepreneurs grow their businesses in 2017.

KTP Celebrating Success will be The Ultimate Experience for Veterans and Businesses Seeking to Capitalize on Today’s Government Contracting Market.
– Rene Cota, Interim Executive Director of the DVBA

Day 1 – April 25, 2017

1:00pm to 3:00pm – PRE-REGISTRATION

Register for KTP Celebrating Success in advance.

Pickup badges and event information.

4:00pm to 6:00pm – VIP RECEPTION

CLOSED: For Event and Booth Sponsors only — Enjoy the evening in Vegas. Meet with other DVBA members, prime contractors, and other contacts.

Day 2 – April 26, 2017

9:30am to 10:30am – KTP CELEBRATING SUCCESS REGISTRATION

10:30am to 11:30am – GENERAL SESSION, Conference Overview

11:30am to 12:45pm – BREAK OUT SESSION ONE

Success Track includes best practices, from successful DVBE’s with focus on the Construction Industry.

11:30am to 12:45pm BREAK OUT SESSION TWO

Success Track includes best practices from successful DVBE’s with focus on the Information Technology Industry.

11:30am to 12:45pm – BREAK OUT SESSION THREE

Success Track includes best practices from successful DVBE’s with focus on the Service Industry.

12:45pm to 2:00pm – LUNCH

Entertainment, food, and beverage.

2:00pm to 5:00pm – KTP CELEBRATING SUCCESS EXPO OPENS

Open to exhibitors, sponsors, and all other attendees. Raffles and giveaways included.

Your participation is appreciated! If you want to showcase your company or agency to our attendees, please join us. Booths and placements are limited and will be sold on a first come first serve basis.

7:00pm to 10:00pm – GAYLA DINNER

Dinner, award ceremony, swearing in, and entertainment

Day 3 – April 27, 2017

10:00am to 12:00pm – KTP CELEBRATING SUCCESS EXPO OPENS

Open to exhibitors, sponsors, and all other attendees. Raffles and giveaways included.

10:00am to 12:00pm – PITCH CONTEST / JUDGES PANEL

Business owners and entrepreneurs compete to see who has the best elevator speech to promote their business brand and products and services lineup.

12:00pm to 3:00pm – LUNCH

Entertainment, food, and beverage.

SPONSOR-A-VET BREAKOUT SESSION – Event sponsors match up with the veterans they’ve sponsored.

CLOSING CEREMONY – Disclose pitch contest winner and closing remarks

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KTP SoCal Construction Expo



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Event Status: Open

Cost: $25 for non-members

March 28, 2017

Pacific Views Event Center, Bldg 202850
San Jacinto Road, Camp Pendleton
California, 92058

This event is focused on Disabled Veteran and Veteran Owned Small Businesses. Contractors and Subcontractors as well as local veterans interested in the construction business are encourage to join us.

Additionally, we invite you to bring any veterans separating from the service in the near future who might be thinking about working in, starting a new business pr buying a business in the huge construction industry.

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Resource partners include government agencies and large prime contractors, along with finance, business education, and training experts.

Veterans can learn directly from experts on how to work with the many types of construction contractors. Established DVBEs and SDVOSBs can discuss business opportunities with prime contractors and municipal agencies.

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9:30-10:30am  Check in/Networking 

10:30-11:00am  Welcome/DVBA updates

  • Flag salute
  • Welcome message from Executive Director Rene Cota
  • Welcome Remarks from Title Sponsor Southern California Edison Dennis Thurston
  • DVBE legislative update Mike Olivier
  • Insurance committee brief “business development for DVBE’s” Ted Fuentes

11:00-11:45am  Opportunities Brief

  • 10k Small Business Program presented by Mike Bilodeau (DVBA Member)
  • San Gabriel Valley Water District VP of engineering Matt Yucelen
  • Union Bank upcoming contracting opportunities
  • DVBA opportunities dashboard “providing business development to members” Mario Rojas

11:45-2:00pm  Expo Opens, making connections and conducting business development 

1:00pm  Buffet lunch during the expo

2:00pm  Closing remarks Executive Director

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Exhibitors and Sponsors List

CDCR

Booth Exhibitor

California Department of Veterans Affairs

Booth Exhibitor

San Diego Housing Commission

Booth Exhibitor

Department of General Services

Exhibitor and Event Sponsor

NavFac

Exhibitor and Event Sponsor

Department of General Services

Exhibitor and Event Sponsor

Department of General Services

Exhibitor and Event Sponsor

Caltrans

Booth Exhibitor

SBA

Booth Exhibitor

Port of San Diego

Booth Exhibitor

Union Bank

Booth Exhibitor

10k Small Business Program

Booth Exhibitor

Coronado Distribution Company

Booth Exhibitor

Rosie Network

Booth Exhibitor

San Diego Regional Airport Authority

Exhibitor and Event Sponsor

SDSU College Of Extended Studies

Booth Exhibitor

Reyes Construction

Booth Exhibitor

Port of Long Beach

Booth Exhibitor

SDUSD

Booth Exhibitor

San Diego County Water Authority

Booth Exhibitor

SDSU Research Foundation

Booth Exhibitor

Chevron

Booth Exhibitor

Harper Construction Company, Inc.

Booth Exhibitor

MWD

Booth Exhibitor

United Rentals

Exhibitor and Event Sponsor

Long Beach – 10k Small Business Program

Booth Exhibitor

Southern California Edison

Exhibitor and Event Sponsor

Your participation is appreciated! If you want to showcase your company or agency to our attendees, please join us.

Booths and placements are limited and will be sold on a first come first serve basis.



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OFFICAL DVBA SPONSORS

Gain National Exposure and Promote Your Brand To Veterans And Entrepreneurs Across the United States